U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria Public Engagement Assistant (American Spaces) - Jobs in Nigeria

U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria Public Engagement Assistant (American Spaces) - Jobs in Nigeria


Under the direct supervision of the American Center Director, the American Spaces (AS) Assistant assists in grants management and procurement processes, strategic planning, programmatic outreach, and administrative support for Consulate's American Spaces program. Incumbent works on special projects across the Consulate's Public Diplomacy efforts with American Spaces partners that support U.S. foreign policy goals, such as speaker programs and education initiatives.

Working with the American Center Director, assists in managing the social media properties for the American Spaces, develop marketing materials, and grow the audience base at the Consulate's American Center and other American Spaces in the district. The AS Assistant assist in developing and executing innovative outreach and training materials in support of the Mission's Interagency Country Strategy (ICS) goals.

Qualifications and Evaluations



Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience delivering information resources, public education, public affairs, or public relations in a multilingual, multicultural, or multinational public services institution (such as a museum, think tank, American studies or cultural center, or library) is required, with communications, marketing or public relations duties as a significant part of the job is required.

Job Knowledge:

Knowledge of Mission Integrated Country Strategic goals and Public Diplomacy Integrated Plan: basic awareness of contemporary U.S. affairs including political affairs, arts and culture, cultural movements, education, history, social issues: and key figures in these fields is required. Must have good working knowledge of Nigeria's political, social and educational structure and institutions and key personalities.

Education Requirements:

  • Two (2) years of university studies is required.


  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.


    Fluent in speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent service orientation and cross-cultural interpersonal skills is required.

  • Ability to conceptualize plan and implement events and projects on deadline is required.

  • Ability to speak well before large groups is required.

  • Ability to operate multimedia equipment, as well as high level of computer literacy is required.

  • Use of social media platforms and videoconferencing tools, e.g. Facebook Live, Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office Suite to develop and manage budgets, Internet; and other proprietary software such as Libib, Zoom, and G-Suite is required.

  • Must have excellent use of online tools such as Canva, social media platforms etc.

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

    The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


    All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Agency Benefits:

    Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

    For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

    The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

    Other Information:

    For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

    Hiring Preference Selection Process:

    Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately
    describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

    Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **


    Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, equivalent documentation, or certification.

    A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant.

    The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

  • This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

    How to Apply:

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

  • To apply for this position click the “Apply To This Vacancy” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

    Required Documents:

    To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

    All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Degree (not transcript)

    Eligible Family Member Applicants:

  • Copy of Sponsor's Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

    Next Steps:

    Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

    For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria Public Engagement Assistant (American Spaces) - Jobs in Nigeria

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