U.S. Embassy in Nigeria Commercial Assistant Jobs

U.S. Embassy in Nigeria Commercial Assistant Jobs


  • Incumbent supports a range of Commercial Service (CS) programs and activities, especially CS Nigeria marketing, the NUSA program, and core CS Services such as International Company Profile (ICP), Gold Key Service (GKS), and International Partners Search (IPS), as well as trade missions and trade promotion events where the incumbent is responsible for promoting assigned sectors on a national basis.
    Counsels and assists U.S. firms with marketing strategies; monitors and reports trade opportunities; plans, organizes, implements and supports trade events; researches market trends; and serves of CS industry teams.
  • Serves as Marketing Lead for CS Nigeria where incumbent creates content for press releases, newsletters, websites, outreach campaigns, and Commercial Officer speeches. Serves as office Systems Administrator and Webmaster to manage, utilize and upkeep all information and communications systems for CS Lagos, and supports communication efforts for CS West Africa region.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

  • Requirements:

    Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in business, government or non-government organization (NGO) in the fields of marketing, trade promotion, economics, accounting, international trade or similar field is required.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must be fully functional with standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and common office equipment.
  • A basic knowledge of local business firms, trade practices, restrictions, organizations and customs; of marketing and sales techniques; of assigned industries and their potential for U.S. businesses and understanding of business due diligence investigations is required.

    Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business administration, information technology, economics, finance, marketing, mass communication or international trade is required.

    Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.

  • This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.
  • LANGUAGE: Fluent in speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to work well with colleagues and the public; must be proficient and able to train on advanced level office staff in Microsoft Office Suite, as necessary, and database management software programs.
  • Skills in use of graphics and related software, digital cameras and
    images/photograph management tools, e.g., Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, scanners, DVD and CD burners, telecommunication programs, and videoconferencing equipment is required. Must be skilled at troubleshooting technical problems
  • Basic knowledge of HTML/web design tools is required. Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize competing demands for assistance is required.
  • Must have good telephone communication and interpersonal skills; ability to record data accurately and keep organized records; ability to meet and serve representatives of U.S. and host country business firms and other key personnel with tact and efficiency; ability to create and execute promotional campaigns.
  • Must have skills in research and writing (e.g., executing on business inquiries for research) and the ability to learn Commerce client management programs, CS internal reporting requirements, operating procedures.
  • 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.

    For more information and application details see;U.S. Embassy in Nigeria Commercial Assistant Jobs

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