US Embassy Jobs in Abuja - Nigeria Legal Program Assistant Vacancies

US Embassy Jobs in Abuja - Nigeria Legal Program Assistant Vacancies


  • The incumbent serves as Legal Program Assistant for the Department of Justice's Office of Overseas Proprietorial Development Assistance and Training (DOJ/OPDAT) International Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (ICHIP) attorney advisor based in Abuja, Nigeria, with responsibilities throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The ICHIP's role is to develop and administer technical and developmental assistance designed to enhance the capabilities of foreign justice sector institutions and law enforcement to prevent and combat cybercrime and intellectual property offenses.
  • The core function of this position is to assist and advise the ICHIP on policy, law enforcement and legal matters, as well as to determine, prepare and implement proposals and strategies for the ICHIP's activities, objectives and goals in the region.
  • Her/his responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the ICHIP increase digital piracy prosecutions and seizures of counterfeit goods regionally by mentoring and training prosecutors, police, and judges, with the assistance of rights-holders and other private industry stakeholders.


  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in legal or government work, particularly involving criminal litigation or legislation, particularly intellectual property or computer crime is required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Nigerian political and legal leaders, and key political, governmental, judicial and law enforcement institutions and hierarchies, as well as knowledge of relevant legislation, current events in politics, and legal reform, specifically in areas such as criminal law and intellectual property are required. Must have a good understanding of legal and criminal justice infrastructure of Nigeria governmental institutions.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Economics, Finance, Criminal Justice or Law is required.
  • Level IV
    (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing in English is required. Level II (Limited knowledge) in French is required.
  • Must have strong legal research, analytical, judgement and time management skills; as well as highly developed problem solving and planning abilities.
  • Must have an initiative in managing and developing projects, interact effectively with government and non-government officials, as well as the ability to work as a team.
  • Proficiency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications) is required.
  • Must be able to travel within and outside the sub-Saharan Africa region and have the flexibility to work some nights and weekends.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 7th May, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; US Embassy Jobs in Abuja - Nigeria Legal Program Assistant Vacancies

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