Vacancy: Financial Assistant at U.S Embassy

United States Mission Nigeria
Vacancy Announcement
No. 2016-023 Date: March 8, 2016 Ref: A96104
Subject: FINANCIAL ASSISTANT
Location: ABUJA – CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
Applicability: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION TITLE: Financial Assistant FSN-8/FP-06*
OPENING DATE: March 8, 2016
CLOSING DATE: March 22, 2016
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
SALARY: OR – Ordinarily Resident–N6,115,042 p.a
(Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-08
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid
in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.
NOR – Not Ordinarily Resident –AEFM/EFM–US$39,558
(Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-06*
%0INARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE
REQUIRED WORK AND RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR
CONSIDERATION. A U.S. CITIZEN EFM DOES NOT HAVE TO BE
RESIDING IN COUNTRY TO BE CONSIDERED, BUT THE SPONSORING
OFFICER UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION (COM) AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO
BE ASSIGNED OFFICIALLY TO POST.

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The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for
Financial Assistant position in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Nigeria.

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
Under the supervision of the Senior Financial Management Specialist, the incumbent
provides accounting and financial support. In this capacity, the incumbent performs
accounting and financial analysis to support efficient operations. S/he implements
systems to manage funds, implements internal financial controls to ensure the efficient
use of financial resources, participates in the formulation of program and administrative
operating budgets and conducts general assessments and financial analyses of CDC
Nigeria financial data and reports.
To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at:
http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/hr_office.html

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POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
NOTE: All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with
specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will
not be considered.
1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, economics, auditing or
finance is required.
2. Minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible work experience in accounting,
auditing or financially oriented business management, of which 2 years must be
experience in an international organization in a financial or accounting setting and
strong audit experience is required.
3. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.
Language Proficiency will be tested.
4. Thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of accounting and generally accepted
accounting principles and standards and knowledge of government auditing standards
is required.
5. Thorough knowledge of budget development, execution, and analysis, including
technical procedures and methods of budgeting, computing and reporting for financial
programs is required.
6. Advanced personal computer skills with experience using word processing and
spreadsheets, excel and intermediate level experience in data analysis and data entry
is requirea entry
is required. Excel Proficiency will be tested.

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SELECTION PROCESS
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S.
Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically
address the required qualifications above in the application.

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ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status
in determining successful candidacy.
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs
Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report
are not eligible to apply.
4. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment
(FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar
days of their employment.
5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are
ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their
employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed
(WAE) work schedule.
6. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year
remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this
position.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application
will not be considered:
1. Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or
curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,
2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form
DD-214 with their application.
3. Any other documentation such as degrees or diplomas earned and NYSC
Certificates/exemptions or awards.
4. A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position,
and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job
title and announcement number on the application letter.
5. Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB.
Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.
6. E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will
not be considered.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: HRNigeria@state.gov
**Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.
POINT OF CONTACT:
Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4261

DEFINITIONS
1. US Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) – For purposes of receiving a
preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meets the following criteria:
• US Citizen; and,
• EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and,
• Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service
member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM
authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:
A. Resides at the sponsoring employee’s or uniformed service member’s post
of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan;
or
B. Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA)
location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.

2. EFM: An individual related to a US Government employee in one of the following
ways:
• Spouse;
• Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is
incapable of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring,
stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the
employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal
guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and
normally residing with the guardian.

3. Member of Household (MOH) – An individual who accompanies a direct-hire
Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S.
Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at an office of the American Institute in
Taiwan. An MOH is:
• Not an EFM; and,
• Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and,
• Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part
of his/her household.
A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other
relative or adult child who falls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory
definition of family member. A MOH does not have to be a US Citizen.

4. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who:
• Is not a citizen of the host country; and,
• Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and,
• Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and,
• Has a US Social Security Number (SSN).
NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.
5. Ordinarily Resident (OR) – A Foreign National or US citizen who:
• Is locally resident; and,
• Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and,
• Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.
EFMs without US Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including
US citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP.

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: MARCH 22, 2016
The U.S. Mission in Nigeria 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment
opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement
programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have
been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.
Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate
grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts
for relief.
An Equal Opportunity Employer

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