The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of:
Position : Information Resource Center Director
Position Grade: FSN-10/FP-05/5
Work Hours: Full time; 40 hours/week
The position directs and manages a medium sized Information Resources Center (IRC) and supervises one IRC Assistant.
S/he performs and oversees in-depth research in response to inquiries of wide scope and complexity from Nigeria target audience, Public Affairs Section and other mission offices in support of mission goals.
The incumbent evaluates U.S. government and legislative documentation and other appropriate resources and interprets these in response to research requests.
S/he maintains professional contacts with senior government counterparts and conducts training. With oversight of the American Supervisor, ensures that American Spaces file timely program reports and submit budget requests.
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:
University Degree in Library Science, Information Science, Political Science, International Affairs, or American studies is required.
Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of Library/Information Research and reference services with the use of emerging technologies and electronic resources is required.
Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading in English is required.
Level III (Good working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading of host country language is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
Professional knowledge of the full range of reference and resource materials, and current trends in American and Nigerian information science and technology is required.
Ability to work effectively with American officers as well as develop and maintain high-level contacts in Nigeria is required.
Ability to carry out complex research and reference searches and respond rapidly to requests is required.
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.
Additional Selection Criteria
Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
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.
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.
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.
Salary Or- Ordinarily Resident N8,795,684.00 p.a. (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN - 10
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan. NOR - Not Ordinarily Resident - AEFM - US$57,270 EFM/MOH - US$49,311 (Starting Salary) p.a. Position Grade: FP-05/5.
Interested and qualified candidates for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:
Application for U.S. Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS - 174; plus.
Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD - 214 with their application.
Any other documentation (e.g., certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that directly addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
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.
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.
E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.