Sunday, April 22, 2012

Communication Specialist at U.S. Embassy in Abuja

U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Communications Specialist in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Abuja

Position Title: Communication Specialist

FSN-09/FP-05 (Position will be filled at the FSN-09/FP-05 Trainee level with promotion target grade of FSN-10/FP-05 after one year with supervisor’s recommendation).
Open To: All Interested Candidates 
Ref: A96065

Annoucement No: 2012-015A
Location: Abuja - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week 
Salary: OR-Ordinarily Resident: N3, 577,888 per annum (Starting basic Salary)
Position Grade: FSN-10/1 
In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan. 
NOR-Not Ordinarily Resident: US$50,043
EFM/MOH – US$42,948 (Starting Salary) per annum.
Position Grade: FP-05

Basic Functions of the Position 

The Communication Specialist will report to the CDC Nigeria Director or designee and will be responsible for the creation and delivery of public health information to both the internal and external population by advising and assisting with written and oral communications, independently identifying plans, implementing and evaluating communication programs.

The incumbent researches, plans, writes, produces, and distributes materials about CDC Nigeria and its relevant policies announcements, activities, and collaborators. 

Position Requirements 

All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed belowwith specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion.

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or related liberal arts degree is required.

Minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in communications media as a journalist is required.

Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.

Must have good working knowledge of current telecommunications theory.

Incumbent must possess advanced oral and written communications skills in English and be an active listener.

Incumbent must possess excellent computer skills with experience for word processing, spreadsheets, Power point and graphics. 

Application Closing Date
April 29, 2012 

How To Apply 
Interested applicants 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., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that 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. 

Submit application to: 

Embassy of the United States of America 
Human Resources Office 
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive 
Central District Area 

Point of Contact 
Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4261 
Fax: 09-461-4036 

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