Job at the US Embassy in Nigeria

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Available Job at the US Embassy in Nigeria

The diplomatic mission to Nigeria comprises the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. The U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.

The US Consulate General located in Lagos Nigeria invites the general public who are interested in working at the agency to apply for a position in the medicals/healthcare department.  It is a full-time job scheduled for 40 hours per week.


  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 5/1.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • All Interested Candidates
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of the probationary period
  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
  • Travel Required:
    • Occasional Travel
    • May accompany the patient as a medical attendant when necessary.


  • The incumbent serves as the post’s nurse with responsibilities that include the medical care of Mission employees and eligible family members under MED-approved clinical guidelines, as well as maintenance and inventory of all medical equipment and supplies, implementation of a robust vaccination program, administration of group and individual health education programs and medical emergency contingency planning for the Mission.
  • The incumbent will work in the Medical Unit under the direct supervision of the Regional Medical Officer (RMO) or Medical Provider (MP).

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

  • A degree (RN level) in Nursing or a Diploma / Certificate equivalent from an accredited School of Nursing is required.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid nursing license or a current unrestricted Registered Nursing license from the host nation, country of origin, or the U.S.
  • NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.


  • A minimum of two (2) years of post-qualification work as a professional nurse is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Critical thinking skills and comprehension of MED’s policies and procedures regarding medical evacuations, hospitalizations, and insurance reimbursement methodology are required.
  • Must maintain current knowledge of local and regional medical services that can provide care for all acuity levels, including vetted specialists and hospitals. Incumbent must be a resource for arranging the best method to transport critically ill patients and maintains a working relationship with transport facilities.


  • This may be tested.
  • Applicant must address all Language proficiency requirements to be considered.


  • Good Working Knowledge in speaking/writing/reading English is required.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and a client-oriented disposition capable of dealing with complex interactive challenges in difficult and emotional situations.
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of clinical practice guidelines and be familiar with the American Nursing Standards of Care.
  • Must be able to perform basic word processing on a computer.

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.


  • BA/BSc/HND
  • 3 years experience
  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Other Information:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

Hiring Preference Selection Process:

  • Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.
  • Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application.
  • Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

Hiring Preference Order:

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* Important

  • Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on the letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
  • ** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
  • For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.


  • N12,160,694 (USD48,667) Annually.

Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Abuja, Nigeria may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
  • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Application deadline: Nov 28, 2022

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