Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Consulate General Lagos
Position Title:
Community Liaison Office Assistant (CLO Assistant) - Employees of Mission
Open Period:
08/30/2021 - 09/14/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
FP - 0101 7
USD $38,056
NGN ₦6,455,212
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Lagos, NI
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FS is 07.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

•    Employees of Mission - All/or USEFMs, EFMs or MOHs.

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:

•    Definite not to Exceed (5 years)
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

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.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required


Basic Function of the Position – The CLO Assistant supports the CLO Coordinator in performing duties and activities that enhance the Consulate community, in all aspects of the execution of trips and tours, as well as in planning events and community activities.  The CLO Assistant serves as a valuable resource for community members by responding to inquiries (or communicating them to the Coordinator as appropriate), and assisting the CLO Coordinator in developing a wide variety of information resources. This is a non sensitive position. 


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one (1) year in day-to-day office operations and equipment in a professional international organization is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Working knowledge of computer systems, word/excel/publisher/power point is required. Must know how to plan and coordinate special events. Needs to understand American and Nigeria culture and possess sensitivity to cross cultural issues.

Education Requirements:


  • Completion of Secondary School or received high school diploma is required. 


This may be tested. Please specify in your application your level of proficiency in the language listed. 

LANGUAGE:  Good working knowledge Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to work autonomously, maintain confidentiality, negotiate with vendors/service providers, establish contacts, foster on-going, long-term relationships, make people feel comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings, draft letters, flyers, and information pamphlets is required. Excellent Interpersonal skills, as well as ability to prioritize, organize a large amount of highly varied information is required. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.

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.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, 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.

Other Information:

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.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  3. 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 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.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 

To apply for this position click the "APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button at the top of the page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to complete your application process.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • High School Diploma

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria.