EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in legal or government work, particularly involving criminal litigation or legislation, particularly intellectual property or computer crime is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Nigerian political and legal leaders, and key political, governmental, judicial and law enforcement institutions and hierarchies, as well as knowledge of relevant legislation, current events in politics, and legal reform, specifically in areas such as criminal law and intellectual property are required. Must have a good understanding of legal and criminal justice infrastructure of Nigeria governmental institutions.
This may be tested.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing in English is required. Level II (Limited knowledge) in French is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have strong legal research, analytical, judgement and time management skills; as well as highly developed problem solving and planning abilities. Must have an initiative in managing and developing projects, interact effectively with government and non-government officials, as well as the ability to work as a team. Proficiency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications) is required. Must be able to travel within and outside the sub-Saharan Africa region and have the flexibility to work some nights 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.