EXPERIENCE: Minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a multinational educational or cultural work environment, with education, communication, marketing and public outreach duties as significant parts of the job with at least one (1) additional year of supervisory experience is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Detailed knowledge of the U.S. higher education system and good knowledge of the U.S. political system, American history, literature, culture and geography. Detailed understanding of the full range of Public Diplomacy tactic and tools designed to engage audiences, strategic objectives, assessment methods and outcomes, as well as knowledge of the multiple Public Diplomacy resource streams and related restrictions. Detailed knowledge of Nigeria secondary and tertiary academic institutions, standards of instruction and curriculum relating to the U.S. and general standards and practice for education systems. Knowledge of typical customer service standards and marketing tools designed to engage specific audience segments, particularly the youth, aspiring professionals, student sector, in Nigeria is required. Knowledge of latest trends in audience engagement in related public service institutions such as think tanks, museums, academic institutions, professional training institutes, as relevant for the youth, aspiring professionals, student sector, is required. Must have an understanding of communication trends in the region and internationally as it affects Nigeria information landscape, and must be familiar with digital practices and procedures used by or influential with Nigeria's education and broader youth, aspiring professionals, student sector. Familiarity with financial planning.
- Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Education, Public Administration/Management, International Relations, Communications or Marketing or local equivalent is required.
Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.
This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.
LANGUAGE: Fluent in speaking/reading/writing of English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The position requires supervisory skills, good public speaking and communication skills. Outstanding written and oral communication skills are required. Interviewing skills to obtain relevant Information Management of multiple social media pages is required. Ability to effectively delegate tasks and make entries in the State Department PDIP is required. Basic accounting skills using Microsoft Excel to balance budgets is required. Demonstrated organizational ability and problem-solving skills is required. Ability to manage multiple priorities and people quickly and effectively is required. Must have good computer skills required to manage the three main EducationUSA Lagos social media pages.
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.