Applicants who clearly meet the minimum Education, Experience and basic eligibility requirements will be further evaluated based on scoring of the Evaluation Factors listed below. The highest-ranking applicants may be selected for an interview.
- Knowledge: 10 points
- Skills and abilities: 10 points
- Communication and Language skills: 10 points
- Interview Performance: 70 points
Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored. Candidates meeting the required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is conducted, the interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.
Reference checks will be made only for the successful candidate. If a candidate does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the application letter.
USAID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
Prior Work Experience:
A minimum of three (3) years of experience as an office manager, event planner, administrative/executive/general services assistant, or secretary working in an international organization, non-governmental, or government agency in an English-speaking environment is required. Experience in procurement, general services, and records management is required.
Above-average competency and knowledge of personal computer operations and Microsoft Office Suite and associated functionality of calendar scheduling. An understanding of the social mores of the country, a good knowledge of local vendors, venues, and social event organizing. Must possess a thorough understanding of principles, techniques, procedures, and practices of secretarial and office administration is required. Good knowledge and understanding of USG procedures and regulations pertaining to general management and administration, the communications and records program, and USG development programs and policies. Good understanding of Department of State and GoN organization, operations, and protocol requirements. Must also have good working knowledge of USG mail handling procedures, instructions and of organization, functions, personnel, and practices.
Skills and Abilities:
The incumbent must have advanced data collection, analysis, and presentation and communication skills. The ability to obtain, evaluate and interpret factual data and prepare precise, accurate and complete reports is required. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and proactively work to achieve consensus on policy, project and administrative matters is required. Strong computer skills and knowledge of software program applications authorized for USG use or its equivalent, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and word processing programs are a must. Must be a self-starter and have proven ability to work independently with a wide variety of individuals. Must be able to maintain good work relationship with colleagues, to work harmoniously for several officers simultaneously, to receive visitors to the office and provide information or direction to personnel. Skill to analyze and develop budgets and conduct basic financial analysis is required as is the ability to organize work and meet deadlines and exercise discretion when dealing with delicate or personal information.
Level IV (fluent) speaking/reading/writing in English Language is required.
Level IV (fluent) speaking/reading/writing in one Nigerian Local Language is required.