Financial Specialist

January 9, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos

the U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria comprises of the Embassy in Abuja, FCT, and the Consulate General in Lagos. U.S. Consulate General Lagos is the Mission’s representative to the Nigerian people in the southern region.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Financial Specialist – (Employees of the Mission – All/or USEFMs, EFMs or MOHs)
Announcement Number: Abuja-2023-002
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series/Grade: LE – 0402 10
Promotion Potential: LE-10
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Overview

Hiring Path: Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For USEFM – FS is 05.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs); Eligible Family Members (EFMs); or Declared Members of Household (MOHs) – All Agencies

Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type: Permanent
Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Summary

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: Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
Travel Required: Not Required

Duties

As the Financial Specialist, the incumbent is the Senior Foreign Service National (FSN) of the  Section and is responsible for implementing, coordinating, and managing the full range of financial services of various degrees which include budget formulation and execution ($25 million), financial planning and reporting, allowance accounting ($63,9 million) and cashiering.
The incumbent covers all aspects of the agencies program, operations and activities including assessment of current financial status, predictions of future needs and capabilities as well as forecasting potential problem areas and shortcoming.
The incumbent develops and makes recommendations and/or provides alternative solutions to financial needs and problems that arise.
The position entails a high level of supervisory responsibility, and a heavy dependency is placed on the incumbent for the day-to-day operations of the budget activities for the mission.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Education Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Budget/Financial Management. Banking, or, Economics is required.
Note: NYSC Certificate or Exclusion/Exemption document is required.

Experience: 

Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the U.S. Government accounting, budgeting, and financial management system.  In addition, two (2) years of supervisory experience is required.

Job Knowledge: 

Must have detailed understanding of the banking regulations and local laws.

Evaluations:

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

Language: 

Fluent Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required.

Skills and Abilities: 

Must have strong skills in computer applications, MS Word, and Excel.
Must possess ability to solve problems, work independently and delegate work assignments.
Must have strong drafting abilities.
Must have strong financial analytic background with the ability to interpret financial reports, analyze reports and financial trends, establish or quantitative performance goals, and be familiar with generally accepted accounting principles and practices as used in USG appropriations and allotment accounting.

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.

Qualifications:

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

Benefits and Other Info
Benefits
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.

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*
AEFM / USEFM
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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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.

Marketing Statement:

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

Salary
NGN 14,526,446 (USD 54,775) / Annum
Application Closing Date
18th January, 2023
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Application Instruction

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:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

Residency and/or Work Permit
Degree (not transcript)
NYSC Certificate/Exclusion/Exemption

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

Copy of Sponsor's Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
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 Abuja.

To apply for this job please visit erajobs.state.gov.

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