Program Assistant at Abuja-USAID/Economic Growth and Environmental (EGE) Office


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below

 Subject:      Program assistant

Location: Abuja-USAID/Economic Growth and Environmental (EGE) Office

Applicability: All interested candidates

Open to:     All Interested Candidates

Position Title:      Program Assistant FSN-08

Closing Date:       November 9, 2015

Work Hours:       Full-Time: 40 hours/week

Salary:        OR Ordinarily Resident N 6,115,042.00 p.a (Starting basic salary) Position Grade: FSN-08

In addition to the basic salary, all allowances will be paid in accordance with the Mission Local Compensation Plan.

USAID/Nigeria in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the Program Assistant position in the Economic Growth and Environment (EGE) Office

Basic Function of the Position:

The incumbent performs a full range of administrative, program and management duties including research, planning, reporting, outreach and activity monitoring. S/he will support implementation and coordination of EGE programs, primarily the Presidential Feed the Future Initiative. The project Assistant will work under the general supervision of the Deputy Office Director.

To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at:


Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.

(1)     A minimum of two yean of University degree in Agriculture, Economics, Business Administration, Engineering or related field is required.

(2)     Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience, especially in Agriculture, Business, Economic Growth or related work is required.

(3)     Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/writing in English Language is required. Language proficiency will be tested.

(4)     Thorough knowledge and understanding of the drivers of economic growth, especially agriculture, and the role of development in Nigeria, knowledge of the economic, political, and cultural characteristics; and social problems, resources and development prospects/priorities for Nigeria is required.

(5)     Ability to obtain, analyze, interpret and evaluate a variety of data; and interact effectively, work collaboratively and communicate (orally and in writing) clearly and concisely with all levels of personnel within USAID, Government of Nigeria officials, international organization, donors, non­governmental organizations (NGOs) private sector, other US Government officials is required.

(6)     Good working knowledge of MS Office suite, Google Chrome, other database and web-design software.

Selection Process

When fully qualified, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria

(1)     Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.

(2)     Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

(3)     Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.

(4)     Only successful applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be notified.

(5)     Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following, or the application will not be considered:

(1)     Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174): or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus.

(2)     Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.

(3)     Any other documentation such as degrees or diplomas earned and NYSC Certificates/exemptions or awards.

(4)     A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and announcement number on application letter.

(5)     Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.

(6)     E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit Application to:

Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will not be accepted.

Point of Contact:

Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 9319


(1)     Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) An individual who:

Is not citizen of the host country, and.

Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and.

Is nor subject to host country employment and tax laws; and.

Has a US Social Security Number (SSN).

NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.

(2)     Ordinarily Resident (OR) A Foreign National or US citizen who:

Is locally reddest: and.

Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and.

Is subject to host country employment and tax laws. 

EFMs without US Social Security Numbers are also OR. All or employees, Including US citizens, are compensated in accordance with the LCP.

Closing Date for this position 9th November 2015.

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria 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. The Deportment of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based open marital status or political affiliation.