Registered Nurse Needed at U.S. Embassy in Abuja 2020 | Apply Now

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Are you a graduate or non-graduate seeking for a job opportunity in Nigeria? If yes, here’s an opportunity for you. The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is currently recruiting to fill the available positions. Read more details below;

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.

The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos State is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Registered Nurse

Announcement Number: Lagos-2020-039
Location: Lagos
Series/Grade: LE – 0510 9
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-9

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required
  • 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.

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: For USEFM – FP is 5/1.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.:

  • All Interested Applicants / All Sources


  • Function of the Position: The incumbent serves as the post’s nurse
    with responsibilities that include the medical care of Mission employees
    and eligible family members under MED approved clinical guidelines, as
    well as maintenance and inventory of all medical equipment and supplies.
  • S/he implements a robust vaccination program, administration of
    group and individual health education programs, and medical emergency
    contingency planning for the Mission. 
  • S/he works in the Medical Unit under the direct supervision of the Regional Medical Officer (RMO) or Medical Provider (MP).

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education Requirements:

  • Degree (RN Level) in Nursing or Diploma/Certificate equivalent from
    an accredited School of Nursing.  Must possess and maintain a valid
    nursing license or a current unrestricted Registered Nursing license
    from the host nation, country of origin, or the U.S.


  • Minimum of two (2) years of post-qualification work as a professional nurse is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • The incumbent must possess critical-thinking skills and comprehend
    the established policies and procedures regarding medical evacuations,
    hospitalizations and insurance reimbursement methodology.  
  • Must maintain current knowledge of local and regional medical
    services that can provide care for all acuity levels, including vetted
    specialists and hospitals.  Is a resource for arranging the best method
    to transport critically ill patients and maintains a working
    relationship with transport facilities.


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


  • Good working knowledge in English Language is required.

Skills and Abilities:  

  • The position requires strong interpersonal skills and a
    client-oriented disposition capable of dealing with a complexity
    interactive challenges in difficult and emotional situations.  
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of MED’s RN Clinical Practice
    Guidelines and be familiar with American Nursing Standards of Care.  
  • Must be able to perform basic word processing on computer.


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

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.

Benefits and Other Info


  • Agency Benefits: Locally Employed Staff, including Members of
    Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the
    U.S. Mission in Lagos, 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:

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
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights


  • 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”), equivalent documentation, or
  • 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
  • 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:


  • NGN 10,790,540 / USD $47,148 annually.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here To Apply
Application Instruction

  • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.
  • To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. 
    For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

  • In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the
    requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational
    requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to
    provide requested information, or the information you submit is
    insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for
    this position.
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Degree (not transcript)
  • Certificate or License

For EFMs, in addition to the above:

  • Copy of 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 Lagos, Nigeria.
  • For More Info: HR Section 09-461-4000

Application Deadline: 19th August, 2020.

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