Job Vacancy at U.S Embassy[Position Title: USAID Acquisition and Assistance Assistant, Salary: NGN ₦10,908,677, Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja]

Job Vacancy at U.S Embassy[Position Title: USAID Acquisition and Assistance Assistant, Salary: NGN ₦10,908,677, Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja]

Job Vacancy at U.S Embassy[Position Title: USAID Acquisition and Assistance Assistant, Salary: NGN ₦10,908,677, Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja]

Announcement Number:


Hiring Agency:

Embassy Abuja

Position Title:

USAID Acquisition and Assistance Assistant - Closeout (Current Mission Employees only) (72062022R10001)

Open Period:

12/01/2021 - 12/15/2021


Vacancy Time Zone:



LE - 4005 9


NGN ₦10,908,677

Work Schedule:

Full-time - Work Schedule is 40hrs per week

Promotion Potential:


Duty Location(s):



Abuja, NI

Telework Eligible:


For More Info:

HR Section




Hiring Path:

• Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

For definitions use URL www.usaid.gov/ads/policy/glossary

*  This vacancy is open to Internal Nigerian Candidates Only.  

Security Clearance Required:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Appointment Type


Appointment Type Details:

Five (5) years renewable, estimated to start on or after December 2021

Marketing Statement:

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in the following regions of the world: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Africa (all of Africa), Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Qualifications and Evaluations


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands. 

Education Requirements:

A minimum of College/university studies in Business Administration, Office Management, Procurement, or related field is required.


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: Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a contract or grant management environment is required.

Job Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of Federal and United States Government (USG) acquisition/assistance regulations and policies is required. General knowledge of USG programming policies and procedures and of agency programs and objectives is required. Knowledge of market research techniques and local market conditions is required. Knowledge of administrative closeout procedures is required.

Skills and Abilities: Research and analytical skills and the ability to process and organize large amounts of detailed information; sound judgment and decision-making abilities is required. The ability to research, interpret and apply governing contracting regulations, procedures and policies to individual acquisition and assistance awards is required. The ability to work effectively as part of a dynamic team, and independently on a wide variety of tasks with minimal supervision is required. The ability to deal effectively with colleagues and contractor/recipient staff in a cross-cultural working environment, and with the local community is required. The ability to negotiate with potential contractors and recipients; Excellent information technology skills; Ability to write clear, comprehensive documents that capture relevant, pertinent information to support A&A related recommendations and decisions; Project management skills; Tact and business acumen are required.

Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English Language and level IV (fluent) of one Nigerian Local Language, speaking/reading/writing, is required.

Other Information:

USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/aidar_0.pdf

Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms

Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs

Ethical Conduct.  By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635.  See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations 

PSC Ombudsman: The PSC Ombudsman serves as a resource for any Personal Services Contractor who has entered into a contract with the United States Agency for International Development and is available to provide clarity on their specific contract with the agency. Please visit our page for additional information: https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/personal-service-contracts-ombudsman. The PSC Ombudsman may be contacted via: PSCOmbudsman@usaid.gov.


The Mission emphasize to its employees of the fact that they are obliged to observe Nigerian Laws, including those concerning income and related tax obligations.  Payment of such taxes is a matter between the individual employee and the Nigerian Government. In the absence of a specific international agreement, the U.S. Government will not withhold local taxes from an employee’s salary.

How to Apply:

Eligible applicants are required to complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by 11:59 p.m. GMT on the closing date of this announcement. 

Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date online, and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date. 

Required Documents:

Current Resume

Cover Letter

Relevant Certificates

University Transcript

University Degree Certificate

List of References

Next Steps:

After the closing date for receipt of applications, all applications will initially be screened for conformity with minimum requirements and a shortlist of applicants developed. Applications from candidates which do not meet the required selection criteria will not be considered.

A committee will be convened to review the shortlisted applications and evaluate them in accordance with the evaluation criteria as stated above.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No response will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.

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