NOTE: ALL NOT ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. A U.S. CITIZEN EFM DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RESIDING IN COUNTRY TO BE CONSIDERED, BUT THE SPONSORING OFFICER UNDER CHIEF OF MISSION (COM) AUTHORITY DOES HAVE TO BE ASSIGNED OFFICIALLY TO POST.
The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Information Resource Center Director in the Public Affairs Section. BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION: The position directs and manages a medium sized Information Resources Center (IRC) and supervises one IRC Assistant. S/he performs and oversees in-depth research in response to inquiries of wide scope and complexity from Nigeria target audience, Public Affairs Section and other mission offices in support of mission goals. The incumbent evaluates U.S. government and legislative documentation and other appropriate resources and interprets these in response to research requests. S/he maintains professional contacts with senior government counterparts and conducts training. With oversight of the American Supervisor, ensures that American Spaces file timely program reports and submit budget requests.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: 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. University degree in library science, information science, political science, international affairs, or American studies is required. 2. Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of library/information research and reference services with the use of emerging technologies and electronic resources is required. 3. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading in English is required. Level III (Good working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading of host country language is required. Language Proficiency will be tested. 4. Professional knowledge of the full range of reference and resource materials, and current trends in American and Nigerian information science and technology is required. 5. Ability to work effectively with American officers as well as develop and maintain high-level contacts in Nigeria is required. 6. Ability to carry out complex research and reference searches and respond rapidly to requests is required