Senior Security Investigator needed at US Mission to Nigeria

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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: Senior Security Investigator – Employees of Mission – All/or USEFMs, EFMs, or MOHs (Senior Security Analyst)

Announcement Number: Abuja-2021-110
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series/Grade: LE – 0705 8
Work Schedule: Full-time – 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-8

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  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 06.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
    • All Interested Applicants / All Sources
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.


  • 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.

Basic Function:

  • The incumbent serves as the Senior Security Analyst embedded within the FSNI office which specializes in criminal threat management and/or terrorist investigations against any Department of State equity.
  • The primary purpose of this position is to provide expert guidance and support to office investigations and protective intelligence operations.
  • Responsibilities include researching, compiling, and providing advice in the interpretation of data pertaining to the security environment. Supervise the Analytical Group comprised of three (3) Security Analysts.
  • Works on a rotational shift schedule that includes weekends and holidays.
  • S/he provides technical and analytical support to RSO personnel in planning, development, and assisting in information gathering and in criminal, threat management and terrorist investigations.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Minimum of 3 years professional work experience related to journalism, security administration, politics, or statistics is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Must know all the different organizations in the embassy and how they work together.
  • Must know rules / laws of the country, political climate, crime and terrorism environment.

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Education Requirements:

  • University Degree in Political Science, Criminology, Statistics, Cultural / Religious Studies, or Computer Science is required.
  • Note: NYSC Certificate or Exemption document is required.


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


  • Good working knowledge speaking / reading / writing of English is required.
  • Good working knowledge of Pidgin is required.
  • Good working knowledge of any of the three (3) major Nigerian languages (Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba) is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in the full Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications such as Google Earth, Google Hangout and Drive and other related computer software.
  • Use of office equipment such as fax machine, copiers and scanners is required.
  • Ability to analyze open-source reporting and provide statistical information and reporting based on information attained via open source.
  • Must have working level (ability to translate) in pidgin and one other native Nigerian language is required.

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.


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

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 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:

  • 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 **

* 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”), 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:

NGN8,664,538 (USD42,570) Annually.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Important Information

  • 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

  • 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)
    • NYSC Certificate

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 Abuja, Nigeria.
  • For More Info: HR Section –  09-461-4000,

Application Deadline  16th November, 2021.

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