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The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position below:

Job Title: Chauffeur

Announcement Number: Abuja-2019-007
Series/Grade: LE - 1015 4
Job Type: Full Time (48 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.
Travel Required: 75% or less
Security Clearance Required: Public Trust - Background Investigation


  • Applicants will drive light and full armored vehicles in transporting mission personnel from Abuja to various states within the country for official assignments, often remaining overnight
  • They will also transport mission personnel to various meeting points within Abuja city. Incumbents may also be assigned to drive transport VIPs, CODEL, POTUS, FLOTUS, SEC of State, DAS and TDYers from the airport to their destinations.

Basic Function of the Position

  • The incumbent operates a variety of armored and non-armored motor vehicles to transport Mission Personnel, including VIP visitors, TDY staff, delegations and field trips
  • S/he performs routine preventive maintenance, cleaning of vehicle and completes trip ticket to notate each trip taken on their shift, including mileage, fuel, condition of vehicle, and passenger details
  • Incumbent may be required to drive the Chief of Mission, Deputy Chief of Mission and the Consul General.


    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    • Minimum of 3 years professional driving experience is required.

    Job Knowledge:

    • Thorough knowledge of Abuja and other Nigeria cities, as well as good knowledge of automotive, mechanical, safety and maintenance practices i.e. checking fluids and tire pressure are required
    • Must be familiar with local traffic laws, traffic patterns, and locations of various government offices.

    Education Requirements:

    • Completion of Secondary School or High School Diploma

    Evaluations: (This may be tested)

    • Level II (Limited knowledge) Speaking/Writing/Reading English is required
    • Level II (Limited knowledge) Speaking/Writing/Reading any local language is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to work on rotational shift schedule, as well as the ability to drive carefully and cautiously in heavy and chaotic traffic situations are required
    • Ability to recognize a hazardous or dangerous situation and take appropriate action is required
    • Ability to communicate clearly on phone and/or by radio and follow instruction
    • Must have a valid Nigerian Class B or D driver's license.

    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.

    Agency Benefits:

    • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in 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*
    • AEFM / USEFM
    • 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 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

    • We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees (PDF) before you apply.


    • NGN3, 599, 599 - NGN3, 599, 599 (USD $25, 871 - USD $25, 871) per annum
    • Promotion Potential: LE-4.

    Application Closing Date
    20th February, 2019.

    Method of Application
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online

    Application Instruction

    • All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

    Required Documents
    Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
    • Residency and/or Work Permit
    • Secondary School Certificate
    • Driver’s License
    • 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.

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    About U.S. Embassy
    The United States Department of State maintains both an Embassy and a Consulate General in Nigeria. The Embassy of the United States to Nigeria is located in Central District Area, Abuja Nigeria.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 Department of State also strives...
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