Economic Assistant Job in Nigeria

 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: Economic Assistant

Announcement Number: Abuja-2024-060

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time


  • The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the Economic Assistant position in the Economic Section. 
  • The U.S. Mission in Nigeria supports Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA). All genders are welcome to apply.


  • The incumbent gathers information from published sources and contacts across Nigeria. Incumbent provides research, drafting, and analytical reporting on the full range of environment, science, technology, and health (ESTH), intellectual property rights, youth and women's economic engagement and economic issues.
  • Position provides external and internal event organization, government liaison work, and serves as the grants officer representative for ESTH small grants, advises grantees and potential grantees on State Department procedures and priorities.  Supports Economic Section under the supervision of the ESTH Officer.

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • University Degree in Economics, Business, International Relations, Environmental Science / Conservation or Public Administration is required.


  • Minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible experience in the field of environmental and/or scientific issues, economic or international affairs is required.


  • All selected candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust security clearance. 
  • All selected candidates will be subject to a background investigation and, may be subject to a pre-employment medical exam.
  • Selected candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (6 weeks) upon receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.


  • You will be evaluated against the qualifications and requirements in this vacancy announcement. 
  • You may be asked to complete a pre-employment language or skills test.
  • You must complete the application form and provide the required documents.  Your application must address all the position qualifications and requirements including education, experience, language, and any knowledge/skills/abilities listed.  If you fail to submit a complete application, then your application may be disqualified for this position.


  • Fluent speaking, reading & writing of English Language is required.

Job Knowledge: 

  • Incumbent must know roles and responsibilities of key Mission offices and personnel; knowledge of USG and Mission priorities in areas of economic, environment, science, and health policy are required. Knowledge of basic administrative policies and procedures is required.
  • With regard to host country: Knowledge of key institutions and persons involved in environment, science, and health policy are required, knowledge of policy-making environment (how policy is made and carried out in the various contexts) is require. Familiarity with country-wide environmental issues (e.g. water resources, biodiversity, clean energy, fisheries, sustainable agriculture, scientific research, climate change/variability, etc.) is required.
  • Independent knowledge including familiarity with international environment, science, and health policy issues (e.g. current threats/challenges, major international conventions, accepted concepts in environmental management) is required.
  • Familiarity with principal international institutions: U.S. government agencies, UN agencies, international NGOs; and familiarity with research methodologies and procedures relevant to environmental issues (e.g. scientific method, literature research, basic statistical analysis) is required.

Skills And Abilities: 

  • Ability to develop and maintain a broad range of contacts in ESTH and intellectual property rights communities is required. 
  • Ability to carry out moderately difficult research projects and prepare well-organized analytical and factual reports is required. 
  • Basic computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, internet research and email protocols are required.  Ability to read and assess charts and graphs is required. 
  • Ability to analyze simple project budgets for accuracy and logic is required.

USD $24,860 / Per Year.

Application Closing Date
18th July, 2024.

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