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Shipping Assistant job in Lagos

Expired on: May 22, 2022
Job Category: NGO
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Lagos
Company: US Embassy

Job Description

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
    • For USEFM – FP is 07. 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 number of 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: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required: Not Required


  • Incumbent serves as Shipping Assistant, and is under the direct supervision of the Shipping Supervisor. 
  • He/she liaises with local contractors, and customs brokers on shipping matters for Consulate Lagos, and Embassy Abuja. 
  • Incumbent provides customer service and guidance to Consulate American employees, and their families, on personal shipments. 
  • Coordinates and serves as point of contact for official shipments for six agencies at post under Chief of Mission Authority, the American Employee Recreation Association, and American International School of Lagos and Abuja. 
  • Incumbent is familiar with shipping contracts and regulations pertaining to the Department of State (DOS) 14 FAM.

Qualifications and Evaluations

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in shipping and transportation or logistics management is required.

Job Knowledge:  

  • Standard knowledge of shipping regulations and procedures. 
  • Standard knowledge of Nigerian government rules and regulations of transportation and customs clearance procedures – inbound/outbound shipments. 
  • Standard knowledge of functions of customs and Nigerian government agencies at Nigerian air/seaports.

Education Requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school is required.


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


  • Fluent in speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills. 
  • Ability to maintain contacts with contractors, customs, and host government administrative officials. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word/Excel, ability to interpret technical contract terms and DOS shipments regulations. 
  • Must be able to articulate shipping policies/procedures to Lagos and American employees. 
  • Must have a valid, current license (category D). 

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 Lagos, 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:

  • For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

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 **


  • 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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:

NGN 6,455,212 (USD 38,894) / Annum

How to Apply:

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