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Foreign Service National Investigator – US Embassy Abuja 661 views2 applications

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The U.S. Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Foreign Service National Investigator (FSNI) in Regional Security Office in Abuja (RSO).


The incumbent serves as an advisor to the Regional Security Office (RSO) on security matters. In addition to conducting U.S. Embassy job-related investigations, the incumbent conducts sensitive criminal and consular fraud investigations. S/he maintains regular liaison between U.S. Embassy RSO and Abuja local police and other Government of Nigeria (GON) security entities. Additionally, s/he stays well-informed of all security related matters to provide up-to-date security briefing to new LES and to the RSO.

To obtain a copy of this announcement please visit our Mission websites at: https://nigeria.usembassy.gov/hr_office.html


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. Bachelor’s degree in Social Science is required.
  1. Minimum of three (3) years of prior work experience as a law enforcement officer is required.
  1. Level IV (fluent) Speaking /Reading/Writing in English is required. Language proficiency will be tested.

Level III (Good working knowledge) of one other local language is required.

  1. The incumbent must have advanced security and law enforcement experience in the country to understand the security apparatus of the Government of Nigeria.
  1. Must have a valid Nigeria driver license.
  1. Ability to respond immediately to any security incident or crisis that may occur, including use of firearm.


When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.


  1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  1. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  1. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an overall summary rating of “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” on their most recent Employee Performance

Report are not eligible to apply.

  1. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  1. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  1. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.


Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:

  1. Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus,
  1. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
  1. Any other documentation such as degrees or diplomas earned and NYSC Certificates/exemptions or awards.
  1. A type-written and signed application letter specifically applying for this position, and addressing the minimum requirements as advertised. Please reference the job title and announcement number on the application letter.
  1. Limit all electronic (e-mail) submissions to one entry/e-mail not larger than 5MB. Please submit attachments in PDF and Word formats, not pictures.
  1. E-mails received without the appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: [email protected]

**Mailed (paper/hard copies) applications will NOT be accepted.


Tel: 09-461-4000 Ext 4261

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