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United States Mission Abuja Recruitment for Physician


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The United States Embassy in Abuja is seeking to employ a suitable and qualified candidate for the position of Physician in the Health Unit.

Position Grade: FSN-12

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
Incumbent provides medical services to approximately 150 direct hire American employees and approximately 130 dependents of all agencies at post as a primary care physician. S/He sees 400 Foreign Service national employees upon occasion of injury on the job, referring any who become ill at work to their private physicians. The incumbent will report to the Foreign Service Health Practitioner at post.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
  • All applicants MUST address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each criterion or the application will not be considered.
  • M.D. collegiate degree with a license to practice in Nigeria is required.
  • A formal U.S. internship and a minimum of three (3) years of formal residency training or equivalent training as certified by the U.S. Office of Medical Services (M/MED) is required.
  • Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing in English and in the use of professional medical terminology is required.
  • Good working knowledge of Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advances Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Emergency Preparedness for chemical, biological and radiological situations.
  • Regular attendance of the annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) training and seminars to stay current with medical practice at U.S. and European standards is required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of occupational, safety and health administration regulations and practices in line with U.S. and European standards.
SELECTION PROCESS:
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.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
  1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following, or the application will not be considered:
  • Application for US Federal Employment (DS-174); or a current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information as a DS-174; plus.
  • Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
  • Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
  • 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.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Embassy of the United States of America
Human Resources Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area
Abuja.
Or submit to HRNigeria@state.gov

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