Employment Vacancy Notice: Economic Assistant

The Embassy of Japan in Nigeria
Employment Vacancy Notice
(Dated: 8th of May, 2024)
The Embassy of Japan in Nigeria has a vacancy for one (1) Economic Assistant.
1. Vacant Position
● Position Title: Economic Assistant
● Number of required: 1 (One) position
● Type of Employment: One year*
  * Renewable. Subject to 3 (Three)-month probationary period.
● Location: Embassy of Japan in Nigeria
   No.9, Bobo Street (off Gana Street), Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria
● Applicability: A degree in economics or economic policy is desirable (Bachelor's degree or above).
All interested candidates
● Salary, Bonus and Allowance*: Depending on skills and experiences.
  * To be announced to the successful candidate when the Embassy decides to recruit.
● Job Environment: Full-time (38 hours 45 minutes/week)*.
  * Overtime work (including evenings, weekends and/or holidays), and response to urgent summons will be required from time to time.
● Working Hours: Mon – Thu: 8:00 to 17:30 (Lunch break: 12:00 to 13:00)
                    Fri: 8:00 to 12:45
● Annual leave and Holidays: Provided in accordance with internal regulations.

⇒Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during the interview, should you be invited.  

2. Job Description
● Collect up-to-date news, data and information on the economy and analyze economic trends and report to diplomats.
● Manage existing relationships with governmental/non-governmental entities while developing wider networks with relevant stakeholders.
● Other administrative assistance including but not limited to logistical arrangements for the embassy’s daily engagements.
3. Qualifications/Skills/Experience
● Extensive knowledge and interest in economics.
● Good ability to gather information on the economy and select reliable sources of information.
● Good communication skills and the ability to prepare required documents.
● Ability to work in a team and adhere to deadlines.
● Must have Computer Skills/ Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PPT and Word, etc...).
● Cheerful, courteous and cooperative manner in dealings with all members of Embassy staff, and guests;
● Demonstrate Flexibility and versatility;
● Written and oral communication skills in English;
● Attention to detail and thoroughness in following through with tasks to completion;
● Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships and work within a team;
● Displays personal integrity and an honest and ethical approach.  
4. Selection Process
● The embassy will proceed selection of candidates by the procedure below;
        1. Document Screening
        2. 1st Interview and PC skill test
        3. 2nd Interview

● Only successful candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
● Reference verification will be conducted within the review period.
If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

5. How to Apply
Application Deadline: noon, 7th Friday June 2024
●Please submit the following documents to the Embassy before deadline.
         1. Application Form*
              * Must use the “Application Form” provided.
            *  Please indicate reachable telephone numbers on the “Application Form”, or may lose the opportunity to apply for the vacancy.
         2. 1(one) passport-size photograph*
         3. Nigerian National Identity Card and/or International passport (Copy)
         4. Certificate of Education (Copy)
         5. Certificate/Supporting documents for “Qualifications / Skills / Experience” stated above, if any

● Incomplete applications will not be considered.
● Submitted documents will not be returned.  

6. Important Notice
● No further applications will be accepted after the deadline (noon, Friday 7th  June 2024).
● DO NOT SEND any E-mails or postal mail to the Embassy as these will not be accepted.
● The Embassy accepts inquiries about this Employment Vacancy Notice/Application ONLY by telephone number below;  

         090-6000-9019 (Admin section)
         Operating only on;
         From Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 5:30 pm
         On Friday: 8 am to Noon