Employment Vacancy Notice: Economic and Development Cooperation Assistant

The Embassy of Japan in Nigeria
Employment Vacancy Notice
(Dated: 3rd of July, 2023)

The Embassy of Japan in Nigeria has a vacancy for one (1) Economic and Development Cooperation Assistant.
1. Vacant Position
● Position Title: Economic and Development Cooperation 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 decidees 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 data and information on the economy and analyze economic trends.
● Conduct research on economic indicators, market trends, and industry development.
● Conduct research on changes in economic policy and legislation and analyze their impact.
● Prepare and present research reports and analytical material in the economic field.
● Propose and evaluate new partnerships and projects in development cooperation planning work.
● Manage the progress of development cooperation projects and communicate with stakeholders.
● Evaluate the effectiveness and results of development cooperation relations and compile reports and recommendations.
● Other administrative assistance
3. Qualifications/Skills/Experience
● Extensive knowledge and interest in economics.
● Should have skills in statistical analysis and data analysis
● Good ability to gather information on the economy and select reliable sources of information
● Good communication skills and the ability to prepare reports and presentations
● Ability to work in a team and adhere to deadlines.
● Have an interest in and understanding of development cooperation-related planning work
● 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.  

5. How to Apply
● All qualified candidates meeting the “Qualification/Skills/Experience” stated above MUST deliver and submit the following documents to the Embassy during the PERIOD of APPLICATION, or the application will not be considered.
         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

    From 3rd of July, 2023 to 15th of July, 2023: 8:00 to 17:30 (Friday: 8:00 am to Noon)
● Incomplete applications will not be considered.
● Submitted documents will not be returned.  

6. Important Notice
● Closing date for this position is the 15th of July, 2023, and no further applications will be accepted after this date.
● 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

* Please DO NOT SEND any E-mails or postal mail to the Embassy as these will not be accepted.

● Reference verification will be conducted within the review period.
● We thank all candidates for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.