A lot of Nigerians wish to work with foreign embassies in Nigeria but very few have a clue on how to go about it. Getting a job in an embassy is just like getting any other job but but the major issue most Nigerians face is that they do not know when there are vacancies in embassies so they literally think it is impossible to get a job there. Employment in an embassy is possible and we will show you how to go about that in this post.
LIST OF EMBASSIES IN NIGERIA
Before going forward, we feel it is necessary to list a few embassies in Nigeria so that if they are located in the region where you live then you should read more to find out how to apply.
U.S Embassy: The U.S embassy is one of the most popular embassies in Nigeria because it is located at the Nation’s capital and they also have an office at Lagos. The addresses are 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Abuja & U.S. Consulate General Lagos Office 2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos. You can visit their website here to read more about them.
British High Commission:This can also be referred to as the U.K embassy and it has two locations in Nigeria which are:
Abuja Location: British High Commission Plot 1137 Diplomatic Drive Central Business District Abuja Nigeria
Lagos Location: British Deputy High Commission Lagos 11 Walter Carrington Crescent Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria
These are the two locations of the U.k embassy in Nigeria and it can be verified via their website here
Australian Embassy:Australian embassy like the previous embassies listed have two locations in Nigeria which are:
5th Floor, Oakland Centre, 48 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Wuse, Abuja
8th Floor Union Marble House 1 Alfred Rewane Road (formerly Kingsway), Falomo Ikoyi Lagos
Canadian Embassy:The Canadian embassy is located at High Commission of Canada 13010G, Palm close, Diplomatic drive, Central Business District Abuja P.O. Box 5144 Abuja, Nigeria. This information is gotten from their website here
There are many other embassies in Nigeria such as the German embassy, French embassy, Belgium embassy.We decided to limit them due to the nature of this post.
HOW TO GET A JOB IN AN EMBASSY
I previously stated in the post that getting a job in a foreign embassy in Nigeria is just like getting any other job but it is important to know when the Job is out. If you wish to have a career in working with an embassy in Nigeria, do the following:
Locate the Career page of each embassy on it’s website: Most embassy websites have a career page where they do post available vacancies for the general public to see.For example, this is the career page for the U.S embassy and it looks like this
The U.K embassy website has a career page also known as the local recruitment page. If you are interested in getting an alert, then sign up and you will be alerted once there is a vacancy.Check the career page regularly so that you will know when there are vacancies.
Make sure you have the necessary requirements before applying: Embassies are strict with who they employ and at such there is little or no such thing as connection here. If you know you do not have the requirements listed for the job, then there is no need applying as they will not really consider you. Check previous embassy recruitment requirements and see if you can get the requirements before another vacancy is out.
Follow the Social Media Pages Of the Embassy You wish to work with:Some embassies do have social media pages hence it is necessary to follow them as that is one of the easiest ways to get a job alert.
HOW MUCH DO EMBASSIES PAY
Embassies pay well that is why a lot of Nigerians want to work with them. Some can pay as high as $1,000 monthly.
Every embassy has it’s own salary scale so it is necessary to look at that before applying.
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