Economic/Commercial Assistant – US Embassy
|Hiring Agency:||American Embassy Khartoum|
|Position Title:||Economic/Commercial Assistant – All Interested Applicants|
|Open Period:||05/19/2021 – 06/02/2021|
|Series/Grade:||LE – 1505 9|
For More Info:
- HR Section
- [email protected]
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
• All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.
The work schedule for this position is:
- Full Time (40 hours per week)
Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (8 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Under the supervision of the Deputy Economic Counselor, the incumbent provides essential support to Political/Economic Section, provides daily written reports on important economic and commercial issues. Responsible for developing systems and work procedures to streamline the flow of information in the section. Develops, plans, and manages trade promotion. Suggests contacts, develops itineraries, and arranges appointments for visitors from the Department of State and other government agencies.
Qualifications and Evaluations
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of experience in business, commercial activities or government-related regulatory work is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: A thorough knowledge of Sudan’s economic, political, and social structure and institutions, including clan systems, is required. Must have thorough knowledge of the economic and political relationships of key decision-makers in Sudan society and government. Must be familiar with the national priorities of the host country and familiar with existing economic and political processes and mechanisms to affect change. Must have a comprehensive understanding of U.S. foreign policy and assistance objectives.
B.Sc. or B.A. in Economics, Business, Communications, Political Science is required.
English: Level IV (Fluent, speaking, reading and writing) is required. (This may be tested)
Arabic: Level IV (Fluent, speaking, reading and writing) is required. (This may be tested)
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Good communication skills and the ability to interact with people more senior in authority and status of different backgrounds are required. Strong analytical and English language writing skills, the ability to work independently, and initiative are essential. Must maintain an extensive range of high-level contacts with Government of Sudan representatives and important economic, political, and civil society actors. Must provide and inform economic and political reporting with detachment and objectivity, and effectively communicate with contacts and Embassy leadership. Ability to work with statistics required.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
Benefits and Other Info
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in (insert post and/or country name) may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
- AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
- AEFM / USEFM
- FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.
For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.
How to Apply
All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance .
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.
- University Degree
- Other Document (Experience certificates)
- Other Document 2 (Experience certificates)
- Proof of Citizenship
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Sudan.