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Economic/commercial assistant (Num: 6855)

(Publiée le: 28 août 2017 à 11:28:58)

U.S. Embassy Niamey
Economie-Finance
30-08-2017
Expirée depuis 141 jour(s)

CDD
Niamey (Niger)
Degree
Economics, Business, Finance or Liberal Arts is required
4 ans
Français - Anglais

 


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              U.S. Mission Niamey   Vacancy Announcement Number:  2017-11

 

 

OPEN TO:                 All Interested Candidates / All Sources

 

POSITION:                ECONOMIC/COMMERCIAL ASSISTANT

FSN-08; FP-06

OPENING DATE:     August 18, 2017

 

CLOSING DATE:     August 30, 2017 

 

WORK HOURS:       Full-time 40 hours/week

                                  

SALARY:                   Ordinarily Resident (OR):  FSN- 8

           Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  FP-6

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

  

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. 

 

The American Embassy in Niamey is seeking applications from qualified employees for the position of Economic/Commercial Assistant in the Economic Affairs Section.

 

 

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION  

 

The Incumbent maintains a wide range of economic and commercial contacts within the government, private sector, and multilateral and donor institutions and civil society.  Drafts cables and prepares reports analyzing economic and commercial events in Niger.  Tracks and analyzes economic and statistical data and trends, and highlights their relevance to U.S. policy.  The Economic/Commercial Assistant reports directly to the Economic Officer, and serves as economic and commercial advisor to the Executive Office.

 

Extracts information from published sources and develops sources of non-published data.  Maintains the commercial reference materials, distributes publications and trade promotion materials to target audiences and responds to commercial inquiries.  Assists U.S. businesses with their inquiries.  Supports visiting USG officials by arranging meetings, interpreting for and accompanying these visitors.  Translates documents from English to French and vice versa.  Travel in Niger, the region, and internationally may be required.

 

Incumbent occupies a position that in many cases makes her/him the public face of Embassy Niamey to the Nigerien business community, our partners in the USG, and U.S. companies.  The position is the institutional memory of the Economic and Commercial Section of Embassy Niger.  The incumbent maintains contacts at all levels of government and the business community and this position is one of high visibility in Niger and its work is regularly relied upon by USG decision makers. 

 

The incumbent is also expected to serve as back up to the Political Specialist.

 

  QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

 

Applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below and attach specific information supporting each item.  Please see the specific directions below under “how to apply”.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

 

 

  1. EDUCATION: University degree or host country equivalent in Economics, Business, Finance or Liberal Arts is required.

 

  1. 2.    EXPERIENCE: Four years of experience with progressive responsibility in economics, finance, business or related fields is required. 

 

  1. 3.    LANGUAGE:  Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Writing/Reading French and English is required. English will be tested. 

 

 

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to gather, organize and analyze data, determine trends, and present information to produce clearly written briefing papers, cables, memos and reports for U.S. policy makers is required. Good interpersonal and communication skills are required. The initiative to propose and complete projects within the guidelines of USG systems is required. Writing will be tested.

 

 

5.   JOB KNOWLEDGE:  A solid understanding of Niger’s economic and commercial systems, both public and private. A good working knowledge of business and investment issues, solid research skills, and good working knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Office products (Excel and Word) and internet tools are required.    

   

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at http://Niamey.USEmbassy.gov or by contacting the Human Resources Office at 20-72-60-61 Ext. 4146/4479.

 

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  When qualified, 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:

 

(1)  AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)  AEFM / USEFM

(3)  FS on LWOP**

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

 

 

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

  1. 1.    Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy:  nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.   

 

  1. 2.    Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.  Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

 

  1. 3.    Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

 

  1. 4.    The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the following: non-sensitive security clearance.

 

  1. 5.    Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

 

 

 


Voir les Conditions ci-dessous

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website: http://Niamey.USEmbassy.govor by contacting Human Resources.  (See “For Further Information” above);         

 

  1.  Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.) All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the Vacancy Announcement with specific and comprehensive information and supporting documentation for each item.  Candidate MUST attach copies of supporting documentation for required qualifications to include, but not limited to:      
  2.  
    1. Copy of certification of University degree or host country equivalent in Economics, Business, Finance or Liberal Arts is required.

 

  1. Work attestations for all relevant work experience.
  2. Driver’s License
  3. Local Work permit or proof of Nigerien citizenship. ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. 
  4. Other as required/designated in Vacancy Announcement.

 

WHERE TO APPLY:

 

Human Resources Office  

Mailing Address:                 BP 11201 

E-mail Address:                    HRONiamey@state.gov                   

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  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.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

 

 

 

 

 

Bureau U.S. Embassy Niamey
http://Niamey.USEmbassy.gov
(227) 20-72-26-62/63, Ext. 4015 or 4479
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