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U.S. Mission Niamey Vacancy Announcement Number: 2017-11
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources
POSITION: ECONOMIC/COMMERCIAL ASSISTANT
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.
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.
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:
|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.
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|
|(227) 20-72-26-62/63, Ext. 4015 or 4479|
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