EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY !
Vacancy Announcement No. 2017-15
Open To : All interested candidates - All Sources
Position : Economic Specialist
Opening Date : January 8, 2018
Closing Date : January 23, 2018 at 17:00
Work Hours : Full-time ; 40 hours/week
The Economic Specialist (ES) is primarily responsible for maintaining an ongoing evaluation of the economic environment in Burundi and providing analysis of changing trends. In this role it is essential to maintain and expand contacts with Government of Burundi (GoB) officials in the financial sector and leaders of commercial and non-governmental organizations and banking institutions that influence Burundian politics. The ES will provide meeting and translation support for officers at post and write economic reports and synopses of the ongoing economic trends and developments. The ES will maintain an awareness of political trends in coordination with the Political Specialist and fill that role in the absence of the Political Specialist.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
Education – Four-year university degree or equivalent (bachelor’s degree level) in finance, economics, marketing, business administration, entrepreneurship, or other related field Work Experience – Five years of progressively responsible experience in finance, business development, economic research and analysis, or other related field. Language Proficiency – Level IV French, Level IV English, Level IV Kirundi.(These will be tested). Knowledge : The job holder needs to know and understand USG policy, practices, and priorities, with a detailed understanding of U.S. economic policy related to Burundi, the East African Community, and the broader region. The job holder will be required at times to act quickly, without instruction from the supervisor, and in accordance with U.S. policy. An in-depth working knowledge of Burundian political and economic leadership, economic and political structures, and government and commercial institutions is required. Contacts across the public and private sector, including civil society, are indispensable. A thorough knowledge and understanding of how to apply analytical methodology and techniques, and of internal reporting requirements and procedures, is required. Skills and abilities : Ability to develop, organize and analyze statistical data, determine related trends, and present related data in precise and accurate form. Ability to develop and maintain a fairly extensive range of working- and senior-level contacts.Ability to undertake research studies of moderate to limited scope and difficulty and to prepare precise and accurate factual reports.Advanced verbal and written skills in English. A working knowledge of computer systems, including Windows-based programs (Word, Excel spreadsheets, Outlook) and the Internet are required. Level II Typing ability (40 wpm) required. (This will be tested.)
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION :
5. Interested applicants for this position must submit the Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174) and a current résumé or curriculum vitae that provide additional information. The application form is available at https://bi.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/.
6. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.).