Economic Assistant at U.S. Embassy January, 2023

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Economic Assistant at U.S. Embassy

Economic Assistant at U.S. Embassy January, 2023

Job Description

About

Announcement Number:
DaresSalaam-2023-002
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Economic Assistant (All Interested Candidates)
Open Period:
01/19/2023 – 02/02/2023Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
GMT+3
Series/Grade:
LE – 1505 9
Salary:
TZS TSh49,597,266
Work Schedule:
Full-time – 40 hours a week – work schedule
Promotion Potential:
LE-9
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
 HR Section
000-000-0000
usembdarhiring@groups.state.gov

Economic Assistant at U.S. Embassy

Overview

Hiring Path:
• 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
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:
We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.DEI Statement

The US Mission to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania values a workforce of different backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints.  We strive to create a welcoming environment for all and we invite applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Summary:
The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Economic Assistant in the Political Economic Section.
Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional travel

Duties

Economic Assistant at U.S. Embassy




TRACKING ISSUES AND BRIEFING: 20%

Follows and reports on current developments in various sectors including Transportation, Information Technology, Environment,
Mining, Women Entrepreneurs and Small to Medium Enterprises and reports regularly to the Economic and ESTH Officers, Political/
Economic Team, and Mission Leadership on significant developments in local laws, policies, and practices that have the potential
to impact the economy or issues relating to ESTH, as well as local economic conditions.

RESEARCH AND DRAFTING: 20%

drafting required annual reports and spot reporting on economic and ESTH issues.

VISITS SUPPORT: 15%

Provides support to visiting officials from U.S. agencies, including identifying appropriate local contacts, organizing
meeting schedules, facilitating logistics, and accompanying the visitor, as required.

SUPPORT TO OTHER AGENCIES: 15%

Provides support to U.S. agencies without an official presence in Tanzania, including USTR, Ex-Im Bank, USTDA,
the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and others. This support includes following up with local contacts on substantive issues, replying to specific inquiries from these agencies, sharing information from these agencies with local officials, and facilitating programs funded by these agencies.

CONTACTS DEVELOPMENT: 15%

Develops and maintains contacts with local government officials to facilitate bilateral talks and with private sector
representatives. Maintains up-to-date contact information for use in inviting government and private sector representatives
to Embassy-sponsored events. Contacts range from working-level staff to senior-level government officials across several
ministries and economic sectors.

REPRESENTATIONAL AND OTHER DUTIES: 15%

Represents the Embassy at meetings, forums, and events. Backs up other Pol/Econ LES, the Self-Help Coordinator, and the Protocol Assistant/Special Events Coordinator. Serves as translator and interpreter as needed.

 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  Five years work experience in a trade field involving interaction with private sector, government, and multi-national corporations required.

 

Education Requirements:
University degree in the fields of Commerce, Economics, Business or Administration is required.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE: Fluent level in English and Kiswahili (speaking, writing and reading) is required.  (this may be tested).

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.

Qualifications:
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.



Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:
The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
Other Information:
For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.

Economic Assistant at U.S. Embassy

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:
1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
2. AEFM / USEFM
3. 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”), Letter from Veterans’ Affairs which indicates the present existence of a service-connected disability dated within the past six months, 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

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

For more information, visit this link https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

Required Documents:
To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.



All Applicants:

    • University Degree
    • Transcript
    • Proof of Citizenship
    • Work Permit if not a TZ National
    • Other Document – if any
    • Other Document 2 – if any

Eligible Family Member Applicants:
• Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
• Passport copy
• DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

Economic Assistant at U.S. Embassy

Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted only via email.Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.

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