Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Economic Assistant (All Interested Candidates)
01/19/2023 – 02/02/2023
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE – 1505 9
Full-time – 40 hours a week – work schedule
1inDar Es Salaam, TZTelework Eligible:
For More Info:
• 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 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.
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
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.
Five years work experience in a trade field involving interaction with private sector, government, and multi-national corporations required.
University degree in the fields of Commerce, Economics, Business or Administration is required.
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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
The U.S. Mission in Tanzania offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
For the current COVID-19 Requirements please visit the following link.
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:
To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.
For more information, visit this link https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
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.
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)
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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The U.S. Embassy in Tanzania is now recruiting for an Economic Assistant. The candidate will provide economic analysis and reporting related to economic trends in Tanzania, as well as support for economic activities with the objective of expanding bilateral economic ties between the U.S. and Tanzania.
The Economic Assistant will be tasked with analyzing, collecting, and organizing economic data concerning the U.S. and Tanzania to identify and assess strategic opportunities for increasing economic ties between the two countries. The individual will assist in the creation of reports, presentations, and briefings related to these initiatives. He/she will conduct research and analysis to further the Embassy’s mission to promote economic interests in Tanzania.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience in economic analysis, research, and writing, preferably in international development and/or financial markets. He/she should be highly technically proficient in data analysis, programming and/or software such as Microsoft Excel. Critical thinking, problem-solving and strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for this role.
In addition, the successful candidate will have a broad understanding of economic trends, budgets and balance of payments dynamics, and familiarity with the latest economic development principles and methods in Tanzania. Language skills in the local language are desirable.
This position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and other benefits such as language allowance, housing and moving allowances, and educational and travel allowances.
Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter to the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
As the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania is dedicated to expanding economic relationships between the U.S. and Tanzania, the Economic Assistant role is central to achieving this goal. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and optimistic individual who is eager to use their expertise to further the Embassy’s objectives.
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