Economic/Commercial Assistant

25-10-2012 22:13


The Embassy of the United States of America

The U.S. Embassy in Dili is seeking an individual for the position of Economic/Commercial Assistant in the Political/Economic/Consular Office located at Rua Praia dos Coqueiros Dili, Timor-Leste.
POSITION: Economic/Commercial Assistant (Full Performance)


The position is responsible for reporting on and analyzing economic and commercial issues in Timor-Leste.  The incumbent also serves as backup Consular Assistant in the absence of the Political Assistant, providing information on available consular services, assisting U.S. citizens in need, and facilitating the issuance of visas to Timorese residents in consultation with other regional embassies. 
1)                  At minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in economics, international relations, business and administration, social sciences, languages, or related subjects, or extensive work experience in related fields; 2) A minimum of two years experience, at least some of which would be in position(s) requiring familiarity with Timorese business environment, whether in public or private sector.  Ideally, the incumbent will have worked in positions which have involved some international experience and will be familiar with multicultural work environments.  Previous experience in marketing or public outreach a plus; 3) Excellent working command of spoken and written English and Tetum required, some knowledge of Portuguese and/or oral Bahasa Indonesia a plus; 4) Good knowledge of the structure and operations of the economic institutions of Timor Leste government and the local business environment. 5) Wide-ranging analytical ability is desirable with emphasis on the economic arena. Working knowledge of commonly used software and good keyboard skills are required.
: Local nationals or anyone with the required permits and documentation to legally seek employment in Timor-Leste.
HOW TO APPLY: Complete DS-174 (Universal Application for Employment). Application forms and detailed Position Description are available at the US. Embassy Rua Praia dos Coqueiros Dili, Timor-Leste. Applicants may also attach a resume or CV which contains the same information as required in form DS-174.  
An attractive salary and fringe benefits package will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Human Resources Office, Attention:  Recruitment American Embassy, Rua Praia dos Coqueiros  Dili, Timor-Leste
E-mail:  or Fax: +670-3324684
CLOSING DATE FOR THE POSITION:  open until the position is filled up


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