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Embassy of United States of America

Embassy of United States of America


Position: USAU Economic specialist
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Salary: USD $18,740
Posted date: 1 month ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over


Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: 

  • For USEFM - FS is 05.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • 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.



The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of USAU Economic Specialist.

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required



Serves in the Political/Economic section. Prepare factual and analytical reports on economic-related African Union (AU) policies and activities to advance U.S. priorities with the African Union and its 55 member states.  Develop and maintain contacts at the AU, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), other diplomatic missions, companies, and Pan-African organizations on economic issues; assist embassy officers with meetings, visits, and trips; and serve as backup to Political Assistant. General supervision by U.S. Economic Officer.  Has no supervisory responsibility.

Qualification and Evaluation

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis at a think tank, international organization, NGO, corporation, or investment firm (including but not limited to banking) is required.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, or finance is required.


  • Level IV (fluent) reading/writing/speaking English (This may be tested).
  • Level III (good working knowledge) reading/writing/speaking Arabic, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Kiswahili (in one of these languages) is required (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to develop and maintain a range of working and senior-level contacts. Ability to carry out complex research projects and prepare factual and analytical reports on economic issues. Ability to assess the impact of significant events or policy changes on the African Union and African economies. Basic keyboarding skills required. The position requires numerical skills for grant management and the production of regular statistical reports. Working knowledge of computer applications including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. (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.


  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
  • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

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.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  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”), 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.