Announcement Number: Pristina-2021-019
Hiring Agency: Embassy Pristina
Position Title: Economic Specialist (Political/Economic Assistant)
Open Period: 09/02/2021 - 09/16/2021Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE - 1505 10
Salary: EUR €29,105
Work Schedule: Full-time - Monday-Friday
Promotion Potential: LE-10
Duty Location(s): 1 in Pristina, KV
Telework Eligible: No
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Incumbent provides data collection and analysis, research, reporting, advisory, outreach, and related services of a broad scope and at an expert level. Incumbent regularly interacts with senior-level Kosovo government officials and conveys information to and from them to inform and advance U.S. policy interests. Incumbent serves as key policy advisor on the full spectrum of Kosovo economic developments, and their strategic and political implications, to the Embassy Front Office and the Political-Economic Section
EXPERIENCE: Five years of progressively increasing responsibilities related to public and/or economic policy in government economic institutions, the private sector, economic research, economic/business journalism, other embassies, or international financial institutions.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Incumbent must have a thorough understanding of Kosovo's economic situation in all its complexity - including the political, social, and governmental structures that influence economic decision-making, and the key institutions, historical developments, and political and economic figures that have shaped Kosovo's economic trajectory. Demonstrated knowledge of statistical methodology and techniques, including macroeconomic analysis, as well as international standards for economic reporting.
Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Economics, Political-Economy, International Trade/Business, Finance, Business Journalism, or local equivalent field is required.