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This page contains current vacancy announcements from the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.  Please read the announcement information carefully and follow the instructions in detail.  For more information, please contact the Human Resources office at +675-321-1455 or send an e-mail to  Thank you.



The U.S. Embassy has an immediate vacancy for a suitably qualified 

   Economic Assistant 

The incumbent reports directly to the Economic Officer. The Economic Assistant will develop and maintain an extensive range of working-level contacts to carry out  reporting and analytic tasks on  economic, trade, business, environmental, and technology developments from an array of published and unpublished sources relevant to U.S. interests in PNG, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, and the Asia-Pacific region. Her/she also provides extensive administrative support, which includes drafting diplomatic notes, organizing meetings and travel for the Economic Officer as needed. This position requires the performance of a wide range of duties, with minimal supervision, and the exercise of good judgment and critical thinking.   

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Commerce, Statistics, Mathematics, Public or Business Administration is required.
  • At least four years previous relevant experience
  • English level IV, Tok Pisin level III.
  • In-depth knowledge of economic, political and business environment in the country and strong understanding of U.S. foreign policies.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.  Advanced problem solving, high-level communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and undertake multi-faceted projects under pressure.
  • Team player and able to work in a multicultural environment

Salary: K48, 330 p.a – K62, 010 plus benefits. Please note the Housing is not a condition of employment 

Please forward a detailed resume with full supporting documentation clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the minimum requirements, and a reliable telephone/email contact to the following address:

Embassy of the United States of America
P.O. Box 1492. Port Moresby. NCD. PNG.
Attn: Human Resources Assistant.  

Applications close April 14, 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For those not shortlisted, we thank you for considering the U.S Government as a potential employer.


Important Notice

  • The Bureau of Human Resources and the Office of Directives have created an online version of DS-174: Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member. The new form replaces all older versions of the DS-174, which have expired. Posts are encouraged to update all links to point to the new online version.

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