Skip Global Navigation to Main Content
  •  
Skip Breadcrumb Navigation
Job Opportunities
 

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

Information Assistant

The Information Assistant serves as press and media outreach advisor to the Public Affairs Officer.  The incumbent designs and implements media strategies using the full range of available public diplomacy resources.  Develops contacts and maintains working relationships with high-level media representatives, public relations academics, and professionals in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, and Solomon Islands.  Coordinates press coverage for all Embassy programs to promote a better understanding of U.S. policies among key audiences.  The Information Assistant implements the Embassy’s strategic communication plan in the area of emerging media outreach including official websites, social media platforms, and other digital technologies.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (four-year university degree) in journalism, communications, marketing, international relations, or social sciences is required
  • Minimum three years of progressively responsible communications experience in the fields of public relations, advertising, marketing, or information technology.  One year of which is professional experience applying new media and/or audio-visual technologies. 
  • English level IV, Tok Pisin level IV.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the media, political, economic, cultural, and social structures in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain high-level contacts with media and objectively advise Mission officials on media programming

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. 

Email: PersonnelPortMoresby@state.gov

Applications close April 30, 2015.

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

 THE USG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 

Embassy of the United States of America
The U.S. Embassy has an immediate vacancy for a suitably qualified 

 Political Assistant 

The U.S. Embassy’s Political Assistant plays a critical role in keeping the U.S. government apprised of political developments in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu and interpreting their impact on U.S. foreign policy interests. The Political Assistant performs political research, drafts substantive reports, analyzes press reports, regularly briefs the Ambassador and high level visitors on political trends, and offers policy guidance on U.S. engagement. He/she is responsible for developing, maintaining, and effectively utilizing an extensive range of high-level contacts carry out these reporting and analytic tasks. He/she also provides administrative support to the Political Section, including drafting diplomatic notes; organizing meetings and travel for the Political Officer, Ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission, and high level visitors as needed; and maintaining the Political Section’s electronic files and databases. The Political Assistant is required to work with minimal supervision, exercises good judgment, and critical thinking, and needs to have excellent writing and analytical skills. Some international and domestic travel is required. The incumbent reports directly to the Political Officer and acts as primary back up to the Economic, Gender, and Political/Economic Assistants.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Public Policy, International Relations or related discipline is required
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience. Experience in working in a multicultural environment is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of functions of various host nation government agencies, NGO’s and other institutions. Knowledge of political, economic, social, commercial, environmental, science, military, public affairs, and health issues of host nations, particularly on how these affect bilateral relations.
  • Level 4 English (fluent), both written and spoken, is required. Level 3 Tok Pisin required.
  • Excellent negotiation skills, advanced problem solving, high-level communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and undertake multi-faceted projects.
  • Excellent time-management and the ability to produce results while under various degrees of pressure.
  • Must be a creative thinker and able to develop “outside the box” solutions to challenges.
  • Must have an eye for detail and excellent writing skills.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be punctual, reliable, have a positive attitude, and be a team player who is able to work in a multicultural environment.

Salary: PGK 67,778 to PGK 88, 868 p.a. plus benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Please note that 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.

Email: PersonnelPortMoresby@state.gov

Applications must be received by May 1, 2015 at 4:30pm.

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

The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity 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.

    The online version allows applicants to fill out and save the form online using a web browser. Completed forms can be saved with the .FAR extension, the same as that used by e-Forms, and e-mailed to local Human Resources offices. Posts wishing to link to the online form rather than a PDF version should first check with their HR staff to ensure that they can open files with the .FAR extension. Posts unable to use the online version should link to the DS-174 in PDF form.

Adobe Reader

  • Adobe Reader. Photo Credits: State Dept All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format.  To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.  You may download a free version by clicking the link above.