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

Economic Assistant 

The U.S. Embassy’s Economic Assistant plays a critical role in keeping the U.S. government apprised of economic developments in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu and interpreting their impact on U.S. foreign policy interests.  The Economic Assistant performs economic research, drafts substantive reports, regularly briefs the Ambassador and high level visitors on economic trends, and offers policy guidance on U.S. engagement.  The incumbent drafts the Investment Climate Statements, Investment Dispute Reports, Child Labor Reports and other Congressionally-mandated reporting on energy, trade, business, environmental, labor, and technology-related issues in Papua New Guiena, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.  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 Economic Section, including drafting diplomatic notes; organizing meetings and travel for the Economic Officer, Ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission, and high level visitors as needed; and maintaining the Economic Section’s electronic files and databases.  The Economic 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 Economic Officer and acts as primary back up to the Political, Gender, Public Diplomacy, and Protocol Assistants.   

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Social Science, Economics, International Relations, Commerce, Statistics, Mathematics, Public Relations, Public or Business Administration is required.
  • At least four years previous relevant work 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.
  • 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, Microsoft 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.

Annual Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.  Please note that housing is not a condition of employment. 

To apply, please send reliable telephone and/or/e-mail contact information, a detailed resume, and supporting documentation that clearly demonstrates your ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position to:

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 November 28, 2014 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.

 

2. EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 

U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby has an immediate vacancy for a suitably qualified 

Public Health Communications Specialist 

Incumbent of this position serves as primary staff to the Health Affairs Attaché’s Office (HAAO) and the US Health Team, providing vision and leadership to the U.S. Government (USG) health development and health diplomacy objectives. The incumbent will primarily assist with the development and implementation of the US Health Team’s communication strategy and outreach including regular reporting on current regional health issues and stakeholder updates on progress of health team initiatives. The incumbent must be proficient in both written and oral communications and have work experience with multi-media including social media, radio, television, and newspaper. The incumbent must have comprehensive knowledge of the PNG health sector including military medical department policy and regulation, government protocols, and development assistance and be able to develop relationships within the highest circles of government and research institutions. The incumbent will work closely with key US agencies (Department of  Defense, Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of State, United States Agency for International Development) and the US Embassy Public Diplomacy section to advance the USG health activities in the region. The incumbent will possess the ability to effectively interact with Papua New Guinea’s and other regional nations’ (Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Oceania-at-large) governmental, non-governmental, and health institutions in areas of policy, higher education, medical research, and technical advancements. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of journalism, communications, public health or health sciences, education, international development or political science is required. 
  • Must have at least five years of working experience in progressively more responsible positions in the field of communications, journalism, public health, and/or development, with at least one or more year(s) of this experience with a US government agency or other international/local organization. Prior experience and technical or policy related knowledge in some combination of health policy, project management, contingency planning, disaster response or medical civil action projects is required. 
  • English level IV, Tok Pisin level IV.  
  • The incumbent must be proficient in both written and oral communications and have work experience with multi-media including social media, radio, television, and newspaper. The incumbent must have comprehensive knowledge of the PNG health sector including military medical department policy and regulation, government protocol, and development assistance, and be able to develop relationships within the highest circles of government and research institutions. 
  • In-depth understanding of operational and governance structures of health systems, both civilian and military. Incumbent should also know where to access information on current laws at the national and local level as they are updated or reformed. Practical knowledge of health services (international, national, local) is required and candidate is expected to be able to quickly perform research to fill in knowledge gaps. The candidate must have good knowledge or the ability to quickly gain such knowledge of US Embassy programming, administrative policies, objectives, regulations, procedures, and documentation.
  • Must be able to work with PNG organizations in a tactful manner for the USG. S/he must be able to work and coordinate with governmental high ranking officers and other international donors in the health sector. Must have the ability to give policy and strategic recommendations and work independently and prioritize tasks in concert with the health team’s mission.

Salary: K67,778– K88,868 per annum, plus benefits. Please note that housing is not a condition of employment. 

To apply, please send reliable telephone/email contact information, a detailed resume, and supporting documentation that clearly demonstrates your ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position to: 

Embassy of the United States of America
Attn: Human Resources Assistant
P.O. Box 1492. Port Moresby. NCD. PNG.
Or Email: PersonnelPortMoresby@state.gov 

Application period closes November 07, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. For those that are not contacted, we thank you for considering the US Government as a potential employer.

3. EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The U.S. Embassy has an immediate vacancy for a suitably qualified U.S. Citizen for the position of; 

 RSO Secretary/Assistant

The incumbent of this position reports to the Regional Security Officer and provides a wide range of administrative tasks as assigned by supervisor. Duties include but are not limited to drafting correspondence and cables, responding to inquiries from host government officials and the public, scheduling appointments for visitors. She/he will also provide administrative assistance and support for all RSO programs. This is a part time position at 30 hours per week.  

Minimum Requirements

  • U.S. High School diploma or host country equivalency
  • At least two years prior work experience in general office administration/secretarial related duties.
  • Demonstrated high level proficiency in software computer applications, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and knowledge of standard office procedures.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Must hold a valid PNG Driver’s license
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to pass background investigation and obtain security clearance 

Salary: US$30,512 – US$42,712 p.a.

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 October 3, 2014.

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.

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