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The U.S. Mission in Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Economic Commercial Assistant in the Economic Section

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The U.S. Mission in Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Economic Commercial Assistant in the Economic Section


The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Economic Commercial Assistant in the Economic Section.
Opening Date : February 03, 2020
Closing Date : February 17, 2020
Open to : all interested candidates/ All Sources
Work Schedule : Full-time (40 hours/week)
SALARY : *Ordinarily Resident (OR) : CFA 15,901,225. a. (Starting Salary)
(Position Grade : FSN-09)


Employee is one of two economic Specialist positions located in the Economic Section, and directly reports to the FS03 American Economic Officer. Incumbent conducts information gathering, research, analysis, and reporting in the field of economic reporting, and promotes U.S. private sector interest in Burkina Faso. S/he attends meetings, translates, serves as notetaker in English and in French, briefs Embassy officials to include the Ambassador on economic and commercial developments, handles logistics, and organizes official events. Job holder is a Grant Officer Representative managing grants.


1. EDUCATION : Bachelors in Economics, Development, Political Science, Law is required.
2. EXPERIENCE : Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in social, political, or economic analysis and research, work with an economic focused NGO, chief of staff or assistant to a senior government or elected official, newspaper reporting on economic matters, university teaching, is required.

3. LANGUAGE : Level IV (Fluent) English Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.
Level IV (Fluent) French Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. These may be tested.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Ability to interpret the needs of U.S. officials for analysis of current economic developments. Ability to maintain contacts at all levels with individuals in the government, and private sector. Ability to obtain material from varied sources and prepare reports/analysis in a precise, accurate and comprehensible manner. Ability to translate documents from French to English and vice-versa. Accurate and quick keyboarding skills, and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). These may be tested.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE : Excellent knowledge of Burkina Faso’s institutions, private sector and business sector. Good knowledge of international relations. Some knowledge about U.S. foreign policy and interests.

A) Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered :

• Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at

• Choose Announcement Number Ouaga-2020-011 Economic Commercial Assistant and complete the online application.

• Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. resume, cover letter, degrees certificates, wok permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system

B) Required documentation/attachments : Applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified.

• Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
• Bachelor’s in Economics, Development, Political Science, Law is required is required not transcripts
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
• Copy of Work Attestations/Certificates

What to Expect Next : Only applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via telephone calls and email.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION : Go to complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained directly from the Electronic recruitment system (ERA) or by contacting the Human Resources Office at

Note :

- All applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
- All applications must be for an open/advertised position.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY : 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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