Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Pristina
Position Title:
Economic Specialist (Political/Economic Assistant)
Open Period:
09/02/2021 - 09/16/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1505 10
EUR €29,105
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Monday-Friday
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Pristina, KV
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
+383 38 59 59 3000


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
•    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required



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.

Qualifications and Evaluations


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.



English Level IV (Fluent) speaking, reading, writing is required. It may be tested.    

Albanian Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading is required. It may be tested.    

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent writing and analytical skills, with an emphasis on turning out concise written products on tight deadlines that distill the most critical messages for a policy audience. Must be able to develop and maintain an extensive range of high-level local and international contacts. Must be able to plan, organize, and execute complex research projects with minimal supervision, analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data, to provide thoughtful and detailed analysis of key economic, political, and societal trends in Kosovo. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel (e.g. creation of charts, use of pivot tables) are required.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  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.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in (Kosovo) may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. 

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust & Background Investigation clearance. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma as verification of educational requirement  by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Passport/ID copy

  • Degree (not transcript)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kosovo.