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.
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.