EXPERIENCE: Experience in one or more of the following areas: economics, law, international relations, business administration or statistics is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of Brazil's economic system, social dynamics and history, its institutions and key government and non-government figures. Familiarity with US foreign policy objectives, particularly in Brazil and the region. General understanding of US politics, economics, and history.
LANGUAGE: (This may be tested)
English fluency in reading/writing/speaking is required.
Portuguese fluency in reading/writing/speaking is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (This may be tested)
Sound judgment. Ability to develop and cultivate relevant contacts, gather information and draft original documents on complex issues with speed and accuracy. Must be able to operate under pressure, often on tight deadlines, and occasionally at public or high-profile events. Ability to plan and organize complicated projects such as events and visitors' schedules. Strong time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines are required, as are flexibility and the willingness to take on unexpected tasks. Ability to work with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook and Internet.
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.