EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years of work experience required in one or more fields of agricultural economics, agricultural/product marketing, agricultural policy, business/project management, and marketing analysis/research that includes significant analysis and report writing.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Good knowledge of Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) goals, programs, reporting requirements and procedures, and of U.S. agricultural polices and trading practices. Thorough knowledge of agricultural practices, market conditions, and government policies in Nigeria. Knowledge of Nigeria structure and responsibilities of various Ministries and offices, congressional and National Assembly processes as it relates to economic, trade and agricultural policy matters is required. Good understanding of international agreements relating to agricultural policy and agricultural economic supply/demand theories and concepts is required.
This may be tested. Please specify your level of proficiency in the language listed.
LANGUAGE: Fluent reading/writing/speaking of English is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) to create documents and spreadsheets, maintain and update databases, and develop presentations. Ability to use software for reporting purposes. Must be familiar with agricultural production, global agricultural trade concepts, general marketing strategies, and economic supply/demand concepts. Required to analyze statistical data and maintain data sets for accurate commodity and trade reporting. Must have the ability to draft detailed, complex reports on markets and trade policy, as needed. Must have excellent time management skills to cope with the diversity of work and deadlines, Ability to work effectively with government, public, and private individuals to obtain information and resolve trade issues is 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.