EXPERIENCE: At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in one or more fields of agriculture, agricultural business, agricultural trade, economic analysis, or market analysis that includes significant analysis and report writing is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: An understanding of both U.S. and Philippine agricultural production and trade policy and comprehension of how they interact and affect each other. Solid knowledge base of Philippine agricultural production practices for the full range of commodities and the factors that affect production, supply and demand. A thorough understanding of USDA and Philippine agricultural marketing programs, including applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to agricultural imports and trade. A thorough knowledge of the mechanisms, constraints and practices with respect to markets for various agricultural commodities in the Philippines and of opportunities for U.S. products in those markets.
NOTE: In your application, make sure to provide all information relevant to your qualifications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide information on his/her application that are true, correct, and complete. A curriculum vitae or resume is NOT considered during the qualification analysis process. Only the information completed on the application can be used to determine eligibility and qualifications of applicants.
- Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Marketing, Agriculture, or Business Administration is required.
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts 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.
English - Fluent (Reading/Writing/Speaking). This may be tested.
Tagalog - Fluent (Reading/Writing/Speaking). This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong ability to 1) plan, organize and manage programs for obtaining and reporting critical market information and intelligence on agricultural products; 2) interpret and inter-relate developments in the areas of agricultural production, policy, marketing and analysis to the political, economic and sociological forces at work in the Philippines and the region; 3) prepare analytical reports and evaluations of the impact and success of various production policies and programs; 4) develop and maintain an extensive range of high and middle level contacts in government, industry, academe and media; 5) render advice with detachment and objectivity, employing sound professional judgement; and, 6) train and supervise contractors, subordinate employees and temporary hires. Proficiency in computer skills to draft and finalize reports and correspondence, develop databases and prepare statistical analyses and presentations. Must have the ability to develop, recommend and implement new and innovative approaches, procedures and/or guidelines consistent with U.S. Government regulations and internal SOPs to improve working environment or situation.
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.