EXPERIENCE: 3-5 years of Administrative/Para-professional experience is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE:An in-depth knowledge of all the various functions and activities within the jobholder's area of work. As a result of this, knowledge may be required to give advice and/or be able to handle some non-standard situations/problems. A detailed and broad knowledge of the political situation, legal and regulatory frameworks, and/or sectors/industries relevant to their area of activity. Typically, the jobholder will use this knowledge to make key decisions relating to their agency/section/post or provide high-level advice to others in this regard. Has a good understanding of a range of techniques/processes relating to a particular specialty. Is likely to have received extensive training in their specialist area or has built up this knowledge through a considerable amount of work experience. May be able to provide some basic advice to 'non specialists'.
SKILLS AND ABILITY: Should have excellent planning and organizational skills to manage a variety of overlapping, evolving, deadline-sensitive priorities and be program-oriented; must be able to anticipate and assess problems and develop and maintain productive business and private sector contacts. Should have an ability to develop and maintain contacts among government, non-government, cultural and educational circles. Must be able to deal with American program agency personnel and with Portuguese local government personnel, entrepreneurs and NGO leaders. Able to draft telegrams, letters and reports in English and Portuguese.
Security clearance level required for this position is:
Ability to receive and hold a Public Trust.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
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.