Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Maputo
Position Title:
Commercial Specialist
Open Period:
01/05/2021 - 01/19/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 1510 10
USD $46,205
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Maputo, MZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
N. Zandamela
+258 21 355 455


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
For USEFM - FP is 05.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Definite Six (06) Months with a possible Six (06) Month extension.
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


The incumbent supports the Senior Commercial Officer and the Commercial Service globally in promoting U.S. exports to Mozambique. Major duties include but are not limited to:  Follows and analyzes economic and commercial developments in country. Responsible for all CS activities associated with assigned market sectors and general knowledge of priority sectors for the country.  Plans, organizes and executes the promotion of CS products and core fee-based services. Coordinates major trade exhibitions, seminars, conferences, product launches and trade missions. Conducts market research for trade shows, trade missions, and client services. Monitors and reports on trade opportunities and trends/changes within assigned market sectors.  Researches and writes major portions of the Country Commercial Guide (CCG) and writes periodic International Marketing Insights and similar Commercial Service reports.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: 5 years of responsible work experience in a sales, marketing, business management, trade promotion, market/economic research or information management environment within the Mozambique market is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of the domestic economy, commercial, governmental and industrial structures, business and industry customs and practices and trade and investment laws, regulations and policies. Thorough understanding of Commercial Services' trade promotion goals, programs and procedures, marketing strategies and reporting requirements or ability to learn them quickly.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or host country equivalent in economics, accounting, marketing, international trade or business administration.


English level – Fluent - Written/Speaking/Reading is required. This may be tested.
Portuguese level - Fluent - Written/Speaking/Reading is required. This may be tested.

Ability to develop and maintain an extensive range of mid to high-level contacts in the host government and private sector; to plan, organize and execute complex commercial research projects; to prepare precise and accurate reports embodying in-depth analytical evaluations; and to render advice with objectivity and employing sound professional judgment. Use of industry standard word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail, and information management databases is required. Strong interpersonal, diplomatic and motivational skills are required. Ability to draft accurate and detailed business correspondence requiring minimal editing. Ability to prioritize tasks.

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.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Maputo/Mozambique may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. 

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

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.

• Residency and/or Work Permit
• University Transcript (‘ Certificado de cadeiras feitas’ )
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Maputo/Mozambique.