CAREER OPPORTUNITY

U.S. Embassy Dhaka is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Political Assistant.

NOTE:  Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered.  Thank you for your understanding.

The incumbent is the junior Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) in the Embassy Dhaka Political/Economic Section and advises the Embassy Political/ Economic Section and other offices (upon request) on all aspects of Bangladeshi political affairs. S/he reports to the senior FS-11 Political Specialist, serves as a grants officer representative for political-related grants, backs up the Embassy Protocol Assistant, and backs up on economic-related grants officer representative duties.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, History, International Law, Journalism, Foreign Area Studies (United States), or National Security (U.S. equivalent University Degree) is required. (You must attach a copy of your bachelor’s degree certificate along with your application form.)
  • Three years of progressive responsibility in political research or analysis, foreign affairs, newspaper reporting focused on politics, university teaching, public administration, or politics is required.
  •  Level 4 (fluent) in English is required.  Level 4 (fluent) Bangla is required.  Must be able to communicate readily, both orally and in writing, in both English and Bangla. This will be tested.
  •  Thorough knowledge of Bangladesh’s political, economic, and social structure; institutions; political parties; historical development; and key political figures.  A sound grasp of U.S. foreign policy objectives, initiatives, and processes in Bangladesh is also required.  Incumbent should be well-versed in internet-based research and highly skilled in the use of computer programs (i.e. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.) to collect and collate information and produce reports.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a wide range of contacts, including high-level officials and civil society members, both in and outside Dhaka.  Ability to interrelate developments in the political field to economic and social dynamics in Bangladesh.  Ability to execute complex research projects and to prepare clear, concise, and precise factual and analytical reports.  Ability to give objective advice. Ability to coordinate meetings, visitor logistics, and plan trips.

Applicants must submit the application form & required documents either by regular mail (postal service) or, deliver by hand to the south barrier of the U.S. Embassy to be considered.

Application submission deadline: March 7, 2018

Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), available on our website at http://bd.usembassy.gov/ (Click on ‘I am looking for jobs at the Embassy’, will take you to “Job Openings at the Embassy”); blank application forms are also available at the south barrier of the U.S. Embassy (near the Nepalese & Vatican Embassies). Please find the full job announcement on our website at: http://bd.usembassy.gov/