Jobs at the Embassy

The U.S. Embassy is currently accepting applications for the Commercial/Economic Assistant position. The successful candidate will support the Economic Section on a wide range of issues relating to trade and the economic relationship between the United States and Mauritius. The position includes research, analysis, and reporting on economic and commercial topics. A degree in economics, business administration, international relations, or a closely related field is required. At least three years of experience in international business, financial services, economic research, trade promotion, or its equivalent is required. Thorough knowledge of key economic issues in Mauritius, including foreign investment, government economic and trade policy, financial markets, and other sectors is required. A good understanding of the key players in the local business community and public sector is required. Must be able to plan and conduct complex research on economic and commercial issues and to analyze and communicate (orally and written) the results accurately. Applicants must be familiar with Microsoft Office. Additionally, applicants must be able to pass a background suitability screening. Interested candidates must send a cover letter, CV, and related credentials to hro_portlouis@state.gov to arrive no later than close of business on June 17, 2020.

The U.S. Embassy is currently accepting applications for the position Media Coordinator. The Media Coordinator manages U.S. Embassy engagement with press and media. Analyzes the written and broadcast media landscape, including the political, social, economic, cultural and ethnic factors that shape the media environment. Provides in-depth information on the scope of press and media influence in Mauritius and Seychelles, as well as audience profiles, circulation, and viewer statistics and patterns. Advises the Public Affairs Officer and U.S. Embassy leadership on press and media strategies to promote U.S. foreign policy. Shapes press and media coverage of U.S. policy through the crafting of products and by securing coverage of the U.S. point of view to reach both mainstream and niche audience groups. The incumbent will be required to manage the U.S. Embassy’s social media accounts, website, draft press invitations, and press releases. A university degree in journalism, communications, international relations, political science, or economics is required. At least four years of professional experience in the communication field working as a journalist or managing public relations, communications, and marketing is required. High degree of proficiency in both written and spoken English and French is required. Good understanding of Mauritian Creole language is required. Excellent translation skills are required. Applicant must be familiar with Microsoft Office and social media management. Additionally, applicant must be able to pass a background suitability screening. Interested candidates must send a cover letter, CV and related credentials to hro_portlouis@state.gov to arrive no later than close of business on, June 11, 2020.

The U.S. Embassy is currently accepting applications for the position Cultural Affairs Specialist. The Cultural Affairs Specialist serves as the strategist and advisor responsible for post’s Public Diplomacy (PD) engagement with Established Opinion Leaders. Designs and oversees engagement activities, projects, campaigns and exchanges tailored to these audience sectors to leverage individuals, their communities, institutions and communication outlets to support U.S. goals, American values and specific foreign policy priorities outlined in the Mission’s Integrated Country Strategy. The position is responsible for the planning, implementation, and coordination of U.S. Government sponsored or facilitated exchange programs, including International Visitors, Humphrey Fellows, Fulbright programs, Mandela Washington Fellowship, and others as appropriate. Maintains relationship with alumni of PD initiatives and exchanges. Develops and implements sustained campaigns to organize policy-specific dialogues and substantive engagements, using, U.S. or international subject matter experts for discussions, roundtables, expert lectures, and activities organized with influential institutions such as professional training institutes, think tanks, and through partnership with prominent individuals. A university degree in political science, economics, international relations, communications, or American Studies is required. At least four years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, multinational, academic or governmental work environment, with communications, project management, or education duties as a significant part of the job. Experience with audience or market analysis, marketing, and managing social media content is required. High degree of proficiency in both written and spoken English and French is required, Good understanding of Mauritian Creole language is required. Applicant must be familiar with Microsoft Office and social media management. Additionally, applicant must be able to pass a background suitability screening. Interested candidates must send a cover letter, CV and related credentials to hro_portlouis@state.gov to arrive no later than close of business on, June 9, 2020.