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ECONOMIC SPECIALIST

U.S. Embassy Singapore  

Job Description

This position serves as a policy advisor and is working with the Senior Economic officer based in the Economic/Political Section.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze and draft reports on economic, public policy and political-economic developments in Singapore and the region.
  • Research on trade, finance and business sector developments, and gathering statistics and public source information for annual reporting to the U.S. Congress on a variety of issues. 
  • Research issues in response to requests by U.S. government agencies, develop and maintain relationships with various Singapore Government offices, academia and the private sector.
  • Support visits of U.S. Government policymakers and other officials, schedule appointments, manage the Section’s internal and external websites, and maintain a contact database.
  • Track media releases, speeches, and other relevant documents released by the Singaporean Government and economic and policy research firms.
  • Keep the Section informed of significant developments of interest to the U.S. Government, and will follow Parliament sessions and key fiscal and economic related developments in the relevant ministries

Job Requirements

Requirements: 
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in their resume.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, economics, business, or management is required. 
  • At least three (3) years of work experience in analytical report writing, research or statistical analysis and dealing with government or business, or closely related field is required. 
  • Must have fluent, strong English oral and writing skills. (This may be tested) 
  • Possess strong understanding of domestic and regional economic trends, domestic politics, and key local and international political-economic issues.
  • Possess strong understanding of the structure and working of Singapore government and business sector.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and write well and quickly on economic and political related policies and developments in Singapore and the region.
  • Must be able to understand and synthesize statistics and economic data.
  • Competence in MS Office software programs is required.

Additional job details can be requested by emailing USEmbSingaporeHR@state.gov  

Email applications cannot be accepted. All supporting documents including educational certificates, transcripts and a resumé that validates the above stated requirements must be uploaded with your application via https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/sgp/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms  by November 5, 2021. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  Thank you for your interest in U.S. Embassy Singapore. 

  • Permanent / Full Time
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