Agricultural Specialist

bij American Embassy Brussels - Brussel 1 - Voltijds

Hoe ziet je dag eruit?

Serves as a professional analyst and advisor to the Minister Counselor and Agricultural Attachés on both agricultural market intelligence and political outreach. He/she leads engagement with the European Parliament, EU Member State Permanent Representations, and the European Commission which includes developing strategies to influence EU legislation and policies with a specific focus on agriculture and trade.
He/she anticipates, analyzes and reports on developments in the EU related to agricultural biotechnology, overall Common Agricultural Policy, grains and feed policy, EU budget and any other agriculture and trade issues as assigned; independently identifies and investigates EU issues and determines their impact on U.S. exports; develops and evaluates possible alternatives and proposes tactics for averting and resolving trade disruption in the areas assigned.

Wie zoeken we?

  • EXPERIENCE: Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in agriculture, international trade, or economics, or equivalent experience in the production, processing or marketing of agricultural commodities, including experience in the analysis and interpretation of data and presentation of findings in written form.
  • JOB KNOWLEDGE:  In-depth knowledge of the organization of EU and member state institutions and legislative decision making procedures involved in regulatory issues, particularly those related to agriculture; knowledge of U.S. and EU trade associations, agricultural product retailers and private traders; USDA organization, functions and policies in general and FAS in particular; FAS commodity reporting requirements; relationship between FAS and co-operators; relationship between FAS and EU agriculture-related institutions; and Embassy organization and procedures.
  • Master¿s degree in agriculture, economics, or other closely related field.
  • LANGUAGE:  Fluency in English, with fluency in at least one other official EU language required. This may be tested.
  • SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to establish and maintain contacts with EU officials to obtain policy information and to represent USG interests. Ability and initiative to develop and maintain an extensive range of contacts at a variety of levels in the EU Commission and private and public sectors. Ability to provide sound professional advice. Ability to obtain both published and unpublished information and data relating to agricultural development in the EU including legislative, regulatory and procedural changes. Ability to relate developments in the agricultural field to political, economic and sociological forces at work in the EU. Ability to analyze and evaluate data and draft analytical reports in clear and grammatically correct English under tight deadlines. Capacity to present complex technical information clearly and articulately in public settings. Experience with spreadsheets, and databases required. Must be a self-starter with the organizational skills to set priorities in the face of multiple priorities and 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.

Wat krijg je van ons?

  • Locally Employed Staff, working at the U.S. Mission in Brussels receive a compensation package that includes life insurance, hospitalization insurance, extra-legal pension, transportation allowance/reimbursement, meal vouchers, and other benefits.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Wat verwachten we van jou?

  • Master
  • Minstens 5 jaar ervaring

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