Economic Assistant

Announcement Number: HANOI-2021-49

Hiring Agency: Embassy Hanoi


Open Period: 09/13/2021 - 09/27/2021Format MM/DD/YYYY

Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+6

Series/Grade: FP - 1505 6

Salary: USD $51,220

Work Schedule: Full-time - 40 hours per week

Promotion Potential: FP-6

Duty Location(s): 1 in Hanoi, VM

Telework Eligible: No

For More Info:

 HR Section 000-000-0000


Hiring Path: • Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency: • U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies For USEFM-FP is FP-6. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.

Security Clearance Required: Secret/Confidential Clearance

Appointment Type: Temporary

Appointment Type Details: Definite not to exceed 5 years

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


The U.S. Mission in Hanoi is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Economic Assistant in the Economic Office, the U.S. Embassy Hanoi.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required


Support the Economic Section on a variety of economic issues for all of Vietnam. Become the subject matter expert in the areas assigned and responsible for reporting and actively engaging on economics in Vietnam.

Develop a wide range of contacts within the government, business and civil society to promote US-Vietnamese cooperation.

Support official visitors including State Department, Congressional and Staff delegations.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Thorough understanding of U.S. policies, as well as familiarity with investment topics; familiarity with Vietnam's business community.

Strong written and oral communication skills; sound policy judgment; able to work well with others.

Must be able to obtain and hold a Department of State SECRET Security Clearance.

Education Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree in economics, political science, international relations, or business is required.

Must have computer skills, be able to create Excel documents, navigate databases and create documents.


LANGUAGE: Level 4 Native-speaker fluency in English is required. Vietnamese language is not required.

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.


At least 3-years experience in program management, research and analysis, planning and strategy related to government, development assistance, economic or industry analysis.

Benefits and Other Info


Agency 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:

How to Apply:

All applicants must apply through the Mission website.

Required Documents:

For applicants who are USEFMs, the final grade/step for these positions will be determined by Washington DC.  The proposed grade is FP-06.

Open-to: • U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) - All Agencies

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 Hanoi.

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