U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa Agricultural Marketing Specialist Jobs

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa Agricultural Marketing Specialist Jobs


  • The Agricultural Marketing Specialist (entry-level specialist) is responsible for representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in Southern Africa.

  • The incumbent facilitates linkages between U.S. exporters and host country importers, identifies marketing practices to increase trade opportunities, and resolves market access issues affecting U.S. agricultural products. Develops and maintains broad range of industry and government stakeholder contacts (working-to-mid levels) to gain cooperation on substantive agricultural matters.

  • Analyzes and drafts reports on agricultural commodities, market developments, and market policy. Implements and evaluates various planned projects and activities, including market promotional and trade development programs.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Experience: Minimum three (3) years of work experience required in one or more fields of agricultural economics, agricultural/product marketing, agricultural policy, business/project management, and marketing analysis/research that includes significant analysis and report writing.

    Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Food and Agricultural Marketing, Agriculture, Agribusiness, or International Trade is required.


  • Language: Level IV English (fluency in both written and oral) is required. (This may be tested).

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) to create documents and spreadsheets, maintain and update databases, and develop presentations.

  • Use of FAS specialized software for reporting purposes. A valid driving license is required. Must be familiar with agricultural production, global agricultural trade concepts, general marketing strategies, and economic supply/demand

  • Required to analyze statistical data and maintain data sets for accurate commodity and trade reporting. Drafts detailed, complex reports on markets and trade policy, as needed.

  • Must have excellent time management skills to cope with the diversity of work and deadlines.

  • Ability to work effectively with government, public, and private individuals to obtain information and resolve trade issues.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is required. (This may be tested).

    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 and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa Agricultural Marketing Specialist Jobs

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