FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER (FSO 1)FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER (FSO 1)
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS
Monitors political, economic and social developments at the bilateral, regional and international levels in countries within a particular geographic region and/or in given regional and international organizations;
Researches and analyses information secured from credible sources – including press releases, reports, periodicals, the internet and other relevant publications;
Consults with counterparts in relevant Missions to obtain feedback on political and economic developments in assigned countries and/or regional and international organizations;
Liaises regularly with relevant line Ministries, Departments and Agencies and NGOs to obtain feedback and advice on positions to be adopted by Jamaica on critical bilateral or multilateral issues;
Prepares Cabinet Submissions and Notes, Position Papers, Briefs and Memoranda on policy issues related to area of assignment;
Represents the Ministry at (local and overseas) meetings and conferences, as required;
Assists with the logistical arrangements for meetings hosted by the Ministry;
Prepares Reports on all meetings attended;
Monitors the implementation of technical cooperation agreements signed between Jamaica and other countries/regional organizations.
Good appreciation of Jamaica’s Foreign Policy.
Awareness of Jamaica’s political, economic and social environment and policies
Very good policy analysis and policy formulation skills
Very good research and analytical skills
Very good communication skills (oral and written)
Very good command of the English language.
Effective negotiating skills
Very good interpersonal and soft skills
Basic knowledge of Official Protocol Practices and Procedures
Adaptability – ability to deal with unexpected circumstances, including urgent requests for information at short notice; to work under pressure to meet deadlines, and to work in new environments.
Proficiency in Computer Applications
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
A First Degree (with Honours) in the Social Sciences, the Humanities, Law or the Natural Sciences.
Proficiency in one or more of the official languages of the United Nations (Spanish, French, English, Chinese, Arabic, Russian) would be desirable/ advantageous
Previous relevant working experience would be an asset