Economic/Commercial Specialist at US Embassy Lesotho



Gathers information, performs research, evaluates policies, drafts reports and maintains contacts, up to and including the ministerial and managing director levels in the fields of economics, commerce and labor.



Applicants must address required qualification criteria listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.


  1. Education

Must possess an undergraduate degree in economic, marketing, business administration or other closely related field..


  1. Prior work experience

Four to six years of progressively responsible experience in the economic research and analysis or other closely related field. Two to four years of progressively responsible experience in sales, marketing, commercial banking or other closely related field.


  1. Language proficiency

Level 4 written and spoken English and Sesotho.


  1. Post-entry training.

One to two years, depending on prior experience and educational qualification. Budget allowing, will attend economic course for FSNs at the NFATC IN Rosslyn, VA.


  1. Job knowledge

A good working knowledge of Lesotho’s economic structure, government and related institutions; thorough knowledge of statistical methodology and techniques; good understanding of economic reporting requirements and procedures; US and Foreign Commercial Service programs.


  1. Skills and abilities

Ability to develop, organize and analyze statistical data; to determine trends; to make factual and concise demonstrations of such data; to develop sources and contact; to maintain contacts over an extensive range of society.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office (Tsepang Mohale/Mzwandile Sopeng: 22312666 ext 4160/4217).


HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered.


Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
  2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)


Human Resources Office(Tsepang Mohale/Mzwandile Sopeng)
Mailing Address:(P. O. Box 333 Maseru 100, Lesotho)
FAX Number:(+266 22310116)
E-mail Address:(



EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.