US Embassy in Turkmenistan searches for Political Assistant


Announcement Number: ASHGABAT-2023-033

Hiring Agency: US Embassy in Turkmenistan

Position Title: Political Assistant (Foreign Affairs Specialist) - All Interested Applicants / All Sources (1605)

Open Period: 11/07/2023 - 11/23/2023

Series/Grade: LE - 1605 9

Salary: USD $26,992 /Per Year

Work Schedule: Full-time - Mon-Fri, 09:00 - 18:00; unscheduled obligations outside of normal working hours may be required occasionally

Promotion Potential: LE-NA

Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Ashgabat, TM


This role serves as a Political-Economic Specialist, performing a wide variety of analytical reporting in the areas of Turkmenistan's international relations as well as relevant domestic political developments, particularly pertaining to human rights. Develops and maintains contacts with appropriate government officials, international missions, and private entities to support research and reporting on political and economic issues in Turkmenistan. 


EXPERIENCE:  At least five years of progressively responsible work experience in the field of politics, university research, journalism, or program management at an international mission, foreign diplomatic mission governmental or non-governmental political, economic, or scientific organization. Experience should include at least six months studying or working outside of Turkmenistan.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrated knowledge of Turkmenistan's political and economic structures, legal system, historical development, and relations with Russia, China, Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia.   


  • Effective oral and written communication;
  • Ability to develop and maintain an extensive range of political, regional, international and economic contacts;
  • Ability to quickly organize and execute complex research projects and to prepare precise and accurate analytical summaries in English.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software.


  • Completion of University degree (Bachelor's or higher) in international relations, political science, international trade, economics, or related field.


  • English Level 4 - Fluent; speaking/reading/writing, may include the ability to translate
  • Russian Level 4 - Fluent; speaking/reading/writing, may include the ability to translate
  • Turkmen Level 3 - Good working knowledge; speaking/reading/writing

Language proficiency and skills and abilities may be tested. Candidates may present Language scores from a certifying language body in lieu of language testing (TOEIC, TOEFL, IBT, FSI, CAMLA, CEFR, MET, BERTLITZ).

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US Embassy in Turkmenistan