Policy advisor - Trade, Energy, Climate

Employer
Norwegian Embassy
Location
Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 20, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Policy / Legal
Discipline
Energy
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Policy advisor - Trade, Energy, Climate

Norway is a long-standing ally and partner of the United States. A founding member of NATO, one of the world's most successful economies with a population regularly surveyed to be the "happiest people in the world", the Scandinavian country is a leader in areas as diverse as international peace and reconciliation, shipping, gender equality, energy production, fisheries and fish farming, as well as climate technology.

Norway's partnerships with the U.S. spans a large number of cooperation areas, and its Embassy in Washington, D.C. is the country's largest bilateral mission with a staff of more than 50, including approximately 30 diplomats and 20 local staff. The diplomats include Foreign Service personnel as well as envoys from a number of specialized Norwegian government agencies and the office of the Defense Attaché.

The mission of the embassy is to further develop relations with all parts of the U.S. government, including the Administration, the U.S. Congress and individual states, across all areas of cooperation.

Job description

The policy advisor will be working closely together with the Embassy's diplomatic personnel across areas such as trade, energy, climate and environment, research and science, and ocean policy. Promoting Norwegian commercial and policy interests through outreach, events, and cooperation with other Team Norway organizations across these policy fields will be an important part of the advisor's work. The advisor will furthermore contribute to the Embassy's understanding of developments in U.S. policy and regulations, both at the Federal and State level, relevant to Norwegian interests and the US-Norway relationship.

Duties

Monitor and analyze US domestic policies and initiatives of relevance to Norwegian policy interests
Design and deliver projects and events to support closer Norwegian-US collaboration
Develop and maintain contacts with Congress, Federal and State Administration, industry, and non-governmental stakeholders
Work closely with colleagues throughout the Norwegian network of consulates and other members of "Team Norway".

Qualifications

Relevant College degree
Minimum of 2 years relevant experience

Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as networking skills
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Knowledge or interest in Norwegian policy strengths and priorities
Flexible and service-minded
Ability and willingness to travel

Conditions of employment

U.S. law will apply for the position. We offer a competitive salary, health insurance, 25 days of annual vacation, and a very good working environment with interesting and varied tasks.

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, or a holder of a residence and work permit in the United States.

Application

Applications should include a cover letter, a resume, and references, which should be sent to applications.emb.washington@mfa.no. Please mark the application "Policy Advisor, Trade, Energy, and Climate, and your name."

For further information, please contact Minister Counselor, Ms. Reidun Bugge Otteroey, +1 (202) 710-7002.

Deadline: August 26, 2022

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