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About Resolute Support

Resolute Support Mission

Job Summary

RESOLUTE SUPPORT in strategic partnership with Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) conducts Functionally Based Security Forces Assistant (Train Assist and Aid) (SFA (TAA)) to enable a credible, capable, and sustainable Afghan Security Institution (ASI) and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). Deputy Chief of Staff Communication (DCOS COMM) is responsible for advising Commander Resolute Support (COMRS) on all Strategic Communications issues and media engagement intended to inform, influence or persuade the audiences within the battle space. The Strategic Targeting influence and Integration Cell (STIIC) is responsible for strategic targeting and Information/Influence Operation processes, providing a coordinated and targeted influence programme to support COM RS priorities as defined through theatre-level decision making and strategic discussion. Combined Joint Psychological Task Force (CJPOTF) is the primary asset of COM RS to directly communicate to the local population through the use of mass media. This is delivered in a Target Audience Analysis (TAA) model to enhance GIRoA Psychological Operations capabilities. – The incumbent provides Afghan cultural expertise to CJPOTF by conducting focus groups with local Afghans, assisting with marketing research, and translating/interpreting between Dari, Pashtu, and English.

Job Details

Date Posted: 27 Sep 2016 Reference: RSA OUO 0220
Closing Date: 27 Oct 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Media Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 12 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as a cultural analyst and advisor to a team of international analysts
Provides translation/interpretation between Dari, Pashtu, and English for focus groups, written documents, meetings, and other sources as required
Conducts focus groups with local Afghans and pre-tests CJPOTF media products outside of KAIA.
Reviews CJPOTF media products and provides cultural input and advice in order to improve the effectiveness of the message.
Develops research projects to better understand the Afghan population’s society, culture, demographics, conditions, psychographics, and media accessibility

The incumbent may be required to deploy on operational tasks, or to undertake TDY assignments elsewhere.
The incumbent may be required to assist other section members by contacting Afghan media, government, and non-government organizations to obtain relevant data within the information environment.
The incumbent may be required to assist other section members by monitoring local media, translating the content into English, and inputting the information into data warehouses.
The incumbent may be required to use his/her voice to narrate CJPOTF TV and Radio spots.
The employee may be required to perform a similar range of duties elsewhere within the organization at the same grade without there being any change to the contract.

Professional contacts with others limited to the exchange of information requiring normal courtesy and effectiveness in dealing with others.

Success will provide the necessary knowledge of Afghan culture to allow the commander informed decisions on messaging within the CJPOTF programs/series


Highly motivated, self-starter, focused, team player and cooperative
Understanding and respect toward different cultures within an international environment.


Experience translating between Dari, Pashtu, and English
Standard Automated Data Processing (ADP) Knowledge: Working Knowledge

Experience conducting focus groups.
Experience analysing large amounts of data and synthesizing it into coherent assessments.
Experience writing research papers, academically or professionally, within social science disciplines.
Experience using databases, especially MS Access
Academic background in marketing, psychology, and/or other social sciences

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


High School, Media

Submission Guideline

We only accept RS LCH Application Forms in word format and they should be sent to (local.vacancies) mailbox.


Additional Remarks:
An initial 12 month contract will be offered and contract extensions may be possible. Because of the dynamic environment, RS posts are under regular review and therefore post details and responsibilities, including contract duration and contractual grade may change during the advertising and contractual period.

Benefit Package:
Monthly salary of € 1,064.00
Meal Allowance of € 185.00 per month

If interested, please apply in accordance with the General Information for applicants provided through the following link:

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