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Cultural Affairs Assistant

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About U.S. Embassy

U.S. Embassy Kabul Afghanistan

Job Summary

U.S. Embassy Kabul Afghanistan

Job Details

Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 Reference: KABUL-2018-033-RA
Closing Date: 11 Nov 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: General Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent reports to the Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer (ACAO), and indirectly to the Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) and the Public Affairs Officer (PAO). The incumbent serves as: a) the unit 's primary contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Interior, and interacts frequently with other high-level officials and Ministries involved in exchange programs; b) the senior Locally Engaged Staff (LES) manager for post 's professional exchange programs, both training and delegating tasks to
lower-level LE staff as needed; and c) the authority for other Mission colleagues on obtaining permission to travel
For Afghan contacts from the Afghan government. In carrying out these responsibilities, incumbent uses considerable independent judgement.

Skills

Ability to identify, develop, and maintain contacts at all levels-including contacts which did not previously exist-is essential. Must develop and maintain contacts at the highest levels of government, including ministerial level, as well as leaders in the private sector and non-governmental organizations. The incumbent is expected to use his/her extensive network of influential contacts to further Public Diplomacy goals. Must be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of American and Afghan program partners, verbally and in writing, and must be comfortable with public speaking, briefing, and simultaneous interpretation. Must have strong interpersonal skills. Must have strong managerial skills. Must be able to keep track of long-term projects while simultaneously responding to short-fuse tasking’s. Ability to produce diplomatic and official correspondence in both Dari and English is essential. Must have excellent translation skills, including simultaneous interpretation.

Qualifications

Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information and documentation supporting each item. For example, official transcripts evidencing educational requirements must be attached to the original application submission. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified. We are not required to contact applicants who have submitted incomplete application packages.

Education Requirements:
Two years of college/university studies in general coursework is required.

EXPERIENCE: Four years of progressively responsible professional experience in educational and cultural programs, program management, or public relations with six months of supervisory experience is required.

LANGUAGE: Level 4 English (spoken and written), Level 4 Dari (written and spoken), and Level 3 Pashto (written and spoken) are required. .

This may be tested.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:
Thorough knowledge of Afghan society, including political, media, economic, social, educational, religious, and cultural structures and institutions is essential. Specific knowledge of key players and institutions in Afghanistan, particularly those relating to government, education and cultural affairs is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to identify, develop, and maintain contacts at all levels-including contacts which did not previously exist-is essential. Must develop and maintain contacts at the highest levels of government, including ministerial level, as well as leaders in the private sector and non-governmental organizations. The incumbent is expected to use his/her extensive network of influential contacts to further Public Diplomacy goals. Must be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of American and Afghan program partners, verbally and in writing, and must be comfortable with public speaking, briefing, and simultaneous interpretation. Must have strong interpersonal skills. Must have strong managerial skills. Must be able to keep track of long-term projects while simultaneously responding to short-fuse tasking’s. Ability to produce diplomatic and official correspondence in both Dari and English is essential. Must have excellent translation skills, including simultaneous interpretation.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Diploma, General

Submission Guideline

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security clearance. To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified. To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site https://af.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs ).

Required Documents:
•Two years of college/ University Transcript
•Proof of Citizenship (Tazkira)

Next Steps: Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul

Submission Email

No email provided, please refer to Submission Guideline above

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