|Date Posted:||Jul 11, 2019|
|Reference:||RSA OUO 0170|
|Closing Date:||Aug 9, 2019|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Media,Communication,Sales/Marketing,Social Science|
|Salary Range:||As per company salary scaleAF|
|Years of Experience:||1 Year|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About NATO Afghanistan - Resolute Support :
Resolute Support is a NATO-led, non-combat mission. It was launched on January 1, 2015, following the conclusion of the previous NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission, and the assumption of full security responsibility by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). Its purpose is to help the Afghan security forces and institutions develop the capacity to defend Afghanistan and protect its citizens in a sustainable manner. The mission performs supporting functions in several areas. These include: operational planning; budgetary development; force generation process; management and development of personnel; logistical sustainment; and civilian oversight (in order to ensure the Afghan security forces and institutions act in accordance with the rule of law and good governance).
The incumbent provides Afghan cultural expertise to PSYOPS (Psychological Operations) by conducting focus groups with local Afghans, assisting with marketing research, and translating/interpreting between Dari, Pashtu, and English.
Provinces to travel:
Highly motivated, self-starter, focused, team player and cooperative.
Understanding and respect toward different cultures within an international environment.
Success will provide the necessary knowledge of Afghan culture to allow the commander informed decisions on messaging within the SPYOPS programs/series. This in turn will provide COMRS and DCOSCOMM with the most effective operational messaging entities possible in the current retrograde environment.
Professional contacts with governmental officials, ASI and ANDSF representatives, other governmental and non-governmental institutions, local test and focus groups needs to be developed and maintained.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Serves as a cultural analyst and advisor to a team of international analysts.
Provides translation/interpretation between Dari, Pashtu and English, and vice versa for focus groups, media, written documents, meetings, and other sources as required.
Prepares interview and focus group questionnaires on a given theme in order to fill the research gaps in support of the international analysts.
Conducts focus groups and interviews with local Afghans, members of the governmental and non-governmental organizations, including high-ranking governmental officials or ASI/ANDSF leaders.
Prepares questionnaires based on the intended effect and conducts pre-tests and post-tests for PSYOPS media products outside of HKIA, choosing the most representative test groups for each product.
Establishes new focus groups, representative for the PSYOPS target audiences and rotates the ones that became accustomed with PSYOPS’s products and intended effects.
Reviews PSYOPS 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.
Provides written briefs or presentations based on analysis.
Participates in establishing Impact Indicators for determining the effectiveness of the PSYOPS effort.
Keeps an active networking with the Afghan governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Keeps an updated data-base for the selected impact indicators and other data related to different PSYOPS efforts.
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 PSYOPS TV and Radio spots.
The employee may be required to perform a similar range of duties elsewhere within the organisation at the same grade without there being any change to the contract.
The work is normally performed in a typical Office / Secure Facility environment. Slightly Undesirable
Job Location:Afghanistan, Kabul
Training or experience in conducting focus groups, interviews or atmospherics with local Afghans or officials.
Experience translating between Dari, Pashtu, and English.
English: Good level of written and spoken language skills.
Dari: Good level of written and spoken language skills.
Pashtu: Good level of written and spoken language skills.
Note: The work both oral and written in this post and in this Headquarters as a whole is conducted mainly in English.
Experience analyzing large amounts of data and synthesizing it into coherent assessments under International supervision.
Experience writing research papers, academically or professionally, within social science disciplines.
Experience using databases, especially MS Access.
Experience in working with and existing networking with GIRoA, ASI and ANDSF officials and other governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Higher academic background in psychology, and/or other social sciences, communication or marketing.
Course in using the Microsoft package, especially Excel and Access.
Course in communication techniques.