Political Assistant FSN-8

  U.S. Embassy
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 2006
Date Posted:Jul 9, 2017
Reference:17 - 084
Closing Date:Jul 14, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:General
Nationality:Any
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About U.S. Embassy:

Founded:  

U.S. Embassy Kabul Afghanistan

Job Summary:

Political Assistant FSN-8

Duties & Responsibilities:

Expand political contacts among national, and/or provincial-level Afghan government official, civil society groups, media organizations, and other influential figures. Respond to tasking on domestic and/or regional political issues. Provide oral and written updates and analysis to the political section and the front office, as necessary, on key developments in regional, national, and/or local politics. Monitory and report on major issues covered by local and regional politics and assist political officers in establishing new relationships. Set up appointments for officers and the Front Office and interpret, as necessary. Maintain a comprehensive contact database. Additional duties as required.

Job Requirement:

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. EDUCATION: Must have at least three years of studies satisfactorily completed in a relevant area, such as political science, law, international Relations, journalism, economics, foreign languages, or other social sciences is required. U.S. Embassy Kabul Human Resources Office VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Political Assistant FSN-8 Announcement Number: 17-084
2. EXPERIENCE: Must have at least four years direct experience in political analysis, press analysis, legislative analysis, compiling biographical information on government officials and stakeholders, or developing detailed reports regarding political or economic developments in Afghanistan. Strong regional experience or ties to western Afghanistan is required.
3. LANGUAGE: Level 4 (fluent) English is required. Level 4 (fluent) Dari is required. Level 3 (Good working knowledge) Pashto is required.
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent written and oral communication required for regular briefings and written reports on all aspects of parliament. Develop and maintain professional relationships with parliamentarians and government officials at all levels. Use multiple media and online sources for research. Interpret and translate fluidly between English and Dari. Use Microsoft Word, Outlook, and SharePoint software to report and share information.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent written and oral communication required for regular briefings and written reports on all aspects of parliament. Develop and maintain professional relationships with parliamentarians and government officials at all levels. Use multiple media and online sources for research. Interpret and translate fluidly between English and Dari. Use Microsoft Word, Outlook, and SharePoint software to report and share information.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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