EXPERIENCE:Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with the U.S or other diplomatic missions, the Afghan Parliament, the Afghan government, or NGOs dealing with the Afghan government. Experience must include at least 3 years of daily interactions with mid- to high-level Afghan government officials, or with provincial/local leaders from all of Afghanistan’s geographic regions is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent must have an in-depth knowledge of provincial politics and the security situation in the major Afghan provinces – Kandahar, Helmand, Herat, Bamyan, Balkh, Kunduz, Panjshir, and Nangahar – and must be familiar with the general political and security situations in the rest of Afghanistan’s provinces. He/She must also be familiar with U.S. policy, the U.S. policymaking process, and Department of State reporting procedures..
- Education Requirements:
University degree in law, political science, international relations, international law, history, journalism, public administration is required.
LANGUAGE: Level 4 (fluent) English is required. Level 4 (fluent) Dari is required. Level 2 (limited) Pashto is required
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SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must demonstrate an ability to establish and cultivate professional relationships with government officials and provincial leaders from all of Afghanistan’s geographic regions. Excellent written and oral communication required for regular briefings and written reports on all aspects of provincial politics. Must be able to 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. Must have strong leadership and management skills.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
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.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.