EXPERIENCE: Must have at least four years of experience in political analysis, media, and legislative work, biographical research of government officials and other stakeholders, and/or reporting on key political, social, or economic developments in Afghanistan is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: In-depth knowledge of Afghan government (national and subnational) structures, security forces, as well as Afghan cultural and societal norms. Broad familiarity and experience with Afghan political, economic, media (including social media), and civil society institutions. A thorough understanding of many of the key political and social issues affecting Afghanistan today, such as relations with Pakistan and Iran, migration, reconciliation, ethnic relations, and and/or social stability. Expert knowledge of the most culturally effective and appropriate ways to interact with high-level Afghan and/or other diplomatic contacts
- Education Requirements:
Must have obtained a bachelor’s degree following at least three years of university-level study in a relevant area, including political science, law, international relations, journalism, economics and foreign language is required.
LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Fluent) in English and Dari and level 3 (good working knowledge) of Pashto is required.
"this may be tested"
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to understand and proactively report on Mission priorities in Afghanistan and package them in well-written political updates, cables, and other forms of written communication used by the Department. Take initiative to reach out to contacts on a range of political developments and other issues of importance to the U.S. Government. Develop and maintain professional relationships with a broad range of regional, national, and/or local government actors. Effectively interpret and translate as needed. Assist and mentor other LE Staff to develop similar skillsets.
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.