Thursday, April 7, 2016

Social Media Analyst and Public Diplomacy Advisor

About Resolute Support
Resolute Support Mission
Job Summary
Responsible for monitoring, reporting and providing analysis on all relevant reports related to RS, security issues, political and international issues, selected reconstruction and development issues, as published in the national media. On behalf of the Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) Civilian Spokesperson, develop and maintain good relations with the Afghan media, and advise where appropriate on ways to improve North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO's) image.
Job Details
Date Posted:07 Apr 2016Reference:RSA GZU 6060
Closing Date:06 May 2016Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1Gender:Any
Functional Area:MediaOpen Ended:NO
Nationality:AfghanSalary Range:As per company salary scale
Contract Type:Fixed-termYears of Experience:5 Year(s)
Contract Duration:0 Year(s) &12 Month(s)Extension Possibility:Yes
Probation Period:3 Months
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides advice on media related issues as directed by the SCR Spokesperson.
Develops and maintains enhanced relationships with national media.
Keeps abreast of issues related to NATO, RS, and national policies.
Assists in compiling relevant databases.
Develops and maintains relationships with the senior government officials, Parliamentarians, Afghan institutions, members of the Afghan civil society, media and any other local agencies/organizations, as directed by the SCR Office.
Organizes and executes Afghan media tours to NATO Summits & Ministerial.
Provides support for the Media Opinion Leaders to Afghanistan (MOLA) tours and the Transatlantic Opinion Leaders to Afghanistan (TOLA) tours through setting up meetings with key Afghan interlocutors and providing logistical support.
Provides advice on media related issues as directed by the SCR and provides regular reports to the SCR office on current media issues. Analyse Afghan Government and civil society reactions to NATO and RS proposals, operations and initiatives.
Assists in the preparation of and supporting high level visits and delegations.
Attends the SCR and other SCR team member m Spokesperson.
Provides information, advice and analysis on all cultural, economic, media and political issues that are relevant to NATO, Afghanistan and region surrounding countries.
In the absence of the Senior Country Advisor, provides support to the SCR team on political issues, including but not limited to: monitor, analyse and report on relevant developments and provide advice on all historical, social, economic, political and development issues that impact the work of the office

The incumbent may be required to perform other duties, as directed by the SCR Front Office
Analytical abilities and open-mindedness are essential to this position.
The ability to work productively under intense and sometimes stressful and dangerous circumstances in a multi-cultural environment within Afghanistan.
Sociable and outgoing personality, at ease in meeting new people and engaging persons from varied backgrounds also essential.
Pro-activeness in reporting on any significant developments in social, economic, cultural, political, and development fields.
The ability to develop contacts, and work with speed and accuracy are essential.
Critical thinking and analytical abilities are essential to the position.
Able to work on own initiative and to produce co-ordinated assessments with staff members.
Normal representative appearance, normal politeness, normal physical condition required.
Ability and willingness to work outside normal office hours and to undertake in-country and international travel

Under the direct guidance of the SCR or his spokesperson, the senior media and public diplomacy advisor adviser should provide actionable information and advice relevant to the SCR’s policy decision-making process
Analytical abilities
Regional expertise
good knowledge of the Afghan media scene and personalities
Broad and up-to-date knowledge of political, cultural, scientific and technical matters, especially as related to Afghanistan
Service experience in a governmental ministry, ideally at cabinet level, or other equivalent institution.
3 - 5 Years of national/international experience in media related work
A good knowledge of the Afghan media scene and personalities
Regional expertise

University degree (preferred concentrations include: journalism, international relations, international law, political science, and contemporary history). Based on the educational level within the country, a person with extensive practical experience and political contacts may potentially have the university degree requirement waived in the short term. Waivered individuals must be willing to continue their education during employment.
Knowledge of NATO and RS organisation and terminology
Broad and up-to-date knowledge of political, cultural, scientific and technical matters, especially as related to Afghanistan


Record of collaboration with or work for a media, governmental or political agency involved in Afghanistan.
Knowledge of general development affairs.
Record of work for an organization involved in the development of Afghanistan
Additional courses/degrees linked with job functions
Job Location
Afghanistan - Kabul
Bachelors Degree, Media
Submission Guideline
We only accept RS LCH Application Forms in word format and they should be sent to (local.vacancies) mail box.


Additional Remarks:
An initial 12 month contract will be offered and contract extensions may be possible. Because of the dynamic environment, RS posts are under regular review and therefore post details and responsibilities, including contract duration and contractual grade may change during the advertising and contractual period.

Benefit Package:
Monthly salary of € 1,626.00
Meal Allowance of € 185.00 per month

If interested, please apply in accordance with the General Information for applicants provided through the following link:
Submission Email
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