Cape Fox Federal Integrators is accepting resumes for an experienced Senior Public Diplomacy Advisor. This position is contingent upon contract award.
The Senior Public Diplomacy Advisor shall assist the Sovereign Challenge Coordinator and the Sovereign Challenge Program Manager in all aspects of the program.
Essential Functions and Duties
Assist the Sovereign Challenge [JB - ?] Coordinator and the Sovereign Challenge [JB - ?] Program Manager in all aspects of the program
Develop and collect applicable metrics for all engagements and events, ensuring quality and facilitating future planning for the program
Provide, maintain and store on USG systems after action reports, concept papers, participant dossiers, lessons learned reports and other program data on government portals and websites
Provide a focused report on variances between the plan for the event and the actual event results
Use the project management techniques to summarize "what was planned to happen," "what actually happened," and "what would be done differently to avoid variances for future events
Provide detailed info on all non-US attendees to aid senior US officials in discussions and dialogues; include GO/FO level read ahead for meetings and icebreakers; include biography, interest items, previous discussions, summary of meetings, and interactions for USG
Assist the Engagement Manager in sustaining the Sovereign Challenge [JB - ?] APAN web portal in support of the Sovereign Challenge international Strategic Communication stratagem
Date Needed By
Bachelor’s Degree in related field and thirteen (13) years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Must have two (2) years of experience as Political Advisor (POLAD) or Deputy POLAD/ Foreign Liaison Officer/Defense Attaché/Foreign Area Officer (in any GCC or Functional Combatant Command (FCC) to more fully comprehend Department of State (DOS) Public Diplomacy goals
Must have experience in planning, executing and facilitating group discussions and produce tangible results to include analysis useful to USSOCOM Enterprise as demonstrated in previous facilitator group discussions/strategic forums
Ability to do comprehensive research and produce innovative thought-pieces, topics and processes to further improve Sovereign Challenge as demonstrated in public or private publications
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or three (3) years of demonstrated project management experience
Must have the ability to communicate verbally in Arabic and English with foreign Defense Attachés at language proficiency level 2
Coordinator shall not speak the same language as the Senior Public Diplomacy Advisor [JB emphasis]
Must have at least one (1) year of experience using MS Office products including SharePoint, Word, and PowerPoint on a daily basis
Must be extremely organized
Great communication skills
Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills
Strong organization skills
Program / Project Management
MacDill Air Force Base, FL - Tampa, FL 33621 US (Primary)
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."