Friday, May 25, 2018

[Employment opportunity:] Emerging Voices Specialist [American Embassy Prague]

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Velvyslanectví Spojených států amerických
Tržiště 365/15, Praha – Malá Strana
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Velvyslanectví USA spolupracuje s Českou republikou na posílení historického partnerství podporou hospodářské prosperity, demokracie, bezpečnosti a stability v České republice i celé střední Evropě. Podporujeme obchodní vazby s Českou republikou a propagujeme americké investice do České republiky, aktivně pomáháme při přechodu k demokracii, která vítá občanskou aktivitu a respektuje lidská práva.
The U.S. Embassy in Prague works together with the Czech Republic to strengthen our partnership by advancing the key goals of regional stability, economic prosperity, and democratic transition within the Czech Republic and in Central Europe. Through its diplomatic and public activities, the U.S. Embassy seeks to ensure regional stability through our shared commitment to security organizations like NATO and the OSCE.

Emerging Voices Specialist

The Emerging Voices (EV) Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer (or PAO designee) and has no supervisory responsibilities. Is the leading LE [JB local employee?] Staff adviser for the Mission’s Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] (PD) engagement with the EV audience sector: primarily youth, minorities, and others who are able to influence Czech attitudes toward the U.S. using new, often digital, communication networks rather than prominent protocol positions or established institutions. Plans, develops, coordinates, oversees, and evaluates impact of all PD activities, projects and initiatives to engage EV audience sectors, including English Language (EL) programs, EV exchanges (EVEX), and Experiential Learning (EXPL). Tracks trends in emerging networks through direct engagement, research, polling and statistical analysis and analytics. Designs and recommends PD strategies to connect with EV audience sectors to promote understanding of and support for U.S. policy and dispel inaccurate perceptions.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Education: University degree in communications, journalism, international affairs, American or intercultural studies, marketing, or local equivalent is required.
Experience: This position requires at least four years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, or multinational work environment with marketing, public relations, communication, or education duties as a significant part of the job. Experience with audience or market analysis and managing social media accounts is required.
Job Knowledge: Detailed knowledge of U.S. foreign policy objectives and American interests in the Czech Republic, especially the EV sector; understanding of U.S. historical, political, economic, social and cultural forces that shape U.S. foreign policy; comprehensive knowledge of the attitudes and preferences of the EV audience sector(s); understanding of regional, ethnic, socio-economic, cultural and linguistic factors and the influence of religious, cultural and educational institutions in shaping EV perceptions of the U.S. are all required. Knowledge of marketing techniques, market analysis and analytics, and customer service standards in the U.S. and the Czech Republic; knowledge of trends in experiential learning and audience engagement; understanding of communications in the region and the international information environment as it affects the Czech Republic; detailed knowledge of PD engagement tools, related policies and procedures for each; and knowledge of multiple PD resource streams and regulations are all required. Must have general knowledge of project management, including defining project objectives, outcomes, and assessment methods.
Language: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Czech is required.
Skills and abilities:
Analytic skills: Must have strong analytic skills and the ability to conceptualize how best to use PD tools to move Czech attitudes in positive ways. Must be able to advise senior Mission leaders of opportunities to promote Mission objectives; identify, analyze, predict and assess EV audience attitudes; evaluate the impact of projects and modify approaches for greatest outcomes. Must be able to perceive the emergence of new influencers and adjust operations and programming accordingly.
Communication and Interpersonal skills: Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to shaping local public opinion. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, interviewing for evaluation purposes, and writing reports and material for publication. Must be able to tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations and different ethnic, religious and linguistic cultures. Must be able to brief on a variety of issues and interpret between English and Czech for public programs.
Management Skills: Strong project management skills are required, including the ability to develop and oversee project budgets and to organize, run, and present projects, such as workshops, seminars, digital video conferences, panel discussions, lectures and camps. Must be able to negotiate agreements with partner institutions and manage their fulfillment.
Technical Skills: Good keyboarding and data entry skills and excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required. Thorough, detailed knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, graphic design and photo editing software, and PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools is required. Detailed knowledge of and ability to use social media and mobile platforms, photo and video sharing sites, podcast creation, and basic photo and video skills are all required. Must have good numerical skills to be able to develop and manage project and grant budgets; must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience composition and measure the impact of EV activities and initiatives.
Availability: Must be available to travel throughout the Czech Republic to support EV activities.
Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Information about position

Velvyslanectví Spojených států amerických
Tržiště 365/15, Praha – Malá Strana
Required education: University
Required languages: Czech (Proficient), English (Proficient)
Salary: 729,553 CZK / year
Listed in: Administration, Media, advertising, and PR, State and public administration
Employment form
Employment form: Full-time work
Contract duration
Contract duration: Permanent
Employment contract
Employment contract: employment contract
Employer type: Employer

Velvyslanectví Spojených států amerických

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