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Job Description

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Media Desk Officer to provide comprehensive advice and understanding to customer staff on cultural, social and political aspects/implications of communication in order to engage media, tailor messages, and monitor audiences more effectively in order to support the command’s strategic communication objectives. The Media Desk Officer will report to the SOSi In-Country Program Manager.

Essential Job Duties

 

  • Monitors media and provides cultural insight into current trends
  • Works with local Afghan media to coordinate media engagements
  • Provides media engagement support to correct inaccurate media reporting
  • Conducts daily media monitoring to gauge political and public sentiment as it pertains to the mission
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

Minimum Requirements

 

  • Candidates will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet current eligibility requirements for access to Secret classified information; US citizenship required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Public Affairs, Mass Communication, Public Diplomacy or other related field and experience and familiarity with the international media environment is required; Master’s Degree is strongly preferred
  • Possess keen familiarity with the past and present politics of Afghanistan
  • Possess in excess of 5 years’ experience working as a senior-level media or communications counselor
  • English written, typing and oral communication ability
  • 4/4 language ability in Dari and Pashto. Will be given an ALTA typing test as well.
  • Proficiency in spoken French, Arabic, Italian or German highly preferred

 

Work Environment

  • Personnel will work in harsh and austere locations in Afghanistan
  • Ability to lift and/or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs
  • Work environment is often stressful and detail-oriented 

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