Kenjya-Trusant is seeking a candidate to fill the role of Public Diplomacy Strategist to support the Office of Policy Planning and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL/PPD).
Clearance Requirement: Active Secret
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working under the direction of the Public Diplomacy Advisor, and indirectly from the Deputy Office Director and Office Director, the Public Diplomacy Strategists supports the DRL/PPD office in public diplomacy related to democracy, human rights, and labor by:
Supporting PPD’s mandate to develop communications strategies and programs to inform and influence foreign audiences on U.S. foreign policy related to democracy, human rights, and labor rights.
Developing, implementing, and evaluatinge the bureau’s Public Diplomacy Strategy
Liaising with regional and functional bureaus, as well as posts, to propose, develop, and execute public diplomacy programming.
Assisting with the management bureau social media and other digital properties.
Assisting with the management of the DRL allocation of public diplomacy funding.
Supporting the release of and amplify with public diplomacy tools the flagship bureau products, such as the Human Rights Report and International Religious Freedom Report.
Briefing supervisor, co-workers, and principals as needed on ongoing public diplomacy programs, challenges, and opportunities.
Leading the Human Rights Award notification and nomination process.
Attending regular staff and team meetings within DRL and with key Department partner offices.
Other Duties as Assigned.
Required Skills and Background:
Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.
Excellent writing skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, including follow-up on pending tasks
Ability to operate significantly under own initiative and as part of a team, crafting proposals and recommending effective approaches to tasks.
Ability to work with a wide variety of actors, including other office staff and team members, the Front Office, the Executive Office staff, interagency colleagues, and outside visitors.
Microsoft office suite skills
Experience with US foreign affairs/policy
Experience or familiarity with public diplomacy, social media, and other digital tools
Familiarity with the Department of State policies and procedures