Basic Function: The incumbent coordinates the Mission’s alumni engagement and supports exchange programs for youth and communities that are not included in traditional U.S. diplomatic engagement, such as civil society groups and populations vulnerable to extremist appeals. Designs, plans and implements a broad range of activities to maintain contact with alumni of all Emerging Voices (EV) activities and initiatives.
Employment Length: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
(Note: applicants must address and include to the application copies of all requirements listed below and submit documentation that supports these requirements. Applications will not be considered if these documents are not submitted).
Education: University degree in international relations, communications, marketing, public relations, American Studies, intercultural/multicultural studies or local equivalent is required.
Experience: At least three years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, multinational work environment with project management, marketing, public relations, communication, or education duties as a significant part of the job is required.
Language: Fluent Speaking/Reading/Writing in English is required. Fluent Speaking/Reading/Writing in Spanish is required. (These may be tested)
Skills and Abilities: (These may be tested)
Analytic skills: Must have strong analytic skills and the ability to conceptualize how best to use PD tools to move Honduran attitudes in positive ways. Must be able to advise senior leaders of opportunities to promote Mission objectives through exchanges to and from the U.S.; identify, analyze, predict and continually assess EV audience attitudes; and evaluate the impact of projects and modify approaches for best outcomes. Must be able to perceive the emergence of new influencers and adjust operations and programming accordingly.
Communication / Interpersonal skills: Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal 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, writing reports and contributing material for publication in both English and Honduran language; 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 the Honduran language for public programs.
Management skills: Strong management skills are required, including the ability to develop and oversee project budgets and to organize, run, and present professional and exchange projects such as workshops, seminars, digital and in-person 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. Must be able to use social media and mobile platforms, photo and video sharing sites, podcast creation, and basic photo and video tools. Must have good numerical skills to be able to develop and manage projects and monitor grant budgets; must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience segments and impact of EV exchanges activities and initiatives.
Availability: Must be available to travel throughout the Honduras to support EV projects and activities.
Applications must be completed on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) site: https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/hnd/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms Qualified applicants should submit their online application not later than September 21, 2020.
For additional information on position requirements and how to apply, please refer to the U.S. Embassy in Honduras website: https://hn.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ or contact the Human Resources Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.