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Cultural Affairs Specialist(Cultural Heritage)

Activation Date: 23 Mar, 2021   Announced Date: 23 Mar, 2021   Expire Date: 05 Apr, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: Afghan
Category: General
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: N/A
Vacancy Number: KABUL-2021-025
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: U.S Embassy
Years of Experience: 5 years of progressively responsible experience at
Contract Duration: Permanent
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelors degree level education, in international relations or liberal arts including history, soc
Close date: 05 Apr, 2021

About U.S Embassy:

U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan

Job Description:

The Cultural Affairs Specialist reports directly to the Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer and through him/her to the Cultural Affairs Officer.  S/he frequently acts as the PAS representative in meetings and negotiations with individuals and organizations across the spectrum of public diplomacy contacts. S/he provides sophisticated program and policy advice to all FSOs in the Public Affairs Section, and plays a major role in the development of PAS programs.

Job Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: 5 years of progressively responsible experience at a cultural or media establishment, a program-oriented non-governmental organization, or in a field such as public relations, university education, or counseling is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of Afghan political, media, economic, social, educational, and cultural structures and institutions is essential.  Thorough knowledge of public diplomacy programs, objectives and  techniques are required.  Thorough knowledge of U.S. foreign policy priorities is required.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelors degree level education, in international relations or liberal arts including history, sociology, anthropology, archeology, art history, humanities, literature, or communications is required.

How You will be Evaluated:

LANGUAGE: Fluency (Level4) in written and spoken Dari and Level 3 Pashto as well as fluency in written and spoken English (Level4) is required.

 “This may be tested”


Ability to develop and maintain contacts at all levels, up to and including the ministerial level, in cultural, government, media, and educational institutions. Must have proven written and oral communication skills.  Since the work requires substantial involvement with developing contacts, must have strong interpersonal skills.  The incumbent is expected to use an extensive range of contacts with high level/influential leaders in skillfully addressing public diplomacy issues.  Must have strong managerial skills. Ability to produce diplomatic and official correspondence in both Dari and English is essential.  Must have excellent translation skills and be able to serve as an interpreter, if needed, for PAS officers, Senior Embassy officers and visiting U.S. Government officials in meetings and events at the highest level.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Submission Guideline:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a local security clearance. To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified. To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button. For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site (US Embassy Kabul Website)

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:


University Degree

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kabul, Afghanistan./ College Transcript

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