Youth Exchanges Coordinator – All Interested Applicants / All Sources at U.S .Department of State




  • Full Time
  • Pretoria

U.S .Department of State



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The United States Department of State, or State Department, is an executive department of the U.S. federal government responsible for the country’s foreign policy and relations

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Youth Exchanges Coordinator – All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Job Type Full Time
Qualification Bachelors
Experience 3 years
Location
City Pretoria
Job Field Administration / Secretarial&nbsp

Job Description

The youth Exchanges Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the EV Specialist or Public Affairs Officer (PAO) designee.  The position has no supervisory responsibilities.  Coordinates the Embassy’s 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.  The incumbent also serves as Education USA academic advisor to promote higher education study opportunities in the United States.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  

A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, or multinational work environment is required, with project management, marketing, public relations, communication, or education duties as a significant part of the job.                              

Education Requirements:

University degree in international relations, communications, business, public relations, American Studies, intercultural or multicultural studies, 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 South African attitudes in positive ways.  Must be able to advise senior leaders of opportunities to promote Mission objectives through exchanges to and from the United States; 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 and 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, and writing reports and contributing material for publication in English and local 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 informally between English and local language for public programs.
Management Skills:  Strong management skills are required, including the ability to develop and oversee project budgets and 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 develop and manage projects and monitor grant budgets; must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience segments and impact EV exchanges activities and initiatives.

Availability: Must be available to travel throughout South Africa to support EV projects and activities.

Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and familiarity in the use of Microsoft Excel is required.
Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

Residency and/or Work Permit
Degree (not transcript)

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
Passport copy
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to U.S .Department of State on erajobs.state.gov to apply

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