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Public Diplomacy Strategist (TORP 312)

Washington, D.C.
Job Description:
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

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.
  • Limited travel.
  • 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 
Preferred Experience:
  • 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 

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