The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Cultural Affairs Specialist, FSN-10.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent uses extensive expertise and contact network in the Palestinian higher education sector to serve as senior LE staff Advisor to the Public Affairs Officer, Cultural Affairs Officer, and Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer and manages major and complex country-wide academic exchanges involving key leaders (established voices) in all facets of Palestinian society. Provides input, develops, and manages Public Affairs Section (PAS) grants with higher education institutions. Directly liaises on relevant exchange programs, outreach meetings, and programs with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in Washington, DC; U.S-based implementing agencies and institutes of higher education; American and Palestinian organizations in Jerusalem and the West Bank; American Spaces; USAID; and the Private Sector Engagement Office. Provides advice to the Public Affairs Officer and Cultural Affairs Officer on trends in the academic field in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza. Contributes to reports on local academic trends to inform policy and program offices in the embassy and in Washington. Backs up the Cultural Affairs Assistant on Professional Exchanges and Speakers as needed. Backs up Gaza-based Cultural Affairs Specialist on Academic Exchanges. Backs up other PAS staff members as needed.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible experience in academia, non-governmental or international organizations, or in USG public diplomacy programs is required.
Languages: Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing English and Arabic are required. (This will be tested).
Skills and Abilities:
Must have thorough knowledge of local academic, cultural, professional, non-governmental and political personalities and institutions.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software.
Education: BA degree in either education, social sciences, international relations, political science or development is required.