U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia USAU Strategic Content Coordination Specialist Jobs

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia USAU Strategic Content Coordination Specialist Jobs


  • The Strategic Content Coordination and Press and Media Specialist (60% / 40% of time respectively) works under the supervision of the Public Affairs Officer (PAO); has no supervisory duties. Responsible for the selection and production of strategic content for distribution in multiple digital and traditional formats to media outlets in Ethiopia and across the African continent to promote USAU Mission interests at the African Union and, for AU related issues, across Africa.

  • Is responsible for monitoring traditional and digital press and media coverage of African Union (AU), UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and pan-African issues of importance to U.S. foreign policy and for engagement with reporters, editors, publishers and digital content producers to shape coverage of AU issues in ways that incorporate U.S. policy perspectives.

    Qualifications and Evaluations



  • This position requires at least four years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural or multinational commercial or communications enterprise with public engagement, market research and analysis, journalism and project management as significant components of the job.

  • Experience must include developing press and media strategies, designing and executing information / marketing / advocacy campaigns using multi-faceted (multilingual, multimedia) digital and traditional press/media formats.

  • Note: Please upload all work experience copies of yours under "Other Document 1 or 2"

    Education Requirements:

  • Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Education: University degree in communications, journalism, business, marketing, international relations, political science, economics or related major is required.

  • Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under "University Degree"


  • Language: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/ Writing English is required. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Amharic is required. (These may be tested)

    Skills and abilities:

  • Analytic skills: Must have strong analytic skills to identify target audiences, understand their sensitivities and identify the best strategic content and delivery means to influence them in support of U.S. policy objectives. Must be able to perceive the emergence of new influencers and changing preferences in information consumption; to assess the impact of evolving content formats and delivery channels; and to lead cross-section analysis to modify approaches for enhanced outcomes. Must be able to analyze AU and African communication trends as the basis for projecting future SCC human resource skills and budget requirements.

  • Communication / Interpersonal skills: Must be able to lead PD and other Mission discussions of priority engagement, strategic content, and appropriate dissemination, to reach consensus and to recommend optimal course of action to PAO. Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and be able
    to engage key host-country communications, broadcast, marketing analysts and ministry officials. Must be able to develop, create and host live radio and online conversations designed to build relationships with the public on foreign policy issues. Must be able to tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations and different ethnic, religious, and linguistic cultures.

  • Management skills: Strong management skills are required, including the ability to develop policies, procedures, and guidelines in response to changing communication technologies, formats, and internal Mission preferences for sharing strategic content; the ability to convene groups, reach consensus, and develop recommendations are all required. Must be able to manage projects and oversee budgets, schedules, and daily operations to produce, adapt, and disseminate time-sensitive content, through preferred channels for optimal target audience impact. Must have good supervisory skills and the ability to obtain results from employees and contractors in order to maintain project objectives and meet deadlines.

  • Technical skills: Detailed knowledge of and ability to use social media, digital, and mobile platforms, graphic design and photo editing software, photo and video sharing sites, podcast creation, and basic photo and video skills. Must have good numerical skills to be able to use and develop statistical analyses of audience segments and report impact of PD operations. Must have knowledge of how digital platforms are managed, to include software licenses, and management of accounts. Good keyboarding, data entry skills, and excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools (Internet and Google analytics), and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required. Must be able to use Microsoft Office and PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools.

  • (These may be tested)

  • Note: A written exam may be administered before the interview.

    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.


  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia USAU Strategic Content Coordination Specialist Jobs

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