Senior Conflict and Stabilization Advisor


Akima, LLC


Posted Under: Washington, DC jobs in Other; Other jobs in zipcode 20599
Posted On: 2020-02-15

-- Tuvli, LLC, an Akima Company, is dedicated to providing our customers with superior, integrated technology and program support services and solutions. Our systems engineering, information technology, information assurance, program support and project management staff work closely with customers to ensure that our solutions are directly aligned with their business processes and desired program outcomes. We emphasize affordability, and delivering the best value for technology investments. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our companys profits go back to our 14,300 Iupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment. Job Summary:-- The Senior Conflict and Stabilization Advisor (CSA) is an experienced professional who will provide highly specialized expertise in the field of international crisis program management in the critical areas of strategic communication, conflict resolution and reconciliation, democracy and civil society education, and cross-sectorial coalition building in communities in crisis. Strategic communications lie at the center of CSOs efforts to engage and stabilize populations in conflict.-- Effective strategic communications require the CSA to combine highly specialized skill and training with exceptionally sound judgment based on years of professional experience, impeccable interpersonal skills and bureaucratic acumen. -- Based on extensive expertise in developing and directing traditional and non-traditional communications campaigns domestically and abroad, managing and directing diverse teams and promoting top-tier media engagement, the CSA will provide authoritative and technically expert advice and guidance to the bureau. --The CSA is responsible for spearheading and assisting with the oversight of program planning and implementation designed to promote the work of the bureau to internal and external constituencies.---- -- The CSA coordinates programming activities through the CSO Director or Engagement Team lead and members, and host nation officials. --The CSA will determine how strategic communications expertise can best be incorporated into the Engagements conflict analysis, conflict intervention strategies, and conflict intervention and programming initiatives.-- The CSA provides recommendations and advice to assist CSO with defining the overall strategic communications goals for regional engagements, plans, and assists with the oversight of the implementation of programs and strategies designed to meet short and long-term objectives, ensuring that the efforts are properly aligned with and directly in support of the Bureaus mission. -- When deployed, the CSA will share his/her highly specialized knowledge and techniques with Embassy, CSO, and local officials, and provide advice, leadership, and support for CSO engagement teams through all phases of engagement design, implementation, and post engagement operations.-- -- The work of the CSA requires the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. --As a member of an operational office, the CSA must be willing and able to perform a wide range of administrative functions to ensure success of the mission. --The CSA must be flexible and willing to work under conditions of ongoing change and remains professional and respectful of colleagues and authority in a diverse workforce. --She or he places a premium on building positive relationships with his or her respective team, both in the field and in Washington, and with key stakeholders both in the embassy and in the host country.-- The CSA is a strategic thinker, articulates innovative ideas, presents solutions, and is a positive role model for colleagues both in and outside of CSO.---- -- It is anticipated that the CSA will be involved in a number of different engagements in varying locations overseas during the course of the contract; however, he/she will have a particular focus on the Middle East. Responsibilities:-- - Strategic communications, analysis, strategic planning, coalition-building, mobilization, evaluations, training, budgeting, and managing and advising engagement team members in support of the Bureaus conflict and stabilization programs initiatives in the Middle East and in other regions, as necessary. - Advise on strategic communication, grassroots and coalition advocacy, media relations, project management, and community organization in sensitive environments for the accomplishment of CSO engagement objectives. - Advise, design and submit for implementation internal and external messaging plans for Washington and the field, as requested, and use a variety of communication mechanisms to cultivate and maintain positive relationships with and between key constituencies, including policy makers, media and advocacy groups - Advise in the assessment, design, and implementation of CSO engagements and related programs in close coordination with CSO staff, embassy staff, other Department of State personnel, other U.S. Government entities, and other governmental and non-governmental actors, all based upon rigorous analysis and U.S. government policy - Manage and train local contract staff and other non-direct hire implementers - Provide strategic and technical guidance. --Organize and assist in media events for high- to senior U.S. government officials, including Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission, foreign mission partners and high-level international NGO representatives level officials and other principals - Create targeted media products and documents, including press releases, official statement, speeches, advocacy email blasts, fact sheets and videos - Conduct assessments of complex situations involving countries and local stakeholders in conflict, and makes recommendations in preparation for overseas engagements - Lead the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluations systems related to the CSO Middle East engagement and related programs - Lead the development of informational management products and improved business practices for CSO based on research and personal field experience lessons learned - Identify or seek out NGOs, international donors, U.S. government agencies, and other organizations in the U.S. and overseas that are important to CSOs programs - Participate in interagency coordination/consultation in service of the bureaus efforts, particularly with USAID, DoD, and other bureaus/offices of the State Department to assess, plan, coordinate, execute, or support work in assigned region/country - Coordinate shared operational goals and strategic communications programs with internal, external, and interagency partners to maximize positive collaborative impact - Act as CSOs in-country senior field advisor on conflict amelioration, stabilization and recovery for specified periods of time in support of new engagements - Assess the relevancy and implications of political developments affecting the formulation, advancement, and execution of U.S. foreign policy especially as they pertain to achieving CSOs engagement objectives - Conduct, in collaboration with the relevant CSO engagement team, assessments for potential engagements, and visits to anticipated CSO field sites - As necessary, assist in refining strategic objectives and advocate on behalf of new approaches in-country, possibly linked to neighboring country programs if considered appropriate - Contribute policy inputs for operational planning, budget formulation and strategic development for conflict prevention and stabilization assistance - Assist with articulating CSOs mission and programs to visitors, senior officials from international organizations, bilateral donors and national and local foreign government officials - Prepare reports, analyses, point papers, and other written products to justify decisions, provide guidance, persuade audiences, as well as craft and deliver, CSO approved, oral presentations and briefings to high level officials on complex and controversial issues as assigned by CSO

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