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SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER WASHINGTON, DC (ID#13196)

IIP focuses on connecting people to U.S. foreign policy priorities.  This has led to the creation of focused public diplomacy campaigns that target specific foreign policy issues.  These campaigns leverage staff and resources throughout the entire bureau as well as experts from across the Department in an effort to engage foreign audiences and shape the conversation around these key topics. IIP needs to bring in outside expertise as outlined below to assist in managing, design, implementation and monitoring of public diplomacy workshops (“Tech Camps”) that support these foreign policy and campaign goals, and to assist in social media technical assistance and expertise, including training non-expert users of social media platforms for outreach on foreign policy and public diplomacy priorities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In cooperation with Regional bureaus and Embassies, plan, coordinate, lead and implement Public Diplomacy workshops according to specifications and deadlines.  These will be determined by the needs outlined by the Embassy and Regional bureau regarding communications and leadership training.
  • Define the scope of the projects in collaboration with Bureau leadership, Division Team Lead, clients and stakeholders.
  • Determine the resources required to complete the projects and assist in preparing requests for additional resources whenever appropriate.
  • Create detailed schedules and work plans which identify and sequence the activities needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Manage meetings and communications with clients, stakeholders, project contributors and project manager, in close coordination with Division Team Lead.
  • Recruit experts and trainers to assist with the public diplomacy workshops, evaluating appropriate expertise levels for each project. 
  • Design and implement communications and marketing strategy at appropriate level for each workshop.
  • Develop, facilitate and lead multiple, strategically focused workshops at selected overseas locations successfully and appropriately tailored for a variety of foreign publics, government officials and other participants.
  • Design and implement follow-on projects and “alumni” events, in coordination with evaluation manager and Division Team Lead.
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities and related information
  • Execute projects according to project plans.
  • Monitor the progress of the projects and make adjustments as necessary to ensure successful completion.
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets project standards.
  • Monitors and analyzes available statistical data, including site traffic, hash tags, trending topics, etc., to identify strategic networks and discussion points likely to attract the target audience and generate the highest degree of participation
  • Engages directly on appropriate and highly trafficked non-IIP platforms, including social media sites, blogs, forums, and aggregators, based on nuanced understanding of USG strategic priorities and USG policies governing social media activities
  • Identifies and recruits subject-matter experts to participate in blogs, webchats, and online discussions; makes arrangements for their participation; monitors and oversees all related activities
  • Locates, commissions or produces visual materials
  • Works with content providers to develop materials (written, video, images) that support all manner of social media initiatives, strategic networks and public diplomacy workshop projects

EDUCATON AND EXPERIENCE

  • University degree or commensurate experience in communications, public relations, marketing, public diplomacy, digital publishing, website development or related technology field
  • Experience managing the implementation of complex projects involving multiple stakeholders and countries 
  • Proficiency in the use of word processing software, spreadsheets, databases and project management tools
  • Proficiency in the use of digital engagement tools (e.g., social media and email) for public engagement purposes.  Examples: Demonstrating how social media can be used to promote organizations, projects and events; using webinars or online seminars to explain procedures or processes of local interest; writing for and updating websites or online publications.
  • High level of proficiency in written and oral communications.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent facilitation and event-planning skills.
  • Ability to work within a team structure, collaborating closely with colleagues and operating interdependently to achieve assigned tasks
  • Ability to travel internationally to any requested location.

Knowledge of Bureau and Department goals, objectives, programs and relationships to provide

expert analytical and advisory services that are responsive to the mission requirements of the

organization.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 Controlled climate office environment.

Frequent OCONUS is required. Some CONUS travel may be required

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