Announcement Number: Nairobi-2021-028
Position Title: Education Outreach Coordinator
Opening Period: 02/08/2021 – 02/23/2021
The U.S. Mission in Nairobi is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Education Outreach Coordinator in the Public Affairs Section.
The Education Outreach Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer and is reviewed by the Cultural Affairs Officer. The position has no supervisory responsibilities. Coordinates Mission PD education engagement with Emerging Voices (EV) audiences, reaching youth, minorities, underserved communities, and those who influence them through targeted Mission outreach to secondary schools, promotion of American Studies content and curricula in institutions of higher learning, and promotion of academic study in the United States through Education USA advising programs.
A University degree in education, American Studies, international relations, communications, marketing, or local equivalent is required.
LANGUAGE: English level IV (Fluent, Writing/Speaking/Reading) is required. (This may be tested). Kiswahili Level IV (Fluent, Writing/Speaking/Reading) is required
A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in a multinational educational or cultural work environment is required, with education, communication, marketing, and public outreach duties as significant parts of the job.
Analytic skills: Must have strong analytic skills and the ability to conceptualize how best to use the PD tools to move host-country attitudes in positive ways. Must be able to advise senior leaders of opportunities to promote Mission education outreach objectives; identify, analyze, predict and assess EV audience attitudes; evaluate the impact of activities and projects and modify approaches for best outcomes. Must be able to perceive the emergence of new influencers and adjust operations and program accordingly.
Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to shaping local educational priorities and practices. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, interviewing for evaluation purposes, writing reports, and contributing materials for publication in both English and host-country language. Must be able to tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations and different ethnic, religious, and linguistic cultures. Must be able to brief U.S. officers and visitors on a variety of issues and interpret between English and the host-country language for public programs.
Management skills: Strong management skills are required, including the ability to develop and oversee project budgets and to organize, run, and present projects such as workshops, seminars, digital and in-person conferences, panel discussions, lectures, and camps. Must be able to negotiate agreements with partner institutions and manage their fulfillment.
Technical skills: Good keyboarding and data entry skills, and excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required. Thorough, detailed knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools is required. Must be able to use social media and mobile platforms, Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), podcast creation, and basic photo and video tools. Must have good numerical skills to be able to develop and manage project and grant budgets; must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience segments and impact of education activities and initiatives.
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.
Interested applicants submit your applications through the link before 23rd February 2021 //erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail.hms?_ref=ywdpq1vnpt0&returnToSearch=true&jnum=21326&orgId=25