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Embassy of The United States   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Cultural Affairs Specialist - U.S. Mission Somalia

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Teaching, training
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Using highly developed expertise in the cultural and educational fields, serves as the senior Locally Employed (LE) Staff advisor and assistant to the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) in planning, scheduling, and administering an all-inclusive and major country-wide cultural and educational program of broad scope and considerable complexity designed to provide better understanding of U.S. policies and achievements among key audiences of the host country through thematic and performing arts programs and cultural and educational exchanges.


1) Manages professional, cultural and academic exchange programs to solicit the best candidates in a year-long cycle of selection and recruitment of applicants, and pre-departure preparation and coordinate post exchange programming.   (40% of Time)

2) Plans and executes cultural presentations throughout the country, advising on potential sponsors, partners, venues, advertising, guest lists, receptions, press coverage, etc. on an on-going basis as programs come up throughout the year.  (40% of Time)
3) Participates in annual program planning by identifying and advising on programs that meet key MSP objectives; identifying and defining targets of opportunity and problem areas that could be addressed through cultural programming; monitoring on-going programs; determining program results and suggesting necessary changes to improve program objectives and execution.   (10% of Time)
4) Cultivates and maintains contact with a wide variety of Somali and other contacts to leverage USG PD objectives in Somalia, on a daily basis through meetings, e-mail, correspondence, phone calls, and attendance at a variety of USG and other public and private events.
(5% of Time)
5) Report on effectiveness of cultural programming through MAT and other relevant reporting (5% of Time)

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Teaching, training
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Public Relations; Operative planning; Programme management; Training program planning; Research planning
Required languages: Somali (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),

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Embassy of The United States

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The U.S. Embassy to Kenya opened in 1964. Through fourteen Ambassadors since then, the Embassy has enriched the ties between the American and Kenyan people and served the needs of Americans in and around this East African hub. Chief among the U.S. Mission's goals are fostering the development of a sound Kenyan economy, strengthening the institutions of Kenyan democracy, helping to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, and promoting U.S./Kenyan business ties.