Contingent on Funding Female Public Affairs Office (PAO) / Gender Integration Mentor to provide mentoring to Dari/Pashto-speaking Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in support of the Warfighter FOCUS (WFF) contract in Kabul, Afghanistan. Due to cultural sensitivity in the region the US Army has established a requirement for female trainers to train the female Afghans. This is considered a Bona Fide Occupational qualification for the position (BFOQ). The PAO Gender Mentor reports to the ELT PM and ELT DPM.
WORK HOURS 6 days/week for 10 hrs/day while OCONUS, and 40 hrs/week while CONUS
RESPONSIBILITIES Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Accept tasking and guidance from PM and DPM
Mentors ANASOC Corps HQ staff in planning, organizing, coordinating, and conducting internal, community relations, and media relations activities
Mentors print and broadcast journalism to include writing, editing and publishing base newspapers, periodicals, guides, pamphlets, fact sheets, and radio and television scripts
Advises on uses for audiovisual resources to support public affairs activities
Advises on how to prepare and release news for internal and civilian media, arranges conduct of tours, and how to conduct community relations activities
Advises how to design coordinated multimedia programs on topics of timely concern to ANASOC leadership
Mentors Afghan PAO how to advise Commanders at all levels and their staffs on the internal, media relations, and community relations implications of plans, policies, and programs
Mentors communication theory and techniques to public affairs activities for more effective resource use
Mentors Afghan PAO in establishing, promoting, and maintaining the unit public affairs program to provide the widest coverage of unit-level policies, programs, and missions
Mentors Afghan PAO on how to:
Prepare and release news for internal and civilian media.
Planning layout and makeup, and arranges for printing base newspapers, periodicals, and guides. Writing and editing news, features, editorials, and other types of articles, and rewrites copy. Reviewing material for compliance with local and MoD policy and operational security.
Receiving queries for news media, obtaining information, coordinating answers, and giving responses to news media. Establishing personal contact with local and regional news media. Receiving/escorting visiting news media, making arrangements for interviews. Assisting with news conferences, and setting up and operating media center. Writing and maintaining accident and other contingency plans. Responding to accidents and incidents in a public affairs capacity
Develops and participates in Radio Commando on-air English language training. Works with the Afghan PAO to develop messages aimed at the Afghan public with regards to women?s issues, gender-integration, recruiting; vets all messages through NATO/Coalition PAO channels for clearance
Acts as the primary Gender Integration Mentor for the ANASOC staff
Create lesson plans, presentations, visual aids and other training materials as required
Deliver classroom-based training to students of varying proficiencies
Design, create and administer various training assessments and evaluations
Ensure accurate and timely completion of all required program reports and records
Set up, rearrange, improvise and maintain physical training spaces as required
Other program duties as assigned
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Must have at least 4 years previous instruction experience in a class room environment and developing Programs of Instruction. May consider two (2) year?s with Master?s Degree
International teaching or training experience, particularly in Muslim cultures
Experience teaching in an Academic, Operational Military, Government or Federal environment
Native English speaker
Excellent grammar, written and oral communication skills
Superb interpersonal skills, with proven ability to exercise respect and cultural sensitivity
High degree of competency with Microsoft Office
Bachelor's degree from accredited school & four (4) years of related experience, OR two (2) years related experience with Master's degree. Eight (8) years of additional equivalent work experience (12 total years) may be accepted in lieu of BA/BS education requirement. ·If not TESOL certified, be willing to attend and test for this certification within a year after being hired. Class and exam fees will be reimbursed for passing score
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Include but are not limited to the wear of body armor and helmet Personal Protective Gear, unassisted lifting and carrying of duffle bags not exceed the weight of 70 lbs per piece, and the unassisted movement over uneven terrain.
Must be willing to work and live in Afghanistan with an understanding that there could be further assignments to any location in Afghanistan based upon the needs of the U.S. Government, to include hostile and austere areas.
Must be able to attend and pass USG deployment requirements at CONUS Replacement Center (CRC), Fort Bliss, Texas or equivalent location.
Must meet the medical requirements for the position being offered as determined by a pre-employment medical screening and in accordance with published CRC and USCENTCOM medical deployment standards.
Must be able to walk or stand on level and/or inclined surfaces up to eight (8) hours per day and sit for up to three (3) hours per day.
Must be able to routinely climb / descend stairs.
Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows / knees, and reach above / below shoulders.
Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print.
Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
Employee will be required to work and live in a potentially hostile environment, at remote locations, and under austere conditions.
May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment.
May be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other acts of aggression associated with this region.
Contractor personnel shall comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders. All tours are unaccompanied
Obtain a visa for Afghanistan
Obtain and maintain a Common Access Card (CAC) through the National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) process
US passport with at least 6 months validity from hire date
This position requires a U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
A minimum of 4 years of Aviation-related subject matter knowledge, professional experience, or training experience may be considered in lieu of English teaching and curriculum development experience
4 years teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) with 2 years developing curriculum to include design, scope and sequence, adaptation, resource identification and implementation, detailed lesson creation, activity design, supporting materials creation and assessment
Minimum 120-hour teaching certificate (CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, etc.) from an accredited institution
Deployment experience in Iraq or Afghanistan between 2001 and 2015