MILDEC SC Planner (MSSCP) , Afghanistan

Employer: SOS International LLC (SOSi)
Location: Afghanistan
Requisition Number1-160520-4349

Job Description

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Strategic Communications Planner (SC) Planner for a full-time position supporting our United States Government (USG) customer. The SC Planner serves as a civilian counterpart to customers working with senior military personnel to plan for, develop and execute strategic communications plans. This position reports to the In-Country Program Manager.Essential Job Duties:• Acts as a planner and advisor to U.S. and Coalition MISO and IO Officers• Assists in long term and short term planning of MISO and IO that support USG strategic objectives• Provides research and insight to support target audience analysis and product development• Incorporates assessments in MISO process• Integrates pillars of IO within planning and execution• Produces Operation Plans (OPLANs), Operation Orders (OPORDs), Fragmentation Orders (FRAGOs), white papers, and other military documents as required• Prepares and presents briefs for senior USG and military officials, and Afghan Government leaders. Work products must be of General Officer or Senior Executive level quality• Liaises with representatives from various governmental and non-governmental organizations• As a liaison, synchronize, de-conflict between supported organization and other IO related agencies• Serves as continuity for supported organization

Minimum Requirements

• US citizenship with a valid, active DOD TOP SECRET with SCI eligibility security clearance• Bachelor's Degree and experience and familiarity with the Afghan and international media environment strongly preferred• Minimum 5+ years of experience working in Strategic Communication/IO/PSYOP disciplines with the U.S. military, and have held the rank or equivalent of O-3/GS-12. Minimum of 10+ years of experience and having held the rank/grade or equivalent of E-7/GS-9 also may be considered• Understanding of the PSYOP/MISO process• Familiar with Military Decision Making Process (MDMP)• Current or previous support to the USCENTCOM AOR desired• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the culture, history, politics, economics and ethnographic makeup of Afghanistan• Must have working proficiency in Microsoft Office Power Point, Excel, and Word• Proficient operating required computer and communications equipment, including standard word processing, graphic presentation, spreadsheet and email software• Work cooperatively with the U.S. military, other U.S. governmental agencies, and their counterparts from the international community represented in Afghanistan• Function effectively during heightened threat levels and extended periods of high stress and physical danger and discomfort• Organize and properly prioritize work assignments and function well in an environment that requires constant multi-tasking - and often long hours• Excellent written, oral, briefing, interpersonal and technical skills

Additional Information

Work Environment:• Live and work daily with Coalition Forces in austere conditions across Afghanistan. Function effectively and efficiently in a combat zone, during extended periods of high pressure and stress• Ability to wear up to 45 lbs of combat gear, including vest and helmet• Travel outside secure compounds independent of Coalition Forces, as required• Dari and/or Pashto language skills desired

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