Project Code: STATE-SUD-LS

Cross-cultural Professional Skills Development for South Sudan

Project Title Cross-cultural Professional Skills Development for South Sudan
Project Summary Are you driven to share your knowledge and skills for the betterment of others and to serve American foreign policy interests? Gain cross-cultural management and leadership experience. Help our South Sudanese policy specialists take their professional skills to the next level.
Country South Sudan
Agency Department of State
DoS Office AF
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

Did you love study skills classes in school? Do your classmates comment on how meticulously organized your notes are? Do you have a passion for writing and editing? Are you driven to share your knowledge and skills for the betterment of others and to serve American foreign policy interests? Gain cross-cultural management and leadership experience – considered among the top 10 most important skills for the future workforce.

Help our South Sudanese policy specialists take their professional skills to the next level. Devise and implement a communication (oral and written) development plan for a non-native English speaker in conjunction with Embassy Juba’s economic and political officers. Review political and economic reports and make edits as necessary. Assess oral briefing skills and conduct training to achieve U.S. private-sector standards. Discuss American cultural expectations for time management and organization, especially for completing large projects in a hectic office environment, introduce and/or train the specialists in techniques to achieve those standards as well as any recent innovations that could assist the section.

The political and economic section may also require your support to update its contact management database and will consider opportunities for the incumbent to draft original reporting material relevant to political and economic issues in South Sudan as desired.

NOTE: THIS PROJECT DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE USAJOBS DROPDOWN. To apply to this project it must be in addition to the three projects you select on USAJOBS.gov. This project requires a separate email (containing a statement of interest and a resume) be sent directly to John Wright (wrightje@state.gov) by July 31.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Economic analysis
Editing and proofreading
Educational design
Political Analysis
Additional Information

The ideal candidate will have experience editing content for a publication, school newspaper, blog, newsletter or other communication platform and demonstrate an interest in adult education, specifically with regard to English language instruction. Economic coursework and Arabic language experience, preferred.