• Help



    The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) is responsible for essential elements of the Department's focus on transformational diplomacy. The Senior Advisor represents the Bureau in matters of conflict prevention, mitigation, and threat assessment. Working in a continual dialogue with the Intelligence Community , senior policy staff within the Department of State and the interagency community, they will advise the Assistant Secretary on core regional security concerns.

    Learn more about this agency


    • Serves as a senior expert and primary advisor to the Bureau Assistant Secretary on all aspects of regional peace and security affairs including conventional military issues, nuclear weapons systems, terrorism and proxy use.
    • As a recognized authority on conflict prevention, mitigation, and threat assessment, serves as a regional conflict policy advisor to the SCA's senior officials especially the Assistant Secretary.
    • Conducts technical analysis and assessments of complex security issues that intersect with SCA foreign policy objectives. Conceives new theories in the analysis of conflict prevention, mitigation, and threat assessment.
    • Probes analyses of action and decision documentation submitted to Bureau policymakers for approval, ensuring that their advocates/originators evaluate and incorporate the impact of recommendations on broader Bureau and Department priorities.
    • Analyzes, plans, conducts, and evaluates long-term (over the horizon, i.e. unforeseeable) opportunities for SCA bilateral and multilateral regional engagement and relationships as well as for the solution of regional peace and security concerns.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional domestic and overseas travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0130 Foreign Affairs

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/585077100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.