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    This position is located in the Department of State’s (DoS) Bureau of African Affairs, Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (AF/PDPA). AF/PDPA is responsible for communicating U.S. Africa foreign policy priorities to a variety of domestic and global audiences. AF/ PDPA develops and implements communications and outreach strategies to advance key priorities.

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    • Provides daily expert analysis and guidance on speechwriting, media relations, social media, and the press guidance process to the AF-Press Team.
    • Functions as the Deputy Spokesperson and serves as a senior liaison on behalf of the Bureau of African Affairs, interacting regularly with senior Department, and interagency leadership.
    • Coordinates the work of all AF-Press Team members in support of the Bureau’s overall strategic messaging via domestic and press outreach, social media, domestic outreach, and congressional engagement.
    • Develops analyses and prepares memoranda, cables, white papers, and reports with actionable findings and recommendations that inform and support continual refinement of communication plans.
    • Mentors, guides, and provides technical assistance to other AF Press Team members as directed by the Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer for External Affairs.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

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