Policy, Plans and Operations (PPO) Network Engagement Specialist

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States


Requisition Number: 4224

Position Title:

External Description: Policy, Plans and Operations (PPO) Network Engagement Specialist
Washington, DC, USA Req #4224

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Job Title: Policy, Plans and Operations (PPO) Network Engagement Specialist

Department: Professional Services

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Full Time Exempt


The Network Engagement Specialist will support the Global Engagement Center's (GEC) Network Engagement Cell, reporting to the Cell Lead by managing an assigned portfolio of strategies, operational plans, programs, and activities designed to identify, support, engage, and activate the organization's global network of foreign government and civil society influencers. The incumbent will, as needed, be responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and disseminating critically sensitive information related to addressing malign foreign propaganda and disinformation.

Essential Functions

  • Support the NET Cell's oversight of the GEC's foreign partner influencer network strategy, identifying, mapping, analyzing, establishing, training, strengthening, connecting, engaging, and maintaining activate networks of foreign government communicators andforeign civil society influencers who serve (or have the potential to serve) as the U.S. government's ongoing foreign partners to address issues related to malign influence in their countries, including disinformation sponsored by both state- and non-state actors.
  • Assist in buildingnew and/or maintain existing relationships withthe GEC's existing and/or potential foreign government and civil society partners, including theDoS Regional and Functional Bureau and/or other U.S. governmentofficials who serve as relationship managers for select contacts.
  • Develop, coordinate, and execute outreach strategies to the GEC's existing and/or potential foreign government and foreign civil society partners to optimize and sustain the GEC'sengagement withhigh-priority foreign partner networks around common areas of interest.
  • Develop and operationalize strategic plans to activateandmobilize the GEC's networks of foreign government and foreign civil society partners to address disinformation and propaganda in their countries/regions, ensuring these efforts align with the U.S. government's priorities for countering propaganda and disinformation (CPD).
  • Collaborate with relevant GEC teams, DoS Bureaus, and interagency partners to conduct social and traditional media analyses; surveys; focus groups; and other research methodologies as needed to determine disinformation-related themes that generate the most interest across the GEC's current and potential foreign government and foreign civil society networks.
  • Maintain ongoing relationships and liaison with relevant GEC teams, DoS Bureaus, and as needed, U.S. interagency partners, to integrate and sync the GEC's efforts to mobilize networks of foreign government and civil society partners to lead CPD efforts in their countries/regions with broader U.S. government objectives and activities.
  • Assist in developing, advise, and executetrainings and other capacity-building activities;campaigns;and other strategic communications activities to maintain optimal and ongoing engagement with GEC's current and potential network of foreign government and foreign civil society partners.
  • Curate and share disinformation-related content, news, research, and training material with the GEC's foreign government and civil society partner networks to optimize members' engagement with the GEC and with each other, and to effectively mobilize foreign partners to conduct CPD activities in their countries/regions.
  • Work closely with the GEC's "Monitoring & Evaluation" team to evaluatethe impact of the GEC's foreign government and foreign civil society partner networks' CPD activities.
  • Complete other duties as assigned within scope of work


• Developing and executing integrated communications strategies and campaigns that leverage networks of foreign government and civil society partners to advance U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives.

• Comprehensive knowledge of world affairs and U.S. foreign policy priorities. Previous experience in the U.S. Department of State's Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs community is a plus.

• Effective practices for moving networks of foreign government communicators and civil society influencers up the "ladder of engagement," including how and when to utilize leading digital tools/social media platforms to drive foreign network members' efforts to counter propaganda and disinformation (CPD) in their countries/regions.

• Conducting target audience and/or network analysis and segmentation.

• Methods to optimize ongoing network and/or target audience engagement across both social and traditional media platforms.

• Creating and/or curating content with optimal reach and resonance among target audiences (e.g., generating inbound traffic, sustaining network and/or digital community engagement, SharePoint site management, etc.).

• Tracking and analyzing the key performance indicators (KPI) (e.g., increased engagement, impressions, issue-area awareness, etc.) of strategic communications campaigns, ensuring clear links to foreign policy goals.

• Compiling post-campaign deliverables with results recaps and summaries.

• Exceptional communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, and relationship-building skills.

Supervisory Responsibility

• No additional supervisory Responsibilities separate from what has already been noted

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.

• Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

• Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

• Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word.Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

• Frequently moves standard office equipment up to 25 pounds.

• Must be able to work indoor conditions 90% of the time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Evening and weekend hours required, as required by business need.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

  • Subject-matter expertiserelated to countering malign disinformation and propaganda sponsored by foreign state and non-state actors.
  • Experiencecoordinating Departmental and interagency decisions on content, scope, and/or funding of foreign government and foreign civil society network engagementactivities.


• No additional education noted by the government separate from what has already been noted

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


Security Clearance

Must be a U.S. citizen. Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain a Top-Secret security clearance.
Pursuant to Executive Order 14043, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19 regardless of work location.

AAP/EEO Statement

All Native Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status, or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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