Junior Program Analyst (Counter-terrorism)

Job Locations US-District Of Columbia-Washington, DC
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Dept. of State
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OBXtek is working with the Department of State where theR/GEC has a requirement for one Jr. Program Analyst to support their Plans and Programs and Integrated Analysis (IA) staff in developing and implementing strategic communication campaigns and programs to counter violent extremism (CVE) in one or more regions.


The Junior Program Analysts assist in ensuring that CVE communications activities in these regions support national counterterrorism strategic objectives.  S/he participates with higher-grade professionals in setting strategies, evaluating results, and making recommendations on the types of communications programs undertaken by the U.S. government and assists the Plans and Programs and IA staff in overseeing the implementation of a proactive strategy for engaging multiple communications media as well as conducting direct engagement projects.   


  • Supports higher-grade professionals in developing and implementing an updated, proactive strategy harnessing best practices for countering al Qa'ida, its affiliates and adherents in different regional and national contexts in relevant regions
  • Assists Plans and Programs and IA officers in guiding and orienting U.S. government efforts to design, develop, and implement strategic communications programs in North Africa that counter propaganda from al-Qa'ida, affiliates, and adherents, and to fashion proactive, creative strategies for new media and direct engagement efforts to undermine al-Qa'ida, its affiliates, and adherents
  • Coordinates with Plans and Programs and IA officers and appropriate Bureau points of contact in the Department of State and U.S. missions in various regions to create, develop, implement, and strengthen best practices for U.S. Government strategic communication efforts in those regions to counter violent extremism
  • Collaborates with the Plans and Programs and IA officers and, when appropriate and as directed, other U.S. government agencies to ensure that CVE communication efforts to counter al-Qa'ida, its affiliates, and adherents in various regions are coordinated, complementary, and result in a unified whole-of-government approach
  • Develops general proficiency in area of assigned responsibility by analyzing data received from various sources, to assist Plans and Programs and IA officers in producing policy relevant assessments. Assists higher-grade professionals in the completion of assigned research projects and program studies of increasing difficulty
  • Supports higher-grade professionals in the liaison with policy-level officials within the Department, embassies, and other agencies to ensure that CSCC views and interests are promoted with respect to current and emerging policy issues, and to ensure that CSCC views are taken into consideration in policy development
  • Prepares and presents oral briefings and written reports as required.


  • Knowledge of current analytic thought on counterterrorism/counter violent extremism (CT/CVE)
  • Ability to synthesize information and relevant insights from U.S. government agencies, academia and the private sector in order to formulate CVE communication programs and engagement approaches
  • Broad knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy objectives and programs
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Ability to establish liaison within the foreign policy and intelligence communities to exchange information vital to both spheres of operation
  • Organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities
  • Creative thinking and analytical skills
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and multi-task in a high volume, fast-pace work environment
  • Maintain a flexible, team-oriented approach to work
  • Excellent ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues
  • Significant familiarity or direct experience in working for the State Department
  • Active security clearance at the Top Secret level, with active SCI access
  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required for this position.


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