Digital Engagement Specialist
(starting basic salary QRs. 130,854 and allowances Qrs. 107,260 and other benefits)
DUTIES: Supports the Information Officer (IO) in conducting online public diplomacy (PD) by
designing, implementing, and maintaining U.S. Mission to Qatar’s online presence, and digital
engagement strategies and activities to best contribute to the Mission’s public communication goals;
communicates key messages online on behalf of the entire Mission. Coordinates the gathering,
analysis, and reporting of open source information on social media upon request. Maintains key
Mission contacts related to the portfolio area (innovation/digital space) and recommends relevant
established contacts for various Mission programs. Manages projects, events, or visiting U.S.
speakers related to the portfolio area.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Four years of full-time study with a university degree to include
graphic design, digital media, political science, international affairs, marketing and communications.
Minimum of 3 years progressively responsible professional experience in a field involving public
outreach or the development and communication of messages designed to achieve strategic
goals, with proven skills in applied online media technologies. Level IV (fluent: read/write/speak)
in English and Arabic. Advanced expertise in public communications – ideally in public diplomacy,
social marketing, or similar field – with a sophisticated understanding of how to deploy these skills
online. Excellent knowledge of internet and electronic communications best practice, web page
usability and design, social media administration, and site authoring software applications. Excellent
knowledge of the current state of information technology; public diplomacy and public affairs, and
online techniques of same; outreach activities and products. Excellent knowledge of host country
politics and political processes; social structure; online communities; media, government, and
academic institutions; U.S. society; and U.S. Government policy priorities. Familiarity with digital
cameras, specialty software, laptops and tablets, kindle e-readers, and other relevant IT hardware.
Expertise with HTML, CSS, and familiarity with other website development languages, authoring and
ASP, PHP, etc.); expertise with website authoring and analysis tools (e.g. statistical measurement
packages; Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools; Twitter Analytics and Hootsuite); expertise
with new media channels, communications protocols (‘netiquette’), and online monitoring and
search techniques expertise with use of MS Office and graphic applications. High level of creativity
and ability to produce quality content for the Mission’s online platforms. Excellent interpersonal
and communications skills, especially written and digital engagement skills. Familiarity with project
management techniques. Ability to work independently, prioritize and organize work in order to
meet urgent deadlines; problem solve; demonstrate initiative and work across a wide customer base
(both internal and external). Considerable initiative required in maintaining digital engagement
channels at peak effectiveness; in developing new, and refining existing, communication strategies;
in analyzing suitability or prospective digital engagement tools; in identifying and obtaining
information needed from other offices; and in recognizing and reporting relevant online trends and
information. This position requires work flexibility, including working weekends and holidays.
MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN RELEASE LETTER
All interested candidates need to submit via e-mail
a DS-174 application form. For instructions please visit: