Social Scientist Subject Matter Expert Assistant Lead (SSSMEAL)

Job Locations AF-Kabul
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(5/5/2020 2:40 PM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is seeking a Social Sciences Subject Matter Expert Assistant Lead (SSSMEAL) in support of our United States Government (USG) customer by providing expert advice and assistance with regard to specific social sciences issues. These individuals shall possess highly specialized academic and professional backgrounds. The SMEs may be imbedded at the client’s primary work site and other locations as required, and shall be able to brief and communicate at the General Officer level.  The Assistant Lead assists the SSSME Lead in directing other scientists and media assessments analysts while serving as the client point of contract regarding product production.  This position will report to the SSSME Lead.


  • Advises and assists military decision makers on social sciences research methodologies, statistical analysis, and quantitative and qualitative public opinion research
  • Possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills to liaise effectively with senior U.S., Coalition, and Afghan Government leaders. Work products must be of General Officer or Senior Executive level quality


  • Active in Scope Secret clearance
  • Graduate degree in social science disciplines
  • Five (5) years applied or academic experience in social sciences disciplines
  • Possess a demonstrated understanding of Southwest Asia and Afghanistan in particular, acquired by personal experience or professional study
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience analyzing the culture, religions, ethnicities, tribes, politics, history, economics, and other sociological aspects of Afghanistan and other countries in Southwest and Central Asia directly advising USFOR-A
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Working proficiency in Microsoft Office Power Point, Excel, and Word required
  • Organize and properly prioritize work assignments and function well in an environment that requires constant multi-tasking - and often long hours
  • Excellent written, oral, briefing, interpersonal and technical skills
  • Professional knowledge and experience with SPSS; working knowledge of qualitative software such as MaxQDA


Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required


Working Conditions

  • Live and work daily with Coalition Forces in austere conditions across Afghanistan  
  • Function effectively and efficiently in a combat zone, during extended periods of high pressure and stress

SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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