Senior Strategic Communications Planner

Job Locations AF-Kabul
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(4/28/2020 12:16 PM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Top Secret/SCI
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is seeking a Senior Strategic Communications (SSC) Planner for a full-time position supporting our United States Government (USG) customer. The SSC Planner serves as a civilian counterpart to senior Military Information Support Operations (MISO) Officers, Information Officers (IO) and other senior military personnel to plan for, develop and execute information operations. This positions reports to the Operations Manager.


  • Acts as a planner and advisor to U.S. and Coalition MISO and IO Officers
  • Assists in long term and short term planning of MISO and IO that support USG strategic objectives
  • Provides research and insight to support target audience analysis and product development
  • Incorporates assessments in MISO process
  • Integrates pillars of IO within planning and execution
  • Produces Operation Plans (OPLANs), Operation Orders (OPORDs), Fragmentation Orders (FRAGOs), white papers, and other military documents as required
  • Prepares and presents briefs for senior USG and military officials. Work products must be of General Officer or Senior Executive level quality
  • May be required to liaise with USCENTCOM, USSOCOM, USAFOR-A, RSMA and other relevant U.S. governmental agencies
  • If serving as a liaison, must have the ability to synchronize and de-conflict between the client's organization and embedded organization while ensuring client focus is highest priority


  • Active in scope Top Secret with SCI eligibility
  • Bachelor's Degree and experience and familiarity with the Afghan and international media environment strongly preferred
  • Possess minimum of 10 years of experience working in Strategic Communications, IO, or PSYOP with the U.S. military, and have held the rank/grade or equivalent of O-5/GS-14
  • Understanding of the PSYOP/MISO process, Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), and Joint Operational Planning Process (JOPP)
  • Must have a strong understanding of the culture, history, and geography of Afghanistan
  • Must have working proficiency in Microsoft Office Power Point, Excel, and Word
  • 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


Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in foreign language

Working Conditions

  • Willing to live and work in Afghanistan in shared living quarters and function effectively in a region designated as a hazardous duty area.
  • Travel outside secure compounds independent of Coalition Forces, as required



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