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Strategic Communications Implementation Coordinator, NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT), MCR, Norfolk, VA
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MCR is pursuing a contract at Allied Command Transformation (ACT) to provide strategic communications support. MCR is seeking a viable candidate to be our “Key Personnel” in our proposal.
Position: Strategic Communications Implementation Coordinator
Contract Base Period: April 2013 – October 2013 + 1 Option Period October 2013 – April 2014
Place of Performance: HQ SACT Norfolk, VA
Secret clearance required
Description of Requirement
HQ SACT is developing a capability to facilitate Strategic Communications (StratCom) implementation towards enhancement of StratCom performance for HQ SACT interaction with subordinate Commands, other NATO Commands and more broadly, with other NATO and Non-NATO Actors. This emergent capability consists of the following pillars which will serve as enablers to HQ SACT Strategic Communications Operations and contribute to Capability Development lessons.
a. The first pillar, and the primary requirement for this Statement of Work, supports the HQ SACT leadership mandate whereby all internal deliverables and enablers within the Command must field a comprehensive and updatable Communications Plan.
b. The second pillar is a requirement for coordination and monitoring of the level of Communications Plan implementation for all ACT subordinate commands and the provision for providing staff training on the primary concepts of Strategic Communications and building StratCom Champions.
A StratCom Implementation Coordinator (SIC) is a functional specialist maintaining responsibility and accountability for deliverable and enabler program linkages drawing from StratCom best practices identified through Capability Implementation Plan actions, NATO direction and guidance on operational frameworks and narratives, and Communications Plans mandated through PPM. The SIC must not only have intimate knowledge of NATO StratCom disciplines with focus areas in areas of
• public affairs and key leader engagements • civil military operations • information operations
but should also have a network of StratCom professionals to draw information from for enhanced training, and an understanding of current ACT challenges for NATO transformation.
The SIC would serve as the primary cross-division interviewer, coordinator, and training POC for HQ SACT for issues related specifically to the establishment of a cost effective and consistent StratCom Communication Plan training and implementation battle rhythm for HQ SACT and associated staffs. Additionally, the SIC would be the primary interviewer, coordinator, and training POC for HQ SACT related specifically to the establishment of a cost effective and consistent StratCom Implementation Training program, to be conducted bimonthly, aiming to :
• create and educate brand groups of transformation professionals to serve as ACT mission and message envoys;
• raise SME’s reputation inside the HQ and their nations
• empower ACT staff members . The work shall consist of three main areas which the StratCom Contractor shall provide support for:
i. Communications Plan assessment, development and execution
ii. StratCom internal staff training and Communications Plan integration execution
iii. StratCom Champion training coordination
• Strategic Communications (StratCom) experience (at least 3 of last 7 years) working in: A NATO environment, a government environment, or in a distinct multi-national working environment in the private sector.
• StratCom experience conducting briefings and/ or training of executive personnel.
• StratCom experience working on Public Affairs or outreach programs (at least 1 of last 3 years)
• Experience organising or leading training or education and workshops or conferences on one of the topics within the StratCom disciplines.
• Experience (at least 3 of last 7 years) developing and performing program surveys and interviews.
• Experience in documentation management or archive procedures.
• Demonstrable knowledge of key priorities, policy, direction, and guidance for NATO StratCom.
• Demonstrable experience conducting or contributing directly to international relations in a government environment.
• Demonstrable experience writing reports and conducting research for governmental organisations.
Education Requirement • Bachelor’s Degree or international equivalent in Communications or related discipline
Compensation: MCR, LLC’s compensation and benefits package is very competitive. It is designed to help employees meet varying needs throughout their careers and to reward employee’s skills, experience, and potential.
Equal Opportunity Employer: MCR is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor. In addition, MCR participates in the DHS E-Verify program. M/F/V/D
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