Communications Research Analyst-Korea

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 08

Position description

Barbaricum provides consulting services related to strategic communications, analysis, intelligence and energy. 
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., Barbaricum is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business dedicated to advancing national security interests by providing strategic communications, analysis and energy counsel for senior leaders in our nation's public sector. Barbaricum is a high energy, hands on, consulting practice that delivers cutting-edge strategies and technologies to solve the challenging problems of their customers. 
Over the past nine years, Barbaricum has had great success in meeting the operational and strategic needs of our clients. Barbaricum was recently named to the INC 5000 list for 2015, and received a spot on the Washington Post’s Best Places to Work list. This marked success is due in large part to the unique approach we take to government services, and our commitment to balanced innovation and creative solutions for clients. 
Barbaricum seeks a Communications Research Analyst to provide services to program supporting U.S. Forces-Korea in South Korea. Duties and responsibilities will include the following: 

  • Identify and propose solutions to international relations problems and issues that are characterized by their breadth, importance, and severity and for which previous studies and established techniques are frequently inadequate
  • Collaborate with management in employing change process concepts and techniques to assess organizational readiness for change, marketing organizational awareness, and team efforts to present CS ideas/concepts/plans to senior leaders
  • Collect and research of communications strategy relevant information on all domains, analysis of the real world political-military considerations and policy decisions, and provide recommendations toward the formulation and execution of issue-specific CS plans and products; ability to monitor a variety of sources both classified and open source, and maintain situational awareness of regionally prominent think tanks and their published literature, and prepare analysis of how this information affects the CS environment
  • Provide administrative support to technical and management level personnel, general office administration, event planning, and creating/customizing off-the-shelf graphics; knowledge of office automation software programs
  • Organize and deliver briefings 
  • Conduct data collection, monitoring, and management as well as coding, storing, and segmentation of information tailored to specific Command needs.


  • Minimum DoD Secret Clearance Required
  • Two years of appropriate experience in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs
  • One or more years of experience working in Korea
  • Political-military expertise
  • Knowledge of international relations concepts, laws, regulations, policies and plans addressing communication methods, strategy and policy
  • Comprehensive understanding of Communications Strategy, international relations, and the Northeast Asia region
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods experience sufficient to assist in the design and conduct of comprehensive international relations studies
  • Must have a high degree of expertise with Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in one of the following disciplines: international relations, international policy, international affairs, conflict resolution, international law, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, security studies, statistics, or in the humanities
  • Korean language proficiency (equivalent to or higher than a 3,3,3 level on the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)).

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