Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

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.

1-191005-9672: Media Assessments Analyst
LocationOverseas - Afghanistan
Open Date10/8/2019

SOSi is seeking a Media Assessments Analyst for a full-time position supporting our United States Government (USG) customer. The Media Assessments Analyst will provide analytical support to the military leaders and decision makers. Typical Applicants for this position include: professionals from academia, the military or private industry with extensive experience in media analysis, effects assessment, geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, social sciences research methods, or software design support for analytical processes. This position will report to the Social Scientist SME Lead.


  • The Media Advisor will be a primary trusted counselor and planner for senior decision-makers in all matters related to strategic communications
  • Produce daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly media assessment reports

  • Active DOD SECRET security clearance.
  • Graduate degree in social sciences disciplines or Operations Research preferred
  • Minimum 5+ years applied or academic experience in media, government, or social sciences analytical roles
  • Familiar with Military Decision Making Process (MDMP)
  • Current or previous support to the USCENTCOM AOR desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the culture, history, politics, economics and ethnographic makeup of Afghanistan
  • Must have working proficiency in Microsoft Office Power Point, Excel, and Word
  • Work cooperatively with the U.S. military, other U.S. governmental agencies, and their counterparts from the international community represented in Afghanistan
  • 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


  • Fluency in foreign language


  • 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
  • Ability to wear up to 45 lbs of combat gear, including vest and helmet
  • Travel outside secure compounds independent of Coalition Forces, as required