U.S. Embassy Dhaka is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Cultural Affairs Specialist.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

The incumbent plans, administers and evaluates academic exchange programs, under the supervision of the Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) and Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer (A/CAO) for Education and Exchanges. Serves as an Established Opinion Leaders Specialist. In the absence of a binational Fulbright commission in Bangladesh, administers academic, non-academic, private sector, mid-level career development, regional and multi-regional programs. The annual cost to the USG of high-visibility programs administered by the incumbent is between $500,000 and $1,000,000 annually.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts, education, social sciences, journalism/media, or business. (U.S. equivalent university degree) is required. (You must attach a copy of your bachelor’s degree certificate along with your application form.)
  • Minimum four years of progressively responsible experience in cultural affairs, international exchange programs, university teaching or program administration, or closely related fields.
  • Level 4 (Fluent) Bangla and English Speaking/Reading/Writing is required. This may be tested.
  • Ability to plan, administer and evaluate exchange programs of all types. Sound judgment needed to present U.S. interests at senior levels and to give balanced advice on matters affecting Mission priorities and objectives.

Applicants must submit the application form & required documents either by regular mail (postal service) or, deliver by hand to the south barrier of the U.S. Embassy to be considered.

Application submission deadline: February 13, 2019.

Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), available on our website at (Click on Embassy, click on ‘Job at the Embassy’, will take you to “Job Openings at the Embassy”); blank application forms are also available at the south barrier of the U.S. Embassy (near the Nepalese & Vatican Embassies). Please find the full job announcement on our website at: