Press and Information Officer at the EUDEL in Belarus

Press and Information Officer at the EUDEL in Belarus


The European Union Delegation to the Republic of Belarus is looking for a Press and Information Officer. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Press and Information Officer – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as technical and support staff to develop analysis and recommendations on political, social and economic developments in the country (including issues related to the situation with civil society and human rights; Belarus’ foreign and security policies, including within the context of the Eastern Partnership; press and public diplomacy, notably in terms of conducting information environment assessment and raising awareness about disinformation) under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant head of section. 

Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  • be medically fit to perform the required duties;
  • enjoy civil rights and permits for employment under local law;
  • have completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma preferably in international relations, political science, international relations, journalism, communications, economics or other related field;
  • have experience in communications and public diplomacy (e.g. strategic communication, media relations, campaigning, content production, marketing, online marketing, social media management, development of audio-visual content);
  • have excellent English language skills and excellent command of the Belarusian and Russian languages;
  • have strong drafting and analytical skills combined with sound judgement, rapid grasp of problems and the capacity to identify issues and solutions;
  • have excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain a network of contacts both within and outside the Delegation, build constructive working relations with key partners;
  • have the ability to communicate clearly on complex issues and the capacity to perform with accuracy and in a flexible manner a diversity of tasks in a complex institutional environment.

The following will be considered an asset:

  • proven interest in EU affairs and the EU’s neighbourhood policies;
  • knowledge of external relations, internal policies and functioning of the European Union;
  • experience of working in a team in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment;
  • experience in public speaking;
  • knowledge of additional EU languages.

CLOSING DATE

September 22, 2021

OPPORTUNITY TYPE



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