The Delegation of the European Union to Georgia is looking for a
Temporary Political Officer
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 27 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Georgia has been operating in Tbilisi, Georgia since 1995. The Delegation presents, explains and implements the EU policy; analyses and reports on the policies and developments in Georgia and conducts negotiations in accordance with a given mandate.
The Delegation’s main tasks can be described under three headings: (1) Political relations, (2) Economic and Trade relations, and (3) Co-operation and External assistance. In carrying out its tasks, the Delegation aims at maintaining and developing good and effective contacts with its partners in the government and civil society as well as with EU Member States and international organisations. The Delegation observes and reports regularly to Headquarters on political, social and economic developments in Georgia. It also seeks to ensure coherence between the EU's trade policies, humanitarian assistance, support for democracy, human rights and the media, institution and capacity building and other external policy activities in Georgia. As the EU is the biggest donor in Georgia (also Georgia’s main trading partner), one of the Delegation’s tasks is programming and implementation of external assistance.
We offer a Temporary Political Officer Post. Short-term contract of maximum 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Georgia, starting in June 2021. Standard working hours are 37.5 hours per week.
Description of the Political, Press and Information Section:
The Political, Press and Information Section oversees the political bilateral relationship between the European Union and Georgia. It monitors the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and ensures timely, accurate and high quality analysis and reporting to the Head of Delegation and to headquarters. It prepares EU-Georgia meetings and handles a number of incoming EU visitors. It monitors the media landscape, provides news digests to headquarters and Member State embassies and coordinates the communication policy of the EU Delegation to Georgia.
Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation.
Under the supervision and guidance of the (Acting) Head of Section;
-Medically fit to perform the required duties;
-Be a national of Georgia or a national of a Member State of the European Union having the right to live and work in Georgia;
-Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law;
-Formal Education: University degree in Political Science, Law, International Relations, or equivalent;
-Professional experience: Have at least three years of proven relevant professional experience, preferably in an international and multi-cultural environment;
General: Have a proven knowledge of external relations, internal policies and functioning of the European Union; Familiarity with the Georgian political context
Languages: Have a strong command of Georgian and English language;
Knowledge of other European Languages would be an asset.
IT tools: Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;
How to Apply
Please note that applications have to include a motivation letter in English as well as an updated CV (preferably using the Europass format http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu) also in English, otherwise they will not be considered.
The subject line of your application should indicate the post title: "Temporary Political Officer".
Please send your application to the following e-mail address:
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 28 April 2021 at 12:00pm.
After the deadline for applications, the Selection Committee will review the applications set up for this purpose. The Selection Committee will prepare a short-list of candidates who are considered to be the most suitable for the post on the basis of a preliminary assessment of the information provided in their application letter and the supporting documents. The short-listed candidates will be invited to an assessment phase which may include an interview if necessary – during this phase, the Selection Committee will assess the suitability of the candidates for the post.
The candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted individually. If you have not been contacted by the Delegation by 5 May 2021 then you should consider that your application has, unfortunately, not been pre-selected.
Kindly note that the Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone or in person. Please address any queries concerning this vacancy to the above e-mail address only.