Press and Information Officer
at the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Belarus in Minsk
The deadline for submitting applications is 28 August 2020.
Are you interested in strategic communication in the context of international relations? Are you keen to contribute to representing the EU’s interests and values in Belarus?
The European Union (EU) is a unique economic and political union 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 missions, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
The EU Delegation to the Republic of Belarus is one of those 140 delegations. Its mandate includes promoting the political and economic relations between the EU and Belarus, establishing close dialogue with all stakeholders (authorities, civil society organisations, universities, local media) on economic, social, governance, human rights and other policy issues. We also state and explain the EU’s position to the national authorities and to local Member States Representatives and raise awareness about the EU, its institutions and programs implemented in Belarus.
What we offer
A post of a Press and Information Officer within the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Belarus, starting in September 2020.
Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Press and Information (P&I) Officer, with a focus on strategic communications. This job function may change in accordance with the needs of the Delegation.
The Political, Economic, Press and Information Section of the Delegation is in charge of developing analysis and recommendations for our Head Quarters in Brussels related to:
The P&I officer will be fully embedded in the work of the section, receive direct exposure to the EU’s activities in Belarus and provided with a unique opportunity to contribute to combatting disinformation.
The successful candidate will perform the following tasks under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of Section:
Qualifications or special requirements:
would be considered as strong assets.
How to apply?
Please send the following documents to the e-mail address:
Please mention in the subject of your e-mail:
Press and Information Officer - Political, Economic, Press and Information section
Important information - The procedure
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to the e-mail address: DELEGATION-BELARUS-RECRUITMENT@EEAS.EUROPA.EU
After the deadline, the applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee 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.
After the evaluation of all applications, shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and possibly a written test. Interviews will be held in Minsk, Belarus or via video-conferencing.
The candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted individually; however, the Delegation will use the same means of publication as for this Vacancy Notice to inform the remaining candidates once the recruitment procedure has been completed and that a candidate has (or has not) been recruited.
Applications from non-eligible candidates will not be considered. After the evaluation of all applications, shortlisted candidates will invited for an interview. In case the selected candidate is not able to present the required documents, his/her candidacy will be rejected.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The deadline for applications: 28 August 2020 at 23:59 Minsk local time