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 organizations. 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 EU Delegation to Israel is one of those 140 delegations. Its mandate includes promoting the political and economic relations between Israel and the European Union, monitoring the implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Israel; informing the public of the EU-Israel relations, explaining and promoting EU policies and participating in the implementation of the European Union's cooperation programs.
We offer a post of Information Officer (Strategic Communications) in the Press and Information Section of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Information Officer (Strategic Communications). This job function may change in accordance with the needs of the Delegation.
Functions and duties
The successful candidate will perform the following tasks under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant Head of Section:
• monitor and analyze the trends and developments in the information environment and provide recommendations for improving knowledge of the EU's values, policies and projects based on fact-based information and proactive communication;
• establish and maintain a network of key information-environment experts in Israel, who could support the EU Delegation in its monitoring and awareness raising activities;
• design, implement and coordinate campaigns, local outreach events and communications projects on specific issues and priorities;
• Closely cooperate with the EEAS Strategic Communications Task Forces and other sections within the Delegation, EU member state missions in Israel;
• provide support and backup to other staff members of the Press Section
Candidates for this local agent post should:
• have completed advance university studies of at least five years attested by a degree/diploma, preferably at the level of Master’s degree preferably in political science, international relations, journalism, communications, economics or other related field;
• have at least six years of relevant professional experience in communications, media (traditional and new media) and the information environment in Israel, preferably within an international and multi-cultural environment;
• Native command of Hebrew, fluency in English. Working knowledge of Arabic and/or Russian would be an asset. Knowledge of other EU languages would be an asset;
• be a national of Israel or a national of the Member State of the European Union having the right to live and work in Israel.
Candidates should have:
• Direct professional experience in communications and information/media environment in Israel (e.g. strategic communication, media relations, media monitoring);
• demonstrated capacity in creating constructive working relations with key partners in Israel, proven ability in establishing and maintaining professional networks of contacts;
• The ability to communicate clearly on complex issues;
• Very good knowledge of the Israeli media landscape;
• Strong drafting and analytical skills combined with sound judgment, rapid grasp of problems and the capacity to identify issues and solutions;
• Good knowledge of the European Union’s external relations, internal policies and functioning;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven ability in presentation of information, including experience in public speaking;
• Native command of Hebrew, fluency in English. Working knowledge of Arabic and/or Russian would be an asset;
• Demonstrated knowledge of working with social media platforms, especially Twitter and Facebook and other locally trending social media platforms. Experience of working with social media/information analytics would be considered an asset.
Please send your application and supporting documents to DELEGATION-ISRAEL-HR@eeas.europa.eu.
The package should include a motivation letter, a detailed CV using the "europass" template (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/) in pdf format. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
The preselected candidate will be interviewed and might be requested to pass a written test.
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to DELEGATION-ISRAEL-HR@eeas.europa.eu.
If selected, the candidate will be required all supporting documents proving Israeli nationality/or permit of employment under local law, diplomas and professional experience declared in the CV.
After the deadline for applications, 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 the most suitable for the post based on 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; 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.
The deadline for applications is: 1 September at 17:00 (Tel Aviv time)