Delegation of the European Union to Jordan

Press & Information Officer (short term contract)

16/12/2019 - 11:44
Temporary agents

Local Agent Group I


The Delegation of the European Union to Jordan is seeking to recruit a Press and Information Officer for the Political, Press and Information Section. The person appointed will be offered a limited contract (from 15/1/2020-1/5/2020) on terms appropriate to his/her position.


Job Location: Delegation of the European Union to Jordan.


Tasks will include:

  • Preparing   daily press review and media analysis;
  • Establishing and maintaining close working relations with Jordanian and international media;
  • Coordinating with press officers from Embassies;
  • Coordinating with other private and public bodies;
  • Drafting/finalising press releases (in English and Arabic);
  • Contributing to and preparing speeches and preparing the Head of Delegation for interviews;
  • Contributing to the preparation, and ensuring implementation, of the Delegation's communication strategy and visibility plan
  • Supporting the European Commission's development communication strategy locally;
  • Preparing regular information to the media on the activities of the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, the European Commission  and the Delegation: organising press conferences and preparing interviews and editorials during High-Level visits and events;
  • Preparing social media posts for the Delegation and the Head of Delegation (in English and Arabic);
  • Managing the website of the Delegation;
  • Managing promotional material;
  • Managing the Press and Information section’s budget;

Preparing a regional EU communications seminar in Amman during the first semester of 2020.


Job requirements:



Professional experience:

  • The candidate must have a minimum professional experience of 3 years working in media, good knowledge and contacts with Jordanian Media.
  • A University Degree in areas relevant to the duties (e.g. in social sciences) would be a strong asset
  • Experience in an international work environment would be an asset.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, scheduling and communication. 
  • Excellent command of English and Arabic.


  • Good communication skills
  • Prioritising and Organising
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Confidentiality

Professional experience:


Interested candidates must send a motivation letter and their Curriculum Vitae to the attention of Head of Administration by 29th December 2019 by email to The subject title must CLEARLY indicate: "Applying for Press and Information Officer Post".


Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted.