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The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 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 EU Delegation to the Republic of Lebanon represents the EU and negotiates with the Lebanese authorities on behalf of the EU. Our role is to coordinate locally the action of the EU and the Member States accredited to Lebanon. In practice, this means that we are more involved in bringing a unified and consistent European voice in our engagement with all people living in Lebanon.
We offer a post of Press and Information Officer . The successful candidate will serve as technical and support staff to the EU Delegation in all communication and press activities under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant head of section. This includes regular updating of the Delegation strategic communication strategy and advice on all aspects of communication and public diplomacy of the Delegation, planning and implementation. The candidate must be well connected locally and have a thorough knowledge of the local media. He/she must have an excellent command of Arabic, English and French to be able to deliver high quality editorial input for speeches, press releases, social media content and other publications. He/she will be tasked with coordinating external communication activities (including coordination between various parties) and be responsible for EU visibility in Lebanon.
She/He will also serve as advisor to the Head of Delegation and her staff with regards to press & communication and take the lead in organising outreach events.
Multicultural working environment. The length of the working week shall be 37.5 working hours. The Delegation premises are located in 490 Harbor Drive, Charles Helou Avenue, Saifi, Beirut. The post falls under Group I with a starting basic salary 7,227, 860 L.L.
We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.
Medically fit to perform the required duties;
Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law;
Professional experience: At least three (3) years of media experience
Bachelor degree in communication, media, or a relevant field
Experience in managing social media and development of communication strategies.
Languages: Fluency in English, French and Arabic.
IT tools: Good computer skills on MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail applications and other programmes relevant for the above-mentioned tasks.
Communication and other personal skills:
The ideal candidate should be a multi-tasking person with a strong sense of flexibility and responsibility, with very good communication and organisational skills and the ability to set priorities in line with the needs of the Delegation;
Very good capacity to work as member of a team and under pressure;
Capacity to establish and maintain good interpersonal relations at work;
Ability to work effectively and independently in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
Specific experience requirements:
Knowledge of the European Union will be a highly valued asset.
How to apply
Please send your application and supporting documents to email@example.com , clearly indicating in the subject field the position applied for " Press and Information Officer ".
The package should include:
Curriculum Vitae [fill in the attached form] in either English or French.
A cover letter explaining the motivations in applying for the post in either English or French.
Scanned copies of relevant diplomas / certificates of degrees.
At least 2 references.
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 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; 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: April 22nd 2018
Expected Starting Date: July 1st 2018