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The European Union Delegation to the West Bank and Gaza Strip is looking for: Information Analyst (Strategic Communications)

28/09/2020 - 13:43
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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 EU Delegation to the West Bank and Gaza Strip ("the Delegation"): The basis of the EU's work is its long-standing commitment to the vision of an independent and sovereign state of Palestine living side by side with Israel in peace and security. The EU works closely with the Palestinian Authority (PA) to build viable institutions that are essential to run a democratic state. The bottom-up process of building the institutions of the future Palestinian state is complemented by political work. The EU – with the UN, the US and Russia – is a member of the so-called Quartet which mediates between the two parties in an effort to advance the two-state solution.

We offer a post of Information Analyst (Strategic Communications) in the Political, Press and Information Section of the Delegation. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation.

Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Information Analyst (Strategic Communications) - this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation.  Under this job function, the successful candidate will serve as technical and support staff under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant head of section. 

The successful candidate will be based in Jerusalem. Working time: 37.5 working hours/week. The contract ("local agent" type contract - Group I) will be concluded as unlimited term contract following a successful probation period. The working hours are Mondays to Thursdays from 8:30 to 17:00 and Fridays 8:30 to 14:00 with a compulsory 30 minutes' minimum lunch break. The place of employment is 5, George Adam Street, Jerusalem with possible missions. This is a group 1 post.

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.

Functions and duties

  • analyse the trends and developments in the information environment and provide recommendations for improving the understanding 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 the country, 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, including with a goal to address disinformation targeting the EU and its partnership with Palestinians;
  • closely cooperate with the EEAS Strategic Communications Task Forces;
  • perform other tasks as designated by the Head of Section;
  • replace the other Press and Information Officers in their absence.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  • have completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma, preferably in political science, international relations, journalism, communications, economics or other related field;
  • have at least three years of relevant professional experience in communications, preferably in the international and multi-cultural environment;
  • have a native command of Arabic;
  • have a professional knowledge of the English language;
  • Computer literacy in standard office IT tools required
  • Medically fit to perform the required duties;
  • Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law;

Selection criteria

Candidates should:

  • have experience in communications and public diplomacy (e.g. strategic communication, media relations, campaigning, content production, marketing, online marketing, social media management, audio-visual content development);
  • have the capacity to create constructive working relations with key partners in the country, building up a local network;
  • have strong drafting and analytical skills combined with sound judgement, rapid grasp of problems and the capacity to identify issues and solutions;
  • have knowledge of external relations, internal policies and functioning of the European Union;
  • have excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain a network of contacts both within and outside the Delegation;
  • have the ability to communicate clearly on complex issues and the capacity to perform with accuracy and in a flexible manner a diversity of tasks in a complex institutional environment;
  • have a knowledge of social media platforms, especially Twitter and Facebook and other locally trending social media platforms.

The following would be considered as strong assets:

  • experience of working in a team in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment;
  • experience of working with social media analytics;
  • knowledge of additional EU languages and Hebrew. 

.Character references

  • Quality and results: Capacity to act on problems, ability to work in a proactive and autonomous way.
  • Analysis and problem solving: Ability to determine the most important points and come up with concrete and, if necessary, creative solutions. Ability to formulate well-founded judgments and to write well-founded reports.
  • Prioritising and organising: Ability to set priorities, to be flexible and to efficiently organise the workload with a good sense of initiative. Focus on meeting deadlines and on punctuality. Absolute discretion on work-related confidential issues.
  • Resilience: Ability to stay efficient in case of elevated workload as well as ability to adapt to an evolving work environment. Ability to learn quickly.
  • Communication: Need to communicate efficiently and quickly as well as in a structured and effective way.
  • Working with others: Ability to work within a team as well as in an international and multicultural environment.

How to apply

Please fill in the attached EU-Job-Application form (Do NOT send any CV's) with a presentation/ cover letter, highlighting how your education, training and experience fulfil the job requirements, to arrive no later than

14 October 2020 at 17:00 local time to:

Please include the following reference in the correspondence: “Information Analyst (Strategic Communications) LA1 PPI Section.

Applications will be treated in confidence. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please provide a telephone number and an e-mail address to be contacted on.

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone. Please address any queries concerning this procedure to:

Delegation-West-Bank-Gaza-Recruitment-LA@eeas.europa.eu

The procedure

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. The short-listed candidates will be invited to a written test. The candidates with the best results will then be invited to interviews.

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 14 October 2020 at 17:00 local time

Website https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/palestine-occupied-palestinian-territory-west-bank-and-gaza-strip_en

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