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The Embassy is looking for a Communication and Event Officer(excellent knowledge of French and/or Dutch language required)—
Position: Communication and Event Officer with organizational and analytical skills (local staff)
Location: Embassy of Belgium, Limuru Road, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline for applications: 11/08/2019, 23h00 (Nairobi time)
Job Description—As communication and event officer, you are the eyes and ears of the diplomatic team of the Embassy, and first of all of the political attaché.Examples of tasks include:
Management of our social media, website and other communication toolsWriting articles as well as the Embassy’s newsletter
Liaising with the Belgian community and relevant Belgian authorities and institutions
Liaising with the Kenyan media
Providing input for speeches and publications
Assisting in the selection of public diplomacy events and projectsEvent managementProviding logistical support for high level visits
Required Degree and Competences—
Master’s degree in Arts, Law, Politics, Economics, Journalism or any related fieldDutch or French(mother tongue)
Excellent command of English
Strong communication, organizational, and presentational skills.
A capacity for analysis and synthesis
A proven interest in public diplomacy and international relations
Excellent IT knowledge and command of social media tools
Great flexibility to work on different subjects, within different teams
Sociability and a sense of initiative
Good knowledge of the other national languages and/or Swahili
Elementary knowledge of Belgian culture and administration
Knowledge of the Kenyan media landscape
Good translation skills
Gross monthly salary: will be announced at the last round of the selection
1 year contract (renewable)Starting date: most probably 1 October 2019
Selection Procedure: After a pre-screening based on the resumes and cover letters,the main selection procedure will be carried out in three rounds. A first oral test will measure oral competences. A second written test will gauge the candidate’s written capabilities. Finally, the third test is an interview which evaluates the applicant’s general qualifications.
Applications—To apply for this position, please send your resume (curriculum vitae) and cover letter no later than 11August 2019, 23h00 (Nairobi Time)to firstname.lastname@example.org, clearly stating “Communication Officer” in the subject line.In the meantime, for any questions related to this position please contact the Embassy by e-mail (email@example.com).
Selected applicants will be contacted before the end of August2019.