Belgian Embassy – Communication and Event Officer.

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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 toolsWriting 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 projectsEvent managementProviding logistical support for high level visits

Required Degree and Competences—

Master’s degree in Arts, Law, Politics, Economics, Journalism or any related fieldDutch 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

Optional Competences—

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


Practical Details—

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, 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 (

Selected applicants will be contacted before the end of August2019.

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