Notice Vacancy - Media and Communications Adviser

Notice Vacancy - Media and Communications Adviser

Place of Assignment: The Embassy of Finland, 3 Abu El Feda Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Duration of Assignment: A fixed-term contract for a period of one year with the possibility of extension (including probation period)

Start date: 1 May, 2021 or according to agreement

Closing Date for Applying: 23 March, 2021

Main Duties / Responsibilities

  • Monitoring Arabic language media (incl. social media) and political developments in Egypt, Sudan and in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Collecting necessary data and preparing background papers on demand.
  • Responsible for planning and creating communications content  in Arabic and English on the Embassy’s social media platforms following Embassy’s communication plan.
  • Participating in the management of the Embassy’s social media accounts.
  • Maintaining and expanding the Embassy’s network of relevant governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. Participating in organizing Embassy events. In addition, liaising with other media and communications officers.
  • Attending conferences, events and meetings relevant to the Embassy’s work in Egypt.
  • Assisting in organizing visits by delegations from Finland to Egypt and function as focal point for Finnish Press and the Cairo International Press Center.
  • Translation from English to Arabic and Arabic to English
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Employer.

Minimum Qualifications

Professional work experience

Relevant work experience in the field of international relations and communication (especially social media), preferably at the Embassies, international organizations, NGOs or think tanks

Education

Master’s Degree in Political Science, International Relations, Communication Studies or other relevant field

Languages

Fluency in Arabic and English (written and spoken)

Functional skills 

MS Office, social media  

Competences

Professional with understanding of the MENA region’s political dynamics and media landscape - Dynamic team player - High degree of integrity and confidentiality

Inter-personal skills

Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, flexibility

Other matters worth mentioning

The selected interviewees are required to provide the Employer his or her criminal record.

The Embassy of Finland in Cairo complies with the data protection policies of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. Read more about our data protection here: https://um.fi/dataprotectionLink to another website.

How to apply for the position

All interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter by 23 March 2021 at the latest in English to [email protected] with a reference: Embassy of Finland, Media and Communications Adviser application.

Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.