Availability: Immediately, until Feb 28, 2023
Contract Regime: Local Contract under BE law
Number of posts: 1 post
Deadline for applications: April 12, 2021
Email address to send the CV and completed application template: [email protected]
Additional information: [email protected]
The EU Special Representative (EUSR) for Human Rights is seeking to appoint a Communications Officer. This is a new post, for a fixed period until the end of February 2023.
The Special Representative’s mandate is to enhance the EU’s effectiveness, presence and visibility, in protecting and promoting Human Rights in the world; to contribute to the implementation of the EU’s policy on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, and to guide the implementation of the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy.
The Communications Officer will be responsible for promoting this work, in publications and in broadcast and digital media; managing the EUSR’s presence in social media; managing and developing the EUSR’s website and for the development of communications strategies. The Communications Officer will work as a key member of the EUSR’s team and will collaborate with official spokespersons and staff of the EU institutions, especially the EEAS.
The EUSR is seeking an experienced, suitably qualified and dynamic professional for this role. The successful candidate should hold a relevant postgraduate degree or equivalent, and have at least 4-5 years practical experience in a similar position (communications, journalism or public relations); with hands-on knowledge of developing and implementing digital communications strategies; be familiar with the workings of the EU and have an in depth knowledge of human rights and related topics.
The working language of the EUSR’s office is English. Fluency in English – writing and speaking at native speaker level is essential, and at least one other official language of the EU is required.
The Communications officer will be responsible for:
A candidate must be a citizen of an EU member state. The post will be based in Brussels, and the employment will be under Belgian contract.
The successful candidate will be required to apply for the appropriate EU security clearance certificate, if not already in possession of one.
The closing date for applications is April 12, 2021.
Completed application form, CV and examples of experience should be sent to the email provided below.