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View Vacancy - Political Adviser on Israel’s Arab Community

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Political

The British Embassy in Israel is recruiting for a Political Adviser on Israel’s Arab Community Grade A2(L).

Background

The Embassy’s Political Adviser for the Arab Community is responsible for the Embassy’s political work on Israeli Arab issues, including reporting on developments, conducting outreach and contributing to relevant visits and projects.  As a member of the Political Section, you will be part of a diverse team of policy and programme experts working together to support, shape and deliver UK policy. 
 
Responsibilities will include: producing regular written reporting on social, political and economic developments within the community; coordinating a cross-Embassy committee to deepen the UK’s engagement with the Arab community; building and maintaining a contact base across the community, including MKs, business leaders and NGOs. 

The Adviser contributes to lobbying campaigns, responds to UK Parliamentary correspondence and contributes to the Embassy Press Review.  The Adviser is also responsible for planning visits for the Ambassador and wider Embassy to the Arab community; contributing to the Embassy’s Arabic social media output; and helping to oversee the delivery of a coexistence football project.

Key Competencies:

Delivering at Pace - Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes.
Making Effective Decisions - Effectiveness in this area is about being objective; using sound judgment, evidence and knowledge to provide accurate, expert and professional advice.
Building Capability for All - Effectiveness in this area is having a strong focus on continuous learning for oneself, others and the organisation.
Changing & Improving - People who are effective in this area are responsive, innovative and seek out opportunities to create effective change.
Collaborating & Partnering - People skilled in this area create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done.
Managing a Quality Service - Effectiveness in this area is about being organised to deliver service objectives and striving to improve the quality of service, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • High competency in Microsoft Office and computer literacy.
  • Understanding of Israeli Arab politics - at both national and local levels.
  • Capable of Arabic/English and Hebrew/English interpretation and translation.
  • Self-motivated individual able to take initiative with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer focus - ability to work as a team.
  • Proven ability to deliver results.
Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Building Capability for All, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
10 September 2016
A2 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
37.5
Middle East & North Africa
Israel
Tel Aviv
British Embassy
1
9,254
30 October 2016

Working Hours and Remuneration:

The Embassy aims to offer an attractive working environment and remuneration package for this role, including the non-negotiable salary of ILS 9,254 per month plus social benefits.  The  appointment will be subject to security clearance and a six-month probationary period.

No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position.

Working hours will be Monday to Friday , 37.5 hours per week (Mon – Thurs 08:00 – 16:00; Fridays 08:00 – 13:30)

Parking facilities will not be provided or paid for.

Application Process:

The closing date for applications will be 10th September 2016.

Interested candidates must attach the following documents when applying online.

1. An updated Curriculum Vitae.
2. A cover letter stating why you feel you have necessary skills to perform well in the above role.

Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.

Due to the large amount of applications we receive only those shortlisted for assessment will be contacted. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

The selection process will include a written exercise and an interview.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures.  Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances

The British Embassy Tel Aviv is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.

This opportunity is closed to applications.