View Vacancy - Political and Communications Officer
To provide analysis on political developments and government relations in Paraguay to support the work of the British Embassy and to develop bilateral relations between UK and Paraguay. Develop and maintain the embassy’s communications strategy.
The job holder will need an excellent understanding of the political, economic and social context in Paraguay and be able to identify key trends and their impact in Paraguay and the UK.
These skills will also be required to manage the Embassy’s efforts to market the UK in Paraguay, and to raise our profile using all appropriate media channels including social media.
Roles and responsibilities:
This is a central role in the Embassy, providing timely analysis on political developments and major events in country, to help shape UK relations with Paraguay. The jobholder will work closely with the Ambassador, Deputy Head of Mission and other members of staff, providing input to London and ensuring colleagues are well informed on the wider political, economic and social context in Paraguay and any relevant regional issues.
The jobholder will be responsible for managing a wide range of contacts in Government departments, academic institutions, political parties and civil society organisations and for daily monitoring of Paraguayan political and social developments, including regional relations.
Strong analytical, oral and written skills are essential. The job holder will frequently be called upon to brief visitors, key contacts and other team members. There will also be scope to represent the Embassy in external meetings and events.
The jobholder will manage the political and communications assistant so strong managerial skills are desirable
- Communications budget of approx. £11,000
•Proven research and reporting skills, including writing reports in English and Spanish. Professional experience in a political analysis role e.g. as a news journalist or political researcher.
- Handling press and media; managing social media platforms.
•Ability to deal with multiple tasks and priorities.
•Problem-solving, attention to detail and efficient administrative skills.
•Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
•IT literacy in electronic media, MS Outlook and MS Office packages.
•A willingness to work flexibly and as a team-player.
•Ability to interact with people at all levels of seniority.
- Good contacts within the Paraguayan system, particularly in the areas of politics and policy.
- Previous experience working in the government sector or international organisations.
- University degree in Political Science, International Relations, or a related field.
- Event organisation.
The Embassy is a small but friendly team with most staff filling multiple roles. Flexibility and team work are essential. You will also need to work effectively with relevant colleagues in regional posts and in London, so strong communication skills are essential and will be tested at interview.
The benefits package includes an enhanced number of days leave, contributory medical insurance and shared use of internal parking spaces.
This opportunity is closed to applications.