View Vacancy - Brexit Coordination Officer for Ankara - INTERNAL CAMPAIGN ONLY (TUR18.305)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

The British Embassy in Ankara is part of a world-wide network representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit a Brexit Coordination Officer to keep on delivering Brexit, and continuing trade and international agreements as a key priority for the UK and Turkey, along with seeking to strengthen a bilateral ‘strategic partnership’.

As Brexit Coordination Officer, you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth transition and that the work across teams and different government departments in the Turkey Network are joined up. As the first point of contact with the Turkish delegation, you will need to be able to share latest developments and understand the Turkish priorities, which may differ from the UK. It will be important to recognise risks and problem solve, along with delivering sometimes difficult message to seniors across the Turkey Network. You will be responsible for and develop the non-government engagement strategy, including mapping stakeholders, drafting speeches, explaining the UK approach to non-government actors, and holding meetings and conferences.

In more detail, main responsibilities will include:

Coordination & Logistical Support

  • Coordinate Brexit work streams across the Turkey Network. Recognise any gaps, risks or duplication across the work streams. Suggest solutions to address issues;
  • Develop comprehensive ‘stakeholder map’ of all relevant internal and external stakeholders;
  • Develop and manage programme of action and risk logs;
  • Act as a point of contact to London colleagues and respond to queries in consultation with relevant officers at Post;
  • Lead coordinator on Brexit related visits to Turkey (Ankara & Istanbul);
  • Coordinate outgoing London visits, including HMA, CG, FCO staff & Turkish Delegations;
  • Seek new opportunities to deepen Brexit work in Turkey.

Internal communication

  • Organise the monthly ‘Brexit Post Coordination meeting’ which is chaired by HMA, providing briefing papers and determining agenda;
  • Understand activities and priorities of each team and work stream;
  • Share information effectively to the wider Turkey Network e.g produce a monthly email/oral update to the Turkey Network on Brexit priorities;
  • Understand and ensure that the Turkey Network is aware of any key Brexit developments between the UK and EU. Brief colleagues accordingly.

Government Engagement

  • Coordinate and support arrangements for the UK High Level Brexit Dialogue and Trade Working Group;
  • Act as an initial point of contact and in support of the C4/D6 Brexit officers to manage the relationships with the MFA, Ministry of Economy, EU Ministry and Presidency;
  • Understand Turkish priorities and identify risks, and ensure that UK steps align where possible. Highlight divergences between the UK and Turkey approach and seek solutions.


Non-Government Outreach & Projects

  • In consultation with C4 officer, lead on developing a strategy and action plan to engage with Civil Society, Think Tanks & Academia (and, if capacity, with Parliament) on Brexit issues;
  • Deliver the strategy, through leading work and working with other teams in the Turkey network, including drafting speeches and external communications;
  • Organise Brexit related events, workshops, conferences;
  • Oversee any remaining EU ‘twinning’ project work.
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written);
  • Experience of working with and coordinating a team with competing priorities;
  • Able to recognise gaps, problem solve and develop new ideas;
  • Initiative to lead own project.
  • Some background understanding of Brexit;

  • Budget management;

  • Fluency in Turkish (both oral and written).

Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
4 July 2018
B3 (L)
Fixed Term, Full-time
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
111,174.82 gross (will be paid pro rata)
1 August 2018

This vacancy is open exclusively for internal FCO Local Staff and spouses / partners of Diplomats.

This is a full-time fixed-term contract for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week. The duration of the contract will be for a period of 12 months (with the possibility of extension by mutual agreement).

The yearly salary for this position is 111,174.82 TL gross (will be paid pro rata) B3 level. Please note that staff members are responsible for paying any income tax required by local law.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Turkey. The British Embassy does not sponsor for work permits.

The successfull candidate will be subject to professional background check, security clearance and a probation period of 2 months.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Ankara are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Turkish employment law.

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