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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Main purpose of job:

To provide administrative and research support to the Political Team in the British Embassy, particularly in the areas of Brazilian politics, justice, human rights and cyber.

This is a challenging position within the Political Team at the British Embassy. The successful candidate will have the chance to work face-to-face with diplomats and official visitors, and be involved in the diplomatic life of an Embassy. He/she will make a real difference to the Political Team at an important moment in the development of UK-Brazil relations.


Roles and responsibilities:  

  • Carrying out research on Brazilian politics, justice, human rights and cyber.
  • Assisting on project related activities.
  • Organising meetings, booking venues and requesting transport and travel.
  • Assisting on events planning/management and training exercises.
  • Preparing other documents for the team as required.
  • Translating documents, as required.
  • At least on the 3rd semester but not less than 6 months from graduating from university in International Relations, Political Science, Law or similar subjects..
  • Written and oral fluency in English and Portuguese.
  • Good communication skills in both Portuguese and English. 
  • He/she must also be enthusiastic, pro-active and self-motivated with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly MS Outlook and MS Office packages.

A good understanding of Brazilian politics and the Brazilian legal system would be a strong advantage.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.