Embassy Jobs in Juba South Sudan - Political and Press officer Vacancies

Embassy Jobs in Juba South Sudan - Political and Press officer Vacancies

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Job Category

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
    Job Subcategory
  • Political
    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

    Main purpose of job:

  • You will be a key part of the British Embassy Juba Political team.
  • This team is at the centre of the Embassy’s work supporting the UK-South Sudan bilateral relationship, including UK effort in support of implementation of the Peace Process.
  • You will ensure the Ambassador, Special Envoy to the Sudan’s and other senior figures within the UK Government have up to date and accurate political analysis.
  • This is a dynamic and fast paced role that will be very rewarding for the right candidate. You will need to have an up to date knowledge of South Sudanese politics.
  • You will also play the lead role in the Embassy’s communications function.
  • There is a very strong team spirit and collaborative approach to the team’s work, but you will need to be self-starter, capable of working off your own initiative and owning issues

    Roles and responsibilities:
  • Context

    The UK is committed to supporting South Sudan achieve peace.

    As part of the Troika (UK, US and Norway), a leading donor (both humanitarian and conflict mitigation), through our support to key peace process activities at national and sub-national level and with up to 400 UK troops attached to the UN mission (UNMISS), the UK is a leading supporter in South Sudan.

    Responsibilities

    In support of the Head of Political and the rest of the Political team you will:

  • Provide timely, well sourced and accurate political reporting on developments in South Sudan, with a particular focus on internal political developments and implementation of R-ARCSS.
  • Lead on Parliamentary engagement.
  • Tracking legislation and developing relations with influencers.
  • Develop relationships with a range of key actors including members of Government, other political parties civil
    society, the media, state co-ordination offices and UNMISS. .
  • Lead on implementing the Embassy’s communications plan.
  • Co-ordinate communications activity across the Embassy between all UK Government departments.
  • Identify opportunities for the UK to demonstrate the breadth of its support to South Sudan.
  • Monitor news reporting and make sure stakeholders are informed on significant events.
  • Lead on embassy social media profile.
  • Co-ordinate the Embassy Chevening Scholarship programme to ensure it attracts high calibre and diverse applicants and the best candidates are awarded scholarships after a well-run interview process.
  • Help Alumni build a strong network.
  • You will be required to support other corporate activities and to provide ad-hoc administrative support to the political team.
  • This is a growing team and your specific areas of political focus may be amended to meet new priorities.
  • You will be working alongside four UK and six locally engaged colleagues in the team.

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Up to date knowledge of South Sudan politics
  • A diverse network of relevant contacts, or the ability to build such a network rapidly

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Experience working in an Embassy or UN
  • Experience working with the media
  • BA in international relations, political studies or similar subjects

    Required competencies
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Leading and Communicating
  • Collaborating and Partnering
  • Delivering at Pace

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 11th March 2019
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Juba are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Sudan.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The British Embassy do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Embassy Jobs in Juba South Sudan - Political and Press officer Vacancies


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