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POLITICAL OFFICER
POLITICAL OFFICER
Slovākijas Republikas vēstniecība

Position: POLITICAL OFFICER

Job description, tasks

o preparation of political briefing papers;
o preparation of reports from conferences, seminars and briefings related to the agenda of political section according to Ambassador’s instructions;
o monitoring and assessing news in media, daily news briefings including interesting articles, analyses of political and economic situation in Latvia and Lithuania from all possible newspapers and e-medias;
o coordination of cultural events in Latvia and Lithuania;
o communication with diplomatic protocol during official events;
o drafting correspondence of the Embassy in Latvian and English languages with central and local authorities in Latvia and Lithuania; ad hoc correspondence and translations according to need;
o translations to and from Latvian language to and from English language;
o updating contact list of the Embassy;
o researching all kinds of necessary information about Latvia and Lithuania with outcomes in English, preparation of various databases;
o stimulating economic diplomacy – support to active research of business opportunities in Latvia and Lithuania for Slovak companies including direct communication with companies; monitoring of new procurements and ensuring participation in fairs and exhibition;
o providing relevant information for speechwriting including preparation of articles for Embassy needs in English and their translation into Latvian (according to local law);
o ensuring contacts and communication with Latvian and Lithuanian media and promotion of Good Idea Slovakia brand in Latvian and Lithuanian media;

Requirements:
• University degree in political science, international studies or related field
• Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and Latvian
• Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of the Latvian political system, economy, society, culture including current processes and trends
• Good awareness of Lithuanian politics and economy as well as European Union and NATO agenda
• Well-developed analytical and public presentation skills
• Creative, flexible and outgoing personality with strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent computer skills (Word, Outlook, Power point)
• Good knowledge and experience with social networks
• Previous experience of similar work is desirable

Additional information:
If you consider yourself as a suitable candidate, please send your cover letter and CV in ENGLISH. We reserve the right to contact only those candidates who meet our requirements. The selected candidates will need to submit a certificate of criminal non-conviction.

Compensation: Monthly salary (gross): min. 1 300 EUR
Starting date: August 1, 2022
Working time: Full-time work
Location: Smilšu iela, Riga
Language required: English
Contact person: Stanislav Kesely, Monika Dišlers
Telephone: 67814280
Company registration: 90001057330

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