الثلاثاء، 19 يناير، 2010

The British Embassy Office in Erbil has a vacancy for a Political and Press/Public Affairs assistant. We are looking for a talented





The British Embassy Office in Erbil has a vacancy for a Political and Press/Public Affairs assistant. We are looking for a talented graduate with a wide skill set, the ability to learn quickly, good inter-personal communications, and can work well in a team. 

Essential Criteria
Only applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered: 
- Holds a first or upper-second Bachelors Degree and has three or more years’ related work experience 
- Fluency in oral and written English and Kurdish

- Proven translation and interpretation skills as well as a proven ability to use Windows Office
- Excellent organisational skills and the ability to build a network of contacts



Useful Criteria
The following skills would be useful but are not essential:
- Fluency in oral and written Arabic
- Previous media and/or political experience across a broad range of the spectrum

Job Description
The job holder would be required to undertake the following duties:
- Arrange meetings and programmes for visitors
- Liaise with the media on behalf of the British Embassy Office
- Translate documents from Kurdish to English and vice versa
- Undertake consecutive translation at press conferences, meetings, official functions
- Liaise with the KRG and all opposition parties on behalf of the British Embassy Office
- Monitor and undertake analysis of local media
- Undertake political research as directed

Salary and Benefits
The salary range starts at $ 14,352 per annum but is negotiable based upon experience and qualifications. There is also a generous package of allowances, leave, and training opportunities. 



Applications
Applicants should submit a scanned hand-written letter in English of no more than two pages explaining why they should be considered for the vacancy and how they meet the criteria for the job. They should also submit a digital photo, a typed CV in English of no more than three pages, and at least two references from either previous employers or educational establishments.
Applications should be submitted by email only to british.dcg.erbil@gmail.com by 20 February 2010.

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