Communication Officer in the Cooperation Section, EU Delegation to Egypt

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The EU Delegation to Egypt offers the position of Communication Officer (Local Agent Group I) in the Delegation’s Cooperation Section for a duration of 2 years. The Cooperation section in the Delegation consists of 31 people, working 5 days a week with occasional atypical working hours notably to attend events.

The successful candidate provide support, expertise and assistance in communication and visibility to the EU Delegation to Egypt. He/she will be part of a communication cell that works in close coordination with the Head of Delegation, Deputy Head of Delegation, Heads of sectors, Team leaders and Programme Managers.

The Communication Officer will work under the direct supervision and responsibility of the Head of the Cooperation Section. He/she will have the following responsibilities, tasks and duties that are subject to changes according to evolving needs in the Delegation

Communication and Visibility Plan

  • Contribute to the timely and due implementation of the Delegation’s Communication and Visibility Plan, and to its monthly update.
  • Contribute to reporting tasks related to the Communication and Visibility Plan.

Communication and Visibility Activities

  • Provide and coordinate the support to the Cooperation staff in their visibility and communication activities.
  • Propose, design, organize and implement specific outreach and communication activities, including visibility or launching events and the production and distribution of publications, newsletters and visibility or promotional materials, among others.
  • Draft, tender and manage specific visibility and communication-related contracts with external providers, including the review and approval of deliverables and reports as well as assessment of invoices and requests for payments. Give recommendations in conformity with the financial circuits for payments managed by the Delegation.
  • Coordinate and review the Cooperation Section’s contributions and updates to the Delegation’s official website, social media platforms and other publications produced by the Delegation or by EU HQ.

Support and Coordinate

  • Provide Cooperation staff with advice, information and/or training on content creation, use of social media, communication and visibility tools, EU’s general guidelines.
  • Assist the drafting, review and execution of the visibility and communication plans presented by specific EU-funded programs and projects, ensuring coherence with the Delegation’s Communication and Visibility Plan and with EU guidelines.
  • Create a network with staff of EU projects in Egypt in charge of visibility and communication, to exchange information, best practice and lessons learnt.

Visibility and Communication Archive and storage

  • Manage and regularly update the Delegation’s archive of general EU visibility and communication materials and of materials produced by EU-financed projects’.
  • Ensure the appropriate storage and timely use and distribution of available materials.

Liaison with EU HQ and other Stakeholders

  • Be the contact point with HQ for communication and visibility issues (“Communication Coordinator – ComCord”)
  • Liaise with other stakeholders incl. Egyptian authorities in the area of communication and visibility of EU financial cooperation.
  • In close coordination with the Delegation’s Press and Information Officer, establish, and supply with relevant information, networks with media and other interested parties.

Other tasks

  • To undertake other assignments requested for the efficient functioning of the Delegation.

The base salary will depend on relevant and verified employment experience, typically starting from 55240 EGP. There is a competitive benefits package, subject to certain conditions, including personal leave days and public holidays, health insurances and a retirement savings plan.

Countries covered:

  • Egypt