Press and Information Officer in Operation Sections, EU Delegations to Lebanon and Syria (sub-Office Beirut)

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The European Union Delegations to Lebanon and Syria (sub-Office Beirut) are looking for: Press and Information Officer in Operation Sections.

The team consists of thirty-three people and there are typical working hours. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation, and on the changes of these needs. The successful candidate will serve under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of Sections, providing support, expertise and assistance in the communication field. Following main tasks and duties are currently required:

Developing and implementing the operational communication strategy

  • Complementing the work of the Communication Officer and the Cooperation Sections by providing support on a daily basis and by independently carrying out tasks and working towards tight deadlines within a team.
  • Assisting in developing and implementing high-quality visibility and communication actions which match the profile and key features of the development cooperation programmes under the management of the EU Delegations.
  • Such actions require an effective and constant flow of internal and external information and interaction between the programme managers in the EU Delegations and in EU-funded projects, as well as other key stakeholders regarding visibility and communication.
  • Liaising with stakeholders, designing and drafting visibility and communication materials (speeches, press releases, promotional texts for Facebook, Tweets for Twitter etc.) and ensuring the effective communication between will be key in this position.
  • Assisting in the management and organization of all presswork of the Delegations.
  • Participation in all information activities of the Delegations (including public events, publications and website)
  • Editing of publications of the Delegations (e.g. newsletter, success stories).
  • Participating in public events/seminars including on the EU, photographic coverage and reporting

Visibility of EU values, policies and programmes

  • Contributing to the Delegation’s press and information activities with a view to improving the Delegation’s visibility in a structured and sustainable way
  • Managing, planning, coordination, implementation and supervision of all communication related activities of the EU Delegations and the EU-funded projects
  • Supervising and synchronizing the design of all visibility materials produced, including update of visibility and communication material and documentations and to ensure cross-media actions to the EU Delegation’s Website and Facebook, Twitter, You Tube etc.
  • Supporting the planning and organization of events (training seminars, workshops, conferences etc.) and meetings, in particular assist in the preparation and compilation of speeches, press releases, briefings etc.
  • Supporting the design and production of high-quality visibility and communication material (e.g. calendar and greeting cards)
  • Coordinating field visits (in close cooperation with other colleagues of the EU Delegations)
  • Drawing up specifications for visibility and communication actions, including providing inputs to the EU funded projects
  • Monitoring and ensure compliance of projects with EU visibility guidelines; following-up on the use of visibility budgets by EU programmes and projects
  • Maintenance of the website (in close cooperation with the Press/COMM Officer)
  • General: Provide support to other communication related tasks as defined by the Heads of Cooperation(s).

Countries covered:

  • Lebanon
  • Syria *