• Embassy of Sweden, Egypt Careers | Communication Officer  وظائف السفارة السويدية

    Embassy of Sweden, Egypt Careers | Communication Officer وظائف السفارة السويدية

    Location: Cairo, Egypt

    Job Description

    The Embassy of Sweden in Cairo, Egypt is recruiting a Communication Officer

    The chosen candidate would primarily undertake work in the areas of press, communication and event management for trade and cultural promotion.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Second Secretary for Economy, Promotion and Culture, and in close cooperation with the Ambassador, as well as with the Swedish Institute in Stockholm and Business Sweden in Dubai, the Communication Officer will be responsible for:

      Strategic Communication

    • Developing and implementing communication plans and media strategies.

    • Press and Information

    • Building and maintaining relationships with the Egyptian media

    • Writing, editing and preparing a variety of communication products for print, on the web, public presentations (e.g. media releases, questions and answers, opinion pieces, brochures, etc.)

    • Organising and managing press attendance at Embassy’s events

    • Handling media enquiries, both from Egyptian and Swedish media

    • Managing the Embassy’s social media channels (e.g. Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc.)

    • Maintaining, updating and developing appropriate material for the English version of the Embassy’s website

    • Monitoring Arabic print/TV/Electronic and Audio media

    • Highlighting and analysing newsworthy items/trends to relevant staff

    • Assisting with political and economic research and reporting

    • Developing and designing promotional materials, ensuring the “Brand Sweden” identity

    • Trade and Cultural Promotion

    • Developing and implementing the Embassy’s activities related to trade and cultural promotion, as well as public affairs, including through project/event management and administration

    • Establishing and maintaining a network of contacts with trade and cultural representatives in key institutions, organisations and businesses

    • Responsibility for the Embassy's information material and its distribution

    Job Benefits and Offers

    • An opportunity to work at an Embassy in a dynamic, international environment, focused on results, on team work and with strong ethical values

    • A position with opportunities to develop a professional network in Egypt

    • An opportunity to work independently and with a great deal of responsibility

    • A salary based on personal qualifications and performance

    • Good working conditions.

    Job Requirements

    • The post is open to Egyptian nationals as well as to applicants of other nationalities with a permanent residence in Egypt

    • A university degree in communication, journalism, political science, or other social sciences/relevant field

    • At least 3 years of professional experience in relevant field

    • Knowledge and experience of event planning and budgeting

    • Excellent command of Arabic and English (reading, writing and speaking)

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Excellent command of MS office programs

    • Professional proven experience in managing social media accounts.

    Desired Skills (not compulsory)

    • Knowledge of Content Management System (CMS)

    • Proficient in use of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator) to design simple flyers, brochures, invitations.

    • Photography

    • Film editing

    • Knowledge of Swedish

    The successful candidate will

    • Be creative, proactive and a team player, able to assume responsibilities and execute them independently and in coordination with other Embassy functions

    • Demonstrate excellent writing and editing skills across a variety of communication formats

    • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and professional standards

    • Demonstrate the ability to work in a multicultural environment and cooperate effectively within a team

    • Able to understand and adapt communication to context and recipients

    • Demonstrate ability to package, and market via e.g. graphic design, communication messages.

    • Share basic values of Swedish policies, such as respect for human rights, non-discrimination on any ground, and transparency

    • Strong organisation, coordination, multitasking and time management

    Job Details

    Company/Organization: Embassy of Sweden in Cairo, Egypt

    Employment Type: Full-time Job

    Job Functions: Media, Art/Creative

    Job Location: Cairo, Egypt

    Salary/Compensation: Based on personal qualifications and performance

    Start Date: 15 January 2019, 3 months’ probation period

    Application Deadline: 02 December 2018

    Apply For Job

    Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a motivation letter in English by email only to: ambassaden.kairo@gov.se

    NB: Mention job title “Vacancy Communication Officer” in mail subject

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