• British Embassy in Egypt Careers | Political Officer

    British Embassy in Egypt Careers | Political Officer

    Location: Cairo, Egypt

    Job Description

    Type of Post: British Embassy in Cairo, Egypt

    Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

    Job Subcategory: Political

    The Political Team in British Embassy Cairo is seeking a Political Officer to Provide the embassy with expert insights and advice on Egyptian politics and civil society, and support a strong UK-Egypt relationship by supporting regular visits by senior officials and ministers from the UK. The candidate will work as part of a high performing political and press team and will regularly provide advice to senior staff in the Embassy.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    • This is a busy and interesting job that requires a flexible worker who can contribute to a fast-paced environment. We are looking for a highly motivated individual, able to demonstrate an active interest in and understanding of Egyptian politics and civil society. It provides an excellent opportunity for someone with a keen interest in politics, who would like to develop their political analysis and communication skills.

    • Monitor and analyse political developments and trends in Egypt, including (but not limited to) civil society, human rights, and religious freedoms.

    • Develop and maintain a diverse and strong network of external contacts to inform that understanding and identify emerging issues of importance.

    • Provide in-depth, high quality written and oral reporting in English.

    • Support a regular stream of inward visits by UK ministers and officials, including by developing visit programmes, drafting briefing, and providing logistical support.

    • Provide support to political section in other areas as required.

    Job Requirements

    • Excellent English and Arabic written and verbal communication skills

    • A degree from a reputable university in a relevant discipline, such as political science

    • A strong understanding of political and civil society issues in Egypt

    • A strong and proven ability to build a good and effective network of contacts

    • Excellent research and briefing skills

    • Strong organisational skills

    • Ability to be a team player, flexible, and work to tight deadlines

    • Computer literate especially in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

    • A minimum of two years working in a related field

    Job Details

    Employment Type: Full-time Job

    Job Location: Cairo, Egypt

    Duration of Post: Permanent

    Compensation/Salary: USD 1,343.81 Per Month

    Start Date: 1 April 2019

    Application Deadline: 02 February 2019