Research Assistant to Press and Public Diplomacy Section
Monitor and research key policy debates in the EU on issues relevant to the Mission.
Compile clear, concise and informative reports on meetings and events in Brussels – e.g. European Parliament plenaries sessions and committee and delegation meetings, think tank events, conferences, etc.
Research and draft articles, speeches and correspondence in English for the Mission.
Proofread English language texts for the Mission.
Liaise with MEP offices and external actors to support the Mission’s activities.
Overall support to the Head of the Press and Public Diplomacy Section e.g. conducting general administrative tasks, writing/sending letters and emails, drafting lists of participants with Excel etc.
Carry out other general administrative tasks as requested.
Master’s degree or equivalent.
A sound knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions and the decision-making process at EU level.
Work experience with a demonstrated ability in research, analysis, and documentation; professional experience in EU institutions, particularly the European Parliament, would be an asset.
Excellent drafting and editing skills with a strong attention to detail.
Native level of English language.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
Ability to legally work in the EU.
This is a full time position. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please send your CV and cover letter in English by 20 May, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org with only the title of the position and your last name in the subject line of the email (e.g. Research Assistant_LastName).
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A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."