Thursday, March 23, 2017

Call for Applications: Public Diplomacy Officer at the Embassy of Sweden in Skopje

The Embassy of Sweden in Skopje is looking to hire a Public Diplomacy Officer on a temporary basis until the current employee returns from an extended period of leave (minimum one year).
Tasks and responsibilities
Develop, extend and enhance the impact of the Embassy's digital communications and public diplomacy work.
Contribute to Embassy activities through the use of integrated and strategic public communication, mainly through social media but also with TV stations, newspapers and magazines.
Coordinate social media activities with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and arrange promotion activities with the Swedish Institute.
Necessary qualifications
Native proficiency in English and Macedonian (written and spoken) is required. Knowledge of the Swedish and/or Albanian languages is a merit. Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills are required.
Master's degree in communications/PR, marketing, political communication or equivalent is a merit.
Energetic, engaged, outward and creative personality. Interest in and knowledge about Sweden and the EU. Well acquainted with Macedonian media, politics, culture and society.
Well acquainted with the social media landscape of Macedonia (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) and very skilled in the usage of various social media platforms.
Confident in working strategically with communication according to defined target groups, purposes, messages and effective choice of means of communication.
Extensive local network, especially in the fields of media and culture.
Knowledge of graphic design and organization of public events.
Send a motivation letter (maximum one page) together with CV (maximum two pages, including contact details for three references) to specifying in the subject line: ”Application: Public Diplomacy Officer”. Deadline: 26 March 2017. If you have questions about the position, please get in touch with Anton Irekvist, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden:

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