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Job Vacancy – British Embassy Minsk

The British Embassy in Minsk is seeking to recruit a Communications Manager.
The Communications Manger will have a key role to play in ensuring that effective communications support the successful delivery of the UK’s objectives in Belarus.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and analysis of current affairs in Belarus;
  • Embassy press spokesperson;
  • Maintaining a contacts network and organising and interpreting for meetings with outside contacts;
  • Organising public diplomacy events including use of digital media;
  • Managing two members of staff.
Skills required

  • Fluent English, Belarusian and Russian, oral and written
  • Able to write accurately and concisely at speed, including translations;
  • Full knowledge of the media environment;
  • Confident communicator, including with senior officials, diplomats and journalists;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Strategic awareness and planning skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a network of contacts;
  • Lively interest in Belarusian politics and foreign policy issues;
  • Experience of public communications, e.g. journalism or public relations.
Please send the following two documents by e-mail (only) to ukin.belarus@fconet.fco.gov.uk (with Communications Manager in the subject line) by Tuesday 5 March 2013 in English:
  • One page (maximum) personal introduction letter, including why you want the job and why you are the right person for the job.
  • Two page (maximum) CV
  • Passport size photograph - optional
Please note that we will not consider any applications longer than 3 pages.
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