EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY !
Vacancy Announcement : Bujumbura-2020-15
Open To : All Eligible Candidates - All Sources
Position : Information Assistant
Opening Date : July 20, 2020
Closing Date : August 03, 2020at 16:00
Work Hours : Full-time ; 40 hours/week
Note : Closing time for submission of physical applications is 16:00 (Monday through Thursday) and 11:00 on Friday.
Reporting to the PAO, this position serves as the Embassy’s primary liaison with Burundian media. The incumbent assists in identifying important opportunities and planning for outreach programs, develops and maintains contacts with local media and journalists, and advises the PAO and Front Office on press matters. This individual also plans and coordinates interviews, press conferences, signing ceremonies, and other events that require media coverage. The Information Assistant is responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting local news broadcasts in English, French, and Kirundi and keeps the PAO and Front Office up to date on breaking news in the country. This position maintains the embassy’s Facebook page and external website (in coordination with the CMS team in Washington), translates speeches and press releases, and assists the PAO with other duties, as necessary.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
EDUCATION:A university degree in Journalism, Communications, International Relations, Political Science, or Economics required.
EXPERIENCE:A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in a media outlet, think tank, university, NGO, international organization, foreign embassy, government office or corporation is required, with responsibility for public relations, public affairs, journalism, communications, marketing, managing public relations, outreach events, press conferences, and other media interactions as significant parts of the job.
JOB KNOWLEDGE:A thorough knowledge of local mass media and press operations required. Good knowledge of computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required.
(These will be tested)
SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Incumbent must possess interpersonal and communication skills. Must have good computer skills and programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint with basic typing skills of 40+WPM. Must have good research skills.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:Interested applicants for this position must submit the Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174) and a current résumé or curriculum vitae that provide additional information. The application form is available at https://bi.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/.