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Regional Political Researcher, British Embassy Beirut

The British Embassy is recruiting a Regional Political Researcher. All applicants are invited to deliver their CV to the attention of the HR Manager, by 2 pm on Friday November 13th, 2014.

Summary

This role is as a political researcher in the British Embassy in Beirut. The role will help the UK understand political developments in the region, with a focus on the Syria conflict. You’ll do this through researching and writing reports, providing advice, and contributing to events and discussions.

Your responsibilities

 Monitor media and provide daily reports, highlighting and analysing important developments.

 Build a network of contacts with insight into regional politics that can inform UK views and understanding.

 Represent the UK at events, discussions and meetings.

 Compose, short focused political reporting on areas of interest to the UK.

 Organise events, visits, and meetings for you and your colleagues.

Person Specification

The job will require you to have a clear, developed understanding of politics in Syria and the region. You will need to demonstrate experience of using a range of sources to write objective and concise reports. Spoken and written fluency in English and Arabic is essential. You must hold a bachelors degree. An aptitude with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel) is required.

The job will require you to develop a network of contacts, and represent the UK in meetings and discussions, including with external contacts. It will require someone who can put their views across clearly, question and respond to people constructively.

The British Embassy in Beirut offers a competitive remuneration package in line with local labour law. Specific training and mentoring for the role will be provided for the successful candidate. The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

To Apply:

Please send your CV (maximum 2 pages) to britishembassy.vacancies@gmail.com attaching a one-page introductory cover letter explaining how you fit the above criteria. Please state the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Interviews will be held the week of 17 November.

source:

 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/366077/Job_Vacancy__Regional_Political_Researcher_.pdf

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