Job vacancies

Political Analyst – 100 %

The Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan is looking for a political analyst to reinforce its diplomatic affairs unit, with a focus on political analysis and reporting. This position could be of particular interest for young Swiss nationals wishing to enrich their professional experience of the Middle East, explore the world of diplomacy or live for a year or two in Amman to complete a PhD field research.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Political Analyst is working as a local employee of the Embassy team under the overall guidance of the Head of Diplomatic Affairs. The list of tasks includes the following:

  • Political reporting on Jordan and Iraq;
  • Management of the Embassy small grants program;
  • Organization of and participation in official missions to Iraq;
  • Various tasks in relation with diplomatic affairs.

Profile & Requirements

  • Swiss national (persons with dual citizenship can apply);
  • Master degree in international relations, political science, contemporary history or Islamic and Middle Eastern studies;
  • Good knowledge of contemporary politics and Swiss interests in the Middle East. Field experience in the region is an asset;
  • German, French or Italian mother tongue (good knowledge of both German and French is in any case required). Excellent command of English. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including advanced editorial skills;
  • Analytical sharpness and succinctness, high political awareness;
  • Able to work under pressure and to embrace challenges;
  • Willingness to take responsibility, ability to work autonomously;
  • Team player and service orientation;
  • Basic knowledge and experience in project management is an asset;
  • Readiness to travel to Iraq (with adequate security set-up provided);
  • Cultivated appearance, sense for protocol;
  • Solid computer skills (MS Office).

Salary

Depending on academic degree and professional experience, gross salary will range between 2’500 and 3’500 Jordanian Dinars (3’500 and 5’000 Swiss Francs) for a full time occupation.

Place of work: Amman, Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan

Beginning / Duration: 1st of May 2019, one-year renewable local contract

Deadline: 19.02.2019

Please submit your application (CV & motivation letter) in German, French or English language to amm.jobs@eda.admin.ch.

For more informatiom, and how to apply, please see the following document: 

Job announcement- Political Analyst (PDF, 377.7 kB)

Communication Officer – 100 %

As the official representation of Switzerland accredited in the both the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and in the Republic of Iraq, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, humanitarian aid, development cooperation, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.

Communication Officer – 100 %

The Communication Officer of the Embassy is responsible for the external image of the Embassy of Switzerland in countries where it is active (mainly Jordan and Iraq, but also Lebanon and Syria with regard to humanitarian aid). He/she contributes to building a positive image of Switzerland in the Middle East. Furthermore, he/she actively supports the Head of Diplomatic Affairs in the conception and implementation of cultural activities of the Embassy.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Communication Officer is working as a local member of the Embassy team under the overall guidance of the Head of Diplomatic Affairs. The list of tasks includes the following:

  • Tasks in relation with external communication, including:

  • Management of the Embassy webpage and Facebook account

  • Producing of communication material of the Embassy (press releases, factsheets, posts, Intranet …)

  • Networking with representatives of the media sector

  • Management of cultural and Presence Switzerland[1] projects and other events

  • Various tasks in support of other units of the Embassy, including translation / interpretation and monitoring of the Arabic language media

  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor

     

Place of work:                Amman, Embassy of Switzerland

Beginning:                     as soon as possible / upon mutual agreement

Deadline:                       17.02.19

 

For more information, please see the below announcement:

Communication Officer – 100% (PDF, 327.2 kB, English)