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Public Engagement (Public Relations Specialist)

Veľvyslanectvo USA

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 400 EUR/monthEUR 28 789/Annual - Starting Salary
  • Start date: June/July 2021
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The Emerging Voices (EV) Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Public Affairs Officer (or PAO designee). Has no supervisory responsibilities. Is the leading Locally Employed Staff adviser for the Mission’s Public Diplomacy (PD) engagement with the EV audience sector: primarily youth, minorities, use PR tools to strengthen transatlantic identity in Slovakia, often digital, communication networks rather than prominent protocol positions or established institutions. Plans, develops, coordinates, oversees, and evaluates impact of PD activities, projects and initiatives to engage EV audience sectors. Tracks trends in emerging networks through direct engagement, research, polling and statistical analysis and analytics. Designs and recommends PD strategies to connect with EV audience sectors to promote understanding of and support for of U.S. policy and dispel inaccurate perceptions.

Information about the selection process

All applicants should review the Vacancy Announcement on Embassy web page:
https://sk.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

How to Apply:
All applications must be submitted through Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) to be considered.
For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site
https://sk.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/


What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
For further information: the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Bratislava.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)

Educational Specialization

University degree in communications, journalism, international affairs, American or intercultural studies, marketing, or local equivalent is required.

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) and Slovak - Proficiency (C2)

Personality requirements and skills

Qualifications and Requirements:

EDUCATION:
University degree in communications, journalism, international affairs, American or intercultural studies, marketing, or local equivalent is required.

EXPERIENCE:
This position requires at least four years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, or multinational work environment with marketing, public relations, communication, or education duties as a significant part of the job is required.

LANGUAGE:
Language Proficiency: Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Slovak is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Analytic skills:
Must have strong analytic skills. Must be able to advise senior Mission leaders of opportunities to promote Mission objectives; identify, analyze, predict and assess EV audience attitudes; evaluate the impact of projects and modify approaches for greatest outcomes. Must be able to perceive the emergence of new influencers and adjust operations and programming accordingly.

Communication Interpersonal skills:
Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to shaping local public opinion. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, interviewing for evaluation purposes, and writing reports and material for publication. Must be able to tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations and different ethnic, religious and linguistic cultures. Must be able to brief on a variety of issues, and interpret between English and Slovak for public programs.

Management Skills:
Strong project management skills are required, including the ability to develop and oversee project budgets and to organize, run, and present projects such as workshops, seminars, digital video conferences, panel discussions, lectures and camps. Must be able to negotiate agreements with partner institutions and manage their fulfillment.

Technical Skills:
Good keyboarding and data entry skills and excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required. Thorough, detailed knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, graphic design and photo editing software, and PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools is required. Detailed knowledge of and ability to use social media and mobile platforms, photo and video sharing sites, podcast creation, and basic photo and video skills are all required. Must have good numerical skills to be able to develop and manage project and grant budgets; must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience composition and measure the impact of EV activities and initiatives.

Availability: Must be available to travel throughout Slovakia to support EV activities.

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

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Brief description of the company

Veľvyslanectvo USA sa nachádza v Bratislave a je jediným ZÚ USA na Slovensku. Vzniklo v roku 1993 po rozdelení Československa a vzniku samostatnej SR.

Number of employees

50-99 employees

Company address

Velvyslanectvo USA
Hviezdoslavovo nam. 4
814 99 Bratislava
http://slovakia.usembassy.gov/