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Junior Public Diplomacy and Media Outreach Expert

Position: Junior Public Diplomacy and Media Outreach Expert

Location: Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Duration: 60 working days between July-November 2018

Start date: July 2018

Project: EU Policy and Outreach Partnership

Qualifications and skills:

  • Degree in communications, international relations, journalism or a field related to this assignment;
  • Fluency in Arabic and English;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in Arabic and English

General professional experience:

  • A minimum of three years of experience in communications / outreach activities utilising local and international traditional media and social media channels
  • Experienced in the implementation of high-level events, public outreach activities and the management of media relations

Specific professional experience:

  • Practiced in the use of social and traditional media as tools to maximise the impact of public and cultural outreach actions
  • Experienced in writing engaging content and interactive digital strategies in Arabic and English for publication
  • Significant project and event management experience, preferably in the UAE
  • Knowledge of European policies and international affairs would be an advantage.

The Expert will report to the Project Team Leader and will work in close coordination with, and under direction of, the EU Delegation to the U.A.E. for the organisation and implementation of a four-week public and cultural outreach event, “The Year of Sheikh Zayed”. 


  • Social media management and branding (50 posts prior, during and after the event -Tweets, Instagram, Facebook, plus 10-15 mins divided live posting during events)
  • Preparation of Media Master Plan in cooperation with the EU Delegation to the UAE
  • Identification of topics, in cooperation with selected Emirati entities for future publication of articles of mutual interest in prestigious journals/newspapers
  • Coordination of tours/delegations and outreach to the various Emirates/local entities
  • Provision of assistance to EU Member States when required, in particular for workshops
  • To be the liaison with PR company
  • Manage surveys/data collection (questionnaires, digital apps, live surveys, "Smart Dubai", etc.)
  • Create and manage the schedules for volunteer tour guides
  • Preparation of final report with recommendations for further public diplomacy activities in the UAE
  • Other coordination tasks as assigned

The deadline for receiving applications is 20 July 2018. All suitable candidates are invited to apply as soon as possible, before the closing date and send their updated CV to Ms. Elena Yurova This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: PR-1207: Junior Public Diplomacy and Media Outreach expert