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Vacancy for a political and economic advisor.

We currently have a vacancy for a political and economic advisor, ideally to start in July 2021.

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The Norwegian Embassy in Tbilisi is responsible for supporting and developing Norway’s bilateral relations with Georgia. We seek to strengthen political, economic, cultural and educational cooperation between our countries. The embassy also provides necessary assistance to Norwegian citizens in Georgia.

The embassy opened in 2019. We are located in modern offices in the centre of the city and are staffed with three Norwegian diplomats and five Georgian colleagues.

We currently have a vacancy for a political and economic advisor, ideally to start in July 2021. However, we can be somewhat flexible regarding the start-up date if the chosen candidate has previous job-related obligations to fulfil.

Main responsibilities

  • Advise on political and economic affairs in Georgia, and maintain contacts in government, parliament, civil society, business as well as with other embassies and international organizations;
  • Support the embassy in analysis of current political and economic affairs;
  • Assist in communication-, social media-, and media related tasks;
  • Assist in speech writing for the ambassador;
  • Support the embassy and the MFA in development cooperation matters;
  • Stand in for the administrative officer and receptionist when needed

Please note that the Ambassador may change, remove or add to the employee’s responsibilities in line with changes in the embassy’s priorities

Educational and professional background

  • Master’s degree within social sciences, humanities, law, communication, or other relevant field of study (in certain cases, a bachelor’s degree plus extensive relevant experience may be sufficient)
  • At least five years of relevant work experience
  • Experience from working abroad and/or in international organisations, embassies, state institutions or the NGO sector will be an advantage

Personal qualities and capabilities

  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Flexible and team-oriented
  • Effective and accurate, even in stressful circumstances
  • Native Georgian speaker, with experience in using academic, official, and other formalized styles
  • Fluent in English and Russian

How to apply

We ask that you read the following information carefully:

Applications should be sent be e-mail to emb.tbilisi@mfa.no no later than 31 May 2021. Please write “Application for Advisor position” in the subject line of the email  

The applications should contain the following documents:

  • A motivation letter (maximum 500 words), explaining your reasons for applying, why you consider yourself a qualified candidate, and describing your personal qualities as well as any other information you consider relevant.
  • Your CV
  • Documentation of higher education (can be a verified translation to English)
  • Relevant letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of language skills

 

The application letter and CV should be in English. Your references and documentation on higher education should be in English or with a verified translation.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview. The first interview round will consist of a written test to evaluate writing and translation skills, after which some will be invited to an in-person interview.

If you have any questions about the vacancies or the application process, please send these to emb.tbilisi@mfa.no.