View Vacancy – Head of Political (LVA22.703)
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)
Who we are:
The British Embassy in Riga is part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to recruit a Head of Political (Internal).
What we are looking for:
The jobholder will be a senior member of the Embassy’s Political Team and will lead on the following issues: domestic politics, economic analysis and reporting, and any related issues. The jobholder will build and maintain a network of contacts, and will advise Embassy’s senior leadership and teams on engagement with local politicians, academia, NGO’s, business representatives and journalists. The jobholder will draft and implement engagement strategies; lead on follow up to the UK-Latvia Joint Declaration; lead and coordinate relevant visits; and work closely with other officers and teams within the embassy to ensure coverage of cross-cutting issues. The jobholder will work with colleagues in Political team to share oversight of Post’s Communication and Public diplomacy work and advise on the Embassy’s public engagement. Oversight of Embassy’s Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) work including Citizens Rights, health, social care, and other related issues. Line management responsibility of the Political Officer (JHA).
Main duties and responsibilities:
Line Management and Resilience:
- Good understanding of Latvian domestic political and economic issues, min. 3 yrs. professional experience in a similar role
- Full professional fluency in English and Latvian (C1/ C2 level CEFR framework*)
- Good project management skills
- Excellent organizational and administration skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and team working skills.
- Good IT skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
- University degree (BA equivalent or higher) in a relevant subject
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15 January 2023
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This is a full-time, permanent position of 37.5 hours net per week.
Embassy provides all its Employees the following benefits:
- Two additional annual leave days on top of those mandated by law.
- A combination of Latvian and UK public holidays – 14 working days-off per year.
- Comprehensive Health Insurance that among others also includes dental care and sports.
The successful candidate will be subject to professional background and security clearance.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Riga are subject to terms and conditions of service that are in line with the employment laws in Latvia.
Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Latvia and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.
Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.
The deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
Kindly be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.
*Please note for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment levels please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.
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