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Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The British Embassy, Sofia is offering an internship opportunity in its Political Team beginning in October 2016.
Main Duties / Responsibilities:
The Embassy is looking to recruit a motivated intern with good analytical and project management skills, and the ability to work well independently. The successful candidate will sit with the Political Team. Areas of work will include:
•Migration: Analysis of and reporting on the migration crisis. Contribution to a migration project;
•Commercial Diplomacy: Analysis of legislation in the Bulgarian economic sector that directly impacts UK business. Work with the Commercial Diplomacy attaché to deliver a plan of action to benefit UK business;
•Internal Politics: Development of background documents that help the team to understand Bulgaria and its politics ahead of the presidential elections;
•Work on ad-hoc work requests from across the team.
The internship provides the intern with the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the wider work of the Embassy. There will be opportunities to attend high level meetings with Embassy staff.
Essential qualifications and experience
•Excellent command of English and Bulgarian;
•Familiarity with Microsoft Office, including Excel;
•Good communication and organisational skills;
•Knowledge of and interest in Bulgarian politics.
- Seeing the Big Picture,
- Collaborating and Partnering,
- Building Capability for All,
- Delivering at Pace
Other benefits and conditions of employment:
This is a full-time position (36 hours per week). For a minimum commitment of three months, which could be extended by mutual agreement. Flexible working hours, negotiable with the respective Line Manager, are possible.
The successful candidates will receive a monthly salary of BGN 420 as well as BGN 50 transport allowance per month throughout the duration of the internship.
The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background and security clearance. Anyone with right of residence and employment in Bulgaria may apply, including all EU/EEA citizens and the family members of EU/EEA nationals exercising a treaty right in Bulgaria.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to Bulgarian employment law.
Application deadline: 11 September 2016
Please note that 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.
Месторабота: София / България
Заплата: 420 BGN (Бруто)