Information & Communication Officer
Delegation of the European Union to India
Location: New Delhi
Last Date: September 9, 2011
Delegation of the European Union to India is recruiting a Communication
&Information officer for a position in the Press & Information Section.
Position: Communication & Information Officer
Group: AL Group II
Section: Press & Information Section
description: See annex (below)
AL (Local Staff) Contracts:
1. The contract
will be an indefinite contract.
2. Salary will
be set according to the existing salary-grid for AL II in India, and the
salary level is depending on the number of years of relevant professional
experience that the candidate has.
The monthly salary for a
person with 5 years of valid professional experience is expected to be
approx INR 59,000.00 (Fifty Nine Thousand)
MUST comprise of:
- A cover
letter setting out briefly the candidate’s motivation and
suitability for the position.
- A completed
CV in the EU standard format
(The EC Standard format
can be downloaded from the following web page:
- Any pertinent
recommendation letter(s) that the candidate may wish to add.
should be sent to the following address
the European Union to India
Resources / ADMINISTRATION
65 Golf Links, New Delhi
Or by e-mail to
clearly stating name of
applicant and reference in the subject line.
The application must
arrive in the Delegation no later than 9 September 2011 at 17h00 local
time. The application
should be clearly marked "VAC/IN/AL/003/2011.
5. The candidate
selected for recruitment will have, within 10 days after notification,
to provide the EU Delegation to India the following documents:
certified copy of his/her passport or ID-card
Certified copies of documents relating to academic qualifications
Certified copies of documents attesting the professional experience
Medical certificate of good health
passport size photographs
who do not have the required qualifications and experience should kindly
abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.
Delegation of the European Union to India is an equal opportunity
employer and therefore applications from women would be particularly
must abstain from contacting the Delegation for information on the
selection process. Any candidate that in any way tries to influence the
Selection Committee will be disqualified immediately.
confidentiality will be assured.
Human Resources Officer
Delegation of the European
Union to India
Information & Communication Officer in the EU Delegation to India:
Information & Communication Officer
Press & Information Section
The staff member will
contribute to the implementation of press and information policy,
projects and events as well as products of the Delegation of the European
Union to India.
The Information and
Communication officer will be expected to assist the Press and
Information section by:
Implement activities related to projects and events;
Distribute newsletters, information and publications;
Categorise, order, store and distribute publications
received from EU HQ and other public and private organisations;
Prepare all operations related to the approval and
expenditure of the Press & Information budget;
Obtain quotations for specific requirements of the
Facilitate the procedure for purchase orders and
payments to contractors and vendors;
Facilitate the dissemination of Press Releases;
Organise logistics for Press Conferences, interviews
and other media/visibility events organised by the Delegation;
Continuously review the Delegation website and take
all necessary steps to ensure that the content remains informative,
accurate and up-to-date.
Respond to request for information from outside the
Participate in the preparations of documents for
tender evaluation and contracts;
Participate in the preparations of Terms of Reference
for outsourced services/products;
Organise the declassification/disposal of surplus and
More specifically, the
incumbent is required to:
communication within the unit as well as outside the service;
Welcome and inform outside
visitors in accordance with security regulations;
Manage the unit's mailbox /
thematic mailboxes (if any) or helpdesk services (if any) and send
requested information and documents;
Initiate, prepare, evaluate
and monitor press and media actions;
Assist the Delegation in
devising and executing appropriate information, communication and
cultural activities in order to build and maintain awareness of the EU in
India and Bhutan;
Conduct information and
cultural activities on the evolution of the EU in general and EU - India
relations in particular;
Organise and participate in
information and cultural actions in collaboration with Member States;
Contribute to the
setting-up, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of information,
communication and publications strategies;
Contribute to the drafting
of the interim and annual reports of the P&I section;
Provide operational units
with expertise, assistance and complementary resources in the field of
information and communication;
Any other task assigned by
the Head of Section/Head of Delegation;
Draft and edit the
Delegation information materials, identifying the subjects to be covered
Take part in editorial
Coordinate and participate
in internal and external networks of information correspondents;
Produce press releases,
press packages and briefings, articles, background papers and other
materials needed for media-relations activities;
Maintain database of media
and journalists contacts and professional networks
Education and training:
degree (Social Science, Media, Communication, Information, Public
Minimum of 3
years of work experience in relevant fields is essential.
experience in information and communication area is a prerequisite.
Specialist knowledge (know what)
computer literacy (MS Windows, Word, Excel)
knowledge of media relations in India is essential.
knowledge and experience of managing budget and procurement will be an
Technical knowledge (know how)
knowledge of the European Union and/or international relations will be an
knowledge of written and spoken English and Hindi.
Capacity to communicate
clearly, present complex matters in a simple way and draft precisely.
working in a team and open to cultural diversity
listen, to consult and to share information and ideas
identify information needs and respond with appropriate information
sources; analyse key points in verbal and numerical information.
Capacity to focus on
priorities and organise work to deliver on time
Ability to work in a
multicultural and multilingual environment
monitor progress of work and ability to work with minimum supervision.
translate decisions into action.
work under pressure and to respond quickly to new demands,
to assure quality, speed and accuracy in performing technical and
of responsibility in handling projects and events.
handle several tasks at the same time by managing time efficiently.
motivated and responsible, dedicated and flexible, a team player with
very high ethic standards and a well-developed sense of integrity,
independence and initiative.
The job may require missions in the country and to Europe