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Vacancy Notice: Temporary Research & Digital Communications Assistant

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Our mission is to promote and protect abroad the values, interests and economic well-being of Ireland and its people. We do this under the political direction of our Ministers, through our staff at home and through our Embassy network abroad.

This year marks 30 years since the opening of the Irish Embassy in Warsaw. The Embassy plays an important role in fostering and growing strong political, economic, cultural and people-to-people connections between Ireland and Poland. Through our membership of the European Union, Ireland and Poland work together to advance our shared goals and interests and to promote our common values abroad. The Embassy also provides a range of key consular services to visiting Irish citizens and residents in Poland.

The Embassy is seeking to hire a Temporary Research and Digital Communications Assistant. The appointment will be for a period of 11 months starting on 1 September 2020.

This is a part-time paid position and applicants must be available for an average of 30 hours of work per week. Candidates must be under 26 and have the status of student for the 2020-2021 academic year. The precise hours can be flexible, but the ideal candidate will preferably be consistently available on weekday mornings, Monday to Friday.

The successful applicant will be part of the Embassy team and will focus on:
- Media monitoring, reporting and analysis;
- Translation and summary of print and online news articles and other documents;
- Public diplomacy, including Embassy digital communications and event organisation;
- Contributing as part of the wider Embassy team to admin and other work as required.

Minimum Requirements:
- Excellent written language skills, at a minimum C1 or C2 level in both English and Polish;
- A strong interest in news media and good knowledge of Polish current affairs;
- Experience in translating efficiently to and from both Polish and English;
- A strong interest in digital communications;
- Ability to balance competing demands and manage time effectively;
- The successful candidate must have a legal entitlement to live and work in Poland prior to recruitment.

Desirable Qualities:
- Expert knowledge of EU and Polish current affairs;
- Experience in digital communications;
- Interest in and experience of event organisation or graphic design.

How to apply:
Applicants should send a CV (2 pages max) and a cover letter (600 words max) in English outlining their interest and suitability for the role to: warsawembassy[at]dfa[dot]ie, subject line: Temporary Research and Digital Communications Assistant. Applications must be received by 12:00 on Friday, 3 July 2020. No applications will be accepted after this deadline.

A shortlisting exercise may apply. Applicants may be called to an interview during July 2020. The successful candidate should be available to start work in Warsaw on 1 September 2020.

General Data Protection Regulation:
All personal information received will be kept in line with GDPR guidelines.

Security Clearance for Local Staff:
Police security clearance will be sought in respect of individuals who come under consideration for appointment. Enquiries may also be made with the police force of any country in which the applicant under consideration for appointment resided. If unsuccessful this information will be destroyed. If the applicant subsequently comes under consideration for another position they will be required to supply this information again.

Please note that canvassing will disqualify applicants.
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