Consulate General of Belgium in Jerusalem

Belgium in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territory

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The Consulate General of Belgium in Jerusalem is looking for a

Development & Political officer

Organizational Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the office of the Consulate General of Belgium, Beibars street 5 - Jerusalem. The incumbent reports directly  to the Head of Cooperation and the Head of Political Affairs, each functioning under the authority of the Consul General.

Responsibilities

The Development & Political officer will support the work of the cooperation section and the political affairs section of the Consulate General of Belgium. The officer  tasks  will include:

Reporting and Information Management – Contribute to the preparation of summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to, situation reports, briefing notes and notes to file; Participate to the preparation of contextual information materials, such as background notes on development cooperation, humanitarian affairs and political issues ; Identify, analyze and monitor key international and internal trends and developments regarding development and political issues.

Analysis and Advice – Participate to the identification, analysis and monitoring of key development, humanitarian and political issues; Contribute to assessing implications and making recommendations on possible policies, strategies and other measures to address issues of concern; analyze implementation plans and budgets of project proposals; follow project implementations and related policy environment.

Planning, Coordination and Facilitation - Monitor, evaluate and report on implementation of projects and programs; Support administrative planning processes, visiting missions and public diplomacy events (either Jerusalem, West Bank or Gaza), as required.

Develop and maintain a professional network with international  and local actors, including civil society.

Perform other relevant duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism - Ability to pro-actively identify priority activities and assignments; Is conscientious and efficient, observes deadlines; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations; Excellent analytical skills. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives.

Communication - Excellent drafting ability and communication skills, both oral and written; proven ability to communicate complex concepts orally; and ability to prepare written reports that are clear, concise and focused; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork – Excellent interpersonal skills; Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Loyalty to act in accordance with decisions and formal positions.

Education

Advanced University degree (Master’s or equivalent) in political science, international relations, economics, social sciences, law, or a related field. A first-level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted instead of the advanced university degree.  

Knowledge of the functioning of Belgian and European institutions and administration is a strong asset.

Work Experience

Minimum of 2 years work experience in international relations, policy analysis and/or development work .

Language skills

Dutch, French and English are the working languages of the Consulate General of Belgium in Jerusalem.

Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic are required. Knowledge of French and/or Dutch is desirable.

Practical requirement

Possess a valid permit to carry out a paid work in the jurisdiction of the Consulate General in Jerusalem

Our offer:

Contract: Full-time local contract (Monday to Friday) of 12 months

Selection  

Evaluation of qualified candidates will include an assessment to be followed by an interview.

If you are interested, please send your CV and a motivation letter in English to the Consulate General of Belgium by October 31st 2019, to jerusalem@diplobel.fed.be

Thank you for enclosing a copy of your identity card and the contact information of two references.

 

 

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News

18 Oct

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Didier Reynders invited a group of high-level experts at the Egmont Palace in Brussels to discuss the importance of including child protection issues in peace negotiations. Belgium has played a leading role in this field for years and remains committed as the chair of the UNSC Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) during its mandate in the Security Council in 2019-2020.

10 Oct

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders met with the Director-General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Antonio Vitorino.

10 Oct

Today we celebrate the European and World Day against the Death Penalty. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders repeats that Belgium remains strongly committed to the universal abolition of the death penalty.

09 Oct

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Didier Reynders condemns the Turkish military operation in Northeast Syria and calls on Turkey to call off the operation immediately.

09 Oct

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Defence Didier Reynders is pleased to announce that Belgium granted €1,266,196 to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in order to strengthen civil nuclear cooperation and the Agency's capabilities.