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June 2, 20173 minute read

Political & Press Officer

German Embassy Dhaka

Vacancy : 01

Job Context :

  • A position directly reporting to the German Ambassador and Deputy Head of Mission
  • A spirited dynamic team with flat hierarchies and a conducive work environment
  • A brand-new office in the world`s first Franco-German Embassy building
  • Training opportunities in Germany once German knowledge is acquired

Job Description / Responsibility :

  • Research, acquisition and analysis of information on current political issues / trends
  • Liaison with ministries, government and semi-governmental authorities, political parties, think tanks, NGOs and the media
  • Preparation and accompanying of political meetings, press conferences and media trips
  • Preparatory and support functions for incoming official / state visits
  • Monitoring of English & Bengali print & online media, conducting of daily press briefings
  • Organizing press and political events, manage the German Embassy’s PR funds
  • Drafting, uploading & managing content on politics for the Embassy’s online presence
  • Drafting reports for headquarters on politics in Bangladesh, bi- & multilateral relations
  • Identifying candidates for the Visitors’ Program of the German Federal Government
  • Supporting representatives of German political and press organizations in Bangladesh
  • Supporting and reviewing applications for the Foreign Office’s human rights project fund
  • Other tasks as per the instruction of the Ambassador and other political / press officers


Job Nature : Full-time


Educational Requirements :

    Bachelor’s / higher degree, preferably in a humanities subject


Experience Requirements :  At least 1 year(s)


Job Requirements :

  • Outstanding knowledge of Bangladesh’s political landscape, history and processes
  • Strong skill set in political analysis, background information gathering and presentation
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure while seeing to a wide range of tasks
  • Good understanding of Germany’s political viewpoints and relations with Bangladesh
  • Strong computer skill set, in particular with MS Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent proficiency in English and Bengali
  • German proficiency: Not compulsory, but a financially compensated asset


Job Location :

Dhaka, Dhaka Division


Salary Range :

    An attractive salary, depending on previous, related work experience and training
Apply Instruction
Documents to be provided with your application (copies only):
– One-page motivation letter referring to the contents of this vacancy note
– Curriculum vitae, no longer than two A4 pages
– Recommendation letter of superior / professor, no longer than one A4 page
– Bachelor’s / higher degree certificate, preferably in a humanities subject
– Optional: proof of earlier employment(s)
– Optional: internationally recognized proof of your English skills, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS
– Optional: internationally recognized proof of your German skills
Hard-copy applications only containing the mentioned documents should be submitted in a closed envelope indicating ‘Application for Political & Press Officer’ at the main gate of the German Embassy. Incomplete applications or those submitted via e-mail or fax will not be considered. Please submit your application to the Embassy’s current premises at 178, Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan-2, Dhaka.

Application Deadline: Jun 5, 2017

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