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Vacancy Political Officer

20.08.2019  11:51

The Embassy of Denmark in Cairo is seeking a dynamic and proactive Political Officer to be part of a vibrant workplace.

About the role

As part of the Political team, the Political Officer will be providing the Embassy with relevant political analysis, in addition to maintaining and expanding the Embassy’s political network, and administering development grants given by the Embassy. The Political Officer will also be part of the Communication Team responsible for the Embassy’s outreach and media strategy.

The position will give you an exciting opportunity to work in a diverse, intercultural, and dynamic work environment with a wide range of tasks. The Embassy offers flexible working conditions, a competitive employment package, and great opportunities for further development of your professional and personal competences.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring political developments in Egypt and the region.
  • Preparing analytical reports, background notes, cables, and status updates on political developments, as well as minutes of meetings.
  • Preparing briefings and presentations on specific topics as needed.
  • Assisting the Ambassador and the Deputy Head of Mission in political reporting.
  • Maintaining and expanding the Embassy’s network of relevant governmental and non-governmental actors.
  • Administering the Embassy’s development grant projects, including identifying potential partners, reviewing applications, drafting agreements, documentation, and financial disbursement.
  • Attending conferences and events relevant to the Embassy’s political department in Egypt and/or Denmark as needed.
  • Participating with the Communication Group in setting and following the Embassy’s media strategy, and creating and publishing content on the Embassy’s social media platforms.
  • Assisting in organizing visits by delegations from Denmark to Egypt, including identifying and suggesting potential meetings, drafting agendas, and preparing relevant briefs as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Profil

  • Have a strong interest in – and knowledge about – the political field in Egypt.
  • Have solid analytical skills.
  • Be dynamic, results-oriented, and a good team player.
  • Have an outgoing personality with the ability to make new contacts to external partners.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Be flexible and able to contribute on a broad range of the embassies tasks.
  • Be professional and have a high degree of integrity.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in the political field or political analysis, preferably at embassies, international organizations, NGOs, or think tanks.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study – preferably Political Science, International Relations, or Development.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English (written and spoken).
  • Essential computer skills, including MS Office.

Desired Qualifications (Not necessary)A Master’s Degree in a relevant field.

  • Knowledge of Danish society and politics.

Employment Conditions, salary, and compensation

The Embassy offers attractive and flexible working conditions and a competitive salary package

  • Your standard working hours will be 37 hours per week with a large degree of flexibility in organizing your daily working hours.
  • You will be entitled to annual paid holiday as per legally binding labor market rules of Egypt and the Embassy’s staff rules.
  • You will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses.
  • Your salary will be within the Embassy’s salary policy, and will reflect your qualifications and relevant experience. As part of your salary, you will be covered by a workplace pension scheme.
  • This is a fixed-term contract for a period of two years, with the possibility of extension.

Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send your application in English to no later than 31 August 2019 cob. The application must include a CV (maximum 2 pages) and a cover letter (maximum one page). Incomplete or late applications may not be considered.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews expected to take place beginning of September. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.

The Embassy attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Questions regarding the position

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Rana Elwakeel, the Political Officer of the Embassy, at

For more information about the Embassy, please see