|Director, NATO Information Office [Moscow]
Posted: 03 Aug 2017 02:26 PM PDT
The NATO International Staff
(Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium)
is recruiting a
Director, NATO Information Office Moscow, Russia (ref. 170375)
Public Diplomacy Division (PDD)
NATO’s Public Diplomacy efforts serve a vital function within the Alliance by communicating its purpose and priorities to audiences worldwide. In fulfilling this role, the Public Diplomacy Division (PDD) actively strengthens NATO’s public image, thereby fostering awareness and understanding of NATO’s policies and activities, and ultimately enhance trust in and support for the Alliance.
PDD works to promote security cooperation through a variety of programmes in NATO and partner countries and contributes to a continuous process of international security debate and policy creation. The Division also acts as coordinator for strategic communication activities across all NATO civilian and military bodies and harmonises public diplomacy activities undertaken by other Divisions at NATO Headquarters (HQ), as well as by other entities belonging to the NATO structure.
The NATO Information Office (NIO) in Moscow assists PDD in its interface with the Russian civil society and in reaching out more widely to Russian audiences through a yearly conference programme, a programme of visits to and from headquarters, a programme of media activities, and the distribution of NATO information material to the Russian public. The NIO is a NATO-asset outside the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) framework. It is also mandated to regularly liaise with the NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE) (no NATO CPE has been appointed for the current term), with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other Russian civilian and military authorities as appropriate.
The Director of the NIO is responsible for promoting understanding of and support for NATO policies and programmes in Russia. He/she, together with local staff and, as appropriate, the support of the Contact Point Embassy, implements North Atlantic Council (NAC) policy and priorities, plans events and evaluates the effectiveness of NATO activities in Russia or with Russian audiences.
The ideal candidate will possess a degree from a university (Master’s level or above) or from an institute of recognised standing in a relevant discipline (political or social sciences; international relations; journalism / public relations / public diplomacy; law; etc.) with at least ten year of relevant professional experience. He/She will be fluent in Russian and available to live in Moscow with extensive travel in Russia.
A strong background in public information work including public and media appearances with several years’ experience in working with and briefing high level groups, would be considered an advantage
How to apply:
Selection of candidates for NATO posts is based upon the merit principle and includes different types of assessments, testing and interview. Further information concerning the position, the requirements and details of how to apply can be found on www.nato.int/recruitment
Closing date for applications: 18 September 2017