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Europe House: Job opportunities

Non-key field 1: Media Relations and Information Officer (minimum 400 days)

S/he will be based in Podgorica and will coordinate and implement activities related to media relations, being the key contact point for Montenegrin media in Europe House.

S/he will be working under the supervision of the Delegation’s press and information officer.

Tasks will include building a strong network of media reporting on EU affairs, including media outside of Podgorica. S/he will assist the EU Delegation in planning, preparing, drafting press releases, interviews, press briefings, press conferences and other media relations activities.

S/he will assist the EU Delegation in organising and implementing events and visits (notably for high-level visits from EU Headquarters) and throughout the country (notably for the Head of Delegation): agenda; visits; meetings; briefings; speeches; messages, interviews; events; press releases and press announcement; reporting.

S/he will work closely with the media monitor(s), be responsible for the quality control of media monitoring and analyses and will be reactive to media developments. S/he will be contributing to EU efforts in fighting disinformation and be responsible for the organisation of media study trips.

Qualifications and skills

• Bachelor’s degree – where a university degree has been awarded on completion of three or more years of study in a university or equivalent institution or alternatively minimum 3 years of professional experience in the media/communication sector or similar in addition to the years of experience required under “general professional experience”.

• Excellent knowledge of English and the local language; General professional experience

• Minimum 5 years of experience in the media/communication sector Specific professional experience

• Minimum 2 years of professional experience in writing – in both English and local language – public speeches, articles, news stories (including on areas of EU policies and EU integration process)

• Previous experience in covering and reporting the European integration process will be considered an asset.

• Previous experience in an EU-funded in the field of media/communication project will be considered an asset

Non-key field 2: EU Communication and Visibility Officer (minimum 400 days)

S/he will steer, coordinate and implement communication activities ensuring high visibility of EU accession process and EU activities in Montenegro, in line with the Communication strategy. Her/his role will be in particular to maximise the impact of the visibility of EU assistance in Montenegro and steer communication activities which are developed through different EU-funded projects, programmes, and other activities.

S/he will work closely with the visibility officer and programme and project managers in the Delegation, relevant ministries (in particular the Ministry of European Integration and the Ministry of Finance, Department for Contracting and Financing of EU Funded programmes – CFCU) and implementing partners and beneficiaries of EU assistance projects and programmes, acting as a liaison officer.

S/he will advise partners on the best ways to ensure EU visibility in their projects and keep the Delegation’s specific visibility guidelines updated and relevant, in close cooperation with the Delegation’s visibility officer. S/he will show imagination and creativity in communicating EU assistance and EU backed reforms, while at the same time ensuring strict application of EU visibility guidelines. S/he will provide guidance and training about communication and visibility to relevant stakeholders in the Delegation, Government, project implementers and their Public Relation Officers, and beneficiaries.

S/he will be responsible, together with the website editor, for updating and maintaining the database of EU funded projects and the EU projects webpage.

Responsibilities will include contributing to designing and implementing a successful EU assistance visibility strategy, highlighting the positive impact of EU assistance to Montenegro; sourcing, producing and actively distributing quality information products and success stories for use by the media; contributing to dedicated information campaigns/major events related to EU visibility and assistance. S/he will be contributing and organising outreach activities, making sure that EU projects are promoted, preparing briefings, speeches, messages, press related activities, follow up etc.

Qualifications and skills

• Bachelor’s degree – where a university degree has been awarded on completion of three or more years of study in a university or equivalent institution or alternatively minimum 3 years of professional experience in communication, advertising, marketing, journalism or similar, in addition to the years of experience required under “general professional experience”.

• Excellent knowledge of English and the local language;

• Good knowledge of the EU and EU assistance programmes in Montenegro

General professional experience

• Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience working in communication/ advertising/marketing/journalism or similar;
Specific professional experience
• Minimum 2 years of professional experience in writing – in both English and local language – public speeches, articles, news stories (including on areas of EU policies and EU integration process)
• Previous experience in organising media/visibility campaigns and events of EU funded projects, EU institutions or local prominent institutions promoting the European integration process in Montenegro will be considered an asset.

Non-key field 3: Campaign and Event Manager (minimum 400 days)

S/he will contribute to conceptualising, creating, operationalising, coordinating and implementing all public information and communication events and campaigns throughout Montenegro, as envisaged under this contract. Together with the Public Space Manager, s/he will create, develop, organise and implement highly visible and attractive public events at EH.
Each event and campaign proposal, submitted well in advance, will have a reference to strategy, clear and measurable objectives, key messages, and media and network engagement component. For each campaign, s/he will provide feedback (lessons learnt) and an evaluation report, which includes an analysis of the media coverage, outputs and impact.
S/he is expected to have experience in working with different target groups and/or multipliers (civil societies, media, academia, government, business, other) in Montenegro. S/he will be responsible for all logistical requirements and practical aspects of information campaigns, ranging from the organisation, acquisition of all necessary permits and licences, coordination of all parties involved in the execution from team members to outside support staff or especially contracted personnel. S/he will work in close cooperation with the media, multipliers and other networks.
S/he will support public diplomacy activities of the EU Delegation: offering, proposing and organising / implementing support and sponsorships to public, cultural, sport, social youth events organised by other stakeholders.
Tight deadlines and crisis management are part of the job.

Qualifications and skills

• Bachelor’s degree – where a university degree has been awarded on completion of three or more years of study in a university or equivalent institution or alternatively minimum 3 years of general professional experience in media/communication or similar in addition to the years of experience required under “general professional experience”.
• Excellent knowledge of English and the local language;
General professional experience
• Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in media/communication
Specific professional experience
• Minimum three years of experience in event organisation;
• Experience in organising large scale (minimum 100 people) outdoor or indoor events, including knowledge of requirements, authorisations and procedures;
• Experience in implementation of at least 2 integrated communication campaigns;
• Previous experience in organising visibility communication campaigns/events of EU funded projects, EU institutions or local prominent institutions promoting European integration process will be considered an asset.

Non-key field 4: Europe House Public Space Manager (minimum 440 days)
The expert will be responsible for the smooth planning, organisation and running of all daily activities of Europe House in Podgorica. S/he will be present during Europe House opening hours.
Working in close cooperation with the Team Leader and the Campaign and Event manager, s/he will develop Europe House services for specific target groups, proactively organising group visits to Europe House and the Delegation, speaking to them and inviting speakers, organising events in Europe House premises and other customer services.
S/he will be responsible for making Europe House an interesting, welcoming and lively place, attracting interesting exhibitions, events, speakers, guests. S/he will offer opportunities to other EU assistance projects and to third parties to host events in Europe House.
In addition, s/he will manage the library collection, publications stocks and distribution, and organise presentations of new publications. S/he will ensure that shelves and all facilities are operational and in good order. S/he will propose the selection of EU promo materials and manage their distribution. S/he will be expected to moderate some public events in the Europe House and manage the Europe House calendar.
Qualifications and skills
• Bachelor’s degree – where a university degree has been awarded on completion of three or more years of study in a university or equivalent institution or alternatively minimum 3 years of general professional experience in media/communication/event management/customer services/administration/academia/civil society/business or similar in addition to the years of experience required under “general professional experience”.
• Excellent knowledge of English and the local language;
• Good knowledge on the EU, its policies and the European integration process.
• Customer oriented, friendly, welcoming manner and excellent organisational skills.
General professional experience
• Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in media/communication/event management/customer services/administration/academia/civil society/business or similar.
Specific professional experience
• Minimum 1, preferably 2 years of relevant professional experience in customer service and direct contact with the public;
• Proven experience in event organisation.
• Experience in moderating events about the EU will be considered an asset;
• Experience in lecturing will be considered an asset.

Non-key field 5: Writer and Web Editor (minimum 320 days)
The expert will source, write, edit and post daily news stories on the Delegation and Europe House websites, and regularly update non-news content. S/he will actively use information from EU institutions, the Delegation, EU project managers and implementing partners, to maintain the content of the websites.
S/he will attend and cover EU visibility and media events and contribute to producing A/V and social media content and should be able to take photos of events and locations.
S/he will be responsible for drafting/editing/contributing to additional content such as texts, success stories, blogs, books, publications, newsletters, videos etc, as agreed with the Delegation.
Qualifications and skills
• Bachelor’s degree – where a university degree has been awarded on completion of three or more years of study in a university or equivalent institution or alternatively minimum 3 years of general professional experience in communication, media, writing or similar in addition to the years of experience required under “general professional experience”.
• Excellent knowledge of English and the local language;
General professional experience
• Minimum 5 years in communication/media/writing or similar career relevant to this contract;
Specific professional experience
• Minimum 2 years of professional experience in writing – in both English and the local language – articles, news stories (including on areas of EU policies and EU integration process) for the media, writing for the website, drafting reports and similar.
• Previous experience in covering and reporting from visibility events of EU funded projects, or events related to EU – Montenegro relations or local prominent institutions promoting the European integration process in Montenegro will be considered an asset.

Non-key field 6: Social Media Officer (minimum 400 days)
The expert will be responsible for communication through social media in close interaction with the Delegation. S/he will be in charge of defining and implementing a strategy for social media, well integrated in the wider communication Strategy. S/he will be in charge of all social media accounts and of the daily content update, posts, discussions, moderation and management of social media channels. S/he will monitor activities and discussions and debates on social media and will report on it and propose way to adapt communication on social media.
S/he will also assist the Delegation in drafting content on social media accounts, including for the Head of Delegation.
In cooperation with other non-key experts, s/he will promote partner networks and involve them in events and campaigns.
S/he will produce / adapt / disseminate innovative audio-visual and multimedia material, pictures, infographics, games, applications for social media and internet.
S/he must be able to work under time pressure and within short deadlines.
When required s/he will be expected to perform duties during weekends and holidays.
Qualifications and skills
• Bachelor’s degree – where a university degree has been awarded on completion of three or more years of study in a university or equivalent institution or alternatively minimum 3 years of general professional experience in communication, marketing, advertising, journalism, civil society, business or similar in addition to the years of experience required under “general professional experience”;
• Excellent knowledge of English and the local language;
General professional experience
• Minimum 3 years of work in communication/marketing/advertising/journalism/civil society/business or similar fields;
Specific professional experience
• Minimum 3 years of experience in managing social media accounts.
• Experience in producing, editing and / or distributing written, audio-visual and electronic information material on social media.
• Previous experience in managing social media in an international context/environment would be an asset

Non-key field 7: Media Monitor and analyst (minimum 800 days)
At least two, maximum three media monitors/analysts should be engaged as non-key experts under this project to deliver all outputs listed under section 4.2.6 of this ToR. The Contractor shall propose the best distribution of tasks between the experts.
Media monitors should have access to press clipping/archives/media monitoring services of professional companies (to be funded from the incidental budget) to have all the resources to be able to deliver the necessary outputs.
They will work in close cooperation with the NKE1 – Media Relations and Information Officer, who will supervise their work and be responsible for quality control of all media monitoring products. They will also work under general supervision of the Delegation’s press and information officer.
Qualifications and skills
• Bachelor’s degree – where a university degree has been awarded on completion of three or more years of study in a university or equivalent institution or alternatively minimum 3 years of general professional experience in information/communications/media/civil society/business or similar in addition to the years of experience required under “general professional experience”;
• Excellent knowledge of English and the local language;
General professional experience
• At least 5 years of professional work experience in information/communications/media/civil society/business sector or similar.
Specific professional experience
• Experience in writing articles, press releases, texts for public consumption, preferably in the areas of EU policies and EU integration process.
• At least 2 years of experience as media monitor.
• Experience in media analysis would be considered as an asset.

Non-key field 8: IT expert (minimum 200 days)
The expert shall be in charge of the maintenance, update and modernisation of the Delegation and Europe House websites, including the EU project webpage.
Qualifications and skills:
• A diploma in IT related fields, programming, web-design, database optimisation.
• Excellent knowledge of English and the local language.
General professional experience:
• At least 3 years of experience in the IT industry including in creating, designing and maintaining websites with searchable database, API, Programming, Database optimisation, Web-site administration.
Specific professional experience:
• Updating and posting prepared content on web-site
• Creating reports for web-traffic, reach, analytics

Apply now: Send your CV to s.difabio@blumm.pomilio.com and g.massari@blumm.pomilio.com