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Inter-institutional Communications Officer, Prague



Prague, Czech Republic 

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Administrative, Marketing & PR, Other

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Job Description:

The GSA Communications department is responsible for the information provision and dissemination, promotional activities, and outreach initiatives of the GSA. Among other things, the GSA’s communication activities focus on the development and implementation of communication strategies and initiatives that support the objectives of four key areas of activity:
  • GSA Corporate Communications: communicating information regarding the Agency in general and, specifically, its image, responsibilities, facilities, milestones and staff
  • European GNSS service, applications and R&D promotion: promoting GNSS R&D activities, achievements and other service and application related communications, in cooperation with the European Commission and in support of the GSA Market Development, Security and Exploitation (Service Provision and Operations) Departments
  • Stakeholder Liaison and Communication: communicating, providing relevant information and promoting relationship-building with relevant external stakeholders
  • Internal Communication: communicating and establishing a consistent dialogue with GSA staff regarding the Agency, its actions, staff and milestones, as well as with regard to other relevant activities
The Inter-institutional Communications Officer will report to the Head of Department. Working with a degree of autonomy, the duties of Inter-institutional Communications Officer will include the following non-exhaustive list of tasks:
Ensure a strong inter-institutional communication coordination role within, and on behalf of, the Agency:
  • Raise awareness of the GSA and its work amongst relevant EU institutional stakeholders
  • Liaise with external stakeholders, representing the Agency as contact point at external events/meetings where appropriate, and in different groups and networks related to inter-institutional support and policy monitoring
  • Support the organisation and promotion of relevant GSA and EGNSS stakeholder communication events
  • Monitor and analyse institutional developments that can benefit from EGNSS downstream services and applications, in particular in relation to dissemination and exploitation of EGNSS R&D project results, including feedback to stakeholders and ensuring transmission of relevant and timely information to concerned parties
  • Monitor and report on legislative activities that are relevant to the GSA and its work
  • Provide advice and analysis on emerging activities and strategies in relation to EGNSS dissemination and exploitation
  • Maintain an active and appropriate network of contacts in the relevant EU institutions
  • Support the Communications team with related tasks as needed
Support Inter-institutional communications activities
  • Draft briefings, presentations, fact sheets, etc. that contribute to the preparation of content for inter-institutional communication activities
  • Contribute to the preparation of an information bulletin on the GSA for key inter-institutional stakeholders and for GSA Management to follow relevant legislative needs and timetables
  • Support EGNSS collaborative communication and awareness-raising initiatives (workshops, exhibitions, presentations, etc.) with the EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders
  • Support the planning and coordination of future activities related to the Agency’s inter-institutional strategy in view of the future mandate of the Agency

Job Requirements:

A.Eligibility criteria

The selection procedure is open to applicants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria, on the closing date for application:
  1. Have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies[1] of at least three years attested by a diploma and appropriate professional experience[2] of at least one year after obtaining the final diploma
  2. In addition to the above, appropriate professional experience of at least seven years after obtaining the required diploma
  3. Be a national of a Member State of the European Union
  4. Be entitled to his or her full rights as citizen
  5. Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service
  6. Meet the character requirements for the duties involved[3]
  7. Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union[4] and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties
  8. Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post[5]


1) Essential requirements
  1. University degree in communication, political science, international relations or relevant areas
  2. Experience in working closely with the European Parliament and other EU institutions and bodies and strong knowledge (by training or experience) of the legislative process of the European Union
  3. Experience in drafting (communications materials, briefings, presentations, legislative texts, strategic documents, position papers, etc.) and/or in organising events
  4. Experience with large technology projects
  5. Excellent command of both written and spoken English
  6. Excellent command of both spoken and written French
2) Advantageous requirements
  1. Knowledge (by training or experience) of the European Space Programmes and/or satellite navigation systems
  2. Previous experience in an advisory or coordination role at a high level, working in a field related to the duties described, in an international and multicultural environment, preferably within an European Institution or body
3) Behavioural competencies
  1. Motivation
  2. Capacity to coordinate several processes and projects simultaneously
  3. Ability to understand and interpret institutional requirements with strong analytical skills
  4. Proven diplomatic and negotiation skills
  5. Service mind-set, collaborative and result-oriented approach
  6. Excellent drafting and communications skills and ability to communicate clearly with internal and external Agency stakeholders

[1] Only study titles that have been awarded in EU Member States or that are subject to the equivalence certificates issued by the authorities in the said Member States shall be taken into consideration.
[2] Only appropriate professional experience acquired after achieving the minimum qualification stated in A.1 shall be considered. Where additional  periods  of  training  and  study  are  accompanied  by  periods  of  professional  activity,  only  the  latter  shall  be  considered  as professional experience. Compulsory military service or equivalent civilian service accomplished after achieving the minimum qualification
stated in A.1. shall be taken into consideration. Internships will be taken into consideration, if they are paid. Professional activities pursued
part-time shall be calculated pro rata, on the basis of the percentage of full-time hours worked. A given period may be counted only once.
[3] Prior to the appointment, the successful candidate will be asked to provide a Police certificate confirming the absence of any criminal record.
[4] The languages of the EU are: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, and Swedish.
[5] Before a successful candidate can be appointed, s/he will be medically examined by a selected medical service so that the Agency will be satisfied that s/he fulfils the requirement of Article 28(e) of the Staff Regulation of Officials of the European Union.

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Full time
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European GNSS Agency

Prague, Czech Republic
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