Programs and Exchanges Assistant

Basic Function of position:
Job holder implements a diverse program of exchange programs and public outreach to support the Mission’s strategic goals. Public Affairs program activities aim to strengthen U.S.-EU cooperation, and the job holder assists with programming efforts to further a range of themes and goals important to the U.S.-EU relationship. The job holder builds on partnerships with EU institutions, think tanks, NGOs, and academic institutions to maximize program reach and resources.
University degree in the liberal arts.
Minimum two years of professional experience.
Language Skills:
Fluency (level IV) in English.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have the ability and personal and professional qualities to develop and maintain access to contacts in the EU, transnational educational and research organizations, and think tanks.
  • Must have the ability to take initiative, and the administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills to plan and carry out assigned projects efficiently and smoothly.
  • Must be able to draft communications and reports in English, operate standard office equipment, and handle a variety of projects simultaneously with tight deadlines.
Job Knowledge:
Strong working knowledge of European Union organization, institutions, key personalities, and an understanding of EU policies that affect U.S.-EU relations is essential. Incumbent must also be familiar with U.S. government institutions and policymaking process as well as U.S. society and culture.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application through the website of the U.S. Embassy: https://be.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs by February 12,2017.