Western Europe Affairs Officer at Rwanda MFA

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Job description

1. Ensure the promotion of bilateral cooperation between the government of rwanda and western europe countries ? Participate in meetings with representatives of western europe countries; ? Carry out a guided research on western europe countries ? Draft briefs, speeches and diplomatic notes and messages; ? Perform general protocol duties at technical level; ? Follow up on activities and programs related to western europe countries; ? Prepare bilateral joint commission meetings, participate in negotiation and conclusion of agreements between rwanda and bilateral partners in western europe countries ? Prepare visit of top authorities of the country and of partners of rwanda travelling to western europe countries ? Make sure that the unit develops and maintains close and good working relations with diplomatic and consular missions from western europe countries accredited to rwanda ? Be the support person to the senior officer; ? Prepare administrative work in your region including, but not limited to: drafting letters and note verbales; transmit letters and note verbales for signature and expedition; filing; ? Develop and update a list of contacts of focal points in government institutions, ngos and private sector in rwanda and in your region in relations to all areas of cooperation (health, education, trade, agriculture, security…) and on
– going projects between rwanda and your region; ? Follow current affairs in and outside rwanda, with a particular focus on your region; ? Attend meetings and conferences (as requested by your supervisor); ? Take meeting minutes and write flash reports (as requested by your supervisor); ? Share and exchange any relevant information in your possession that ministry team and other government institutions could benefit from in their day
– to
– day work and in pursuing cooperation work with counterparts; ? Acquire an understanding the sensitivity of matters that are handled at minaffet; ? Prepare and update briefs for your region; ? Grow your knowledge and strengthen your skills through participation in trainings and workshop and any other learning opportunity; ? Report to your supervisor; ? Do any other task as requested by your supervisor.

Job profile

Bachelor’s degree in public relations, international relations/studies, law, diplomacy, communications, economics, business administration, management, development studies, commerce, project management, public policy, agriculture sciences, public health , environmental science, veterinary science, civil engineering, transport engineering, education sciences, political sciences, public administration, administrative sciences, medical sciences, literature, linguistics, philosophy, modern foreign languages, speech, classic languages, history, psychology, sociology, politics, gender studies, geography, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics. Key technical skills & knowledge required:
– knowledge of international relations
– conflict management skills;
– public speaking skills;
– knowledge of administrative management;
– excellent communication skills;
– time management skills;
– organizational skills;
– planning and coordination skills;
– report writing and presentation skills;
– high analytical thinking;
– good interpersonal skills and ability to understand a multi
– cultural environment;
– adaptability and flexibility;
– demonstrate a good level of understanding of the current situation in your region
– at country and regional level;
– sense of initiative;
– team
– player;
– detail
– oriented;
– high performing;
– ability to multi
– task;
– ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines;
– proficiency in ms office (word, excel, powerpoint, outlook) and internet;
– fluent in kinyarwanda, english and/or french. Knowledge of all is an advantage

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