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Vacancy – Media and Communications Associate

Vacancy – Media and Communications Associate

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of a Media and Communications Associate.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Draft press releases and other creative materials
  • Maintain the website and social media accounts of the Embassy
  • Under the guidance of the Ambassador, research and write speeches for the Ambassador and other senior officials
  • Monitor multiple Austrian, Afghan and other relevant media sources and regularly collect press materials for senior staff as well as write editorial responses when necessary
  • Create original content to be used for newsletters, website and social media
  • Proofread a variety of documents, including speeches, press releases, web content, presentations, letters, and other materials
  • Maintain the Embassy’s press lists and arrange interviews and press coverage for the Ambassador and other Afghan officials.
  • Assist in the organization of Embassy events and occasionally act as the Embassy’s photographer


  • University degree in political science, communications, international relations, or any other relevant field.
  • Experience in PR and Communication Sector
  • Excellent writing skills in English (German and Dari/Pashto an advantage), ability to proofread and edit documents
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with others in an international environment.
  • The ability to work with tight deadlines and manage time effectively in a high stress, fast-paced environment and handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Experience with website and email campaign management.
  • Familiarity with working with the press, including reporters, producers and editors.
  • Familiarity with Austrian and Afghan politics, economy, culture and with current issues in bilateral and multilateral relations.
  • Some familiarity with graphic design (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite) an advantage
  • Clean record, must be able to work legally in Austria

Qualified candidates are kindly asked to forward a CV and Motivation Letter to and until 29 July 2019.