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Communications Officer - job post

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
3.9 out of 5
Panamá, Provincia de Panamá
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Panamá, Provincia de Panamá

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Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main Purpose of Job:

The British Embassy is looking to recruit a Communications Officer who will play a key role in the Political and Communications Team. The Communications Officer is responsible for delivering the Embassy’s communication and social media strategy and raising the UK’s profile in Panama using a range of media, communication and public diplomacy tools.

S/he will manage and promote the Embassy’s digital media presence, creating innovative and engaging content for the Embassy’s social media accounts, and will lead on the Embassy’s relationship with media organisations. The jobholder will work closely with the Ambassador and collaborate with different colleagues within the Embassy, in London and across the Latin America region on communication campaigns to promote UK priorities and objectives.

This is a fun and interesting role which would suit a proactive and creative team player who is able to flex and adapt to changing requirements. The jobholder will require strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as both the technical knowledge and creativity to produce engaging social media content. A high level of proficiency in both Spanish and English is essential. Previous experience working in the field of social media, media relations, and/or communication would be a strong advantage.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Embassy work is constantly shifting to adapt with changing priorities. The following outline of responsibilities serves as a guide for the role; however the successful candidate must be flexible to take on other areas of work as required.

  • Develop and implement communication strategies (traditional and social media) to promote the British Embassy’s objectives and key messages. Create and manage content and campaigns for all Embassy digital channels: website, Instagram, X and LinkedIn, ensuring content is engaging, accurate, and up-to-date.

. Identify opportunities to promote UK policies and values to Panamanian audiences through traditional media and other channels.

  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of communication campaigns and initiatives, producing regular reports and recommendations for senior Embassy staff
  • Draft press releases, website articles, briefings and speeches as required in both English and Spanish.
  • Support the Head of Political and Communications Section in developing a strong relationships with media organisations and other external stakeholders and organising events to promote the UK in Panama

Resources managed
(staff and expenditure):

Management of one intern and a small budget

Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • Excellent writing/drafting skills in both languages (English and Spanish).
  • Experience in managing websites and social media (X, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram).
  • Intermediate to advance graphic designing skills. Experience with graphic design and multimedia production software.
  • Intermediate to advanced photo and video editing experience.
  • Research skills (assessing various sources, Internet searches).
  • Personal drive, sound judgement and attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise.
  • Intermediate event planning skills
  • Flexible, resilient under pressure and decisive with a proven record of accomplishment of delivering results to a high standard within tight deadlines.
  • Proactive, creative and solution minded.
  • Strong networking skills.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Bachelors Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Graphic design or any related field.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in a public relations or communications roles.
  • An understanding of UK culture and a desire and interest in learning more about UK politics and its media landscape.
  • Working experience in public relations, advertising, event management or journalism.
  • Understanding of current affairs / political environment / foreign policy.

Required behaviours
Communicating and Influencing, Delivering at Pace, Managing a Quality Service, Working Together
Application deadline
10 July 2024
Administrative Officer (AO)
Type of Position
Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week
Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean
Location (City)
Panama City
Type of Post
British Embassy
Number of vacancies
Salary Currency
US$1,795.81 monthly
Start Date
26 August 2024
Other benefits and conditions of employment

Learning and Development Opportunities:

The Embassy is committed to learning and development and there is a range of training on offer for the successful applicant to support their work in the embassy. This will include training courses delivered remotely or in person through the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s International Academy, as well as the potential to travel for training courses delivered regionally and centrally in the UK.

Working Patterns:

Office hours in the embassy are 8am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 8am-1pm on Fridays, though there is scope for flexible working arrangements, which can be agreed with the Line Manager. Some evening and ocassional weekend work to support events and visits will be necessary, with overtime or time off in lieu available.

The successful candidate must be Panamanian, or have a valid and current Work Permit through Ministry of Labour, and be able to provide it when requested by Embassy. The British Embassy – Panama City does not sponsor work permits. Please note that all applicants must be fluent in both English and Spanish. Office hours in the embassy are 8am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 8am-1pm on Fridays, though there is scope for flexible working arrangements, which can be agreed with the Line Manager. Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary, eg some non-local national staff and some spouses or partners of UK diplomatic staff, will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount. Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 6-12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate.

Additional information

The successful candidate must be Panamanian, or have a valid and current Work Permit through Ministry of Labour. The British Embassy Panama City does not sponsor work permits.

The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes generous vacation and leave time, flexible working patterns, and an enriching learning and development opportunities. The FCDO operates an agile workforce. To facilitate this, you may be required to undertake other duties from time to time as we may reasonably require.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

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