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Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Job Subcategory: MOD (Ministry of Defence)

Job Description: The British Embassy in Chisinau is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is now looking to employ an Assistant to Defence Attaché. 

To provide administrative and representational assistance to the UK Defence Attaché, acting as conduit between the UK and Moldovan Security and Defence sectors.

Main duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative and representational assistance to, and deputise for, the Defence Attaché as required;
  • Maintain and build further contacts within the Moldovan Security and Defence sectors, including respective Ministries of Defence, think tanks, non-governmental organisations and wider civil society;
  • Support and facilitate the implementation of the bilateral Defence Agreement between Moldova and the UK, whilst providing advice on potential areas for enhanced cooperation;
  • Assist with the coordination and delivery of UK Defence Engagement activities;
  • Accompany the Defence Attaché to meetings at all levels from national (strategic) to military unit (tactical);
  • Provide translation and interpreting duties to/from Romanian/Russian/English as required;
  • Monitor media outputs, and provide a monthly summary of key events.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience: 

  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in English, Romanian and Russian;
  • Understanding of the role and outputs of the Moldovan Security and Defence sectors;
  • External facing role, requiring well developed customer engagement and communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, unsupervised and contribute positively as part of a small team;
  • Good organisational skills, prioritising effectively and delivering under pressure to tight deadlines;
  • Positive attitude to learning and development opportunities. Proactive, flexible, can-do attitude;
  • Excellent MS Office skills.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience: 

  • Understanding of the role and outputs of the UK Security and Defence sectors.
  • Budget management experience;

Required competencies: Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Engaging Internationally

Application deadline: 2 April 2019

Grade: A2 (L)

Type of Position: Full-time, Temporary

Working hours per week: 35

Country: Republic of Moldova

Location: Chisinau

Type of Post: British Embassy

Number of vacancies: 1

Starting monthly salary (MLD): 18,673 (gross)

Start Date: 15 April 2019

Other benefits and conditions of employment:  

This is a full-time, temporary contract for Maternity cover (7-12 months).

All applicants should have the right to live and work in the Republic of Moldova.

The British Embassy does not sponsor for work permits. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Chisinau are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.

Additional information  

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

The link to Application Form is HERE

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