British Embassy Chisinau is hiring a Communications & Media Assistant


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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 recruit a Communications and Media Assistant, as part of a supportive and growing team, and at a time of reinvigorated UK-Moldovan relations.


Job Category: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Policy & Political roles)


The Communications and Media Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Supporting understanding of what is going on in Moldova, through effective media monitoring, engagement and analysis.
  • Developing our social media channels and audiences by providing informative and creative content.
  • Providing administrative support to the Communications and Media Manager, by assisting with organisation of events, managing everyday duties and making logistical arrangements.
  • Drafting and publishing press releases and invitations to communicate the Embassy’s work on UK priority issues.
  • Providing wider policy support to enhance our understanding of the current situation beyond the media’s coverage.


Roles and responsibilities:

Communications and Press

  • Write a daily Moldovan media summary for Moldova-watchers in the UK government;
  • Monitor and report on the media landscape;
  • Identify ways to enhance the visibility of the British Embassy Chisinau in national media and society;
  • Write project proposals for and run small-scale soft power and visibility activities to influence positive thinking and perceptions of the UK in Moldova;
  • Evaluate the progress and visibility of projects funded by British Embassy.

Social Media

  • Communicate our work on UK priority issues by using different social media platforms;
  • Produce, draft and publish content (press releases, statements, photos, video, infographics) on Embassy digital media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and website;
  • Lead on planning of Embassy digital communications and social media;
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of the Embassy’s social media activity.

Public Diplomacy and Political Affairs

  • Support teams’ delivery of country plan objectives and the strengthening of the bilateral relationship;
  • Work closely with colleagues to promote programmes and projects;
  • Assist the political team with gathering of general information on requested topics, fact-checking and other ad-hoc support;
  • Act as back-up in the absence of Political/Media colleagues;
  • Provide oral/written translations from/into English/Romanian when requested;
  • Support organisation of visits and events, particularly administrative and logistic arrangements (devise agendas, schedule meetings, book transportation etc); ensure coordination of the process with the Moldovan side etc. 

There will be flexibility in the job description to support the Embassy’s influencing, analysis and reporting on a wider range of foreign and domestic political issues, while advising London on how best to protect and advance UK interests.


Application deadline: 20 September 2023

Grade: Administrative Officer (AO)

Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent

Working hours per week: 35

Location: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Salary: 22,767 MDL gross monthly


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