Visits and Political Assistant

A2(L) Visits and Political Assistant
Main purpose of job:
To coordinate incoming UK visits to Brazil, including of ministers and senior officials, and to provide advice and
assistance to teams organising the visits. To provide research, political analysis and admin support related to
South Atlantic relations and other political issues.
The job-holder will be responsible for:
Advise the Brazil Network in organising and running incoming and outgoing visits, including coordinating
incoming visits, ensuring visitors’ programmes support the Brazil Network’s objectives, and overseeing
financial processes and risks. To provide political analysis, research and admin support to the Political Team,
with a particular focus on South Atlantic relations.
Required Experience and Skills:
The successful applicant will have a university degree (an asset if in International Relations or related area) or
have two years relevant work experience; an excellent command of written and spoken English and
Portuguese; and excellent IT skills (MS Word and Excel).
They will have excellent organisational skills and good political judgment. They will be able to work both
independently and as part of a team (including a virtual team); communicate well (orally and in written form);
be flexible and able to deal with multiple tasks and priorities, and work well under pressure.
Key UK Civil Service Competencies for this role: Making Effective Decisions; Seeing the Big Picture, Delivering a
Quality Service and Delivering at Pace.
Terms and Conditions:
The British Embassy in Brasilia aims to offer an attractive working environment and remuneration package for
this role: R $4.940,00 plus benefits.
How to apply:
Applications in English should be submitted in the form of a covering letter (max. 1 page) setting out why you
want the job and what value you would bring, together with a CV (max. 2 pages) and two references, sent by
email to [email protected] addressed to Human Resources Officer, always
indicate the reference code of your role applying to in the subject field formatted as VPA-BR.
Applications must be received by Wednesday 25 February 2015. At this point no information, in addition to
the job description, will be provided, either by phone or email. CVs in Portuguese or without a covering letter
will not be accepted. No application will be accepted after the deadline. Feedback will be provided to
shortlisted candidates only. Candidates shall be legally entitled to work in Brazil.
The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing
difference. Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Brasilia are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service
according to local Brazilian employment law.