Policy Officer for the Political, Press and Information Section at the EU Delegation to Japan (temporary position)

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 27 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have functions similar to those of an embassy.

The EU Delegation to Japan was established in 1974 with the objective of fostering closer ties between the EU and Japan.

Job description
Section in the organisation chartPolitical, Press and Information Section, reporting to the Head of Section
Job objectiveTo provide analyses and assessments of domestic and foreign political developments in Japan, and to build a network of contacts in the Japanese Diet, think tanks, NGOs, academia and other relevant organizations
Main Tasks• Drafting of foreign policy analyses, reports, speaking points and other briefing materials• Liaising and meeting arrangements with Japanese policy makers, MOFA officials, civil society, academics• Liaising with the diplomatic missions of the 27 EU Member States in Tokyo and with the wider diplomatic community (G7/G20)• Supervision and management of relevant EU Delegation projects in the area of human rights and gender issues• Outreach and event management activities (conferences, seminars, PR activities) 
Working hoursFull time (37.5 hours per week); standard working hours from 9:00 to 17:30 (with one-hour break), possibility of flexitime

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