Senior/Principal Political Officer
The British Embassy in Amman is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic
individual for the key position of Senior/Principal Political Officer. Responsibilities
Research, report analytically, and advise on Jordanian internal affairs, including
developments in policy thinking, government, parliament (including legislation), political
organisations, professional associations and civil society;
Analyse and report on social media trends in Jordan;
Build and maintain a strong network of contacts in all these areas;
Design and oversee the Embassy’s political engagement across Jordan, including leading
on official visits;
Line Management of junior staff in the political section.
Essential for the job:
Deep and well evidenced understanding of the political/social media scene in Jordan.
Minimum 3-5 years’ professional experience in a relevant field.
Self starter with proven analytical and research skills
Strong networking and team-working skills; ability to interact with people at all levels of
Full working proficiency in English; native Arabic speaker.
Excellent translation skills between English and Arabic.
University degree in a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Job Grading and Conditions:
This position is flexi-graded: B3 (L) to C4 (L). Final job grading and pay will be dependent on
the successful candidate’s skills and experience. An extremely strong candidate will be awarded a
position at C4 with all the responsibilities set out above. If the successful candidate is more
suited to B3, the job spec will be adjusted, with the official visits and line management elements
removed. The job title at B3 will be Senior Political Officer.
The position is full-time, 37 hours a week, with flexible working arrangements depending on
personal circumstances. Start date: as soon as possible. The package includes excellent health
insurance and an engaging working environment. We offer opportunities to develop professional
skills through our Learning & Development package. Leave entitlement is 28 days plus 14 public
The closing date for applications is 27 October 2016. Applications received after the stated
deadline will not be considered.
Due to the large amount of applications we receive, only those shortlisted for assessment will be
To apply for this position, you will need to supply:
A Curriculum Vitae with your full home address and contact details, plus details of
Evidence of your English language ability (written and oral); and
A motivation letter (max. 600 words) explaining why you are interested in this role and
what you would bring to it. Extra credit will be given to those who can demonstrate
their in-depth knowledge of Jordan.
In applying for this position, you will also be confirming that you have the right to work and
reside in Jordan.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures. Any offer of
employment will be subject to the candidate achieving suitable clearances.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service
according to local Jordanian labour law.
Please email your application to: AmmanRecruitmentEnquiries@fco.gov.uk
The British Embassy Amman is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to
inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
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