Enhanced EU-GCC political dialogue, cooperation and outreach

Two long-term experts

Objectifs / Objectives

The purpose of this contract is to enhance the political dialogue, cooperation and outreach between EU and the GCC (both regionally as well as with individual countries in the region).

profil / profile

Qualification et compétences / Qualification & skills

Key expert 1: Team leader and Political Cooperation expert (minimum number of working days – 500)

  • Master’s degree or equivalent diploma, or in its absence, a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma in any field, followed by at least 2 years of post-graduate professional experience on top of the general professional experience required below.
  • At least a level of C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in written and oral communication in English.
  • At least a level of B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in written and oral communication in Arabic is an advantage.

Key expert 2: Public Diplomacy, Outreach and Communication expert (minimum number of days – 500)

  • Master’s degree or equivalent diploma in Communication or similar fields (public relations, public diplomacy, journalism, media, design, cultural management etc.) or in its absence, a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma in the fields detailed above followed by at least 2 years of post-graduate professional experience on top of the general professional experience required below.
  • At least a level of C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages11 in written and oral communication in English.
  • At least a level of B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages12 in written and oral communication in Arabic is an advantage.

Expérience professionelle générale / General professional experience

Key expert 1: Team leader and Political Cooperation

  • Minimum 7 years of post-graduate professional experience in the area of project management of which at least 4 years with projects relating to cooperation between the EU and third countries.
  • Specific professional experience
  • At least 3 years of post-graduate professional experience as coordinator/ team leader of international (outside the EU) political cooperation projects.
  • At least 4 years of work experience in the field of EU affairs, the functioning and the diverse policy areas of the European Union.
  • Understanding and familiarity with gender sensitive approaches/ gender mainstreaming (as demonstrated by participation in at least 2 relevant projects is an advantage.
  • Professional experience working with/ in the GCC countries is an advantage.
  • Professional experience working on issues related to public diplomacy is an advantage.

Key expert 2: Public Diplomacy, Outreach and Communication expert

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the field of communication public relations, public diplomacy, journalism, media, design, cultural management etc. in an international context, of which at least 3 years within or directly related to the European Union.

Expérience professionelle spécifique / Specific professional experience

Key expert 1: Team leader and Political Cooperation expert

  • At least 3 years of post-graduate professional experience as coordinator/ team leader of international (outside the EU) political cooperation projects.
  • At least 4 years of work experience in the field of EU affairs, the functioning and the diverse policy areas
  • Understanding and familiarity with gender sensitive approaches/ gender mainstreaming (as demonstrated by participation in at least 2 relevant projects is an advantage.
  • Professional experience working with/ in the GCC countries is an advantage.
  • Professional experience working on issues related to public diplomacy is an advantage.

Key expert 2: Public Diplomacy, Outreach and Communication expert  

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the development and implementation of external communication and public relations strategies including the use of social media tools (twitter, instagram, facebook and similar).
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience working in the field of public diplomacy.
  • Minimum of 2 years of post-graduate professional experience in organisation and management of international events.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in the field of EU affairs, the functioning and the diverse policy areas of the European Union.
  • Understanding and familiarity with gender sensitive approaches/ gender mainstreaming (as demonstrated by participation in at least 2 relevant projects is an advantage.
  • Professional experience working with/ in the GCC countries is an advantage.

Nombre total de jours travaillés / Total working days

36 months

Période de la mission / Period of the assignment

Dec. 2020 - Dec. 2023

Date de début / Starting day

It is expected that the work will be performed starting December 2020 at latest. However, exact starting date will be agreed at a later stage

Lieu de mission / place of assignment

The place of assigment is an EU country, with frequent travels within the GCC region and within the EU

Langue de travail / Working language

English, Arabic

Candidatures / Applications

Applications (EU format CV and application letter, both in English) need to be submitted before 15/07/20 by e-mail to

  • jtrenteseaux@dmiassociates.com
    egonon@dmiassociates.com

Titled:“Candidacy for long term position, EU-GCC Political Dialogue”. References must be available on request. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted



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