Career Opportunity: External Relations Officer

Prime focus of position

  • Performs tasks related to EU/international issues falling within the MCA’s sphere of activity.
  • Carries out research and analysis on EU/international developments.
  • Coordinates on behalf of the Authority with external entities including international organisations, ministries and other government agencies.
  • Contributes towards the achievement of MCA’s objectives across all operational disciplines.

Main Responsibilities

  • Carries out research on national and international developments in the sectors falling under the competence of the Authority, including policy and legislative proposals.
  • Acts as contact point, reviews and manages requests for information received from the Ministry, the EU and other international organisations / competent bodies.
  • Ensures adequate follow-up to requests received and adherence to established deadlines, escalating any issues with superiors in a timely manner.
  • Assists the Manager (External Relations) in drafting briefing notes, position papers, reports and other documentation in prescribed formats.
  • Liaises with internal experts in relation to information requests and all other international activity coordinated by External Relations.
  • Participates in meetings organised locally or abroad as directed by the Manager (External Relations).
  • Liaises with counterparts in competent line Ministries, the European Commission and other national and international bodies. 
  • Assists in the organisation of meeting / events with an international components hosted by the MCA.
  • Researches funding opportunities both for the Authority and the communications sector.
  • Promotes creating greater awareness within MCA on the international affairs managed by External Relations including on EU institutions, processes and key international developments.
  • Supports the development of MCA’s PR activity in relation to international affairs. 
  • Contributes to the achievement of the MCA objectives across all operational disciplines.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Manager (External Relations). 

Qualifications / Skills Required

  • A recognized Bachelor degree in European Studies, International Affairs or similar discipline. 
  • Knowledge of the MCA, the EU institutions and the relevant decision-making processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication (Maltese and English) and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and prioritise.
  • Aptitude for research and analysis.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Ability to carry out assignments with minor supervision.
  • Proficient in the use of the latest office software applications. 
  • Experience in a similar post and familiarity with the sector will be considered an asset. 
MCA Reference: 
Jobsplus 342/2019
Vacancy Status: 
Public Call
Vacancy Closing Date: 
Monday 10th June 2019