Career Opportunity: Junior Analyst (External Relations)

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. 

- Manage internal administrative processes relating to contiubtions paid for membership in international bodies and the procurement of supplies/services in line with the Authority’s procurement policies. Specific tasks include scoping of services/supplies required, drawing up of relevant technical specifications, and coordinating with Procurement to ensure sourcing of quotes/proposals, assessment of proposals, drawing up of letters of awards/contracts.

- Manage outsourced service/supply contracts, as may be assigned, in relation to activities undertaken by External Relations reviewing the deliverables.

- Performs other duties as directed by the Chief or the Manager (External Relations).  

Qualifications / Skills Required

- A recognized qualification at MQF level 6  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.  

The MCA is an equal opportunities employer.

Candidates should send their CV and covering letter by post or by email at

For more information, please contact our Human Resources team on +356 21336840.

MCA Reference: 
Jobsplus permit number 131/2023
Vacancy Status: 
Public Call
Vacancy Closing Date: 
Sunday 17th March 2024