Vacancy Announcement - Office Assistant

11.04.2018 - Article

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Islamabad seeks to recruit a suitably qualified

Office Assistant – Press and Cultural Affairs

 To be employed at Cultural Section and Press Section on a temporary basis (extension not likely) between middle of August and End of December 2018.

The Job Description is as follows:

- Organizing of cultural and public diplomacy events (press briefings, movie nights, concerts, background briefings etc.)

- Support of scholarship programs and providing advie to students

- Good contacts to media, cultural institutions and artists

- Support of the Embassy´s Urdu website

- Daily press review of Urdu-written  newspapers

- Support of Pakistani journalists travelling to Germany

- Support of German journalists in Pakistan

- Support Public events of the press- and cultural section

- Media analysis and research on various topics (Urdu & English)

- Handling of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Translation of twitter messages from English to Urdu) 

- Maintaining media contacts

- Arranging and accompanying interviews for the Ambassador

- Assisting delegations from Germany


- Bachelors in social and media sciences

- Good knowledge of German University system, cultural landscape of Pakistan, important Government institutions of Pakistan with respect to culture and science

- Own experiences in Germany (minimum stay  for a few  month)

- Excellent Language Knowledge of Urdu and English (Translations)

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Preferably sufficient knowledge of the German Language

- Preferably sufficient knowledge of videography and related software

- Working knowledge of standard IT programs (Word, Excel and similar)

- Strong organizational skills

- Ability to work well under pressure

- Outstanding ability to interact with local and foreign colleagues as a team Player

We expect:

- Equitable, honest and professional behaviour with both the public and colleagues

- Reliability, commitment and dedication to the job

- Interest for Cultural Affairs and Germany-Pakistan relations

- Excellent manners and self-assured appearance


Please submit in hardcopy (no online/email-applications accepted):

- Full documentation to prove your qualifications as requested above

- A curriculum vitae

- A letter showing your motivation handwritten by yourself in the English language

Until 13 July 2018 to

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Press and Cultural Section

Mrs. Shumaila Mubashir

P.O Box 1027, Ramna 5, Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany guarantees that men and women enjoy equal professional opportunities and therefore explicitly encourages qualified women to apply for the job. Within the legal framework applicants with severe disabilities will receive preferential treatment if they have the same qualifications as their competitors.

We trust you will understand that neither confirmations of receipt for job applications nor replies will be sent, unless you are invited to an oral interview.


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