Position : Political Officer - Embassy 
Ref No. : ZZ-181-01-AL/LW  
Post Date : 25- Apr- 2018
Provience/State : Bangkok / Suburb  
Company description : Embassy of Sweden  
Responsibility : As member of the Section for Politics, Trade and Promotion, the Officer’s tasks will include the following responsibilities:
• Supporting the political side of the Section’s work, including organizing dialogues with key political actors, undertaking research and drafting assignments as necessary, but also assisting in protocol and administrative matters
• Participating in the planning and execution of incoming and outgoing high-level visits as well as outreach events to advance Sweden’s foreign policy goals
• Promotion of Sweden’s core values, and those of the European Union, in particular with regard to human rights
• Maintaining and expanding close working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders within government, civil society and the academia
• Monitoring mainstream and social media with regards to political developments in Thailand
• Contributing to the Embassy’s public diplomacy campaigns on social media
• Limited work related to political developments in Lao PDR
Qualifications : • Minimum Bachelor degree in law, political science, economics, international relations or other related fields
• Minimum three years of progressive working experience in international organization, government agencies, civil society, journalism or related field
• Thorough understanding of Thailand’s, political and social development
• Strong analytical skill
• Ability to take initiatives
• Ability to alternate between working independently and working as part of a team
• Open to change and periods of work under pressure
• Ability to periodically meet strict deadlines
• Knowledge and skills to plan, organize and execute mission visits, seminars and outreach programmes
• Excellent communication skills in Thai and English (orally and written) in order to liaise with contacts within Thailand and Sweden
• Good computer skills and knowledge, particularly Microsoft Office applications
• Knowledge of Swedish (both written and spoken) is an added merit
• Knowledge of Lao PDR is an added merit but not a requirement  
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