Under the supervision of the Program manager of the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS), the Senior Officer, Public, Political and Economic Affairs’ core responsibility is to provide an essential contribution and to implement the communication and public affairs strategy of the Embassy of Canada to Belgium and Luxembourg (the Mission). To that end, he/she elaborates and makes use of a wide range of communication products, monitors media coverage and interventions relevant to Canadian interests and recommends responses, establishes and maintains a network of contacts in relation to Mission activities and priorities, plans and implements events or the participation of Canadian officials to events, and makes recommendations to advance Canadian interests and priorities in Belgium and Luxembourg.
The incumbent is also required to draft and review reports on political, economic and strategic issues as well as events and visits. Conducting research and drafting complex analyses on trends and new developments is also part of the FPDS mandate. Writing strategic plans for FPDS initiatives, taking into account budgetary and financial dimensions. Contributing to reports based on evidence to evaluate outcomes. Occasionally, the incumbent may be required to translate documents and to serve as interpreter for Canadian employees.
The position is exposed to a certain level of stress in the management of multiple priorities and deadlines, many of which are urgent, and in responding to changing and sometimes unpredictable client demands and needs.