EXPERIENCE: at least five years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, multinational, academic or governmental work environment, with communications or project management duties comprising a significant part of the job is required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: A broad knowledge of public affairs and media relations is required.
A good working knowledge of international relations is required.
A good working knowledge of Lyon-based press contacts and regional governmental decision-makers is required.
Computer proficiency is required.
A familiarity with all Microsoft Office Suite programs, search-based Internet functions, website design, and various social media platforms is required.
LANGUAGE (THIS WILL BE TESTED):
Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.
Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing French is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES (THIS MAY BE TESTED): Strong public speaking, communication, and negotiation skills are required.
Strong written communication skills and ability to draft speeches and briefing papers in both French and English are required.
Ability to represent the US Government in public fora and discuss policy priorities with government officials and civil society is required .
Ability to work in a leadership position in a small team environment with minimal supervision, exercising sound judgment, and demonstrating the highest level of analytical skills is required .
Must have a valid driver's license with 5 years as a licensed driver .
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.