Foreign & Commonwealth OfficeLocation New York, New York
Experience Mid Career
Apply by May-06-2019
The British Consulate General New York seeks a proactive, enthusiastic, results-driven Head of Communications with 5-7 years of public relations or communications experience to lead its three-person communications team.
The Head of Communications will lead the Consulate’s communications and press outreach and strategy across the Consulate’s region (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut), promoting the UK Government’s economic and prosperity agenda, and the UK’s viability as a top destination for business, arts, and culture. Communications is vital component of the Consulate’s Press and Public Affairs team, led by the Deputy Consul General to New York, and this role will also work closely with and under the direction of the Strategic Communications Adviser for Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North Ameri..
Job Responsibilities VacancyUndefinedThe Public Affairs (PAS) Financial Analyst coordinates and assists in preparation of PAS annual budget and keeps track of all budget categories and current budget status. Maintains representational cuff account and administrative files and records. Cuff accounts: Spread sheets to allocate, track, document and, most importantly, plan for the annual budget using the PD ABACUS+ as well as locally created tools applying budgetary and accounting principles. To maintain the cuff accounts, the individual must have sophisticated knowledge of Microsoft Excel, working knowledge of COAST software and State budget procedures and regulations, as well as general accounting principles. Assists Public Affairs Officer (PAO) to prepare and periodically review The Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Implementation Plan (PDIP). The Analyst also initiates many and tracks all contracting and procurement requests for PAS, in coordination with the req..
ecns.cn; Editor: Gu Liping, 2019-04-22; article contains an English-language video of an interview with Norov
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) Secretary-General Vladimir Norov will attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing next week.
How can members of the SCO increase connections between their people through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)?
Below is the transcript of CGTN's interview with Norov. It has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Q: The bedrock of the Belt and Road Initiative is inter-connectivity. What role does the SCO play in promoting people-to-people exchanges?
A: We have a special agreement about cultural cooperation, and a lot of exhibitions are being held in our countries. Communication between people plays an important role.President Xi Jinping during the Summit of Bishkek in 2013 announced the creation of the China Special Committee of the SCO for long-standing good cooperation and partnership. This fulf..
U.S. Embassy Abuja PAS Annual Program StatementCFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Programs
Contact: PAS, U.S. Embassy Abuja
Email: [email protected] Opportunity DescriptionThe U.S. Embassy Abuja Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to issue this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its Public Diplomacy (PD) small grants program. This annual program statement outlines PAS’ funding priorities and the procedures for submitting applications for funding. Please carefully read through and follow all instructions below. Implementation of this program remains subject to the approval and availability of U.S. government fiscal year 2019 (FY2019) funds.Purpose of PAS Grants: PAS awards a limited number of grants to individuals, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and other civil society entities that further the Embassy’s policy goals and strengthen relations between the American and Nigerian peoples. PAS will p..
Sarala Fernando, sundaytimes.lk
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A well written informative news release from the Foreign Ministry received wide coverage recently regarding a Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] and Media Relations seminar organised for the “first time” for officers of the Foreign Ministry. It was good to see a conversation started on the merits of Public Diplomacy in the work of the Foreign Ministry.
So why has there been some scepticism and push-back from senior journalists? One problem is that people understand or misunderstand what is Public Diplomacy (PD). Does it mean transparency in diplomatic negotiations? Is it cultivating the press? Is it cultural promotion? Perhaps our Foreign Ministry should have first put in the public domain a strategy document explaining the rationale together with some planned projects, and whether this initiative is to be taken forward on a bipartisan basis to avoid the dread charge of “propaganda”. At a time when other countries like South Kor..