The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
The EU Delegation to Zambia and COMESA
Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Budget / Accounting Assistant in the Finance, Contracts and Audit section – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve under the supervision and responsibility of the Team Leader and the Head of Cooperation.
Place of employment: Lusaka, Zambia
Starting basic salary (gross): 27,197.00 ZMW
Total Working hours per week: 37.5
We offer a competitive position in an international working environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.
The successful candidate should demonstrate:
How to apply
Please send your application and supporting documents to
Mentioning in the subject line: "Vacancy: Budget/Accounting Assistant"
The package should include a cover letter, a detailed CV (use the attached template) with at least two traceable relevant former employers' referees and scanned copy of relevant qualifications (educational and working experience).
After the deadline for applications, the applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee set up for this purpose. The Selection Committee will prepare a short-list of candidates who are considered to be the most suitable for the post on the basis of a preliminary assessment of the information provided in their application letter and the supporting documents. The short-listed candidates will be invited to an assessment phase which may include an interview if necessary – during this phase, the Selection Committee will assess the suitability of the candidates for the post.
The candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted individually; however, the Delegation will use the same means of publication as for this Vacancy Notice to inform the remaining candidates once the recruitment procedure has been completed and that a candidate has (or has not) been recruited.
The selected candidate should be able to provide the original documents of the required educational and professional experience.
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone.
Please address any queries concerning this procedure to:
The deadline for applications is: 13 January 2020 at 17hrs00