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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 the People’s Republic of China is responsible for the conduct of official relations between mainland China and the European Union. In all matters pertaining to the European Union, the Delegation works closely with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States, particularly the one representing the EU Presidency, which rotates every six months.
We offer a post of a Policy Assistant. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as a Policy Assistant – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as support staff to:
Follow policy developments, collate and analyse information:
Maintain contacts with Chinese authorities and other stakeholders:
Contribute to project management:
Provide operational and administrative support:
under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant Head of Section.
Place of employment is located in China, Beijing. The weekly working hours are 37.5h. Starting basic gross salary of a LA II is 20253 CNY. We offer a competitive position in a European environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.
The following will be considered an asset:
How to apply
Please send your application and supporting documents to Delegation-China-HR@eeas.europa.eu in the subject line mentioning reference Family Name-Name-Policy Assistant-CONNECT. The application email should include a covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation from a previous employer or university in English.
The deadline for reception of the applications is set for 17 hrs (GMT +8) on 08 September 2019
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone –please address any queries concerning this procedure to the above mentioned mailbox with a reference: Question – POLICY ASSISTANT – CONNECT.
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.