Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia

Office Support Agent

30/04/2018 - 13:25
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The European Union Delegation to Ethiopia is looking for:

Office Support Agent

We are

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 Ethiopia. ensures the tasks of the EU Presidency in this host country, ensures the representation of the European Union to Ethiopia; ensures the follow-up of bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and external assistance cooperation (financial and technical); ensures the follow-up of EU policies in all sectors; Ensures the follow-up of EU policies to identify opportunities for synergies and/or in-coherences between such policies and poverty reduction in line with policy coherence for development (Art 208 TFEU)  promotes  and defends the values and interests of the EU; Coordinates the work of the Member States’ Embassies, particularly in the fields of EU competences, notably trade and external assistance; carries out CFSP demarches as appropriate; reports back to Headquarters on all matters of interest for EU policies; carries out press and public diplomacy activities in pursuit of the above; ensures the long-term programming of aid and the management of programmes and devolved projects within the framework of the current reform of external aid management; ensures implementation of the Communication on a stronger Partnership to deliver Market Access by means of market access teams; ensures the follow-up of EU policies in all sectors in particular the Communication on a stronger Partnership to deliver Market Access by means of market access teams; provides any necessary support for visits by Members of the EEAS, Commission, Council and Parliament.


We offer

We offer a post of Office Support Agent. 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 Office Support Agent – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as technical and support staff in managing manual and electronic management of records, files and documents concerning activities of the administration section, to work as a backup for the receptionist and a focal point for admin enquires under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of Administration. 

Place of Employment:  Addis Ababa

Working hours/week: 37.5

Group: 4

Starting gross salary: EURO 924/month

We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Benefits, such as provident fund and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.


Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  1. High school certificate;

  2. Minimum of two years experience;

  3. Good writing and communication skills;

  4. Computer software skills (Microsoft office);

  5. Medically fit to perform the required duties;

  6. Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law;

The following will be considered an asset:

       Knowledge of French language.


How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to the Delegation of the European Union Office, in front of Desalegn Hotel, P.O. Box 5570, Addis Ababa. The package should include a cover letter, a detailed CV and reference letters.

The selection of eligible candidates will be done through a computer based written test and an interview with short listed candidates.

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to


The procedure

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 inform the remaining candidates once the recruitment procedure has been completed and that a candidate has (or has not) been recruited.  


The deadline for applications is: May 14, 2018

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