Vacancy for Secretary in the Political Section
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL VACANCY
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 African Union is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and consists of 42 staff members. It comprises five Sections which are namely: the Head of Delegation's office, Political Section; Administration Section; Cooperation Section; and, Finance, Contracts and Audit Section. The establishment of the Delegation in January 2008 was an important political statement by the EU: the recognition that, the African Union and its Commission has become a strategic partner in EU relations with Africa.
A Secretary in the Political Section will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Political Section. The section consists of 7 staff members. He/She will provide, under the responsibility of the Head of Political Section, secretarial and clerical support and will assist in the management of the section's files.
Responsabilities and duties:
The duties of the candidate include, but are not limited to the following:
Provide general secretarial support to the Political Section.
We offer a permanent contract (Group 4) in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment. Place of employment is Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the Delegation of the European Union to the African Union premises. Normal working hours are 37.5 a week. Salary will depend on number of years of relevant experience. Benefits such as transportation allowance, provident funds and medical insurance schemes are offered to employees and their immediate eligible family members.
Qualifications / Selection Criteria
How to apply
Application including a motivation letter, a detailed CV (using the attached EU template) and a copy of the last appraisal report should be submitted to:
The Head of the Political Section
Post reference: Vacancy 49158 – LA4 Secretary in the Political Section
European Union Delegation to the African Union
P.O. Box 25223/1000
Addis Ababa – Ethiopia
Closing date for receipt of applications: 27 July 2018
Candidates who have not been contacted by 17 August 2018 should consider their application not successful.
The European Union is an equal opportunity employer and the Delegation is a smoke free environment. Recruitment of the successful candidate will be subject to medical fitness.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to sit for a written test and only the best candidates that pass this written test will be invited for an interview.
The Delegation reserves the right to establish a reserve list of suitable candidates for future posts.
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to: DELEGATION-AFRICAN-UNION-HOA@eeas.europa.eu.