Delegation of the European Union to Jordan

Recruitment: Budget/Accounting Assistant

15/04/2018 - 20:06
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The Sub-Office of Yemen at the European Union Delegation to Jordan is looking for: Budget/Accounting Assistant

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 Yemen represents the European Union in Yemen and, as a diplomatic mission, works closely with the Member State Embassies and Missions represented in Yemen.

The Delegation Yemen is temporarily and officially located in Amman under the EU Delegation to Jordan as its Sub-Office. Due to security constraints, all staff is operating in Amman under the supervision of the Head of Delegation Yemen.


We offer

A post of Budget/Accounting Assistant (AL-2) for a fixed-term contract of 2 years.

Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Finance, Contracts & Audit Section Yemen/Iraq in close coordination with the Head of Section.

Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Budget and Accounting Assistant in the domain of EU external cooperation and development, more specifically in the budget, finance, contracts and accounting sector – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the service.

Under this job function the successful candidate will, under the direct supervision of the Head of Section, assist with the control of tender procedures, contracts and payments related to the implementation of the external aid programmes of the EU in Yemen and Iraq.


Main Tasks

  • Under supervision by the Head of Section, assist in ensuring contractual and financial management of projects and programmes are carried out in line with rules and procedures
  • Assist the Head of Section in coordinating the section's activities
  • Check tender procedures and call for proposals
  • Initiate and prepare legal and financial commitments
  • Initiate and monitor accounting processes (payments; recovery orders)
  • Liaise with internal and external partners
  • Report on financial status of EU aid programmes
  • Assist with audits and evaluations of programmes

NB: the above list is indicative, not exhaustive


The successful candidate will be working in the Sub-Office Yemen of the EU Delegation Jordan, located in Amman.

The working hours are 37.5 per week (from Sunday to Thursday).

Competitive position in an international environment. Benefits, such as medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.


We're looking for

Energetic person and able to handle several strands of work in parallel in a high pressure environment. An ability to work well with others is vital.

Previous experience working in the public, private or international organisation sectors and as secretary would be an asset.

Knowledge about Yemen would be highly appreciated.


Job requirements


Education and Training

  • Higher Education, accounting, financial/audit or similar.
  • A university degree in accounting would be an asset.


  • 3-years' experience in relevant field.
  • Previous experience in the areas of development cooperation considered an advantage.



  1. Specialist knowledge (know what)

Accounting, Finance/audit, budgeting, contracts/grants procedures.

  1. Technical knowledge (know how)

Computer literate and knowledge of commonly used programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other MS Office programs.

Experienced in working with retrieval of data from internal databases.


  1. Linguistic skills

Excellent command of Arabic and English (written and spoken).

Working knowledge in French (read and spoken) is considered an asset.

  1. Communication skills

Excellent oral and written communications skills with external and internal contacts.

  1. Interpersonal skills

Good sense of initiative and able to work independently and in a team.

Inquisitive mind with an appetite for learning to use new tools and procedures.

Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Ability to seek information at all levels in a multicultural and multilingual environment.


  1. Intellectual skills

Ability to understand (and be understood) and contribute to effective and efficient organization of the Section.

Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

Capacity to analyse and structure information and help set priorities for the Section and self.

  1. Management skills

Capacity to focus on priorities and to organize work to deliver on time.

Attention to detail and accuracy.

Ability to negotiate at all levels in a multicultural and multilingual environment.

Capability of producing high quality results within often tight deadlines.


Job related travel

  • Must be available to travel and therefore hold a valid passport.
  • The successful candidate may be required to travel for training on an ad-hoc basis.
  • May expect 3-4 duty mission to per year to Yemen and/or Iraq security permitting.


Personal qualities

Commitment to assure quality; speed and accuracy in performing technical and procedural duties. Good sense of initiative and able to work independently.


How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to the attention of the Head of Administration, to the functional mailbox, indicating as subject: FCA1. The package should include a motivation letter and a detailed CV, preferably in "Europass" format available under:

After examination of the files, applicants who meet the requirements will be invited to written tests at a venue and date to be decided at a later stage.

Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified at this stage.

Applicants succeeding the written exams will be further invited to an oral interview at a venue and date to be decided at a later stage.

The Delegation would wish the successful candidate to take up his/her appointment shortly after the satisfactory completion of the selection process which is likely to be beginning of February 2018.

The deadline for applications is: 29/04/2018 at 18:00h (Amman time).

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

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

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