Delegation of the European Union to Kenya

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Somalia, based in Nairobi (Kenya)

09/03/2021 - 16:04
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 22/03/2021

Are you a young graduate interested in international relations? Are you curious to learn more about work of a diplomatic mission and how the EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in  Somalia?

We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Resilience, Infrastructure and Productive Sectors of the Cooperation Section of the EU Delegation  to Somalia, based in Nairobi (Kenya), starting in June 2021.

Main tasks:

  • Contribute to work related to the communication and visibility strategy including social media for the EU Delegation to Somalia.
  • Support the section in the design and layout of its information material.
  • Under the guidance of the team leader, monitor the situation as regards food security, resilience and other related areas and contribute to reporting and analysis.
  • Under the guidance of the team leader, contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the Resilience section activities in line with its work plan.
  • Fulfilling other duties, as required.

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Hold a university degree, and have a proven interest in development and project management, international relations, political science, journalism/media or other relevant fields. 
  • Have proven social media skills;
  • Be a team player and good communicator;
  • See the internship as an opportunity for personal development;
  • Familiarity with the way the EU works and general knowledge of Europe is a major advantage;
  • Knowledge of the Somali language and a second European language besides English are considered an advantage.

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address delegation-kenya-recruitment@eeas.europa.eu and send the following documents:

  • A detailed standard Europass curriculum vitae (CV) (CVs in other format will not be considered)
  • a cover letter describing why you want to participate in a EU traineeship
  • and an application form

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - COOP.

Important information to read before applying

Before applying you are requested to examine the dedicated website as well as the general eligibility criteria for a paid traineeship (Article 8 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 – Paid traineeship)

Each selected trainee will receive a monthly grant to cover living expenses. All costs related to travel inside the country of residence, visa, insurance, accommodation must be borne by the trainee.

Applications from non-eligible candidates will not be considered. After the evaluation of all applications, shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email. In case the selected candidate is not able to present the required documents, his/her candidacy will be rejected.

Non-resident candidates must provide proof that they will be covered against the risk of a pandemic and the costs of repatriation.

The traineeships can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation as well as the legislation of the country of origin. In assessing the applications received, account will need to be taken of the COVID-19 situation and its possible effects on access possibilities to the country of assignment and thus candidates currently residing in country of assignment might be preferred.

The Delegation informs that even if our Headquarters confirm the eligibility of the selected candidate, traineeships could be postponed, suspended or even cancelled considering the very evolving context of the COVID-19 outbreak in the host country as well as in the country of origin. The same rule apply if a selected candidate is unable to reach the country of assignment.

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