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Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Vietnam – Political Section

24/03/2021 - 10:57
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 9 April 2021 by 17h00 (Vietnam time)

We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Vietnam, starting in June 2021.

The Political, Press and Information Section is central to the holistic and mutually-beneficial EU- Vietnam diplomatic partnership, which was established 30 years ago.

In addition to publicising, explaining and implementing EU policies, the PPI Section functions as the permanent interlocutor of Vietnamese authorities, civil society organizations and other stakeholders regarding domestic and foreign policy, including security issues and covers also press and public diplomacy.

In close coordination with the EU Member States, the EU aims at increasing cooperation with the host country, supporting Vietnam's transition to an open, rules-based society based on good governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights, while simultaneously providing information on the policies and institutions of the EU. This collaboration has led to the creation of the EU-Vietnam Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation (PCA), which broadens the EU-Vietnam cooperation scope in several areas including trade, development, tourism, culture, energy and other policy issues.

This relationship is also used to further the EU's contribution to regional integration and cooperation with ASEAN.

Main tasks:

  • Attending and helping organizing events and working group meetings
  • Notetaking and reporting on meetings with relevant stakeholders
  • Researching and compiling documentation
  • Assisting in the preparation of briefings
  • Assisting on public diplomacy activities
  • Following the implementation of various projects
  • Generally supporting the work of the section

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Due to the very evolutive context of the COVID-19 breakthrough, only applicants currently residing in Vietnam will be considered
  • University degree in social political or economic fields
  • Perfect command of English
  • Proficiency in the use of Office suite
  • Additional degree in another field (e.g. law, Human Rights)

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address DELEGATION-VIETNAM-VACANCY@eeas.europa.eu and send the following documents:

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Politics (you may only apply to 1 traineeship per delegation, however based on your profile, the delegation could offer you a traineeship in another section).

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.

EU candidates currently residing in Vietnam 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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