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Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Tajikistan - Cooperation Section

07/05/2021 - 14:02
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 12/06/2021

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 Tajikistan?

We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Cooperation Section of the EU Delegation to Tajikistan, starting in September 2021.

The Cooperation Section of the Delegation of the EU to Tajikistan is in charge of supervising the programming, identification/formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of EU-funded cooperation programmes and projects in Tajikistan. The section's staff works closely with colleagues at EC headquarters (DG INTPA), external consultants and implementing partners (UN agencies, INGOs, IFIs) in carrying out this mission. The section has regular meetings with national stakeholders and international partners.

The intern will be fully embedded in the work of the section, receive direct exposure to the EU cooperation activities in Tajikistan, and be provided with a unique occasion to understand from inside the work of an EU Delegation in a third country.

Main tasks:

  • Assistance on project management to staff in the Cooperation Section;
  • Support in analysis of policy and economic developments on various topics (socioeconomic development, public finance management, digitalisation, connectivity, etc);
  • Support in the development of sector specific studies and reports;
  • Support with the preparation of briefings, excel tables and analyses of EU cooperation portfolio in Tajikistan;
  • Attend conferences and seminars upon request and report back;
  • Support organisation of public events;
  • Assist in designing infographics and presentation as necessary;
  • Assist the staff of the Cooperation Section in daily work, as needed;
  • Contribute to administrative tasks as required

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Due to the very evolutive context of the COVID-19 breakthrough, applicants currently residing in Tajikistan, Dushanbe will only be considered
  • Hold a university degree in a relevant subject area (Political Science, International Relations, Economics, etc.), with Economics background preferred.
  • Have a proven interest in development and project management, international relations, political science, economics and/or other relevant fields;
  • General knowledge and interest in the political and economic situation in Tajikistan;
  • Communication skills, capacity and interest in social media and networking
  • Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written;
  • Good Russian and/or Tajik language skills, both verbal and written;
  • Preparedness for teamwork and motivation;
  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills;
  • Ability to handle politically sensitive issues in a responsible manner;
  • Tech-savviness and general ICT skills are considered to be an asset;

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address DELEGATION-TAJIKISTAN-TRAINEES@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 - Name/Cooperation Section (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 Tajikistan 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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