Delegation of the European Union to Lesotho

The European Union Delegation to the Kingdom of Lesotho is looking for a trainee to join its delegation

23/05/2018 - 13:08
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for applications is 15 June 2018 at 12 noon (Maseru time).

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

 

What we offer

We are offering a traineeship of 6 months within the political and economic sections of the EU Delegation to Lesotho. Each selected trainee will receive a monthly stipend/grant for basic living expenses for the duration of the traineeship.

 

Main tasks

  • Information gathering on political, social, and socio-economic developments and assisting in the analysis of political and socio-political dynamics of the Kingdom of Lesotho; assist in the preparation of reports on such developments and dynamics.
  • Assist in the preparations for, and reporting of meetings with economic actors and the business community of Lesotho, in the context of initiatives taken by the Delegation to promote job creation, economic growth, and a better use of the opportunities offered by the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and SADC.
  • Assist in the organization of public events of the Delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom of Lesotho.

 

Eligibility

The traineeship is open to nationals of Lesotho and the EU who: have a degree or diploma from an accredited tertiary institution, who do not have more than 1 year's work experience and have no previous experience working in EU Institutions (longer than 6 weeks). 

Preference will be given to graduates in the fields of international relations and diplomacy, economics, political science, the social sciences, and related fields. However, if a candidate has demonstrated competencies in these areas, they may apply.

Before applying you are requested to examine the general eligibility criteria for traineeships (Article 8 of the Decision ADMIN (2017) 28 - Paid traineeship for young graduates).

 

How to apply

Send a detailed curriculum vitae and a motivational letter by 15 June 2018 to the following email address: delegation-lesotho-hoa@eeas.europa.eu

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.

 

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