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Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Tajikistan - Political, Press and Information Section

19/04/2021 - 12:25
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 31/05/2021

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 Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Tajikistan, starting in September 2021.

The Political, Press and Information Section of the Delegation of the EU to Tajikistan is in charge of developing analysis and recommendations for HQ related to political developments in the country, bilateral and regional relations, foreign and security policy, as well as human rights and fundamental freedoms. The section maintains relations with key stakeholders, support political dialogues, organises events and visits and is responsible for public communication and outreach.

The intern will be fully embedded in the work of the section, receive direct exposure to the EU 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:

  • Gather and monitor daily incoming information from public sources;
  • Support strategic communication on social media
  • Assist in political reporting;
  • Draft background notes on specific issues;
  • Contribute to administrative and protocol tasks as required;
  • Assist in preparing the daily press review;
  • 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 Political, Press and Information 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
  • General knowledge and interest in Tajik politics and the human rights situation in Tajikistan;
  • Communication skills, capacity and interest in social media and networking
  • Excellent English language skills;
  • Good Russian or Tajik language skills;
  • Preparedness for teamwork and motivation;
  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills;
  • Ability to handle politically sensitive issues in a responsible manner;
  • Presentation and designing skills/using different software are an asset

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address  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 - PPI 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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