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The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
The EU Delegation to Kazakhstan ensures the representation of the European Union to Kazakhstan, the follow-up of bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and external assistance cooperation (financial and technical), the bilateral sectorial cooperation; promotes and defends the values and interests of the European Union; and carries out press and public diplomacy activities in pursuit of the above. The delegation facilitates the Implementation of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and other bilateral memoranda of understanding.
We offer a post of Office Support Agent . Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Office Support Agent – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as technical and support staff to the Administration section dealing with incoming/outgoing calls, receiving visitors, registering mail and coordinating the schedule of the Delegation's drivers under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant Head of Section.
Working conditions: full time (37.5 hours/week), local agent group IV, the starting basic salary (monthly) is KZT 276,212. Place of employment: The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kazakhstan, 62 Kosmonavtov Street, 7th floor, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.
1. Medically fit to perform the required duties;
2. Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law;
3. Has a very good knowledge of spoken and written English and Russian;
4. Has minimum 1 year experience in performing similar tasks;
5. Has a secondary education diploma.
The following will be considered an asset:
1. Higher education or further training;
2. Experience working for an international organisation or diplomatic mission;
3. Ability to speak and read/write some Kazakh.
How to apply
Please send your application and supporting documents to Delegation-Kazakhstan-Vacancies@eeas.europa.eu. The application should include a motivation letter and a detailed CV. The best candidates will be invited for a written test. The best performing candidates of the written test will then be invited for an interview. Both the written test and the interview will be held in Nur-Sultan.
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to Delegation-Kazakhstan-Vacancies@eeas.europa.eu.
After the deadline for applications, the applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee set up for this purpose. The Selection Committee will prepare a short-list of candidates who are considered to be the most suitable for the post on the basis of a preliminary assessment of the information provided in their application letter and the supporting documents. The short-listed candidates will be invited to an assessment phase – during this phase, the Selection Committee will assess the suitability of the candidates for the post.
The candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted individually; however, the Delegation will use the same means of publication as for this Vacancy Notice to inform the remaining candidates once the recruitment procedure has been completed and that a candidate has (or has not) been recruited.
The deadline for applications is: Tuesday, 23 July 2019 at 16:00 hrs (local time).