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 African Union?
A traineeship of 6 months within the Cooperation/Policy Section and the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to the African Union, starting in April 2021t.
The Trainee will work under the overall guidance of the Heads of Sections Cooperation and Policy (CP) and Political, Press, Information (PPI) and the day to day steering of the Team Leader for Horizontal and Communication of the Cooperation and Policy Section in close cooperation with the Delegation Press and Information Officer. The trainee will assist the EU Delegation to the AU in its cooperation and political work with the African Union, in particular assisting in the preparation of communication and visibility aspects of the AU-EU meetings and the EU-AU summit as well as in strategic communication activities.
Qualifications or special requirements:
Candidates must apply to the e-mail address DELEGATION-AFRICAN-UNION-VACANCIES@eeas.europa.eu and send the following documents:
Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - COOP/PPII.
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.
Non-resident candidates 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.