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The European Union currently has 141 delegations which are placed under the authority of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, who is also Vice President of the European Commission.
The European External Action Service (EEAS) is seeking a highly motivated FG II to occupy the post of Secretary/Assistant to the Head of the EU Delegation to South Sudan. The Secretary/Assistant will be required to provide general administrative and secretarial support as well as document management services to the Head of Delegation office.
In order to be eligible for the post of contract agent FG II candidates must:
Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for engagement as contract agent FG II:
General skills and competences
A posting in the Delegation in SOUTH SUDAN is a non-family posting
Applicants must be able to work in a different socio-cultural environment and to adapt quickly to evolving situations.
Candidates are deemed to be fully aware of the local living conditions, including information concerning the accommodation, before applying. SOUTH SUDAN is a critical threat level delegation with very limited opportunities to have a social life outside of the compound.
As a matter of policy, applications of individuals who have the dual nationality of the host country or the partner of whom has the nationality of the host country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The EEAS examines if there could be a conflict of interest and the consequence of a possible refusal by the host country to grant diplomatic immunity to the staff member and or his/her partner and family, as well as possible security risks. The HR Department may ask for additional information from the applicant in this context.
"Hostile Environment Awareness Training" (HEAT) is compulsory before taking up duty in SOUTH SUDAN. Contact BA-SIfirstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Current EEAS staff should consult EEAS Intranet under "Administration – Security – Security in Delegations".
Before submitting their application, candidates should carefully check whether they meet all the eligibility criteria. Failure to meet any of these eligibility requirements means an automatic exclusion from the selection procedure.
Applications (CV and motivation letters) are to be sent to email@example.com with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org In your application, please mention your EPSO candidate number. The closing date for the submission of applications is 18/08/2019 at 18.00 (CET). Late applications will not be accepted.
The selection panel will make a pre-selection on the basis of the qualifications and professional experience described in the CV and motivational letter, and will produce a shortlist of eligible candidates who best meet the selection criteria for the post.
The preselected candidates will be invited for an interview by a selection panel. The panel will recommend a shortlist of candidates for a final decision by the Authority Empowered to Conclude Contracts of Employment.
SPECIFIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting if (s) he does not already hold security clearance to an appropriate level (EU SECRET), in accordance with the relevant security provisions.
Please note that the selected candidate will be directly deployed to South Sudan. The Delegation is on Country Evacuation Level 3 and only judged essential staff is deployed in Juba.
Contract agent 3 a position (Function group II); initial contract for a period of 3 years.
Successful candidates must undergo a medical examination to ensure that they are physically fit to perform their duties. When selected candidates undergo their pre-rotation medical visit, they should indicate any serious health problems or requirements for specialised medical treatment for themselves and/or for the individuals who will accompany them. If staff members withhold such information they will not benefit from a reimbursement by the institution of certain costs, e.g. expenses relating to medical evacuation, or to a return to Headquarters in the case of early rotation.
Candidates should ensure that they are also fully aware of the provisions of Annex X of the SR. Annex X of the SR does not apply to Delegations located within the European Union (i.e. Paris, Rome, Strasbourg, Vienna.
Job available from: already vacant
LCA (living conditions allowances): 40% (non-family posting)