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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 representations, known also as EU Delegations/Offices.
The EU Office in Taipei is responsible for advancing the EU interests and for promoting mutual relations, in economic and trade related areas, human rights, research and innovation, environment and climate change, education and culture. In doing so, the EU Office is working closely with the authorities in Taiwan, EU Member States, third countries, business associations and other stakeholders.
We offer a post of Policy, Press and Information Officer. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed areas of responsibilities under the supervision of the Head of Office. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Policy, Press and Information Officer; this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Office. The successful candidate will perform the following main tasks:
The jobholder can be asked to support other priorities of the Office as defined by the Head of Office for up to 20% of his/her total working time.
We offer a competitive position in an international environment. The Office is based in the Taipei World Trade Centre Tower, in the Xinyi District, and currently employs 12 staff. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions. The current working hours of the Office are from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:30. The monthly basic salary is 97 569 TWD at step 1.
Selection Criteria – Minimum Requirements
Education and training:
Knowledge and Experience
The jobholder should enjoy civil rights and permits for employment under local law and should be medically fit to perform the required duties.
The following will be considered an asset:
How to apply
Please send your application (motivation letter and CV) with reference “your name – Policy, Press and Information Officer vacant post n° 157 666” to DELEGATION-TAIWAN-RECRUITEMENT@eeas.europa.eu. The detailed CV should be in a standard form, which you will find on our website:
The Office will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to DELEGATION-TAIWAN-RECRUITEMENT@eeas.europa.eu.
After the deadline, 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 CV. The short-listed candidates will be invited to an assessment phase consisting of a written test and an interview. 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 Office 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 been recruited.
The deadline for applications is: 23 April 2018