Delegation of the European Union to Uganda

Job Opportunity: Secretary/Personal Assistant to the Political, Press and Information Section

30/09/2019 - 08:50
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The European Union Delegation to Uganda is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Secretary/Personal Assistant to the Political, Press and Information Section

We are
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 Uganda is supporting Uganda’s priority needs which include the need to foster sustainable development by sound governance and macro-economic policies, improved connectivity of national and regional transport infrastructure and strengthening of agriculture and livelihoods especially in northern Uganda.

We offer
We offer a post of Secretary. 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 Secretary – 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 under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of Section – Political, Press and Information.

We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Benefits such as additional pension scheme, 13th month salary and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions. 

• Working hours: 37:30 weekly
• Place of employment: Kampala
• Function Group: 3

Selection Criteria
Minimum Requirements:
• Medically fit to perform the required duties;
• Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law;

We look for: Minimum
• Secondary education preferably with a focus on secretarial studies (a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field will be an added advantage)
• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in an international environment (experience in dealing with political issues will be an asset)
• Proficient use of English in oral or written form.

The detailed Job Description and Standard Curriculum Vitae Form are available for download below:

How to apply
Please send your application, completed EU standard curriculum vitae that must include three relevant referees, reference letter(s) of previous employment(s) and copies of education and training certificates addressed to the:

Head of Administration
European Union Delegation to the Republic of Uganda
Crested Towers, 15th floor
Plot 17-23 Hannington Road
P.O.Box 5244

Clearly indicate: Application: Secretary – Political, Press and Information Section

Deadline: Applications must reach the Delegation latest on 14th October 2019, by 16:30hrs 

Only candidates whose applications fully comply to the above-mentioned criteria and that have been retained on the short list will be contacted. By applying the candidate accepts that background checks with previous employers and current employer may be carried out.

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to the email address mentioned above.

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