Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam
The European Union Delegation to Vietnam is looking for a Secretary for a 06-month contract of employment
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 Vietnam, like the other 140 delegations and representations of the External Action Service in the world, serves the EU by: publicising, explaining and implementing EU policy; analysing the policies of Vietnam, the country to which it is accredited; conducting negotiations according to the mandates given to it; exercising powers conferred on the European Community in third countries, by promoting Europe's interests as embodied in the Community policies (such as trade, agriculture and fisheries); playing a key role in development assistance, a role which has expanded greatly in recent years as a consequence of the devolution policy which is a core part of the Commission's external assistance reform package. The Delegation now is not only closely involved in programming assistance, but also manages projects directly in the field.
Beyond these tasks, the Delegation represents the EU in its relations with Vietnam, and plays an essential part in EU political, economic and commercial relations with the host country, as well as providing information on the policies and institutions of the EU. The Delegation also provides support and assistance to other institutions and actors of the EU, including the European Parliament.
We offer a temporary post of Secretary for a duration of 6 months starting in September 2020. 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 of the Cooperation Section under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant head of section and is responsible for these following tasks:
The following will be considered an asset:
How to apply
Please send your application and supporting documents to DELEGATION-VIETNAM-VACANCY@eeas.europa.eu. The package should include a cover letter, a detailed CV, and copy of diplomas/certificates, references (if any).
Kindly indicate clearly in the subject for which position you are applying.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview and/or written test.
The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to DELEGATION-VIETNAM-VACANCY@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 which may include an interview and/or written test if necessary – during this phase, the Selection Committee will assess the suitability of the candidates for the post.
The deadline for applications is 17:00 (Hanoi time) on 26 July 2020.