Delegation of the European Union to Zambia and COMESA

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Zambia and COMESA

17/02/2020 - 14:54
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday 15th March 2020 at 16hrs (Zambian time)

 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 Zambia?

What we offer?

A traineeship of  6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Zambia, starting in May2020.

Description of the Section:

The Political, Press and Information Section is i.a. responsible for political analysis and reporting, relations with the Government of Zambia and its institutions as well as coordination of EU Member States. It also covers press and information activities, including press statements, the coordination of press events and relations with local and international press.

Main tasks:

  • Assist in the analysis of the political situation in Zambia and the development of EU/Zambia cooperation
  • Strengthen the existing coordination and cooperation with EU Member States
  • Drafting, proof-reading and editing documents including for public and social media
  • Draft press releases and other documents addressed to the media
  • Conceptualize and implement social media campaigns to enhance EU visibility

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Arts or Science
  • Relevant work experience
  • Excellent spoken and written English

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address: :

  • A detailed Europass curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a cover letter describing why you want to participate in a EU traineeship
  • and an application form 

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Political, Press and Information Section

Important information

Before applying you are requested to examine the dedicated website as well as the general eligibility criteria for a paid traineeship (Article 8 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 – Paid traineeship)

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. 

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