British Indian Ocean Territory and the EU

The European Union Delegation to Ecuador is looking for: Secretary

12/10/2021 - 22:41
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We are

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 27 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 Ecuador ensures the representation of the European Union to the Republic of Ecuador; monitors the bilateral relations in the field of political, economic and commercial cooperation; and promotes the values and interests of the EU abroad.

We offer

We offer a post of Secretary within the Trade Section of the EU Delegation to Ecuador. 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 to the Trade Section, such as managing calendar, typing documents, sending reports and documents, sending reports and documents, organising meetings, filing and archiving, typing outgoing correspondence and ensuring its delivery, etc.  under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant head of section; as well as be the back-up for the other secretaries of the Delegation (Head of Delegation, Political Section, Trade Section) in their absence according to the needs.

The place of employment is: Av. 6 de Diciembre y Boussingaul, Edificio Torre 6, piso 10, Quito – Ecuador.
The position is classified as LA III, with 1743 USD as starting gross salary.

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

Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Medically fit to perform the required duties;
  2. Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law;
  3. An excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English. A perfect command of Spanish (C2) and a satisfactory knowledge of English (C1) are required;
  4. Minimum 3 years of professional experience as Secretary preferably for an international organisation or a private company;
  5. Secondary education and/or University degree in a field related to the position;

The following will be considered an asset:

  1. Previous experience in a multicultural and multilingual environment;
  2. Intermediary level of French language (B1-B2)
  3. Practical experience with EU contractual procedures
  4. Knowledge of IT Tools: Microsoft Office; Social media
  5. Resilience under stressful circumstances

How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to:

The package should include a cover letter and a detailed CV (Microsoft Office document icon template enclosed).  

The candidates shortlisted will be invited to an interview with a Selection Committee during the second week of December 2021.

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

The procedure

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 if necessary – 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 Delegation 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 (or has not) been recruited.  

The deadline for applications is:  Sunday 31st October 2021 at 23:59 (Ecuador time), application should be sent ONLY by e-mail.


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