The European Union Delegation to Afghanistan is looking for: Budget Account Assistant

03/02/2020 - 13:03
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Please send your application and supporting documents to the email address: - the deadline for applications is: 10th Feb 2020 at 11:59 pm.

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 Afghanistan.

We offer

We offer a post of Budget/Account Assistant. 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 Budget/Account Assistant – 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 below tasks and responsibilities under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant head of section. 

Functions and duties:

  • To assist with the accounting and financial management of the Office;
  • Performing other duties requested by the Head of Section and/or Head of Delegation.

Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Medically fit to perform the required duties;
  2. Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law;
  3. has a satisfactory knowledge of; English, Persian (Dari) and Pashto

Required education and experience:

Education & Training

High school / accounting qualification

Knowledge & Experience

  • 5 years of minimum working experience in a similar environment.
  • Accounting

He/she will have relevant experience in accountancy and/or office management.
Flexibility and attention to detail are important

Language skills

Excellency in English, both in verbal and written presentations
Proficiency in Persian (Dari) and Pashto (written and spoken)
Knowledge of another European or Afghan language would be an advantage

Communication skills

  • Ability to represent the EU internally and externally.

Interpersonal skills

  • Good team-working skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Ability to integrate well in a team with colleagues from different backgrounds and working on different files.

Computer skills

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems

Management and organisational skills

  • Capacity to focus on priorities and to organize work to deliver high quality on time;

Personal qualities

  • Timely, accurate and diligent work attitude, providing high quality results even under tight deadlines

Working environment:  Budget/Account Assistant
Working Hours: 8.30-12.30, 13.30-17.30
Group: II
Basic salary: 2641 EURO

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.

How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to the email address: The application (letter of motivation + completed standard CV) must be clearly marked "VAC-2020-03". For further details of the job description/requirements as well as template of standard CV, please visit the Delegation web page:

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to
Address: Charahi Sadarat (opposite Ministry of Interior), Shar-e Naw, Kabul 

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: 10th Feb 2020

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