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The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the work of the High Representative in her tasks of conducting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in her capacity as Vice President of the Commission with regard to her responsibilities within the Commission in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EU’s external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with Member States, the Council and relevant services of the European Commission.
The Division for Horn of Africa and East Africa is responsible for the EU’s bilateral relations with the countries of the Horn of Africa and East Africa (Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda), and with the regional organisations, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC). The general policy framework for the relations with the countries/region is the Cotonou Agreement.
The Division’s main responsibilities are to manage the EU’s relations with the countries/region of the Horn of Africa and East Africa. More specifically the Division is responsible for: preparing the Country Strategy Papers and National Indicative Programmes for the partner countries, preparing analysis and policy suggestions, providing appropriate briefings for meetings and visits, following, in co-ordination with other services, key issues for the region such as food security, migration, the trade and the business environment, respect for human rights and democracy and the development of civil society.
A contract agent (FG II) post of an Administrative Agent - secretary in the AFRICA 1 Division.
WE LOOK FOR:
A dynamic, proactive and highly motivated colleague with very good communication and organizational skills and with a developed sense of service. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support mainly to Desk Officers. The successful candidate should have good computer skills with a sound knowledge of the standard IT applications (Outlook, Ares, MIPS, CISNet, e-Brief etc.) and administrative procedures.
He/she will be entrusted with the following main tasks:
In order to be eligible for the post of contract agent FG II candidates must:
meet the minimum qualifications for engagement as contract agent FG II:
Application and selection procedure:
Candidates should send their applications (CV and motivation letter - in English or French) to the functional mailbox: AFRICAemail@example.com
The closing date for the submission of applications is 27 May 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
The selection panel will make a pre-selection on the basis of the qualifications and professional experience described in the CV and motivational letter, and will produce a shortlist of eligible candidates who best meet the selection criteria for the post.
The candidates who have been preselected will be invited for an interview by a selection panel. The panel will recommend a shortlist of candidates for a final decision by the Authority Empowered to Conclude Contracts of Employment. The Authority may decide to interview the candidates on the final shortlist before taking this decision.
Post available: 01/07/2019 in EEAS HQ (Brussels)