The European Union (EU) is a supranational political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The Union has a total area of 4,233,255 km² and an estimated total population of over 448 million.

The European Union Traineeship offers students a unique opportunity to gain firsthand experience in EU policymaking through paid placements in its offices across Europe.

Interested and qualified candidates for the role of personal assistant at the European Union, should read the details below.

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Personal Assistant to the Ambassador

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: OND – BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria.

Job Description:

  • The Personal Assistant will be required to provide general administrative and secretarial support as well as document management services to the Head of the Delegation office.

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for engagement as contract agent FG II:

  • (i) Have a level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma; or
  • (ii) a level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, and appropriate professional experience of at least three years; or
  • (iii) where justified in the interest of the service, professional training or professional experience of an equivalent level (related to the nature of the tasks and qualifications indicated in the job description).
  • Have the capacity to work in languages of CFSP necessary for the performance of their duties, i.e. English and French;
  • Be a national of one of the Member States of the EU and enjoy full rights as a citizen.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Additional eligibility criteria in case of an internal call for expression of interest:

  • Be an EEAS contract agent in the function group concerned by the call for expression of interest;


  • Having been recruited under Article 3b of the CEOS and assigned to the EEAS Headquarters for no less than 3 years;


  • Having been recruited under Article 3a of the CEOS and temporarily assigned to the EEAS Headquarters for at least 2 years.


Proven relevant experience as Secretary/Assistant:

  • to a Head of Delegation, a Director or a Head of Division (senior or middle management);
  • in external relations;
  • with Secretarial/Assistant activities/techniques and knowledge on how to apply Institution’s administrative rules and procedures;
  • with filing methods and knowledge of document management systems; and;
  • with sound computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation systems, internet and email);
  • handling secure communications and classified information.

General skills and competence

  • Capacity to ensure quality, speed and accuracy in performing a diversity of tasks in a very difficult, complex, and high-risk multicultural environment without constant supervision;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to respond quickly to new demands;
  • Ability to communicate information clearly and effectively and to focus on priorities; and;
  • Capacity to be able to work as part of a team as well as with a degree of autonomy;
  • Sense of initiative, responsibility, discretion, organisation and innovation;
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters professionally;
  • Ability to deal helpfully and briefly with people;
  • Ability to organize social events, taking into account protocol rules;
  • Ability to work in a different socio-cultural environment and to adapt quickly to evolving situations;
  • Ability to sustain pressure of life and work in difficult conditions.

Working languages

  • Capacity to work in languages of the CFSP and external relations necessary for the performance of their duties (EN and FR);

Method of Application

Qualified and interested candidates should Apply by Clicking the LINK below.

Deadline: July 27, 2024




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