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Open positions in EU embassies

(BRUSSELS2) The call for proposals for the hundred of positions offered in delegations (= embassies) of the European Union are currently circulating in the institutions and various ministries of the Member States. And it is already certain that Cathy Ashton, the High Representative, will be spoiled for choice, as the establishment of the new diplomatic service arouses such fervor and eagerness. This gives, all in all, a facelift to our old, quiet diplomacies.

Our friendsEuractiv had the brilliant idea of ​​publishing the call for tenders for the diplomatic service. And we can thus examine the different types of positions and the countries concerned. These positions are spread across five continents and in countries, often key, either by their political and/or economic importance, or by their strategic importance. Some of them are placed in countries where defense missions take place (Uganda, Kenya – Somalia, Djibouti, Palestine, Georgia, Ukraine, etc.). They correspond to the new functions of the European Union which have a more political and diplomatic dimension than the delegations of the European Commission, until now.

It should be remembered that these posts are only available through secondment either from the European institutions (Council and Commission only initially) or from officials of the Member States.

The EEAS also recruits:

Deputy heads of delegation of the European Union (= deputy ambassador): in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Indonesia (relations with Brunei and with ASEAN), Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, as well as the representation in Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip, United Nations Relief and Works Agency). Please note that depending on the country, certain functions are more advanced than others. Thus the deputy ambassador to Kenya will have the function of assisting member states in their “ consular protection mission ».

Heads of political sections (BELARUS, KYRGYZSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, UKRAINE – ANGOLA, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, DJIBOUTI, ERITREA, GHANA, GUINEA-BISSAU, MADAGASCAR, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NIGER, RWANDA, SIERRA LEONE, SOMALIA (based in KENYA), UGANDA , ZIMBABWE – BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – HONG KONG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, SINGAPORE, SRI LANKA – SAUDI ARABIA, JORDAN, YEMEN).

Political affairs officers (ARMENA, AZERBAIJAN, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, TURKEY – SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA, BURKINA FASO, CAPE VERDE – BRAZIL, CANADA, UNITED STATES, MEXICO, URUGUAY – CHINA, SOUTH KOREA, INDIA, JAPAN , PHILIPPINES – IRAQ, SYRIA). These affairs managers have, among other missions, to monitor developments in issues relating to human rights, non-proliferation, terrorism and defense.

International relations officers in EU representative offices to international organizations (UNIDO, OSCE, UN Vienna, UN Geneva, UN New York, UNESCO Paris, IAEA, etc.) as well as a press and communications manager information (UN Geneva).

To download the job profile (see Appendix)

(Nicolas Gros-Verheyde)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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