20.12.2022 Expired


Finance and Contracts Assistant


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 145 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy. 

The EU Delegation in Brasilia represents the European Union in the Federal Republic of Brazil, working in close coordination with the Embassies of the EU Member States. The Delegation ensures bilateral relations in the political, economic, trade, scientific, technological and cooperation areas within the framework of the Strategic Partnership with Brazil.

The Delegation's main tasks include:

o     to promote and defend the values and interests of the EU;

o     to give visibility and promote awareness of the EU in Brazil ;

o     to ensure the promotion and follow-up of EU priorities and policies in areas of mutual interest;

o     to carry out the tasks of the local EU Presidency;

o     to support other EU Delegations in the region, in particular in the areas of cooperation and IT services.

We offer

We offer a post of Finance and Contracts Assistant. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. The finance, contracts and audit Sector in Brazil works as a HUB providing support to the EU Delegations in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Assistant – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function, the successful candidate will provide assistance to the Head of the Finance, Contracts and Audit Sector.


  Specific tasks include the following:


BUDGET and FINANCE - Financial Management

• Analyse payment requests and prepare financial transactions (payments, recoveries)

• Give financial visa in accordance with internal rules and follow-up of financial circuits

• Promote sound financial management

• Ensure proper archiving and filing of documents related to EU assistance programmes

• Ensure encoding and proper functioning of informatics tools for budgetary and accountancy

management (CRIS ,ABAC, OPSYS and ARES ) where required

• Contribute to the follow-up of financial operations and the financial reporting 



• Prepare and verify contracts (mainly grants to external beneficiaries)

• Participate in proposals/offers evaluations

• Prepare decisions on awarding of contracts

• Visit periodically the programmes/projects and report contract implementation and/or specific problems and promote through his contacts the timely and effective project implementation

• Deliver training on contract and procurement issues


 AUDIT, CONTROL and INSPECTION - Monitoring and reporting on audits

• Verify audits and expenditure certifications presented by the beneficiaries

• Assist with the preparation and execution of the audit plans

• Assist with the preparation and follow-up of audit missions

• Ensure encoding and proper functioning of informatics for audit management (AUDIT MODULE).• Follow-up audit reports

• Prepare financial reports and statistics


 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS and ADVICE – Analysis and advice

• Give advice on contractual, financial and budgetary matters to the personnel of the operational section and to the projects to achieve correct and appropriate implementation of the contracts.

• Contribute to training concerning contractual, financial and budgetary questions of the Cooperation staff of the five Delegations and the projects

• Contributes to the elaboration of notes, manuals, guides and other pedagogical and practical material.

 EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION (general) - Public speaking

• Give presentations of Finance, Contract and Audit related issues to external stakeholders


The working environment and conditions are as follows:

·         Place of employment: Brasilia

·         Group and starting basic salary: Group 2 – Minimum basic salary 12.657 BRL (Providing selected candidate meets the criteria of minimum of 3 years' of experience)

·         Working hours: Monday to Thursday: from 09h00 to 14h30 and from 15h30 to 18h00 and Friday 08h00 to 13h30 – Total 37.5 hours per week. The working hours can be changed according to local law and by needs of the Delegation.

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. 

We look for

Education, knowledge and skills: University degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance, Law or related experience.

·         Languages: Excellent Knowledge of Portuguese and English.

·         Minimum working experience: candidates will, after obtaining the qualifications mentioned above, have acquired at least three (3) years of professional experience related to tasks described above. Experience working within an Embassy or international organisation will be an asset.

·         Character references: Interpersonal and teamwork skills, initiative and enthusiasm; ability to work under pressure; high degree of responsibility; capacity to communicate and write clearly in EN and PT; capacity to work autonomously; capacity to focus on priorities, to organize and deliver work on time.

·         Residence: Right to residence and work in Brazil.

·         Considered as an asset:

­   Spanish language

­   Working experience in International Organisation

­   Working experience and relevant knowledge of other countries which financial contracts and audit management is part of the responsibilities EU Delegation to Brazil responsibilities: Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina.

 How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to

The package should include a cover letter and a detailed Europass CV in English. ( )

The process

After the deadline for applications, the eligible applications will be admitted to the Selection by the Committee set up for this purpose. 

Depending on the number of applications received, successive phases of Selection may include shortlisting of candidates based assessment of the information provided in the cover letter, practical testing and interviews. 

Only candidates admitted to each successive selection phase will be contacted individually.

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


Deadline for applications: 20/01/2023                                                                                                                                       



Brasília-DF, 20/12/2022

Local Agent
How to apply?

How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to

The package should include a cover letter and a detailed Europass CV in English. ( )