Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Sierra Leone
A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Sierra Leone, starting in February 2023, subject to availability of the budget.
- Provide support with researching information and drafting analytical reports
- Contribute to follow up of EOM recommendations and human rights agenda
- Provide support on European Economic Diplomacy initiatives
- Assist the section in the preparation of daily press reviews and in updating the Delegation's website and social media platforms
- Provide support for the organization of public diplomacy events
- Other tasks set by the Head of Section
We look for:
Qualifications or special requirements:
- Very good command of spoken and written English;
- Highly motivated, willing to learn and able to work in a multi-cultural team and carry out tasks;
- Able to demonstrate strong sense of initiative, research, writing and analysis skills;
- Skilled in using Microsoft office and social media tools
- Proven interest for EU affairs and international relations.
Previous experience in Countries with a fragile socio-economic environment will be especially valued.
How to apply?
Candidates must apply to the e-mail address DELEGATION-SIERRA-LEONE-TRAINEESHIPS@eeas.europa.eu and send the following documents:
- A detailed standard Europass curriculum vitae (CV) https://europa.eu/europass/en (CVs in other format will not be considered)
- a cover letter describing why you want to participate in a EU traineeship
- and an application form
Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - PPI Section (you may only apply to 1 traineeship per delegation, however based on your profile, the delegation could offer you a traineeship in another section).
Important information to read before applying
Each selected trainee will receive a monthly grant to cover living expenses. All costs related to travel inside the country of residence, visa, insurance, accommodation must be borne by the trainee.
Applications from non-eligible candidates will not be considered. After the evaluation of all applications, shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email. In case the selected candidate is not able to present the required documents, his/her candidacy will be rejected.
Non-resident candidates must provide proof that they will be covered against the risk of a pandemic and the costs of repatriation.
The traineeships can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation as well as the legislation of the country of origin. In assessing the applications received, account will need to be taken of the COVID-19 situation and its possible effects on access possibilities to the country of assignment and thus candidates currently residing in country of assignment might be preferred.
The Delegation informs that even if our Headquarters confirm the eligibility of the selected candidate, traineeships could be postponed, suspended or even cancelled considering the very evolving context of the COVID-19 outbreak in the host country as well as in the country of origin. The same rule apply if a selected candidate is unable to reach the country of assignment.