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Personal Assistant to a European Ambassador

The European Union (EU) is a major player in the international development community in Nigeria with an active presence in the key sectors of health, nutrition, water and sanitation, and improving access to sustainable electricity. Additional cross-cutting activities include the fight against corruption, drugs, and organized crime, support for the reform of the justice system, measures to increase the role of democratic processes, and support a greater role for civil society.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Personal Assistant to the Ambassador

Location: Abuja


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

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

  • Have a level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma; or
  • 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
  • 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.

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; and,
  • 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.

Criteria Selection
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 sound computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation systems, internet and email);
  • Handling secure communications and classified information.
  • 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;

General Skills and Competencies:

  • 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 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.
  • 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;

Working languages:

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


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 27th July, 2024.