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Project Officer EU job Ethiopia

The European Union Delegation to Ethiopia is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Project Officer based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 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 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

The EU Delegation to Ethiopia ensures:
 the tasks of the EU Presidency in this host country;
 the representation of the European Union to Ethiopia;
 the follow-up of bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and external assistance cooperation (financial & technical);
 the follow-up of EU policies in other sectors;
 the follow-up of EU policies to identify opportunities for synergies and/or in-coherences between such policies and poverty reduction in line with policy coherence for development (Art 208 TFEU);
 promotes and defends the values and interests of the EU;
 Coordinates the work of the Member States’ Embassies, particularly in the fields of EU competences, notably trade and external assistance;
 carries out CFSP (Common Foreign Security Policy) demarches as appropriate; reports to Headquarters on all matters of interest for EU policies;
 carries out press and public diplomacy activities in pursuit of the above;
 ensures the long-term programming of aid and the management of programmes and devolved projects within the framework of the current reform of External Aid Management;
 ensures implementation of the Communication on a stronger Partnership to deliver Market Access by means of market access teams;
 ensures the follow-up of EU policies in all sectors in particular the Communication on a stronger Partnership to deliver Market Access by means of market access teams; provides any necessary support for visits by Members of the EEAS, Commission, Council and Parliament.