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Thursday, April 11, 2019

International Institutions Liaison Officer — Maternity cover

International Institutions Liaison Officer — Maternity cover

Addis Ababa The Embassy of Ireland
International Institutions Liaison Officer — Maternity cover

The Government of Ireland is a strong supporter of the role that multilateral organisations can play in bringing about a fairer, more just, more secure and more sustainable world. It pursues these objectives on a national basis and as a member of the European Union. The Embassy of Ireland in Addis Ababa is accredited to the African Union, IGAD, South Sudan and Djibouti.

The International Institutions Liaison Officer
The Embassy of Ireland is recruiting an International Institutions Liaison Officer to support and strengthen its multilateral and regional affairs work. The main functions of the role will be liaison with the different stakeholders in order to strengthen the embassies partnership with multilateral institutions.
Job Summary:
  • Facilitating partnerships with the African Union, IGAD and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Ensuring that multilateral funding partnerships are comprehensively managed in line with best practice for Standard Grant Management and procedures for financial accountability.
  • Providing co-ordination and administrative support to the AUPG co-chair.
  • Reporting on developments at the African Union, IGAD and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa which are of relevance to Ireland’s international policy objectives.
Required Experience and Competencies
  • Academic qualification in international relations or related fields such as governance, economics or international development to at least bachelors level;
  • A proven track record of working on international issues, and within international fora and at least three years relevant professional experience;
  • Knowledge and understanding of multilateral institutions in the Horn of Africa.
  • Good communication, networking and influencing skills;
  • Demonstration of good organization and event management skills;
  • Excellent fluency in English (oral and written with excellent drafting skills)
  • Excellent IT skills (use of word, excel, powerpoint, outlooks, etc.)

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