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News, 9/24/2017


National Development Cooperation Assistant

The Embassy of Finland in Kabul is looking for a National Development Cooperation Assistant. Under the overall substantive supervision of the Head of Development Cooperation, the primary duties and responsibilities of the Assistant include:

  • Providing support to the oversight and monitoring of implementation of the development cooperation projects and programs funded by the government of Finland
  • Liaising with external partners, especially within the relevant line ministries and the civil society, including support to financial oversight and potentially field monitoring visits
  • Supporting the Embassy staff in all development cooperation related matters, including meeting arrangements and representing the Embassy in external meetings
  • Provision of unofficial interpretation and translations (Dari-English or Pashto-English)
  • Maintaining the development cooperation archive
  • Supporting the Embassy staff in external communications
  • Substituting the Assistant to the Ambassador or the Consular Services Assistant in core functions when necessary
  • Other duties as required.

Required skills:

  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience in administration, development cooperation or communications, preferably in a multicultural setting
  • Fluent knowledge of written and oral English language
  • Fluent knowledge of written and oral Dari language; knowledge of Pashto language is an advantage
  • A university diploma, preferably a Bachelor degree or higher in administration, economics, law, development studies, political sciences, social sciences or other related field.

Required competences:

  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Respect for diversity in the work place
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn and develop professionally

Applications consisting of a recent CV and a motivation letter (both in English) should be sent by e-mail to, with a title “Application: Assistant”, by 23:00hrs Saturday, 7th October, 2017. The application size should not exceed 2 MB. Please do not include any additional attachments.

Successful candidates will be invited for an interview shortly after the end of the application period. Please note that all employment decisions are subject to a security clearance.
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