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Vacancy at Embassy of Ireland Washington

Applications for this Postion are now closed.

The research and administrative assistant will be required to support the Agriculture and Justice Counsellors in their work, including diary and contacts database management and organising meetings, receptions and events and they will therefore be required to possess excellent organisational skills. The individual recruited will have excellent research, analytical and organisational skills, and will be able to draft high quality written reports. He or she will also possess the ability to master complex policy issues within a short timeframe. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communications skills.

As part of the small but vibrant Embassy team, he or she will also assist in the general duties of the Embassy, as required, for example in assisting with the organisation of large-scale events around the St. Patrick’s Day period, and associated duties relating to inward high-level visits.

The Embassy of Ireland in Washington is responsible for representing and promoting Ireland’s interests in the United States, as well as working to develop bilateral relations between Ireland and the U.S. The Embassy is headed by the Ambassador of Ireland, supported by a team of diplomatic staff (including the Agriculture and Justice) and a team of locally-engaged colleagues.

Position details

Start date: February 2018

Contract duration: Ongoing, upon successful completion of a six-month probation period.

Working hours: Full-time. Minimum 40 hours per week, based on a five day work week, with some additional hours being required, from time to time.

Salary: The starting salary for this position is $43,861 per annum (Gross). Following the probationary period, the successful candidate will receive yearly increments if performance is satisfactory. The top of the salary scale is currently $63,743 (Gross).

Annual Leave: Minimum of 20 days per annum, exclusive of public holidays observed by the Embassy of Ireland.

Eligibility: Candidates must have permanent, legal right to reside and work in the USA and will be subject to the employment and taxation laws of the USA. Candidates do not need to be Irish citizens, although knowledge and experience of Ireland is an advantage.

Details on how to apply can be accessed on the link below.

How to Apply Guidelines

Closing Date5pm EST on Friday 26th January 2018.


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