Embassy of the federal Republic of Brazil

Embassy of the federal Republic of Brazil in Addis Ababa External Vacancy Announcement

Position – Technical Cooperation Assistant

Qualification & Experience

Be over 18 years of age;
University academic training in Economic Sciences, Administration and/or related areas;
Oral and written fluency in English and Amharic;
At least 5 years of experience, proven in international technical cooperation projects.

Desired additional skills and competencies:

Master’s degree in development economics
Proven knowledge in Financial Planning and Fiscal Management/Accounting;
Basic knowledge of Portuguese, oral and written;
Familiarity with text editing programs, preparation of spreadsheets and sending/receiving e-mails and internet tools


The Technical Cooperation Assistant (ACT) is the local assistant hired to carry out the administrative-financial management and monitoring of South-South and Trilateral Technical Cooperation (CTSST) projects. The employee will carry out his/her duties at the Brazilian Embassy in Addis Ababa, as designated by the Brazilian Ambassador or a representative authorized by him.

The tasks associated with the vacant position are related to international cooperation activities between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and its agencies, particularly the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), the Government and national entities of Ethiopia and/or with entities of the African Union, including, but not limited to, the following routines:

Maintain inter-institutional relations with Ethiopian and African Union bodies regarding the management, clarification of the administrative process and the operation of CTSST projects on the Brazilian side, when dealing with new demands for technical cooperation;
Monitor the local management of the activities planned in the bilateral/trilateral sub-regional and regional cooperation projects promoted by the Government of Brazil in Ethiopia and with the African Union

Comply with the mandatory accounting obligations, within the established deadlines, related to cooperation projects promoted by the Government of Brazil in Ethiopia, including the collection, organization, preparation and analysis of all documents necessary for this purpose;
As designated by the Head of the Brazilian Embassy, operate bank accounts in Ethiopia intended for the execution of cooperation projects promoted by the Government of Brazil;
Manage the daily routine of cooperation projects promoted by the Government of Brazil in the country, such as organizing meetings, preparing visits, organizing on-site technical missions, accompanying delegations and articulating local technicians with the headquarters of ABC in Brasília;
Monitor, record and report to the Brazilian Embassy and ABC, from the main Ethiopian media and the African Union, technical cooperation initiatives in Ethiopia with other countries or on national matters related to the themes of the CTSST;
Subsidize the Brazilian Embassy and monitor the receipt/sending of communications on matters related to the CTSST; and
Prepare reports every three months on the activities carried out, to be submitted for analysis of ABC, among others tasks that may be requested of the ACT.

The starting salary will be ETB 91.895,00 gross, on which the social security and tax deductions required by local law will apply.

The Embassy of Brazil in Addis Ababa will pay the mandatory social security contributions due by the employer under the terms of local legislation and will make the corresponding tax and social security discounts provided for in Ethiopian law.

Contract Regime

This selection process does not constitute a public tender, and the job of Technical Cooperation Assistant does not characterize a public office or public function.

Labor relations are governed by the labor laws of Ethiopia.

The position is of a permanent nature with a probation period of 3 months.

The technical cooperation assistant selected must work at least 48 weekly hours [or the maximum workload allowed by local law] and, exceptionally, may be called for shifts or work in situations of unavoidable service needs or emergencies.

The selected technical cooperation assistant must also be available for business trips, both to Brazil and to destinations within the jurisdiction of the Embassy in Addis Ababa;

Due to the time zone difference in relation to Brazil, the selected cooperation technical assistant may have to work part of the time referred to in item 4.4 outside the usual local business hours;

The labor and social security relations corresponding to the position of technical cooperation assistant at the Embassy of Brazil in Addis Ababa will be governed by the laws of Ethiopia, exclusively generating the obligations and rights provided therein.

The employment contract will enter into force on July 1st, 2023.


The selection process will consist of the following phases:

Curriculum analysis
Written test in English (to be held on June 9th, for candidates approved in the curriculum analysis)
Interview (to be held on the June 14th, for candidates approved in the curriculum analysis and language test)

In the curriculum analysis phase, the Selection Committee reserves itself the right, based on the documentation presented, to reject the application of the candidate whose qualifications are deemed not compatible with the job offered.

The final grade of the candidate, for classification purposes, will be the sum of the scores of the requirements in items 5.1 and 5.2 of this announcement.

The final result of the selection process will be published by June 16th, 2023 and made available on the website of the Embassy of Brazil in Addis Ababa.

The selection process is valid for 12 (twelve) months from the publication of the result. During this period, the approved candidates may be called, respecting the ranking order, if new vacancies arise in the same job category, whether on a temporary or permanent basis.

After the announcement of the results, the candidate classified in 1st place will be called by the Selection Committee to present him/herself, within a maximum period of 10 calendar days.


The hiring of the candidate classified in 1st place for the initial probation period of three months will be effective as soon as the formalities are completed and the necessary documentation for admission is presented.

In case of withdrawal or non-compliance with the deadline stipulated in item 8.3, counted from the call date, the candidate will be considered eliminated from the selection process, and the another candidate will be called to fill the vacancy, respecting the ranking order.

How To Apply

Those interested in applying must forward the required documentation in accordance with this announcement to the Selection Committee, from May 22nd to June 5th, 2023, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, by presenting certified physical copies, at the following address:

Embassy of Brazil in Addis Ababa


1250 ADDIS ABABA Or, for those willing to register on-line, send digital copies of the required documentation to the e-mail of the Embassy of Brazil in Addis Ababa from May 19th to June 4th, 2023 (eob):

There will be no communication with the candidate during the application phase.

Only the candidates selected in the selection process will be contacted by a representative of the Brazilian Embassy;

Registration for the selection process is free.

When applying, the candidate must submit the following original documentation or certified physical copies thereof:

A) Application form

B) Detailed curriculum vitae and certificate of experience provided by previous employers;

C) Copy of identity document (identity card);

D) Certificate of completion of higher education;

E) Proof of discharge with the country’s electoral obligations [if necessary];

F) If Brazilian or of third country nationality, proof of regular residence status and legal permission to carry out paid activity in Ethiopia.

G) If Brazilian, also present:

Statement that he/she is aware that the position is not to be confused with a public job or function governed by the Brazilian legal system;
Electoral discharge certificate;
Statement that he/she is not an active public servant and does not receive remuneration from the Brazilian government (contained in the application form); and
If male, document proving compliance with the Brazilian military service.

1.7. Documents submitted after the deadline or incomplete will be disregarded. Only candidates who present all the documentation requested in item 6.6 will be considered eligible.

1.8. The Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Addis Ababa will not sponsor any visa for this job. If the candidate is not an Ethiopian citizen, he/she must already have a visa that allows him/her to work in the country full time.