ireland embassy addis ababa

Ireland established diplomatic ties with Ethiopia in 1994 when it inaugurated its Embassy in Addis Ababa. The nation’s involvement in Ethiopia aligns with Ireland’s overarching foreign policy, which endeavors to foster a more secure, just, fair, and sustainable global environment.

Aligned with Irish Aid, Ireland’s international development program, the focus in Ethiopia is on empowering individuals to overcome poverty and hunger while realizing their rights and potential. The Irish Aid initiative in Ethiopia specifically targets the most impoverished and vulnerable segments of society.

The Embassy of Ireland in Addis Ababa is actively searching for a Finance Manager, seeking an individual who is highly motivated, hardworking, proactive, and flexible, possessing outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

Position: Receptionist Officer

Qualification, Experience, and Skills:

Essential Requirements:

Candidates should hold a degree, preferably in disciplines such as Social Science with a focus on Secretarial Science and Office Management or Business Management.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in INGOs, donor agencies, or a similar environment is required. Candidates must demonstrate, through work-based examples, excellent interpersonal skills, persuasiveness, teamwork, and effective dealings with external organizations.
Evidence of flexibility, efficiency, and effectiveness, including strong organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to work under pressure, and manage multiple tasks is essential.
Candidates should demonstrate, with examples, a solutions-oriented approach and commitment to delivering results, adapting their approach if necessary.
Full bilingual proficiency in English and Amharic is mandatory (language test may be part of the shortlisting process).
Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) is required.
All applicants must possess a permanent legal right to reside and work in Ethiopia.
Desirable Skills and Experience:

A good understanding of the role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy.
Previous involvement in a diplomatic mission is advantageous but not mandatory.

Contract Duration: The selected candidate will receive a 3-year contract, including a 60-day probationary period.

Annual Leave Allowance: The annual leave entitlement is 20 working days per year.

Gross Salary: €729.15 per month, paid in the local currency. Salaries will be deposited directly into a bank account, and candidates must possess one.
Location: Embassy of Ireland, Addis Ababa

Deadline: Monday, January 29, 2024, @17hrs

How To Apply:

Obtain an application form on the Embassy’s website:, through email request to, or in person from the reception desk at the Ireland Embassy (hard copy).
Application Process:

Submit a completed application form and Curriculum Vitae (CV) ONLY before the closing date.
By email to, with “Application for Receptionist” in the subject line or;
To the postal address: Ireland Embassy, P.O.Box 9585 Addis Ababa, or;
Submit your application directly at the Embassy’s reception desk. The deadline may be extended based on response times. Only those short-listed will receive contact. Please complete application forms to accepted

Selection Process:

Police security clearance will be sought for individuals under consideration for appointment.
Enquiries may be made with the police force of any country in which the applicant resided.
If unsuccessful, this information will be destroyed.
If the applicant comes under consideration for another position, they will be required to supply this information again.
Canvassing will disqualify applicants.
Equal Opportunity

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