I am unqualified for Europe

You know, I never saw this kind of thing in the job ads back in Texas:

• Fluent in English, Romanian and Russian.

Ok, so I know we offer other languages too late over in the U.S., but is everyone in Europe expected to be a linguistic genius?   Of course, the rest of the ad maybe wasn’t quite what I qualified for either.  Read this and tell me if it’s different from the Waffle House and dentist office ads advertised in my small Texas hometown:

Civil Rights Defenders, seeking administrator for Moldova.

As an administrator for Moldova you will provide administrative support to the Administrator in all activities, including the opening of the Civil Rights Defenders office in Chisinau.
Much of the work involves contact with our partners and with the headquarters in Stockholm. You will also, together with the office in Stockholm, attend the Moldavien office´ financial accounting.

Vem är du?
• You should be trained in organization, finance, financial management or related fields.
• Knowledge in accounting.
• Experience in volunteer work and / or work in nonprofit organizations.
• Fluent in English, Romanian and Russian.


Also, this was one of my 5 recommended jobs on the government website.  Did I give the impression that I hoped to travel to Moldova someday?  Did I even give the impression that I would know where that is?  I mean, obviously they assume I can speak Romanian and Russian.  Can’t everyone?

I can make decent muffins.  When is that going to be in a job application?