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EEAS Vacancy Notice: Contract Agent FGIV – Policy Officer within Migration and Human Security Division - EEAS Headquarters - job n° 294443

28/04/2021 - 13:40
Contract agents

Please send your CV and cover letter (with your EPSO CAST number) via email to GLOBAL-4@eeas.europa.eu - Deadline for sending application: 15/05/2021 at 18.00 (CET).

We are

The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the work of the High Representative in defining and implementing an effective and coherent EU foreign policy. The EEAS supports his tasks of conducting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity as Vice President of the Commission with regard to his responsibilities within the Commission in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EU's external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with Member States, the Council and relevant services of the European Commission.

The Division "GLOBAL 4 – Migration and Human Security" deals with the external aspects of the EU's migration policy and the fight against migrant smuggling and trafficking in persons. The Division contributes to the strategic planning and coordination of the EEAS work on these matters as well as to enhance internal/external policy consistency, develop synergies and integrate the above issues into the EU's overall relations with third countries and partners. The Division works in close cooperation with other EEAS departments, Member States, the European Commission and the Council Secretariat.

We propose

The position of the Policy Officer - contract agent FGIV as per article 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS).

We look for

A dynamic, flexible and proactive colleague with good communication and organizational skills with a developed sense of service. The Policy Officer should be able to quickly adapt to new working environment and be a good team-player. The successful candidate should have good drafting and analytical skills. Experience working on migration matters will be considered an asset. He/she will be entrusted with the following main tasks:

  • Follow the implementation of the external dimension of the new Pact on Migration and relevant linked aspects of the Common European Asylum System;
  • Analysis of policy files and preparation of notes in this area;
  • Follow geographic areas of responsibility as designated by the Head of Division;
  • Draft briefings, speaking points and Lines to Take;
  • IOM contact point and policy coordinator;
  • Act as Global 4 focal point for UNHCR and UNODC;
  • Follow research and evidence-based policy making developments, KCMD;
  • Follow the illicit drugs dossier;
  • Act as back up to other Division members as necessary.

Legal basis

The vacancy is to be filled in accordance with the conditions stipulated under the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). 1

The successful candidate will be offered a contract agent position (Function group IV); renewable contract for a maximum duration of 6 years (with a valid CAST exam).

Eligibility criteria

Candidates for this contract agent IV post should:

  • - (i) have passed a valid EPSO CAST in FG IV;

or

  • - (ii) be registered in the EPSO Permanent CAST in FG IV https://epso.europa.eu/apply/job-offers_en?keyword=&contract=37&grade=Al...
  • have completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma;
  • have the capacity to work in languages of CFSP and external relations necessary for the performance of their duties. Knowledge of other EU languages would be an asset;
  • be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Candidates should:

  • have a good knowledge of the new Pact on Asylum and Migration;
  • have a good understanding of the Common European Asylum System;
  • have ability to maintain diplomatic relations and to ensure representation and communication in a complex, multicultural environment;
  • have capacity to create constructive working relations in the field of external relations; with national authorities, international organisations and EU Member States;
  • have strong drafting and analytical skills combined with sound judgement;
  • have knowledge of external relations, internal policies and functioning of the Union;
  • have excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain a network of contacts both within and outside the EEAS;
  • have the ability to communicate clearly on complex issues and the capacity to perform with accuracy and in a flexible manner a diversity of tasks in a complex institutional environment;
  • be fluent in English (both orally and in writing); French is a plus;
  • be a flexible team player.

Furthermore:

  • experience of working in a team in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment;
  • experience in working with or within other EU institutions.

would be considered as strong assets.

Specific conditions of employment

The signature of the contract will be subject to prior favourable opinion of the Medical Service.

The successful candidate might be required to undergo security vetting if she or he does not hold already a Personal Security Clearance to an appropriate level, in accordance with relevant security provisions.

Equal Opportunities

The EEAS is committed to an equal opportunities policy for all its employees and applicants for employment. As an employer, the EEAS is committed to promoting gender equality and to preventing discrimination on any grounds. It actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and from the broadest possible geographical basis amongst the EU Member States. We aim at a service which is truly representative of society, where each staff member feels respected, is able to give their best and can develop their full potential.

Candidates with disabilities are invited to contact CONTRACTAGENTS-HQ@eeas.europa.eu in order to accommodate any special needs and provide assistance to ensure the possibility to pass the selection procedure in equality of opportunities with other candidates. If a candidate with a disability is selected for a vacant post, the EEAS is committed to providing reasonable accommodation in accordance with Art 1d.4 of the Staff Regulations.

Application and selection procedure2

Please send your CV and cover letter (with your EPSO CAST number) via email to

GLOBAL-4@eeas.europa.eu

Deadline for sending application: 15/05/2021 at 18.00 (CET).

Candidates shall draft their CV following the European CV form which can be found at the following internet address: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae.

Late applications will not be accepted.

The selection panel will make a pre-selection on the basis of the qualifications and professional experience described in the CV and motivational letter, and will produce a shortlist of eligible candidates who best meet the selection criteria for the post. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be informed about the outcome of the pre-selection phase.

The candidates who have been preselected will be invited for an interview by a selection panel. The panel will recommend a shortlist of candidates for a final decision by the Authority Empowered to Conclude Contracts of Employment. The Authority may decide to interview the candidates on the final shortlist before taking this decision.

Place of employment: EEAS Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

Post available: 01/07/2021

 

1 Staff Regulations of Officials (SR) and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). For reference, see https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1570023902133&uri=CE...

2 Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as implemented by ADMIN(2019)8 Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The privacy statement is available on the Europa website: (http://eeas.europa.eu/data_protection/rights/index_en.htm) and on the EEAS Intranet: (https://intranet.eeas.europa.eu/page/eeas-work/data-protection/privacy-s...).

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