Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea

The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of South Korea is looking for a: Temporary Policy Officer in Science, Technology and Innovation (6 months)

26/11/2019 - 06:36
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We are

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

The Trade and Economic Section is committed to promoting trade and investment relations and science and technology cooperation between the EU and Korea.


We offer

We offer a temporary 6-month post of a Policy Officer in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) during the period, indicative, from 1 January to 30 June 2020. Under this post, the main tasks entail monitoring and reporting on the policy development in science, technology and innovation affairs in Korea and identifying recurrent and emerging issues of relevance and/or concern to the EU. Concrete activities relate in particular to the implementation of the EU-Korea Scientific and Technological Agreement and follow-up activities, including preparing high-quality reports, organising meeting programmes for EU officials and STI seminars. The incumbent signifies the EU interest vis-à-vis local interlocutors and accomplishes other tasks requested by the Delegation and the EU. Under this job function, the successful candidate will serve as support staff under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of Trade and Economic Section to implement the following tasks and assignments:

  • Monitor, analyse, translate and conduct reports on a wide range of STI topics – e.g. research and innovation statistics, policies in ICT, health/bio, nanotechnology, energy, satellite navigation, etc.;
  • Keep the section and headquarters informed of the important developments in the subjects covered as appropriate;
  • Translate and analyse Korean up-to-date issues on its relevant field;
  • Prepare high-quality reports, speeches, draft letters, briefings as required;
  • Initiate and facilitate communication with the headquarters, Korean authorities, stakeholders and other institutional organisations relevant to the task;
  • Organise logistics and prepare briefings for visits, meetings, and other events as required;
  • Participate in conferences, forums, seminar, meetings as required and report;
  • Carry out other related duties and accomplish tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the Delegation.


We look for

  • University degree, preferably Master's degree or equivalent, in areas related to science, technology, international law, administration, engineering, international relations, economics but other fields are also welcomed.  Relevant working experience in science, technology and innovation sector either in the public or in the private sector, preferably for at least 3 years;
  • Ability to conduct high-quality analytical work and research on science, technology and innovation related matters including its trade related aspects;
  • Ability to obtain relevant information and data through different channels and sources and to determine their validity and suitability;
  • Able to work under time pressure with strong attention to accuracy and detail;
  • Ability to efficiently communicate with various interlocutors;
  • Fluency in English and Korean (particularly in reading Korean regulations and strong English writing skills required);
  • The ideal candidate should have an excellent sense of teamwork and collaboration with colleagues;
  • Relevant IT skills commensurate with the scope of the post.


How to apply

Applications, BY EMAIL ONLY, should be sent to:

Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday, 6 December 2019 at 17:00 local time.

The selection process may include a written test, a language test and an interview.

The Delegation offers an attractive remuneration package and working conditions.

Shortlisted candidates should expect to be interviewed as from 16 December 2019 onwards.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be informed of the results, and applications will not be returned.

Candidates should send a detailed curriculum vitae using the Europass CV model ( and a motivation letter in English.

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to


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