Delegation of the European Union
to the United Nations - New York

EEAS Vacancy Notice: Political Adviser to the EUSR for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and other Western Balkan regional issues

06/05/2020 - 11:47
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The email to send the application form (and CV): The deadline for applications: 22 May 2020.


European Union Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and other Western Balkan regional issues

Job Location:

Brussels, Belgium


ASAP until 31 March 2021

Contract Regime:

Full time LOCAL CONTRACT under Belgian employment law

Job Titles/Vacancy Notice:

Political Adviser

Deadline for applications:

22 May 2020, 12:00 Brussels time

Email address to send the Job Application Form/CV:


  1. Essential Requirements

Citizenship – Citizen of a Member State of the European Union (EU) and enjoying full rights as a citizen.

Ability to communicate effectively in English – The candidates must be fully fluent in written and oral English language.

Education - University degree in Law, Political Sciences, International Relations, Public or Business Administration/Management or other relevant field

Professional experience - At least 8 years of professional experience, preferably in an international context. Proven track record in a negotiation, mediation or dialogue capacity in an international organisation or diplomatic service. Previous involvement in the EU-facilitated Dialogue would be an asset.

Good knowledge of the European Union policies and institutions, particularly CFSP and Enlargement policies

Computer Skills – Ability to operate Windows, including MS Office, and excellent knowledge of Excel, Sage Accounting or other PC based accounting systems.

Excellent analytical, research and problem-solving skills.

Ability to establish and maintain effective work relations in a multicultural environment.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  1. Additional Information on the Selection Process

Deadline for applications – the deadline for applications is Friday 22 May 2020, 12:00 Brussels time. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Application Form – Applications will be considered only when using the standard Application Form (Annex 2).

Selection process - The candidates considered to be most suitable will be shortlisted and interviewed by audio/video skype/phone, before the final selection is made.

Information on the Outcome –Candidates will be informed about the outcome of the selection process after its completion.

  1. Job Description
  1. Overall purpose

The Brussels-based Political Adviser will be part of the EUSR team tasked to assist the European Union Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and other Western Balkans regional issues. 

S/he will liaise closely with relevant staff from EEAS, Commission as well as the EUSR/EU office in Pristina and EU Delegation in Belgrade. S/he will also liaise closely with the relevant staff in the other Delegations in the Western Balkans, as appropriate.

S/he will also work directly with the competent authorities in Serbia and in Kosovo as well as with the competent authorities of the countries in the region, as appropriate.

The Political Adviser will perform his/her tasks under the overall supervision of the EUSR.

  1. Main tasks and responsibilities
  • Support, assist and advise the EUSR, as well as members of the EUSR Team on Dialogue related issues and other Western Balkans regional issues, as appropriate;
  • Facilitate implementation of arrangements and results achieved through the EU facilitated Dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade;
  • Draft and oversee implementation of projects related to EUSR mandate;
  • Prepare reports on relevant issues and advise the EUSR, and members of the EUSR Team accordingly;
  • Liaise with EU institutions and offices, missions and international partners as well as local and regional actors and organisations with a view of ensuring clear communication and broad consultative and inclusive process among actors involved;
  • Undertake any other task as required.

FileAnnex I - Job Description - Polad EUSR DWB

FileAnnex II - Job Application template - Polad EUSR DWB



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