EEAS Headquarters job n° 302929
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.
SECDEFPOL.3 - Counter-Terrorism Division is responsible for the coordination of counter-terrorism (CT) and counter violent extremism (CVE) cooperation with third countries and international organisations and for developing and promoting effective CT and CVE external action policies.
It conducts CT political dialogues on behalf of the EU with third countries and international organisations and represents the EU in international and global CT fora.
It further ensures close coordination on all these activities with the EU CT Coordinator, the Commission and Member States, including ensuring input to COTER and the Working Party on Terrorism (TWP), and coordinates the CT/Security experts’ network deployed in some EU Delegations, as part of the EU’s cooperation with the host third countries.
Within the SECDEFPOL Directorate, the position of administrative assistant to the SECDEFPOL.3 Division - contract agent FGII as per article 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS).
A dynamic, proactive and highly motivated colleague with very good communication and organizational skills, able to respond flexibly to a variety of administrative tasks and with a developed sense of service. The successful candidate should have proven computer skills and a sound knowledge of the standard IT applications (MS office, Excel, Ares, e-Brief, MIPS, Sysper, Decide, etc.) and EEAS administrative procedures. He/she will be entrusted with the following main tasks
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.
Candidates for this contract agent II post should:
Candidates should have:
would be considered as assets.
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.
The External Action Service applies an equal opportunities policy.
Please send your CV and cover letter (with your EPSO CAST number) via email to
Deadline for sending application: 11/09/2020 at 12.00 (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.
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
Interviews will be scheduled in the autumn 2020.
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=CELEX:01962R0031-20190101
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: