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 for Conflict Prevention and Mediation Support (ISP.2) is responsible for ensuring coordinated approach to conflict prevention peacebuilding and mediation. In this context, and in close cooperation with other geographic and thematic services, incl. outside the EEAS, it is responsible for:
i) identifying countries at risk of instability and/or violent conflict through the EU conflict Early Warning System, Horizon Scanning and other means;
ii) ensuring systematic joint conflict analyses of countries at risk of/facing conflict or instability and where the EU has ongoing/planned significant engagement;
iii) advising on conflict sensitivity of EU responses in fragile contexts;
iv) promoting mediation, dialogue and prevention activities to support the EU’s efforts to preserve peace at any stage of the conflict cycle; and
v) managing external relations and policy development in conflict prevention and areas identified above.
As an EEAS centre of expertise on conflict prevention, peacebuilding and mediation it advises HQ services and EU Delegations on policy, programming, training, technical support and operational issues.
The position of Policy Officer - Contract Agent FG IV as per article 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS).
A challenging position as a member of the Conflict Prevention Team to provide policy, technical and operational support in fragile and conflict-affected countries and regions where the EU is engaged in the area of conflict analysis, conflict prevention and peacebuilding advice, with a particular focus on climate change and natural resources related conflicts.
A dynamic and motivated candidate to join the ISP.2 Conflict Prevention Team.
The main duties will be to:
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).
Candidates for this contract agent IV post should:
would be considered as strong 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 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.
Please send your CV and cover letter (with your EPSO CAST number) via email to
Deadline for sending application: 12/04/2021 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
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...).