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 European Peace Facility Division (ISP.5) is a division within the Integrated Approach for Security and Peace Directorate (ISP), which ensures the overall management of the European Peace Facility (EPF) – a new EU external action mechanism for the financing of CFSP actions of a military and defence nature. The Division is be responsible for the planning/programming, identification and operational management of assistance measures (AM) as well as for the preparation and negotiation of relevant Council decisions. It also ensures political and operational reporting functions, including on safeguards and risk mitigation. The Division will work closely with relevant EEAS departments, Commission services and the Council.
The position of Finance and Planning Officer – European Peace Facility - in the ISP.5 division - contract agent FGIV as per article 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS).
A motivated person for the challenging position as Finance and Planning Officer – European Peace Facility - in ISP.5, within the Directorate for the Integrated Approach for Security and Peace (ISPD). Under the direction of the ISP.5 Head of Division and the EEAS representative to the EPF committee, and in cooperation with the financial units of the EPF administrator for operations and of the EPF administrator for assistance measures, the Finance and Planning Officer will contribute to financial planning/programming, monitoring and consolidated reporting of the financial implementation of actions funded under the European Peace Facility (EPF). The officer will also be responsible for monitoring of assistance measures and concept notes from the internal approval stage through to approval by the Council, requiring management of a planning calendar and liaising internally, as well as with the Council, Commission and other relevant stakeholders, with a view to ensuring that proposals are taken forward in a timely manner and that reporting requirements are fulfilled.
The main duties will include:
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 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 motivation letter (with your EPSO CAST number) via email to
Deadline for sending application: 31/08/2021 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: immediately
Mr Rory DOMM, Head of ISP.5 Division
Tel: +32 (0) 2584 3326
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...).