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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 is responsible for the running of EU Delegations and Offices around the world.
Both the EEAS Headquarters and the Delegations offer posts for contract agents.
As requirements for vacant posts in the EEAS can vary, please read the eligibility criteria specified in each vacancy announcement.
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Please be aware that some vacant posts are filled within the EEAS mobility process, with contract agents who are already jobholders in a Delegation or at EEAS Headquarters (HQ).
Please send your application and CV to the contact point mentioned in the vacancy announcement. It is also from the contact point that you can obtain further information about the vacancy.
For posts at HQ, the selection procedure is organised by the Division concerned.
For posts in Delegations, the selection procedure is organised by the Delegation concerned, except for Regional Security Advisers (RSA) and Regional Security Officers (RSO) as well as administrative assistants and Heads of Administration posts, for which the selection process is organised at HQ.
The selection panel makes a pre-selection on the basis of the qualifications and professional experience described in the CV and motivational letter, and produces a shortlist of eligible candidates who best meet the selection criteria. The candidates who have been preselected are invited for an interview. The panel recommends a shortlist of candidates for a final decision by the Authority Empowered to Conclude Contracts of Employment (AECC) - the Head of Division Selection and Recruitment. The AECC may decide to interview the candidates on the final shortlist, before taking the final decision and launching the recruitment.
For all posts in Delegations and some posts at EEAS Headquarters successful candidates are required to undergo security vetting if they do not already hold security clearance to an appropriate level, in accordance with the relevant security provisions.