European Union External Action

Contract Agents FG IV in the Mission Support Division Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC)

16/03/2018 - 10:31
Contract agents

Location: EEAS Headquarters Brussels - Deadline for applications: 11 April, 2018 at 18.00 (CET). - Grade: Contract Agent FG IV

The setting up of the Mission Support Platform (MSP) has been agreed between the Commission, the EEAS and the Council. On 18 April 2016, the Council, in its conclusions on the Mission Support Platform (MSP) stated that "The MSP will be established in coordination between the Commission and the European External Action Service to provide support and bring forward greater efficiencies, flexibility and economies of scale to civilian CSDP missions." The creation of the Mission Support Platform aimed to mitigate the difficulties of missions’ start-up to facilitate their rapid deployment, improve the soundness of the financial management and achieve greater efficiency and economy of scale.

It consists of two cells within the Commission/FPI and the EEAS/CPCC supervised by the Director of FPI and the Civilian Operations Commander.


We propose 5 positions of contract agents function group IV:

- 1 Communications and Information Systems (CIS) Expert;

- 2 Software Developers;

- 1 Logistics Civil Engineering Expert;

- 1 Logistics Movement Expert;

For more details please consult the Job Description.

Person to be recruited will work under the supervision of the Head of the Mission Support Division within the CPCC.


In order to be eligible for the post of contract agent FG IV candidates must:

  • meet the minimum qualifications for engagement:

i. completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma; OR

ii. in exceptional circumstances and where justified in the interests of the service, professional training of an equivalent level in the in the relevant field (related to the nature of the tasks and qualifications indicated in the Job Description).

  • Have the capacity to work in languages of CFSP and external relations necessary for the performance of their duties. Knowledge of other EU languages would be an asset.
  • Be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union  and enjoy full rights as a citizen


Candidates should send their applications (CV and motivation letter - in English or French) to the functional mailbox indicating clearly for which post you apply.

The closing date for the submission of applications is 11 April, 2018 at 18.00 (CET). 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.

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