European Union External Action

EEAS Vacancy Notice : Contract Agent FG IV – Policy Officer Ukraine – EEAS Headquarters

10/04/2019 - 15:42
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Deadline for sending application. Please send your cv and cover letter to richard.tibbels@eeas.europa.eu by 30.04.2019.

We are:

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 her tasks of conducting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in her capacity as Vice President of the Commission with regard to her 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.

EURCA.EAST.2 is in charge of bilateral relations with the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova & Ukraine). We are a dynamic division working on challenging and highly visible files in a priority area of EU external policy.

We propose:

The position of a Policy Officer for Ukraine.

The successful candidate will join the Ukraine team in the division. She/he will work under the supervision of the team leader, the Deputy Head of Division and the Head of Division, in close cooperation with the respective EU Delegation and in consultation with other EEAS divisions/departments, relevant services of the Commission, and international organisations.

The main duties include:

  • to contribute to the definition, development and implementation of the EU's policy towards Ukraine, in particular through analysis and policy advice concerning sectors she/he is responsible for according to the division of labour in the team.
  • to contribute to the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, through monitoring, analysis and preparation of meetings foreseen in its framework and updating of Annexes.
  • to prepare accurate briefings, speeches, statements, lines to take and drafting strategy papers as well as contribute to the preparation of high level visits as required;
  • to be ready to perform other tasks requested and act as a back-up of other members of the team.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates for this contract agent IV post should:

- (i) have passed a valid EPSO CAST in FG IV ; or

- (ii) be registered in the EPSO Permanent CAST in FG IV  https://epso.europa.eu/apply/job-offers_en?keyword=&contract=37&grade=All&institution=101&location=All

  • have completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma;
  • 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

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Candidates should:

  • have ability to maintain diplomatic relations and to ensure representation and communication in a complex, multicultural environment;
  • have capacity to create constructive working relations in the field of external relations with national authorities, international organisations and EU Member States;
  • have strong drafting and analytical skills combined with sound judgement;
  • have proven experience in political analysis and reporting;
  • have knowledge of external relations, internal policies and functioning of the Union;
  • have excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain a network of contacts both within and outside the EEAS;
  • have the ability to communicate clearly on complex issues and the capacity to perform with            accuracy and in a flexible manner a diversity of tasks in a complex institutional environment;
  • have strong service attitude;
  • be fluent in English (both orally and in writing) and have a working knowledge of French;
  • have geographical knowledge and/or experience of the Eastern Partnership region;
  • be a flexible team player.

Furthermore: 

  • experience of working in a team in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment;
  • experience in working with or within other EU institutions;
  • knowledge of Ukrainian or Russian language

would be considered as strong assets.

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

The successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting if (s)he does not already hold security clearance to an appropriate level (EU SECRET), in accordance with the relevant security provisions.

PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT

Brussels, Belgium

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Contract agent position (Function group IV); renewable contract for a maximum duration of 6 years (with a valid CAST exam).

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE

Deadline for sending application. Please send your cv and cover letter to richard.tibbels@eeas.europa.eu by 30.04.2019.  

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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