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SECDEFPOL.2 – Partnerships and Agreements Division EEAS Headquarters
Job n° 317453
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.
SECDEFPOL.2 – Partnerships and Agreements Division- is responsible for fostering EU common security and defence policy relations with third countries and international/regional organisations (e.g. UN, NATO, AU, ASEAN), in close consultation with other entities within the CSDP structures and the geographic and thematic services. It is the focal point for partners on security and defence policy matters in line with the EU Global Strategy and new EU's strategic approach to partners. It coordinates, facilitates and conducts dedicated CSDP consultations and dialogues with third countries and international/regional organisations, as well as seminars and public diplomacy outreach activities to underpin the role of the EU in this field. It is responsible for negotiating agreements that support CSDP, notably Framework Participation Agreements for third countries’ participation in EU CSDP missions and operations, and related follow-up procedures.
The position of Policy Officer – EU Security and defence relations with Eastern Partners.
We are seeking a highly motivated colleague who, under the authority of the Head of the Partnerships & Agreements Division (SECDEFPOL2), and in cooperation with the other services concerned, among his/her main duties will be responsible for:
The work takes place in cooperation with other Divisions within MD CSDP-CR, CPCC and EU Military Staff, all relevant EEAS and Commission services, EU Delegations, EU Member State representatives and Council bodies.
Candidates for this contract agent IV post should:
would be considered as strong assets.
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT
SPECIFIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The successful candidates will be required to undergo security vetting if they do not already hold security clearance to an appropriate level (EU SECRET), in accordance with the relevant security provisions.
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 (with your EPSO CAST number) to SECDEFPOL-2-PARTNERSHIPS@eeas.europa.eu by 16/06/2019.
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.
Interviews will be scheduled in June 2019.
Starting date: 16 August 2019 in EEAS Headquarters