European Union External Action

EEAS Vacancy Notice : Contract Agent FG IV - Security Project Manager

09/10/2019 - 14:50
Contract agents

Please send your application (CV and motivation letter) to: by 25 October 2019 at 18.00 (CET). Late applications will not be accepted.

EEAS Headquarters Job n° 298237


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.

Within the SI Directorate, SI.2 Division's mission is to protect EEAS Staff, visitors, premises and physical assets in Brussels, as well as to protect classified information relevant to the EEAS, by putting in place appropriate security measures and procedures. The Division has four sectors:

  • Operations and Accreditations;
  • EEAS Security Policy and Awareness;
  • Projects and Engineering;
  • Security Investigations.


The position of Security Project Manager – contract agent FG IV - in the Security Projects and Engineering sector. The sector is responsible for the EEAS technical security installations mainly in headquarters. This includes the overall operational, administrative and financial management, the supervision and maintenance of the existing installations and equipment, the upgrades and the new projects.

The successful candidate will be called to:

  • Contribute to the management of technical projects aiming at enhancing the EEAS security measures, including building protection, security systems and their maintenance;
  • Being part of the financial workflow of the Division, supervise and control financial transactions relating to the work of the sector;
  • Contribute to the procurement plan of the Division being involved in all stages of the public procurement procedures including participation in preparation, launching and evaluation of tenders;
  • Guide and supervise contracted staff;
  • Organize and ensure support to relevant task forces;
  • Keeping abreast of developments as regards security risks and security systems;
  • Delivering advices and recommendations to all kind of questions involving the EEAS technical security domain;
  • In case of need, to deputise for the Head of Sector.


A highly motivated FG IV contract agent to occupy the post of Security Project Manager in the sector Security Projects and Engineering.

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

  • 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.


The successful candidate shall have the following profile and qualities:

  • Have ability to maintain diplomatic relations and to ensure representation and communication in a complex, multicultural environment;
  • have capacity to create constructive work 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 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;
  • have knowledge and/or proven experience in the key areas of:
    • project management;
    • physical security (security systems and architectural measures);
    • security projects for large size buildings;
    • maintenance of security systems;
    • finance, procurement and contract management.
  • be fluent in English and in French (both orally and in writing);


  • experience of working in a team in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment;
  • experience in working with or within other EU institutions would be considered as strong assets.


Brussels, Belgium


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).


Please send your application (CV and motivation letter) to: by 25 October 2019 at 18.00 (CET). Late applications will not be accepted.

In your application, please mention your EPSO CAST / candidate number.

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 November 2019.

Starting date: 16 December 2019 in EEAS Headquarters (Brussels).

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