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 his tasks of conducting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity as Vice President of the Commission with regard to his 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.
The Finance and Contracts Division – BA.BS.2 is responsible for procurement for Headquarters and Delegations and for ex-ante financial verifications of transactions at Headquarters stemming from public contracts. It also supports and advises the authorizing officers by sub-delegation in their management of public contracts including their risk management.
In 2020, the Division will become the Central Procurement Service for supplies, services and works, thus managing the procedures on behalf of the AOSD.
We are looking for two experienced public procurement colleagues, enthusiastic and good team players.
The successful candidates will report directly to the Head of Sector and will mainly:
Candidates for this contract agent III post should:
The candidates shall:
Experience in works contracts, oral and written proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese and having successfully completed legal studies will 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
Contract agent position (Function group III); renewable contract for a maximum duration of 6 years (with a valid CAST exam).
Deadline for sending application. Please send your CV and cover letter to BA-BSfirstname.lastname@example.org by 21 January (18:00 CET Time).
In your application, please mention your EPSO candidate number.
Candidates shall draft their CV following the European CV form that can be found at the following internet address: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae
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 January/February 2020
Starting date: as soon as possible