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 Politico-Military Group (PMG) and Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (CivCom) team coordinates the planning, preparation and follow-up of PMG and CivCom meetings and ensures smooth communication and coordination with Member States, all relevant EEAS services, the Commission and the Council secretariat on CSDP-related issues. The team is part of the office of the Directorate for CSDP and Crisis Response (MD CSDP-CR).
The position of Policy Officer/Alternate to the PMG and CivCom Chairs in MD CSDP-CR - contract agent FGIV as per article 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS).
Under the direct supervision of the PMG and CivCom Chairs, the Policy Officer/Alternate Chair will be responsible for assisting and, as necessary, replacing the Chairs in the planning, preparation, conduct and follow-up of PMG and CivCom meetings. He/she will also be responsible for liaising with other EEAS services, notably ISP, SecDefPol, CPCC and with the PSC team.
A highly motivated person to carry out the following tasks under the supervision of the PMG and CivCom Chairs:
His/her main functions and duties will include:
The vacancy is to be filled in accordance with the conditions stipulated under the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS).1
The successful candidate will be offered a contract agent position (Function group IV); renewable contract for a maximum duration of 6 years (with a valid CAST exam).
Candidates for this contract agent IV post should:
would be considered as strong assets.
The signature of the contract will be subject to prior favourable opinion of the Medical Service.
The successful candidate might be required to undergo security vetting if she or he does not hold already a Personal Security Clearance to an appropriate level, in accordance with relevant security provisions.
The EEAS is committed to an equal opportunities policy for all its employees and applicants for employment. As an employer, the EEAS is committed to promoting gender equality and to preventing discrimination on any grounds. It actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and from the broadest possible geographical basis amongst the EU Member States. We aim at a service which is truly representative of society, where each staff member feels respected, is able to give their best and can develop their full potential.
Candidates with disabilities are invited to contact CONTRACTAGENTS-HQ@eeas.europa.eu in order to accommodate any special needs and provide assistance to ensure the possibility to pass the selection procedure in equality of opportunities with other candidates. If a candidate with a disability is selected for a vacant post, the EEAS is committed to providing reasonable accommodation in accordance with Art 1d.4 of the Staff Regulations.
The procedure will take place in three different and successive steps:
Before submitting their application for the post Policy Officer/PMG and CivCom Alternate Chair, candidates should carefully check whether they meet the eligibility criteria and have the work experience required in order to avoid automatic exclusion from the selection procedure.
To apply, candidates should send their CV and motivational letter (in English or French) (with their EPSO CAST number) via email to
Deadline for sending application: 19/03/2021 at 18.00 (CET).
Candidates shall draft their CV following the European CV form, which can be found at the following internet address: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae.
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. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be informed about the outcome of the pre-selection phase.
The candidates who have been pre-selected 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 Authorised to Conclude Contracts of Employment. The Authority may decide to interview the candidates on the final shortlist before taking this decision.
Place of employment: EEAS Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium
Post available from: 01/06/2021
CONTACT: Ivana MICHELOT RADOVA
Tel: + 32 (0) 2 584 2013 Email: PMG-CHAIR@eeas.europa.eu
1 Staff Regulations of Officials (SR) and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). For reference, see https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1570023902133&uri=CE...
2 Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as implemented by ADMIN(2019)8 Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The privacy statement is available on the Europa website: (http://eeas.europa.eu/data_protection/rights/index_en.htm) and on the EEAS Intranet: (https://intranet.eeas.europa.eu/page/eeas-work/data-protection/privacy-s...).