Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency


Chafea employs Temporary Agents and Contract Agents on renewable fixed-term contracts.

In case of temporary needs, Chafea may employ interim agents using a framework contract of the European Commission in Luxembourg.

The types of contracts available at Chafea are set in the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the communities (CEOS).

Chafea can only recruit "contract staff" as referred to in Art. 3a, provided that the candidates have successfully passed a CAST selection organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) in the same Function Group as the vacant post.

Candidates for Contract Agent positions must be listed in one or more reserve lists of EPSO containing the laureates of a Contract Agents selection test (such as CAST25, CAST27, CAST Secretary, RELEX, CAST2010 – only with succeeded Competency Test – and CAST/P1,2,3,4/2015 with succeeded computer-based tests). 

How to apply

Temporary Agent positions at Chafea are published through Calls for expression of interest on the Chafea website.

The Agency also uses the procedure EPSO CAST for Executive Agencies. Candidates, who wish to be considered for future job opportunities, should register in the EPSO database under the relevant profile.

Spontaneous applications

Spontaneous applications for Contract Agent positions will be retained only for those candidates already registered in the CAST databases of EPSO.

All applications are handled in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection of personal data.