Migration and Home Affairs

Selection of temporary staff for Directorate-General Home Affairs (HOME), Unit A1 - Crisis management and Fight against terrorism

The temporary staff (AD8) will act as an independent overseer, appointed by the European Commission, and will be responsible for the oversight and monitoring mission as required by Article 12 of the agreement between the European Union and the Unites States of America on the processing and transfer of financial messaging data from the European Union to the United States for the purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme (EU-US TFTP agreement).

The Commission is organising a selection procedure to fill one administrator post within Directorate-General Home Affairs, Directorate A "Internal Security", Unit A1 "Crisis management and Fight against terrorism." The position is based in Washington, DC, USA.

The successful candidate, after security clearance is obtained from the US Government, will be entrusted with:

  • Reviewing in real time and retrospectively searches made of the Provided Data, querying such searches and, as appropriate, requesting additional justification of the terrorism nexus.
  • Blocking searches that appear to be in breach of Article 5 of the Agreement (please see annex in full vacancy notice available for download below).

Complying with the objectives referred to above implies carrying out the following tasks:

  • Audit data searches/transactions.
  • Analyze data searches/transactions to determine if they fit the requirements of Article 5 of the Agreement
  • Verify legitimacy of searches/transaction within the requirements of Article 5 of the Agreement
  • Block those searches that appear to be in breach of the requirements of Article 5 of the Agreement
  • Ensure compliance with Article 5 of the Agreement

The closing date for the submission of applications is 15 September 2010.

For full details, please refer to the vacancy notice below.

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Thursday, 29 July, 2010