REA staff

The Research Executive Agency currently employs about 700 colleagues from different backgrounds and nationalities across the world. We are the largest executive agency of the Commission, and continue to grow.  In 2018, we will welcome more dedicated staff to assist the Commission in achieving the objective of fostering growth by supporting research and innovation.    

Type of contracts

The REA offers two types of working contracts:

  • Temporary agents (TAs) contracts - (about 25% of the REA staff) 

TAs are recruited under Article 2(f) of the Conditions of Employment for Other Servants ('CEOS') and in accordance with the Agency General Implementing Provisions ('GIPs') governing the engagement and use of Temporary staff

Temporary staff are mainly recruited for specialised tasks. Typical job profiles include Administrators in the following fields: Research Programme Management, Finance, Legal Services, and some management positions such as Heads of Sector and Deputy Heads of Unit.

  • Contract agents (CAs) contracts – (about 75% of the REA staff)

CAs are recruited under Article 3(a) of the Conditions of Employment for Other Servants ('CEOS') and in accordance with the Agency General Implementing Provisions ('GIPs') governing the engagement and use of Contract staff

Depending on the responsibilities and qualifications required, Contract staff are recruited for a wide range of support and technical tasks and according to the relevant function group (FGI to FGIV). Typical job profiles include: Project Advisers, Project Officers, Legal Advisers, Financial Advisers, Financial Officers, HR Officers, Project Assistants, Financial Assistants, secretaries, etc.

Recruitment procedure

Vacant positions for TAs and CAs staff are first published within the Agency in order to facilitate internal mobility.

In case the vacancy cannot be filled by internal mobility, pre-existing reserve lists for the corresponding profile can be consulted:

If no suitable candidate is found on the reserve lists, the vacancy can be filled by:

  • publishing the post in the inter-agency mobility portal; or
  • launching a new external selection.

Job opportunities

REA Selection procedures – Indicative planning 2019

Selection Type

Profile

Reference number

Grade

Reserve list

Status

INTER-AGENCIES

Budget Adviser 

REA/INTER
-CA/2018/BUDG/
FGIV/C4/11

CA/FG IV

N/A

Closed

CAST

Budget Adviser 

REA-CAST
-18-PA-FGIV-114

CA/FG IV

7

Closed

INTER-AGENCIES

Legal and Financial Adviser

REA/INTER-CA/2018/LEGFIN/
FGIV/C3/10

CA/FG IV

N/A

Closed

INTER-AGENCIES

Project Adviser

REA/INTER-
CA/2018/PA/A-B/
FGIV/09

CA/FG IV

N/A

Closed

INTER-AGENCIES

Financial Adviser

REA/INTER-
CA/2019/FA/
FGIV/C2/01

CA/FG IV

N/A

Ongoing

CEI

Legal Officer

REA/2019/
CA/LEG/FGIII/01

CA/FG III

20

Ongoing

INTER-AGENCIES

Administrative Adviser - Human Resources

REA/INTER-
CA/2019/HR/
FGIV/C1/02

CA/FG IV

N/A

Ongoing

CEI

TBD

REA/2019/
CA/XX/FGIII/02

CA/FG III

TBD

In preparation

CEI

Security Officer

REA/2019/TA/
SECURITY/AD6

TA/AD

TBD

In preparation

CAST

Project Adviser / Scientific field TBC

REA-CAST-
19-PA-FGIV-AB-01

CA/FG IV

TBD

In preparation

 


Inter-Agency mobility (for applicants already employed within the EU institutions)

  • Temporary staff 2(f)

TA vacancies are published in a dedicated inter-agency mobility portal. These vacancies are open to internal applicants that are already employed within the EU Institutions as Temporary Agents with a contract type 2(f).

There are no vacancies open in REA.

  • Contract staff 3(a) and 3(b)

There are no vacancies open in REA.

CA vacancies are published in a dedicated inter-agency job market portal.  These vacancies are open to internal applicants that are already employed within the EU Institutions as Contract Agents with a contract type 3(a). Some vacancies might also be open to Contract Agents with a contract type 3(b).

External selections (open to external applicants)

  • Temporary Agent selections 2(f)

There are currently no REA vacancies open for TA staff.

  • Contract Agents selections 3(a)

Call for Expression of Interest for Contract Agents 3(a) – FGIII “Legal Officer” REA/2019/CA/LEG/FGIII/01
Deadline: 10 May 2019 (Midnight) Brussels
Annex - Eligibility Grid
Data Protection Notice Selection of Contract Staff (CA) in the REA
 

Following the new EPSO permanent CAST published by EPSO, spontaneous applications are no longer accepted within the REA selection procedure. Spontaneous applications previously submitted to the REA are no longer considered.


The validity of the following EPSO CAST reserve lists has been extended until 31/12/2018, except EPSO/CAST/25/05 which is valid only until 30/06/2018.

For questions concerning the new Permanent CAST competitions, please also refer to the EPSO FAQs.

Find out more information about EU careers and vacancies.

Traineeships

The Agency offers traineeship opportunities, as part of the European Commission scheme for trainees. The calls for trainees open twice a year and are processed by the European Commission. No application will be processed directly by the REA. For more information and to apply please visit the European Commission's Traineeship Office website.

Interim agents

For short periods of time, the REA may hire interim agents to face peaks in workload or to compensate for long-term absences.

To find out about short-term opportunities, contact:

Randstad
Rue des Princes 8-10
1000 Bruxelles
Tel.: +32 (0)2/643 47 90
Email: inhouse_1230@randstad.be
Website: http://www.randstad.be/

You can also email your CV to REA-INTERIM-AGENTS@ec.europa.eu.

Independent experts

If you have high level of expertise in your field and would like to evaluate project proposals that are competing for research funding, you can become an independent expert. 

Some of our expert evaluators and monitors have explained the work they carry out and the benefits from this experience.

Become an independent expert.

 

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