REA staff

The Research Executive Agency currently employs about 750 colleagues from different backgrounds and nationalities across the world. We are the largest Executive Agency of the Commission and continue to grow. In 2020, we will welcome yet more dedicated staff, in order 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 predominantly 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 initially published within the Agency in order to facilitate internal mobility.

If the vacancy cannot be filled through 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

 

Inter-Institutional Mobility

  • Temporary staff 2(f)

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

No vacancies are currently available.

  • Contract staff 3(a) and 3(b)

CA vacancies are published in a dedicated inter-agency job market portal. These vacancies are open to internal applicants who are already employed within the EU Institutions, as specified in the Commission decision C(2017)6760 , as Contract Agents with a contract type 3(a). Some vacancies might also be open to Contract Agents with a contract type 3(b).

No vacancies are currently available.


Calls for Expression of Interest open to external applicants

  • Temporary Agent selections 2(f)

No vacancies are currently available.

 

  • Contract Agents selections 3(a)

No vacancies are currently available.
 

REA does not consider unsolicited/spontaneous applications or CVs. Only applications for published vacancies can be taken into consideration.

TIP: Before completing the application form, make sure you that you meet all the eligibility requirements specified in the vacancy notice. Applications that do not meet the requirements will not be evaluated further.


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

Find out more information about EU careers and vacancies.
 

State-of-Play -  REA Selection Procedures 2019/2020

Selection Type

Profile

Reference number

Grade

Reserve list

Status

CEI Legal Officer REA/2019/
CA/LEG/FGIII/01
CA/FG III 20

Closed

INTER-
AGENCIES
​Administrative/
Financial Officer
REA/INTER-
CA/2019/AFO/
FGIII/B2/04
CA/FGIII ​N/A

Closed

INTER-
AGENCIES
​Project Officer REA/INTER-CA/2019/
PO/FGIII/B2/05
CA/FGIII N/A Closed
CEI Financial and Administrative Officer REA/2019/
CA/FVA/FGIII/02
CA/FG III 20 Closed
CEI Local Security Officer REA/2019/TA/
LSO/AD6/01
TA/AD 5 Closed

CAST

Administrative

Adviser

REA-CAST-19-
AA-C1-FGIV-01

CA/FGIV

7

Closed

INTER-
AGENCIES

Legal Adviser

INTER-CA/2019/
FGIV/LA/B4

CA/FGIV

N/A

Closed

CAST Project Adviser REA-CAST-19-
PA-A-FGIV-02

CA/FG IV

15

Closed

CAST Project Adviser REA-CAST-20-
PA-AB-FGIV-01

CA/FG IV

15

Ongoing

CAST Administrative
Officer - IT
REA-CAST-IT-
20-FGIII-04

CA/FG III

5

Closed

CAST Project Officer REA/EASME-CAST-
20-PO-FGIII-AB-03

CA/FG III

25

Terminated

INTER-AGENCIES Project Adviser REA/INTER-CA/2020/FGIV/
PA/AB/01

CA/FG IV

N/A

Closed

INTER-AGENCIES Project Officer REA/INTER-CA/2020/FGIII/
PO/AB/02

CA/FG III

N/A

Closed

INTER-AGENCIES Project Adviser REA/INTER-CA/2020/FGIV/
PA/AB/03

CA/FG IV

N/A

Closed

INTER-AGENCIES Legal and Financial Officer REA INTER-CA/2020/FGIII/
LFO/C3/04

CA/FG III

N/A

Closed

CEI Legal Administrator - Participant Validation Case Handler REA/2020/TA/
LEG/C3/AD6/01

TA/AD

3

Ongoing

CAST Information Technology Adviser, Legal Adviser and Financial Adviser REA/CAST-20-LFA-FGIV-C3-05

CA/FG IV

33

Ongoing

INTER-AGENCIES Legal Officer and Administrative and Financial Officer REA/INTER-CA/2020/FGIII/
LO-AFO/A-B/05

CA/FG III

N/A

Closed

INTER-AGENCIES Legal Adviser and Administrative and Financial REA/INTER-CA/2020/LA-AFA/A-B/FGIV/06

CA/FG IV

N/A

Closed

Traineeships

The Agency offers traineeship opportunities, as part of the European Commission traineeship scheme. The calls for trainees open twice a year and are processed by the European Commission. No application is 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 a high level of expertise in your field and you 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 they received from this experience.

Become an independent expert.

 

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