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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

Job opportunities at the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)

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Contract agents

There are two types of contract agents:

  • contract agents on a contract of limited duration (up to a maximum of six years) work at Commission headquarters;
  • contract agents on longer-term contracts can work in satellite offices, agencies and eventually in EU delegations.

To work in Commission (Headquarters and Delegations) candidates need to have successfully passed a full CAST competition.

For more information regarding "Who may apply ?" and the generic notice about vacancies, please visit the dedicated section.

Trainees

The European Commission has an official traineeship scheme mainly aimed at young university graduates. For further information, please consult the traineeship web pages.

Seconded national experts (SNE)

SNEs are typically seconded from the civil services of EU Member States. They are usually recruited via their Permanent Representations to the EU.

Please read carefully the eligibility criteria.

Temporary agents

In exceptional circumstances, NEAR may consider engaging temporary agents.

 

Contract Agent Vacancies - Delegations

 

No available vacancies for the time being

 

Contract Agent Vacancies - Headquarters

 

ENTITYDG.NEAR.A.2 
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV
TITLE

Policy Officer (Security and Peace team)

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
297438
OVERALL PURPOSE

To work as a member of the Security and Peace team in DG NEAR Unit A2 (Rule of law, Governance and Security) on issues related to cyber security and cybercrime and, as well as related files such as the protection of critical infrastructure and hybrid threats. Cyber issues are increasingly being mainstreamed in other security policy areas, hence it will be important to make the link with files such as the fight against terrorism and preventing violent extremism/ radicalisation, organised crime, money laundering and cooperate closely with colleagues in DG NEAR responsible for the Digital agenda. Given the Western Balkans’ key role as candidate countries and potential candidates, particular emphasis will be given to implementing the commitments enshrined by the Sofia declaration on the Western Balkans and the Brdo EU- Western Balkans summit conclusions.

CONTACT

Mr Allan Jones

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to:

NEAR-A2@ec.europa.eu

Please indicate your CAST Application ID in your application and mention the post number 297438 in the subject line.

DEADLINE1st of December 2021
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.C.2 
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus & Eastern Partnership Coordination
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV
TITLE

International Aid/Cooperation Officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
287734
OVERALL PURPOSE

As part of the inclusive society team responsible for developing and implementing the Eastern Partnership objective on resilient, gender-equal, fair and inclusive societies, design, formulate and ensure the implementation of multi-beneficiary and regional actions notably in the area of health for partner countries. Provide support and directly contribute to the bilateral and multilateral policy dialogue under the Eastern Partnership countries institutional setup including through the provision of related thematic expertise. Contribute to the horizontal coordination and policy analysis related to the Eastern Partnership, under the supervision of an official.

CONTACT

Mr. David Cullen

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to:

NEAR-C2@ec.europa.eu with copy to Mr. David Cullen

Please indicate your CAST Application ID in your application and mention the post number 287734 in the subject line.

DEADLINE2nd of December 2021
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.A.2 
Thematic Support - Rule of Law, Governance and Security
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

Policy Assistant - Team Security and Peace

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
375561
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of an official and the team leader, contribute to the work of the Team “Security and Peace” on conflict prevention, crisis response, common foreign and security as well as defence policy with the Neighbourhood and Enlargement countries.

CONTACT

 

Mr Allan Jones

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to:

NEAR-A2@ec.europa.eu

Please indicate your CAST Application ID in your application and mention the post number 375561 in the subject line.

DEADLINE8 December 2021
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.A.4
Thematic Support - Rule of Law, Governance and Security
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV
TITLE

Planning, Programming and Evaluation

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
275706
OVERALL PURPOSE

To ensure that fact-based judgements on the implementation of policies and programmes contribute to better performance and evidence basis on policy/instrument-making. 
As per article 80 of the Conditions of Employment of other Servants of the European Union the work of all Function Groups of Contract Agents should take place under the supervision of an official or a temporary agent.

CONTACT

Mrs  Armelle Lidou

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to:

NEAR-A4@ec.europa.eu

Please indicate your CAST Application ID in your application and mention the post number 275706 in the subject line.

DEADLINE9 December 2021
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.R.4
Contracts and Finance Neighbourhood
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

Finance and Contracts Assistant - Initiating Agent for EU Trust Funds

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
341183
OVERALL PURPOSE

Assist in the implementation and control of financial transactions and contractual aspects of programmes and projects, under the supervision of an official.

Please note that this post is financed under the EU Trust Fund MADAD and limited in time.
The end date of the post is expected to be 28 February 2025, subject to budget availability.

CONTACT

Mr. Matteo BANTI

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to:

NEAR-R4@ec.europa.eu

Please indicate your CAST Application ID in your application and mention the post number 341183 in the subject line.

DEADLINE13 December 2021

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