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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

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

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is the single point of contact for all EU citizens who wish to work for the European Institutions.

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

 

ENTITYLEBANON, Beirut
Cooperation
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV (Living-conditions allowance: 25%)
TITLE

Programme Officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
231153
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the Head of Section Operations 1 the jobholder will support core tasks related to sector policy follow-up and programme/project implementation in the framework of the EU response to the Syrian crisis, within the overall domain of social and livelihood sectors, and with a special focus on social protection, gender, civil society as well as human rights, and mobility and migration.
The jobholder will be available to support the EU Delegation team and HQ with ongoing analysis of relevant sector policies and where appropriate, participate in the identification/preparation of further actions in the country. The jobholder will analyse, support in negotiation, modify and / or prepare for approval proposals for programmes/projects on the basis of the priorities defined in the strategy documents and the multi-annual programming. Specific project management tasks include support, advice and managing (including monitoring, reporting and evaluation) the implementation of the programmes/project in the sectors above mentioned. Contributing to drafting of briefings and position papers when needed, including advocacy lines.
The jobholder will work in close collaboration with HQ services as well as other project officers in the Delegation managing EU funded programmes.

CONTACT

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: delegation-lebanon-recruitment@eeas.europa.eu with copy to: Reinirus.NIELAND@eeas.europa.eu.

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

Security Clearance is compulsory for all EU Staff in delegations and has to be requested by selected candidate before departure.

DEADLINE3 January 2022

 

Contract Agent Vacancies - Headquarters

 

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.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.

DEADLINE9 December 2021
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.A.4
Coordination of financing instruments - performance, results and evaluation
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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ENTITYDG.NEAR.B.2
Regional Cooperation Neighbourhood South, Economic Investment Plan
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

Programme Officer - Regional Programmes Neighbourhood South in the field of human and social development

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
229915
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of an official, design, formulate and ensure the implementation of regional programmes in the areas of Human and Social Development in the Southern Neighbourhood partner countries.

CONTACT

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-B2@ec.europa.eu with copy to: Pascal.ODUL@ec.europa.eu

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

DEADLINE15 December 2021
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.D.4
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo
FUNCTION / GRADEFG II
TITLE

Secretary – Administrative Assistant to the HoU

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
377510
CONTACT

Mr Vassilis MARAGOS  / Ms Mary Teresa MORAN

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-D4@ec.europa.eu  with copy to:
Ms Mary Teresa MORAN (contact person)

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

DEADLINE17 December 2021
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.B.1
Middle East
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

Information and Communication Assistant

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
290460
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision to the Head of Unit and in close collaboration with the EU Trust Fund Manager and the Trust Fund's Communications and Outreach Lead support activities relating to the implementation of EU Trust Fund (EUTF) in response to the Syrian crisis, ‘Madad Fund’. Special emphasis shall be put on social media content/activities. A communication profile with a good knowledge of EU external aid and knowledge of the Middle East region is desirable.

CONTACT

Ms Angela ATZORI 

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-B1@ec.europa.euwith copy to: Ms Angela ATZORI (contact person).

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

DEADLINE17 December 2021

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