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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

No available vacancies for the time being.

Contract Agent Vacancies - Headquarters

 

ENTITYDG.NEAR.A.4

Coordination of financing instruments - performance, results and evaluation
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV
TITLE

Planning and Programming Officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
374205
OVERALL PURPOSE

Contribute to the efficient and quality planning and programming of assistance under the Neighbourhood, Development and External Cooperation Instrument - Global Europe, the Instrument for Pre-Accession assistance (IPA III) as well as the Facility for Refugees in Turkey.

CONTACT

Ms. Ana PIRES 

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-A4

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

Please note that this post is financed under the EU Trust Fund for Africa and limited in time.The end date of the post is expected to be 31 December 2026, subject to budget availability.

DEADLINE23 June 2022
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.A.5

IFIs and Investments: Blended Finance and EU Guarantees
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

Programme Assistant - External Relations

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
275739
OVERALL PURPOSE

The overall purpose is to contribute, under the supervision of an official, to the efficient use of financial instruments in NEAR countries and particularly in Turkey, via the Turkey Investment Platform. DG NEAR has strong interest on long lasting relations with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs). One of the key instruments implemented through IFIs/DFIs and a high priority of the Commission is the European Fund for Sustainable Development Plus (EFSD+), through which the EU provides budgetary guarantees for sustainable investment programmes in our partner countries, helping to strengthen our partnerships and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

CONTACT

Mr. Fulvio Capurso

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-A5 with copy to: Mr. Fulvio Capurso

(Please indicate your CAST candidate number in your application and mention the post number in subject line).

DEADLINE24 June 2022
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.A.1

Communication and Inter-institutional relations
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV
TITLE

Regional Programme Manager – Strategic communication

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
374209
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of an official, in charge of:
  i) contribute to the definition and implementation of EU-funded assistance in support of communication activities in DG NEAR regions,
  ii) act as the focal point for dedicated regional communication programmes in close coordination within DG NEAR, and with the Communication Task Forces of the External Action Service, EU Delegations and other external stakeholders and
  iii) contribute to the development and implementation of a strategic communication framework on the EU enlargement policy in order to raise public awareness about the EU values, policies and programmes and to ensure an inform public debate on benefits.

CONTACT

Ms Fanny MARCHAL – Deputy Head of Unit

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-A1

(Please indicate your CAST candidate number in your application and mention the post number in subject line).

DEADLINE4 July 2022
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.A.2

Thematic Support - Rule of Law, Governance and Security
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

Policy Assistant - Gender Equality

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
292830
OVERALL PURPOSE

Contribute to work of the Human Rights and Civil Society Team, providing advice on gender equality and LGBTIQ issues in DG NEAR. Provide expertise in the preparation of strategies, policy dialogues and financial assistance programmes. Offer quality support and training modules. Act as a back-up to other team members as necessary.

Please note that this post is financed under the EU FRIT facility and limited in time.

The end date of the post is expected to be 31 December 2026, subject to budget availability.

CONTACT

Mr Allan JONES

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-A2

(Please indicate your CAST candidate number in your application and mention the post number in subject line).

DEADLINE5 July 2022


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