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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

 

ENTITYBeirut, Lebanon
NEAR.R.4.DEL.Lebanon.004 – Team Finance and Contracts
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV (Living-conditions allowance: 30%)
TITLE

Finance and Contracts Officer - Initiating Agent (including EU Trust Funds)

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
386304
OVERALL PURPOSE

To ensure, under the supervision of the Head of Section and the Deputy Head of Section, that the contractual (creation and management of legal commitments) and financial (budgetary commitments and de-commitments, payments, recoveries) management of projects and programs of development aid and of financial and technical cooperation with third countries is carried out in line with the overall instructions given by HQ.

Please note that this post is financed under the EU Trust Fund for and limited in time.
The duration of the post will be for 2 years as of recruitment of the jobholder.

CONTACT

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

DEADLINE4 February 2022

 

Contract Agent Vacancies - Headquarters

 

ENTITYNEAR.C.2
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus & Eastern Partnership Coordination
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

International Aid / Cooperation Assistant

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
385659
OVERALL PURPOSE

To provide support to the design, formulation and implementation of multi-beneficiary and regional actions in the areas of good governance and inclusive societies (notably civil society support) in the Eastern Partnership. Contribute to the horizontal coordination and sectoral policy analysis related to the Eastern Partnership in these fields, under the supervision of an official. Upon request of the Head of Unit, the international aid / cooperation assistant may also work on other files if so required.

In addition, provide support to the country team covering bilateral assistance to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus. Upon request of the Head of Unit, the policy assistant may also work on other files if so required.

CONTACT

Mr David CULLEN

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-C2 with copy to Mr David CULLEN

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

DEADLINE31 January 2022
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ENTITYNEAR.C.1
Georgia, Moldova, Economic Investment Plan
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV
TITLE

International Aid/Cooperation Officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
375545
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of an official, design, formulate and ensure the implementation of multibeneficiary and regional actions in the areas of economic development for partner countries in the Eastern Neighbourhood and provide thematic support for bilateral actions and reforms in these areas.

CONTACT

Mr Gérald AUDAZ

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-C1 with copy to Mr Gérald AUDAZ

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

DEADLINE31 January 2022
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ENTITYNEAR.A.5
IFIs and Investments: Blended Finance and EU Guarantees
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

Programme Assistant - Risk officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
374647
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of an official, contribute to the design and implementation of budgetary guarantees and financial instruments financed from the EU budget, in particular the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) as well as the EFSD+ and its External Action Guarantee (EAG) and the External Lending Mandate (ELM). Contribute to ensuring effective risk management in the implementation of these guarantee instruments and investment programmes in INTPA and NEAR regions, with special emphasis on risk-related contract management and the follow-up of contractual obligations of the counterparts.

CONTACT

Ms Barbara BANKI

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-A5

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

DEADLINE03 February 2022

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