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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)

Career opportunities

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

ENTITY

NEAR.D.2.DEL.Serbia.005

Team Cooperation

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG IV

Living-conditions allowance: 10%

TITLE

Programme Officer

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
99929
OVERALL
PURPOSE

Ensure effective and efficient programming and implementation of financial assistance ensuring maximum impact to support the EU membership preparation of the beneficiary country in the area of infrastructure and environment.

CONTACT

Mr Sakellaris HOURDAS

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: DELEGATION-SERBIA-ADMINISTRATION@eeas.europa.eu

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

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

DEADLINE

16 January 2023

Contract Agent Vacancies - Headquarters

ENTITY

NEAR.R.3

Audit and Internal Control

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG IV

TITLE

External Auditor

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
326602
OVERALL
PURPOSE

To perform IMBC verifications and to assist in their follow up

CONTACT

Ms Aurora PALKO

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-R3@ec.europa.eu   with copy to Aurora.PALKO@ec.europa.eu

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

DEADLINE

16 January 2023

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ENTITY

NEAR.R.1

Resource Planning and IT

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG III

TITLE

HRM Assistant

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
413965
OVERALL
PURPOSE

Contribute to the work of the HRC team, assisting notably with HR processes and procedures, event management, procurement and internal communication.

CONTACT

Mr Eric TROTEMANN

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-R1@ec.europa.eu. (Please indicate your CAST candidate number in your application and mention the post number in subject line).

DEADLINE

16 January 2023

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ENTITY

NEAR.C.3

Institution Building ,TAIEX, Twinning

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG III

TITLE

Project Assistant - Green and digital transitions, connectivity TAIEX team

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
258591
OVERALL
PURPOSE

Organises technical assistance for TAIEX beneficiaries in the field of connectivity, green and digital transitions.

CONTACT

Mr Francisco Lopez-Menchero

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-C3@ec.europa.eu

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

DEADLINE

18 January 2023

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ENTITY

NEAR.A.3

Thematic Support – An economy that works for people, green, digital and connected

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG II

TITLE

Secretary - to the Unit

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
377464
OVERALL
PURPOSE

Provide administrative secretarial support, human resources support and document management services to the Head of Unit and the Unit in general.

CONTACT

Mr Mathieu BOUSQUET

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: Mathieu.BOUSQUET@ec.europa.eu with copy to: NEAR-A3@ec.europa.eu

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

DEADLINE

25 January 2023

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ENTITY

NEAR.B.1

Middle East

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG II

TITLE

Secretary - to the Unit

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
76682
OVERALL
PURPOSE

Provide administrative secretarial support and document management services to the Head of Unit and the Unit in general.

CONTACT

Ms Armelle LIDOU

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: Armelle.LIDOU@ec.europa.eu with copy to: NEAR-B1@ec.europa.eu

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

DEADLINE

25 January 2023

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ENTITY

NEAR.B.1

Middle East

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG IV

TITLE

International Aid / Cooperation Assistant

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
410996
OVERALL
PURPOSE

To contribute, under the supervision of an official, to the definition of EU co-operation and to coordinate and monitor the implementation of multi-annual programming documents and annual or individual programmes for Lebanon and in response to the Syrian crisis, including through the EUTF.

CONTACT

Ms Armelle LIDOU

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: Armelle.LIDOU@ec.europa.eu with copy to: NEAR-B1@ec.europa.eu

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

DEADLINE

25 January 2023

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ENTITY

NEAR.A.4

Coordination of financing instruments - performance, results and evaluation

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG IV

TITLE

Policy Officer - Budget Support, Monitoring and Evaluation

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
214771
OVERALL
PURPOSE

Based on the work programme of the Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), Directorate and the Unit, and under the supervision of a team leader, develop and support the operationalisation of policies and/or strategies related to the Unit's competence, including in particular budget support, monitoring and evaluation. Support and advise geographical services and EU Delegations in designing, implementing and monitoring Budget Support Programmes. To coordinate and implement monitoring and evaluation activities to support evidence-based management in the DG and focus on results.

CONTACT

Ms JESUS-GIMENO Barbara

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-A4@ec.europa.eu  with copy to: Ms JESUS-GIMENO Barbara

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

DEADLINE

25 January 2023

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ENTITY

NEAR.R.5

Contracts and Finance Enlargement

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG IV

TITLE

Financial Officer

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
399121
OVERALL
PURPOSE

Under the supervision of an official, to contribute to the implementation and execution of pre-accession assistance to the Candidate countries and Potential candidates,including the Facility for Refugees in Turkey, addressing compliance with legality, regularity, financial, accountancy and budget aspects. Responsible for programming of pre-accession assistance, conclusions of Financing Agreements and closure of programmes.

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

CONTACT

Ms Maria-Luisa Wyganowski

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: Maria-luisa.wyganowski@ec.europa.eu with copy to: Symela.tsakiri@ec.europa.eu

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

DEADLINE

26 January 2023

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ENTITY

NEAR.B.2

Regional Cooperation Neighbourhood South, Economic Investment Plan

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG IV

TITLE

Project Manager - EU policies – Regional programmes in the field of economic development; regional blending; and visibility/communication

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
409159
OVERALL
PURPOSE

Under the supervision of an official, contribute to programming, management, monitoring and evaluation of regional programmes in the field of economic development, including trade and investment, as well as on regional blending facilities under the European Fund for Sustainable Development Plus (EFSD+); Policy analysis and policy dialogue on economic issues and private sector development in the region in the context of the Union for the Mediterranean as well as contribution to EU cooperation policies.

CONTACT

Mrs SCHWAIGER Ingrid

Applications (CV & short motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-B2@ec.europa.eu

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

DEADLINE

01 February 2023


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