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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

North Macedonia, Skopje

NEAR.D.3.DEL.North Macedonia.002 – Operations II

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG IV (Living-conditions allowance: 15%)

TITLE

Programme Officer

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
255299
OVERALL
PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the Head of Section, ensure effective and efficient programming and implementation of financial assistance ensuring maximum impact to support the EU membership preparation of the beneficiary countries, with a particular focus on monitoring, evaluation, and reporting in the area of climate, environment, energy, natural resources, and civil protection including related infrastructure.

CONTACT

Applications: CV and motivation letter to be sent to: Delegation-north-macedonia-recruitmentsateeas [dot] europa [dot] eu (Delegation-north-macedonia-recruitments[at]eeas[dot]europa[dot]eu) with copy to: Mr Alexandru ALBU, Head of Section OPS 2 (Alexandru [dot] albuateeas [dot] europa [dot] eu (Alexandru[dot]albu[at]eeas[dot]europa[dot]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 April 2024

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ENTITY

EAST JERUSALEM (West Bank and Gaza Strip)

NEAR.B.1.DEL.West Bank and Gaza Strip.003: Operations 2

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG IV (Living-conditions allowance: 30%)

TITLE

Programme Officer

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
275494
OVERALL
PURPOSE

To advise on and manage, under the supervision of the Head of Section, the implementation of projects and programs of development assistance and of financial, and technical cooperation with third countries in the field of Macro-economic Support and Public Financial Management Reform (Public Financial management, Public Internal Financial Control, Supreme Audit Institution, Tax, Customs). To assist the Head of Section in coordinating the sub¬section’s activities, where required.

CONTACT

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: sirpa [dot] tullaateeas [dot] europa [dot] eu (sirpa[dot]tulla[at]eeas[dot]europa[dot]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

23 April 2024

Contract Agent Vacancies - Headquarters

ENTITY

DG.NEAR.C.2

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus & Eastern Partnership Coordination

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG IV

TITLE

International Aid / Cooperation Officer

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
296413
OVERALL
PURPOSE

To support the implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy in Armenia. To contribute to the multi-annual and annual programming under ENI/NDICI and its implementation. To monitor the development and implementation of reforms including in the area of good governance, rule of law, democratisation and security.

CONTACT

%20david [dot] cullenatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (David CULLEN), Head of Unit

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to NEAR-C2atec [dot] europa [dot] eu (NEAR-C2[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)
 
(Please indicate your CAST candidate number in your application and mention the post number in subject line).

DEADLINE

10 April 2024

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ENTITY

DG.NEAR.C.1

Georgia, Moldova, Economic Investment Plan

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG II

TITLE

Secretary - Administrative agent

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
325742
OVERALL
PURPOSE

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

CONTACT

Diana [dot] JABLONSKAatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Diana JABLONSKA), Head of Unit

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to near-c1atec [dot] europa [dot] eu (near-c1[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)
 
(Please indicate your CAST candidate number in your application and mention the post number in subject line).

DEADLINE

11 April 2024

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ENTITY

DG.NEAR.B.2

Regional Cooperation Neighbourhood South, Economic Investment Plan

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG III

TITLE

Programme Assistant - Regional Programmes Neighbourhood South in the field of private sector development and access to finance

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
229915
OVERALL
PURPOSE

The contract agent III position will, under the supervision of an official, contribute to programming, management, monitoring and evaluation of regional programmes in the field of private sector development and access to finance as well as on regional blending facilities.

CONTACT

henrike [dot] trautmannatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Henrike TRAUTMANN) , Head of Unit

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-B2atec [dot] europa [dot] eu (NEAR-B2[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu) with copy to: ingrid [dot] schwaigeratec [dot] europa [dot] eu (ingrid[dot]schwaiger[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

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

DEADLINE

12 April 2024

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ENTITY

DG.NEAR.B.2

Regional Cooperation Neighbourhood South, Economic Investment Plan

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG II

TITLE

Secretary - Secretary to the members of the Unit / to the Head of Unit

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
164952
OVERALL
PURPOSE

To carry out secretarial tasks for a unit of 25 colleagues, to provide general administrative support, including document management, internal communication, organisation of meetings, logistic needs and information provision. The contract agent II position will work for the team members and for the Head of Unit (responsibilities shared on a back-up basis among the two secretaries) as well as some of the horizontal tasks.

CONTACT

henrike [dot] trautmannatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Henrike TRAUTMANN) , Head of Unit

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-B2atec [dot] europa [dot] eu (NEAR-B2[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu) with copy to: ingrid [dot] schwaigeratec [dot] europa [dot] eu (ingrid[dot]schwaiger[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

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

DEADLINE

12 April 2024

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ENTITY

DG.NEAR.D.1

Western Balkans Policy & Regional Strategy

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG IV

TITLE

Policy officer

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
298294
OVERALL
PURPOSE

Briefing coordinator and speechwriter for the Directorate. Horizontal policy coordination in the context of the EU enlargement Process as well as the strategy for the Western Balkans, with a particular focus on Regional Cooperation.

CONTACT

Anna [dot] VEZYROGLOUatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Anna Vezyroglou), Deputy Head of Unit  

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-D1atec [dot] europa [dot] eu (NEAR-D1[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu) 

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

DEADLINE

24 April 2024


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