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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.B.3.DEL.United Arab Emirates.002.95

Trade and Other EU Policies

FUNCTION /
GRADE
FG IV
TITLEPolicy Officer - Energy cooperation in the Gulf region
VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
444571
OVERALL
PURPOSE
Policy officer at the EU Delegation in the United Arab Emirates in charge of sustainable energy cooperation in the Gulf region, working at policy level, in the trade and other policies section of the Delegation, in coordination and under the authority of the Head of Delegation. The official will support the acceleration of clean energy transition as well as the development of Global Gateway Flagship projects in the Gulf region, with a view to developing new clean energy partnerships and new sustainable energy corridors (i.e.: hydrogen, renewables) with the EU and its Southern Neighborhood. To this effect, the policy officer will in particular identify, and pursue, possible concrete projects that can be implemented in collaboration with the Gulf states. In collaboration with the CLIMA/ENER mixed post, aim at better integrating the Gulf region with the EU and its Southern Neighborhood thanks to better alignment of EU Energy and Neighbourhood Policies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Establish contacts with relevant Ministries, civil society organisations and stakeholders, work closely with EU Member States’ embassies and international & regional organisations and act in close cooperation with Headquarters. Defend and promote the interests of the EU and promote the Green Deal, including via existing regional projects that promote bilateral and regional cooperation with the Gulf Countries as well as cooperation for investments in clean energy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
CONTACT

Sandor [dot] SZELEKOVSZKYateeas [dot] europa [dot] eu (Mr SZELEKOVSZKY Sandor), Head of Section

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: DELEGATION-UNITED-ARAB-EMIRATES-RECRUITMENTateeas [dot] europa [dot] eu (DELEGATION-UNITED-ARAB-EMIRATES-RECRUITMENT[at]eeas[dot]europa[dot]eu) with copy to Sandor [dot] SZELEKOVSZKYateeas [dot] europa [dot] eu (Sandor[dot]SZELEKOVSZKY[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.

DEADLINE28 June 2024


Contract Agent Vacancies - Headquarters

 

ENTITY

NEAR.C.1

Georgia, Moldova, Economic Investment Plan

FUNCTION /
GRADE
FG III
TITLEProgramme Assistant - Local economic development and Private sector development
VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
249955
OVERALL
PURPOSE
Under the supervision of an official, design, formulate and ensure the implementation of regional actions in the areas of local economic development and private sector development for partner countries in the Eastern Neighbourhood and provide thematic support for bilateral actions and reforms in these areas. Assignments may also include contribution to the climate change portfolio of the unit.
CONTACT

Gerald [dot] AUDAZatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Mr Gérald AUDAZ) (Team leader)

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: near-c1atec [dot] europa [dot] eu (near-c1[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu) and Gerald [dot] AUDAZatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Gerald[dot]AUDAZ[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

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

DEADLINE27 June 2024
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ENTITY

DG.NEAR.DGA2.01 

Migration Unit

FUNCTION /
GRADE
FG IV
TITLEProgramme Officer - Migration Governance
VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
445551
OVERALL
PURPOSE
To contribute to the implementation of the EU's migration policies through the programming, contracting and monitoring of projects and programmes on migration governance in particular rights-based border management and fighting smuggling of migrants and trafficking of human beings mainly in the North of Africa;  ensure close coordination with relevant EU Delegations and other services.  Capitalise and share lessons learnt.
CONTACT

%20Heinke [dot] VEITatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (VEIT Heinke )(Team Leader) 

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to %20Heinke [dot] VEITatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (VEIT Heinke)

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

Please note that this post is financed under the Ukraine Facility and limited in time.

The end date of the post is expected to be 31 December 2027 (initial contract and possible renewal(s) where appropriate), subject to budget availability.

DEADLINE3 July 2024
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ENTITY

DG.NEAR.DGA2.01 

Migration Unit

FUNCTION /
GRADE
FG IV
TITLEProgramme Officer - Migration North of Africa with focus on protection and respect of human rights
VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
442963
OVERALL
PURPOSE
To contribute to the implementation of the EU's migration policies through the programming, contracting and monitoring of projects and programmes addressing migration related protection issues in the North of Africa and the respect of human rights;  ensure close coordination with relevant EU Delegations and other services.  Capitalise and share lessons learnt.
CONTACT

%20Heinke [dot] VEITatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (VEIT Heinke )(Team Leader) 

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to %20Heinke [dot] VEITatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (VEIT Heinke)

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

DEADLINE3 July 2024


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