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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

 

ENTITYKosovo  (Pristina)

NEAR.D.4.DEL.Kosovo.001.95 – operation section
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV (Living-conditions allowance: 20%)
TITLE

Policy Officer - Internal Market/Trade

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
220894
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the Head of Section, Monitor and report on the political, legal and socioeconomic situation in Kosovo, in particular as regards Environment and circular economy, health, the Internal Market and Trade-related issues. Contribute to policy development and provide policy guidance to relevant stakeholders in the areas of responsibility.

CONTACT

Ms. Anna Carin PLATON

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: DELEGATION-KOSOVO-RECRUITMENT@eeas.europa.eu and Ms. Anna Carin PLATON 

(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.

DEADLINE18 August 2022
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ENTITYALBANIA, Tirana

NEAR.D.3.DEL.Albania.002 – Team Cooperation
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV (Living-conditions allowance: 20%)
TITLE

Programme Officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
38448
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the Head of Section and the Head of Cooperation, ensure sector monitoring and fulfilment of sector/ chapter reporting obligations, as well as effective and efficient programming and implementation of financial assistance in the fields assigned to him/her by the Head of Section, allowing maximum impact to support the EU membership preparation of the beneficiary country, with a particular focus on Public Administration Reform, Programming Coordination, Support to EU Integration and Budget Support.

CONTACT

Mr Hubert PERR

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to:Delegation-Albania-Jobs@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.

DEADLINE4 September 2022
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ENTITYBELGRADE  (Serbia)

DG NEAR, R5, EU Delegation to Serbia, cell 006, Finance, contracts and audit
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV (Living-conditions allowance: 10%)
TITLE

Finance and contracts officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
99544
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the responsibility of the Head of Section ensure legality and regularity of all transactions in line with the applicable Regulations, Commission procedures and prevailing instructions.

CONTACT

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.

DEADLINE5 September 2022
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ENTITYAZERBAIJAN (Baku)

NEAR.C.2.DEL.Azerbaijan.002 – Team Cooperation
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV (Living-conditions allowance: 25%)
TITLE

Programme Officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
142903
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the head of cooperation to provide support to the design, formulation and implementation of EU cooperation projects and programs in Azerbaijan, including in the area of environment and rural development. Contribute to sectoral policy dialogue, horizontal coordination and the implementation of the Eastern Partnership Economic Investment Plan in Azerbaijan.

CONTACT

Mr Victor BOJKOV (Head of Sector)

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: DELEGATION-AZERBAIJAN-JOBS@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.

DEADLINE6 September 2022
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Contract Agent Vacancies - Headquarters

 

ENTITYDG.NEAR.B.2

Regional Cooperation Neighbourhood South, Economic Investment Plan
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV
TITLE

Project Manager

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
229922
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of an official, contribute to the identification, formulation, monitoring and evaluation of EU regional programs/projects in the fields of energy(notably renewable energy) and related issues, such as the energy-water-food nexus in the Southern Neighbourhood partner countries covered by the Unit. Policy dialogue in the context of the Union for the Mediterranean as well as contribution to EU cooperation policies in these fields could be required as well. The task is conducted in close coordination with other members of the team, therefore excellent teamwork attitudes are required.

CONTACT

Mr Stefano Dotto

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-B2@ec.europa.eu with copy to: Mr Stefano Dotto

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

DEADLINE19 August 2022
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.R.4

Contracts and Finance Neighbourhood
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

Finance and Contracts Assistant - Initiating Agent for EU Trust Funds and Migration Unit

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
337499
OVERALL PURPOSE

Assist in the implementation and control of financial transactions and contractual aspects of programmes and projects, under the supervision of an official.

CONTACT

Mr. Matteo BANTI

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-R4@ec.europa.eu

(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 EU Trust Fund for Africa and limited in time (no indefinite contract can be granted).

The end date of the post is expected to be May 2026, (initial contract and one possible renewal where appropriate), subject to budget availability.

DEADLINE22 August 2022
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.R.4

Contracts and Finance Neighbourhood
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

Finance and Contracts Assistant

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
402560
OVERALL PURPOSE

Assist in the implementation and control of financial transactions and contractual aspects of programmes, projects and transfer agreements, under the supervision of an official.

CONTACT

Mr. Matteo BANTI

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-R4@ec.europa.eu

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

DEADLINE24 August 2022
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.R.4

Contracts and Finance Neighbourhood
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV
TITLE

Finance and Contracts Officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
247347
OVERALL PURPOSE

Assist in the implementation and control of financial transactions and contractual aspects of programmes and projects, under the supervision of an official.

CONTACT

Mr. Matteo BANTI

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-R4@ec.europa.eu

(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 EU Trust Fund for Africa and limited in time (no indefinite contract can be granted). The end date of the post is expected to be 31 December 2025 (initial contract and one possible renewal where appropriate), subject to budget availability.

DEADLINE24 August 2022
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.SGUA

Support Group for Ukraine
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

Policy Assistant

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
259750
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of an official, assist the Support Group for Ukraine (SGUA) in preparing policy documents related to issues of relevance for the SGUA, including briefings for the management and the Commissioner, replies to MEP questions, replies to correspondence, and reports of meetings.
Provide support to the coordination of the administrative activities of the SGUA including related to reconstruction of Ukraine and to different sectoral teams in SGUA.

CONTACT

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: sgua@ec.europa.eu with copy to Georg ZIEGLER and Frank PAUL

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

DEADLINE25 August 2022
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.D.2

Montenegro, Serbia
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

Policy Assistant

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
268451
OVERALL PURPOSE

To contribute under the supervision of an official towards the definition and implementation of EU policies towards Serbia, to monitor the country's EU accession process, including the approximation of legislation notably in the fields of internal market and competition, to co-ordinate implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) bodies. Chapter desk for chapter 7

CONTACT

Ms Barbara JESUS-GIMENO

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-D2@ec.europa.eu.

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

DEADLINE29 August 2022
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.C.2

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus & Eastern Partnership Coordination
FUNCTION / GRADEFG III
TITLE

Policy Assistant - European Integration

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
271634
OVERALL PURPOSE

Under the supervision of an official to: i) contribute to the horizontal coordination and policy analysis related to the Eastern Partnership and the monitoring of its implementation, and ii) provide support to the country team covering bilateral assistance to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus.

Responsibilities include the preparation and coordination of lines to take and briefings: coordination of horizontal inputs to briefings, inter-institutional reports in close cooperation with sector policy teams in the directorate, the EEAS, EU Delegations and other commission services.

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@ec.europa.eu

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

DEADLINE06 September 2022
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ENTITYDG.NEAR.C.2

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus & Eastern Partnership Coordination
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV
TITLE

International Aid / Cooperation Officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
287734
OVERALL PURPOSE

To support the implementation of reforms in the area of good governance, rule of law, democratisation and security in the Eastern Neighbourhood. Design, formulate and ensure the implementation of regional, bilateral or thematic projects in the areas of good governance and security, under the supervision of an official.

CONTACT

Mr David Cullen

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-C2@ec.europa.eu

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

DEADLINE06 September 2022
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ENTITYNEAR.D.5.002

Western Balkans Regional Programmes, Economic Investment Plan - Western Balkans Investment Framework
FUNCTION / GRADEFG IV
TITLE

Programme Manager - Innovation and Private Sector Development

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
300614
  
CONTACT

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-D5@ec.europa.eu

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

DEADLINE30 September 2022


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