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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

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

ENTITYNEAR.SGUA.DEL.Ukraine.005 –Team Cooperation

UKRAINE, Kyiv
FUNCTION / GRADE

FG IV

Living-conditions allowance: 25%

TITLE

Programme Officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
38967
OVERALL PURPOSE

To advise on and manage, under the supervision of the Head of the Sector, the implementation of projects and programs of development cooperation and of financial and technical cooperation with third countries in the field of support to civil society. To assist the Head of Section in coordinating the Section's activities, where required.

CONTACT

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: DELEGATION-UKRAINE-JOBS@eeas.europa.eu  with copy to: Martin.SCHROEDER@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

25 November 2022

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ENTITYNEAR.B.3.DEL.Libya.002: Cooperation

TRIPOLI, Libya
FUNCTION / GRADE

FG IV

Living-conditions allowance: 40%

TITLE

Programme Officer - EUTF Local Trust Fund Officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
406858
OVERALL PURPOSE

Contribute, under the supervision of the EU Trust Fund Manager for the North of Africa window and of the immediate hierarchical superior in the EUD i.e. the Head of Cooperation, to the management of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa, North of Africa window (EUTF NoA window), in compliance with its articles of incorporation and the procedures established by the Board of the Fund for the country of posting and responsibility (Libya). Contribute to the successful transition of migration programming under NDICI.

CONTACT

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: delegation-libya-recruitment@eeas.europa.eu with copy to: Lise.PATE@ec.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 the selected candidate before departure.

Please note that this post is financed under the EU Trust Fund North Africa and is limited in time (no indefinite contract can be granted).
The first contract is for an initial duration of 2 years, with one possible extension, subject to budget availability.

DEADLINE

8 December 2022


Contract Agent Vacancies - Headquarters

ENTITYDG NEAR.R.4 

Contracts and Finance Neighbourhood

FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG IV

TITLE

Finance and Contracts Officer - Initiating Agent for Blending and Guarantees

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
229923
OVERALL
PURPOSE

Initiation of blending operations (global and individual commitments).

Initiation of budgetary guarantees (global and individual commitments and financial transactions).

Legal and financial advice, horizontal support on blending and budgetary guarantee matters.

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).

DEADLINE

29 November 2022

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ENTITYDG NEAR.B.4 

Türkiye
FUNCTION /
GRADE

FG IV

TITLE

Programme Officer - EU policies/assistance Country coordination

VACANCY
NOTICE /
JOB
DESCRIPTION
264025
OVERALL
PURPOSE

Under the supervision of officials, notably the team leader for the Facility for Refugees in Turkey and the IPA coordinator, back-up and assistance to unit staff dealing with EU refugee assistance in Türkiye and pre-accession assistance for Türkiye, in close collaboration with the EU Delegation in Ankara. Follow up of the indirect management system for Turkey and public financial management (Chapter 32).

CONTACT

Mr Bernard BRUNET

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-B4@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 FRIT.

The end date of the post is expected to be 31 December 2026, subject to budget availability.

DEADLINE

29 November 2022

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ENTITYNEAR.D.1

Western Balkans Policy & Regional Strategy

FUNCTION / GRADE

FG IV

TITLE

Programme and Policy Officer

VACANCY NOTICE /
JOB DESCRIPTION
408249
OVERALL PURPOSE

To contribute to the definition of EU policies in Western Balkans in the area of economic and trade development, in particular in relation to moving forward the Common Regional Market agenda. To plan, formulate and implement Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) Multi-country programmes in support of regional organisations and regional economic integration, in support of EU enlargement policy.
To provide strategic guidance on policy implementation in the field of trade and trade related matters and investment policy, as well as private sector development.

CONTACT

 

Applications (CV & motivation letter) to be sent to: NEAR-D1@ec.europa.eu.

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

DEADLINE

12 December 2022


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