Administrators in the field of external relations

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Are you a specialist in the field of external relations? Are you keen to promote the EU's values in its relations with third countries?

The European Union is looking for specialists with professional experience in the field of external relations. Recruited specialists (grades AD 5 and AD 7) will mainly work in the European External Action Service (EEAS), which is the EU's diplomatic service, helping the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy carry out the Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy.

Your main tasks will be to promote and protect the EU's interests and values in its relations with third countries and international organisations, and to contribute to the conduct of the Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Additionally, you will cooperate with the national diplomatic services of the EU Member States, the Council and the European Commission, in order to ensure consistency between different areas of the Union’s external action.

As an employer, the Institutions and Agencies of the EU offer a community of expertise with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career. The multicultural, international and diverse teams that make up the Institutions work together to benefit the lives of approximately 450 million EU citizens and beyond.

Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU, and the European Personnel Selection Office endeavours to apply equal opportunities, treatment and access to all candidates. You can find out more about our equal opportunities policy and how to request special adjustments for selection tests on our dedicated page.

Do you have what it takes?

You need to be an EU citizen with a knowledge of at least 2 EU languages: a thorough knowledge of Language 1 (one of the 24 EU official languages) and satisfactory knowledge of Language 2 (English or French).

To apply for grade AD 5 (graduate administrator entre level grade), you need a university degree of at least 3 years followed by at least 1 year of professional experience in external relations. For the higher grade (AD 7), you need either a university degree of at least 3 years followed by at least 7 years of professional experience in the field of external relations, or a university degree of at least 4 years followed by at least 6 years of relevant professional experience.

If this matches your profile, then you are the one we are looking for!

For detailed information on requirements, please read the Notice of Competition on our apply page below.

Application period opens on 10 September.