Experts in technical support to Member States’ Structural Reforms and experts in the Schengen acquis

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Are you an expert with a strong knowledge of structural reforms or the Schengen acquis? If yes, then read on.

The European Commission (EC) is currently looking for administrators with expertise in structural reforms as well as administrators with expertise in the Schengen acquis. Recruited experts (grade AD 7) will mainly work at the EC’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) and the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME).

We offer opportunities to experts who fit one of these two profiles:

Structural reforms support administrators: your main tasks will be to design, implement and evaluate technical support projects, with the aim of supporting administrative and structural reforms in Member States. You will provide Member States' authorities with direct advice at technical and political level, design and coordinate technical support projects, manage complex contracts and agreements and monitor the operational implementation of technical support to Member States.

Schengen acquis administrators: your main tasks will be to design, implement and evaluate the Schengen acquis in Member States, with the aim of reinforcing the legal and policy framework in place. You will prepare legislative initiatives on the Schengen acquis and participate in negotiations, contribute to the design and implementation of new policy initiatives, assess and evaluate existing legislation and provide Member States' authorities with direct advice at technical and political level.

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. 

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?

To apply, you need to be an EU citizen with a knowledge of at least 2 EU official languages: thorough knowledge of one of the 24 EU official languages and satisfactory knowledge of English or French.

You also need a university degree of at least 4 years followed by at least 6 years’ professional experience directly relevant to the duties of the chosen profile, or a university degree of at least 3 years followed by at least 7 years’ relevant professional experience. Please note that you may only apply for one profile.

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 pages below.

Application period opens on 8 April 2021.