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Administrators in the field of sustainable agriculture and rural development

Are you a specialist in the field of sustainable agriculture and rural development? Would you like to start an international career within a multicultural and diverse team? If yes, then read on.

The European Commission (EC) is currently looking for specialists with professional experience in the field of sustainable agriculture and rural development. Recruited policy officers (grade AD 6) will mainly work at the EC’s Directorate General Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) in Brussels.

Your main tasks will be to develop policies and new legislation, implement and manage existing legislation and programmes, perform economic analyses and provide policy perspectives. You will also negotiate and/or monitor trade agreements, contribute to evaluation activities on the performance and the EU added value of measures under the responsibility of DG AGRI, and represent DG AGRI in Commission working groups, EU committees, EU institutions, international organisations and fora.

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 languages: thorough knowledge of Language 1 (one of the 24 EU official languages) and satisfactory knowledge of Language 2 (English or French).

You also need a university degree of at least 3 years in agricultural sciences, followed by at least 3 years of professional experience in the field (sustainable agriculture, rural development, forestry, sustainable natural resources, agricultural economics, agricultural markets and trade). You can also apply if you have a university degree of at least 3 years in any field followed by at least 6 years of professional experience in the field.

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 4 February 2021.