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Heads of administration in EU Delegations

Are you a talented professional, interested in pursuing an international career as a Head of administration in an EU Delegation?

The EU is looking for Heads of administration (grade AST 4). Recruited professionals will work at the European External Action Service (EEAS).

The Heads of administration assist the Heads of EU Delegations in fulfilling their mandate as regards the day-to-day running of the Delegation - management of an administrative budget and human resources, overseeing logistics, supplies and services, as well as safety and security of the staff and assets, among others. Together with the Head of Delegation, you will be responsible for the overall administrative and financial implementation of the Delegation's budget and will contribute to the smooth running of the Delegation.

All EEAS staff shall periodically serve in Union Delegations. During their career, EEAS officials will alternate between different geographic regions and headquarters and/or job functions. Some Delegations are located in countries where living and security conditions can be difficult.

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.  The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) 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?

If you are an EU citizen and know at least two official EU languages: a thorough knowledge of one of the 24 official EU languages and a satisfactory knowledge of English or French, then you are the one we are looking for.

Additionally, you must have: either a level of post-secondary education of at least two years attested by a diploma in the following areas: law, business administration, human resources management, finance, accounting, logistics, building management, or engineering, followed by at least six years of relevant professional experience, or a level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, followed by at least nine years of relevant professional experience.

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

The application period opens on 14 July 2022.