Call for national experts in lifelong guidance and careers education

Cedefop is looking for national experts based across Europe to cooperate for the development of national lifelong guidance and careers education systems.
An expert is needed in each of the 27 EU Member States, as well as in Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.
Applications and supporting documents (CV and other documents demonstrating the suitability) should be sent by 28 April 2017 cob to the following e-mail:

Vacancy for the post of Planning Officer (AD 5) in the European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

The closing date for submission of the applications is 19 April 2017 at 13:00h (Brussels time). EASO will disregard any application received after that date and time.

WORK POSITION-Assistants to Operational Departments_short-term replacement

Deadline for applications: 4 April 2017
Reference Cedefop/2017/02/CA
Type of contract Contract agent Function group/grade FG II Initial contract duration 3 years renewable once Place of employment Thessaloniki (Greece)

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Project Associate/UNDP in Cyprus

Location :
Nicosia, CYPRUS
Application Deadline :
10-Mar-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :
10d 20h 21m
Additional Category :
Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :
Individual Contract
Post Level :
National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :
Initially up to September 2017 with possibility of extension. AssociateProject Associate


Linguistic Assistants
Open Day for application: 06/04/2017 Deadline: 11/05/2017 – 12:00

Macroeconomics and Financial Economics
Open Day for application: 20/04/2017 Deadline: 23/05/2017 – 12:00

Administrators – food safety
Open Day for application: 04/05/2017 Deadline: 07/06/2017 – 12:00

Open Day for application: 18/05/2017 Deadline: 20/06/2017 – 12:00

Proof-readers/language editors
Open Day for application: 15/06/2017 Deadline: 18/07/2017 – 12:00–search%22%3E%3Cspan+class%3D%22sr-only%22%3ESearch%3C%2Fspan%3E%3C%2Fspan%3E

Call for expressions of interest – Communications officer

The ECA is recruiting a member of contract staff (Function Group IV) in the Directorate of the Presidency (DOP). The role of the DOP is to help the President execute the ECA’s mission. It has direct responsibilities in the areas of strategy, communications, institutional relations, publications, liaison, protocol and visits. Our aim is to be dynamic, open and professional in disseminating ECA-related information, optimising the work of the institution and ensuring an effective participation in the professional public audit community.

The DOP Communications team is responsible for internal and external communications, informing stakeholders about our activities, work and output through online, offline and social media channels.
The basic monthly salary for Function Group IV, grade 13, step 1, is currently € 3 246.70, which is subject to EU tax and exempt from national tax. In addition, staff members are eligible for certain allowances under the conditions laid down in the conditions of employment of the other servants of the European Union (hereafter CEOS). EU institutions have their own pension and health systems for which contributions are deducted from the salary at source. Staff members’ children can benefit from free enrolment at the European School.

The person recruited will be expected to contribute to:
– development and monitoring of the ECA’s online communications strategies and activities;
– management of the ECA’s internet and intranet sites, including preparation of web content, management of web developments in collaboration with IT, monitoring of website usage and dealing with requests from other internal services;
– management of the ECA’s social media platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube) and our institution’s Twitter profile;
– development and implementation of the ECA’s e-publishing policy;
– ad hoc communications project, such as online marketing campaigns, social media promotions etc.; and
preparation of audio-visual material.

On the deadline for application, the successful candidate will have:
1. Qualifications
In accordance with Article 10 of the CEOS:
– a level of education corresponding to a completed course of university studies leading to a degree, where the normal period of study is four years or more; or
– a level of education corresponding to a completed course of university studies leading to a degree, where the normal period of study is no less than three years, and at least one year of relevant professional experience; or
– where justified in the interests of the service, an equivalent level of professional training.
The degree will preferably be in the fields of communication, public relations, journalism or advertising.
2. Professional experience
At least three years of professional experience (acquired after the qualifications defined above) in journalism, communications, public relations or related field – ideally in an international environment – with proven skills in, and/or good knowledge of:
– management of web developments and web-based communications;
– communicating with different public audiences, including through social media;
– oral and written communication techniques and practice, including web copywriting;
– online communication tools and processes (content management systems, analytics tools, etc.) and social networks. Knowledge of SharePoint CMS and PIWIK analytics tools would be an advantage;
– web usability and accessibility rules;
– the EU institutions, and the political framework in which they operate; and
– the ECA’s mission and activities.
3. Specific skills
– Strong organisational capacity and ability to cope with pressure, to prioritise and work within tight deadlines, and to respond to issues as they arise;
– proven team player with excellent drafting and communication skills, able to explain complex matters in clear language to different audiences in a creative and convincing manner;
– good interpersonal and negotiation skills;
– well-developed sense of creativity; and
– reliability and commitment.
4. Language knowledge
Candidates must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU language.
Due to the nature of the duties, an excellent knowledge of English is required. The knowledge of other EU working languages (i.e. French or German) would be an advantage.
The Court is an equal opportunities employer with a policy of non-discrimination, and welcomes applications from all qualified men and women.

In accordance with Article 12, point 2, of the CEOS, candidates must:
– be a national of an EU Member State;
– enjoy full rights as citizens;
– have fulfilled any obligations imposed on them by the recruitment laws concerning military service; and
– meet the character requirements for the duties involved.

The files of the eligible candidates will be examined by a Selection Committee which will draw up a short list of the candidates it deems most suitable for the post.
The Committee will then conduct interviews in order to establish a reserve list of the best candidates.
The fact of being included in the reserve list does in no way constitute a right to recruitment. The validity of the reserve list will expire on 31 December 2017 but may be extended at the discretion of the ECA.
Applications, written in English or French, should comprise:
– a letter of motivation (max. one page);
– an up-to-date CV (max. five pages), which must be in the “Europass” format in order to be accepted (see:

Any application failing to adhere strictly to these instructions will be rejected.
The deadline for applications is 15 December 2016 at noon


A Bulgarian consulting company is looking for experts in all member states in the field of European Social Fund interventions to build a network in support of the European Defence Agency.

The experts are expected to provide support to the local defence-related institutions and enterprises in the development of project proposals for building of key skills and competences, eligible for ESF financing. At this stage they need to send their CV and sign a declaration of agreement to be part of the network. The declaration form will be provided to them.

The payment of the consultations given by the experts will be based on the established European standards through a regular agreement that will be concluded upon the launching of the contract by the EDA.

In case you know someone that might be interested you may contact the company at Deadline 25 August 2016.images (1)

Contract Engineer

Location : Derineia/Derinya and Lefka/Lefke-Apliki/Apliç, CYPRUS
Application Deadline : 11-Jul-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category:Management
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Post Level:National Consultant
Languages Required:English
Duration of Initial Contract:7 months (an average 15 days per month up to 105 working days)



The Overall Objective of the project is to support the reconciliation process and to increase the trust between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities through the implementation of confidence building measures agreed by the Technical Committee on Crossings (TCC). UNDP has been entrusted by the two communities and the EC to carry out the designs and the improvement & upgrade works for the roads that will be leading to the opening of the crossing points in Derineia/Derinya and Lefka/Lefke-Apliki/Apliç. Designs have been completed and a procurement process is undergoing for the improvement & upgrade of the above road sections. The UNDP seeks to contract one Contract Engineer for bothroad sections.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision and directly reporting to the UNDP Partnership for the Future Programme Manager/Employer Representative and the direct supervision of the Senior Technical officer, he/she shall be the ‘Engineer of the contract’ as per the duties and responsibilities of the UNDP General Conditions of Contract for Civil Works as stipulated in Clause 5 as follows;
The Engineer shall provide administration of Contract as provided in the Contract Documents. In particular, he shall perform the functions hereinafter described;
The Engineer shall be the Employer’s representative vis-à-vis the Contractor during construction and until final payment is due. The Engineer shall advise and consult with the Employer. The Employer’s instructions to the Contractor shall be forwarded through the Engineer. The Engineer shall have authority to act on behalf of the Employer only to the extent provided in the Contract Documents as they may be amended in writing in accordance with the Contract;
The duties, responsibilities and limitations of authority of the Engineer as the Employer’s representative during construction as set forth in the Contract shall not be modified or extended without the written consent of the Employer, the Contractor and the Engineer;
The Engineer shall visit the Site at intervals appropriate to the stage of construction to familiarize himself generally with the progress and quality of the Works and to determine in general if the Works are proceeding in accordance with the Contract Documents. On the basis of his on-site observations as an Engineer, he shall keep the Employer informed of the progress of the Works;
The Engineer shall not be responsible for and will not have control or charge of construction means, methods, techniques, sequences or procedures, or for safety precautions and programs in connection with the Works or the Temporary Works. The Engineer shall not be responsible for or have control or charge over the acts or omissions of the Contractor (including the Contractor’s failure to carry out the Works in accordance with the Contract) and of Sub-contractors or any of their agents or employees, or any other persons performing services for the Works, except if such acts or omissions are caused by the Engineer’s failure to perform his functions in accordance with the contract between the Employer and the Engineer;
The Engineer shall at all times have access to the Works wherever and whether in preparation or progress. The Contractor shall provide facilities for such access so that the Engineer may perform his functions under the Contract;
Based on the Engineer’s observations and an evaluation of the documentation submitted by the Contractor together with the invoices, the Engineer shall determine the amounts owed to the Contractor and shall issue Certificates for Payment as appropriate;
The Engineer shall review and approve or take other appropriate action upon the Contractor’s submittals such as Shop Drawings, Product Data and Samples, but only for conformity with the design concept of the Works and with the provisions of the Contract Documents. Such action shall be taken with reasonable promptness so as to cause no delay. The Engineer’s approval of a specific item shall not indicate approval of an assembly of which the item is a component;
The Engineer shall interpret the requirements of the Contract Documents and judge the performance thereunder by the Contractor. All interpretations and orders of the Engineer shall be consistent with the intent of and reasonably inferable from the Contract Documents and shall be in writing or in the form of drawings. Either party may make a written request to the Engineer for such interpretation. The Engineer shall render the interpretation necessary for the proper execution of the Works with reasonable promptness and in accordance with any time limit agreed upon. Any claim or dispute arising from the interpretation of the Contract Documents by the Engineer or relating to the execution or progress of the Works shall be settled as provided in Clause 71 of these General Conditions;
Except as otherwise provided in the Contract, the Engineer shall have no authority to relieve the Contractor of any of his obligations under the Contract nor to order any work involving delay in completion of the Works or any extra payment to the Contractor by the Employer, or to make any variations to the Works;
In the event of termination of the employment of the Engineer, the Employer shall appoint another suitable professional to perform the Engineer’s duties;
The Engineer shall have authority to reject work which does not conform to the Contract Documents. Whenever, in his opinion, he considers it necessary or advisable for the implementation of the intent of the Contract Documents, he will have authority to require special inspection or testing of the work whether or not such work be then fabricated, installed or completed. However, neither the Engineer’s authority to act nor any reasonable decision made by him in good faith either to exercise or not to exercise such authority shall give rise to any duty or responsibility of the Engineer to the Contractor, any subcontractor, any of their agents or employees, or any other person performing services for the Works;
The Engineer shall conduct inspections to determine the dates of Substantial Completion and Final Completion, shall receive and forward to the Employer for the Employer’s review written warranties and related documents required by the Contract and assembled by the Contractor, and shall issue a final Certificate for Payment upon compliance with the requirements of Clause 47 hereof and in accordance with the Contract;
If the Employer and Engineer so agree, the Engineer shall provide one or more Engineer’s Representative(s) to assist the Engineer in carrying out his responsibilities at the site. The Engineer shall notify in writing to the Contractor and the Employer the duties, responsibilities and limitations of authority of any such Engineer’s Representative(s).
The Engineer shall submit a monthly report to the Programme Manager and other report required for the implementation of the works. The format and content will be given. Narrative parts of the reports must be written in good English and must be proof-read before submission.


Functional Competencies:
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things;
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;
Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
Excellent analytical and document drafting skills and ability to gather, analyse and evaluate data on technical aspects of Cultural Heritage preservation;
Promoting Organizational Development
Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions;
Client Orientation
Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion;
Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;
Promoting Accountability
Prepares timely inputs to reports;
Ability to plan own work and meet tight deadlines and to work efficiently with minimal direction;
Core Competencies:
Demonstrate cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Demonstrates integrity by behaving according to the UN’s values and ethical standards;
Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Good communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills;
Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive attitude;
Good problem-solving skills; ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; ability to plan own work and meet tight deadlines; attention to detail;
Self-disciplined with strong work ethic;
Partner in a team effectively and work as team.

Required Skills and Experience

BSc. degree in Civil Engineering.
MSc. degree in Civil Engineering is considered as an asset.
Minimum 8 years of post-university experience in infrastructure projects;
Minimum 4 years of experience in supervision of roads construction;
Acting as “Engineer of contract” (contract manager) for at least 2 road construction projects or 4 projects as site Engineer.
Fluency in English and Turkish. Knowledge of Greek is considered as an asset.
Valid registration/membership with the relevant professional association/organisation;
Competency in computer use;
Ability to travel.

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Motivation/Cover Letter: Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work.

Personal History (P11): Applicants are required to fill and sign a P11 Form and submit it together with the online application. The UNDP P11 Form can be downloaded from:

References: Contact details of 3 references.

Financial Proposal:
Financial proposal will specify the daily fee in EUR per working day and shall cover all expenditures including fees, health insurance, vaccination, international (all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel) or local travel (place of residence to office and office to place of residence), cost of living and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services. Leave benefits (annual, sick, paternity, maternity) are not applicable to Individual Contractor and absent days including weekends and office holidays are not payable;
A day will be calculated as 8 hours worked;
A day will be prorated with hours worked;
Up to 15 days of work per month will be required; these working days should be arranged with the progress of the works and in consultation with the Programme Manager/Employer’s Representative;
Time-sheets will be kept for the time spent on sites; traveling to and from the sites will not be calculated or taken into account;
The Engineer will work in the UNDP-PFF office whenever requested by the supervisor.

Evaluation / Selection Process:
All applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies set above. Candidates fully meeting the requirements will be further evaluated based on the criteria below.

Technical Criteria (CV review and interviews) – 70 % of total evaluation– max. 70 points:
CV review: 30 points
Educational qualifications and certifications as defined in the ToR (15 points)
Experience as defined in the ToR (15 points)
Only candidates who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV desk review (who will score at least 21 points) will be considered for desk review or invited for an interview.

Desk review / Interview: 40 points
Experience in supervision of road construction projects and experience of being the main supervising engineer of road construction projects (25 points)
Experience in international organizations (e.g. UN, UNDP, EC) (5 points)
Language: Fluency in English (10 points)
Only those individual consultants who obtained at least 70% of points from the desk review / interview (28 out of 40) will be considered for financial proposal evaluation.

Financial Criteria – 30 % of total evaluation – max. 30 points.
Financial scores will be calculated using the formula [lowest offer / financial offer of the candidate x 30].
UNDP applies the “Best value for money approach” – the final selection will be based on the combination of the applicants’ qualification and financial proposal.

Payment Term:
Monthly lump-sum payable upon submission of the monthly time-sheet and the collated reports of the weekly reports and certification by the UNDP.

Traineeships at the Court of Auditors

The European Court of Auditors organises three traineeship sessions per year in areas of interest to its work.
Traineeships are granted for 3, 4 or 5 months maximum. They may be remunerated (1120 €/month) or non-remunerated depending on the budgetary appropriations available.

The 3 sessions are organised each year starting on:

– 1st February,
– 1st May,
– 1st September.

Eligible applicants must:
– be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union, except where a derogation has been granted by the appointing authority;
– hold a recognised university-level diploma giving access to the AD function group, as defined in the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, or
– have completed at least four semesters of university study in an area of interest to the Court;
– wish to obtain practical training related to one of the Court of Auditors’ areas of activity;
– have not already benefited from a traineeship at any EU institution or body ;
– have a thorough knowledge of one official language of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of at least one other official European Union language.

Selected candidates selected mu provide a declaration that they have never been convicted or found guilty of any criminal offence as drawn up for the civil service by their national authorities and a medical certificate certifying that they are physically fit to perform their tasks.

Deadline: 31 May 2016.

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Traineeship at the European Medicines Agency

The European Medicines Agency organises traineeships for university graduates.
The programme aims to give trainees an understanding of the Agency and its role within the activities of the European Union. It also enables them to acquire practical knowledge in one of the EMEA’s Units and to obtain professional experience in the course of their work.
The training period lasts for a maximum of twelve months (two consecutive six-month contracts).
There are two possible traineeship intakes per year, starting on 1 October and 1 April.

Training grant: The Agency pays a maintenance grant of 1350 GBP net per month and pays a travel allowance.

Who is eligible:
•The programme is addressed to university graduates (minimum Bachelor level).
•A good command of English and one or more other official Community languages is required.
•Successful candidates should have a background relating to the activities of the EMEA, i.e. pharmacy, medicine, life sciences, healthcare, chemistry or information technologies. Recently qualified lawyers with an interest in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and recently qualified candidates with an interest in human resources / budget / accounts are welcomed as well.
•Trainees are selected from nationals of the Member States of the European Union or the European Economic Area – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

How to apply:

•Candidates should download the application form and submit it to Applications emailed to any other address will not be considered.
Deadline: 1 June 2016, midnight, UK Time ( traineeship starting in October).

Further details, read the rules carefully here: