The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) is the secretariat of the EEA Grants and Norway Grants, and is affiliated to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Brussels.
We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to take on the post of Sector Officer in the area of Social Affairs.
The overall objectives of the Grants are to reduce economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and the 15 Beneficiary States.
The Grants are based on a programme model where the Beneficiary States are responsible for the programmes and for projects implemented under the programmes. A few programmes, notably regarding Civil Society, Regional Cooperation and Decent Work, are operated by the FMO.
In the 2009-2014 funding period the grants allocated €1.8 billion to 148 programmes under which approximately 7000 projects were carried out. The programmes and projects under this funding period are now drawing to a close. The allocation for the new funding period (2014-2021) totals €2.8 billion. The priority sectors in the period 2014-2021 are:
The FMO offers an international, stimulating and diverse workplace, with a current staff of over 60 employees comprising 18 nationalities. Our values are: professionalism; cooperation; and trust, responsibility and respect. For more information please check our website at https://eeagrants.org/.
The position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and nationals of the member states of the European Union.
Division: Financial Mechanism Office
Category/Level: A4 (Officer)
Type/Duration of Appointment: Fixed-term three years (renewable once if in the interest of the FMO)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Reference: VA 13/2018
This vacancy is within the Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction priority sector. Empowerment of people and social advancement are key elements in this sector. The Sector Officer is expected to provide expertise in the areas of this priority sector. S/he is responsible and follows relevant programmes from their development throughout implementation. The position involves travel. The Sector Officer will be a member of the Priority Sectors Unit in the Programmes Department. The Sector Officer reports to the Head of Priority Sectors Unit.
Relevant work experience from public administration, international organisations or programme management. A combination of work experience in these areas is considered an asset.
Good oral and written communication skills in English (the working language of the FMO).
Annual starting salary: A4 EUR 92,050.92
Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the grade. The Director of the FMO reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level different from that advertised. Through its recruitment policy, the FMO wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.
We offer a very interesting and challenging position in a dynamic and diverse environment and the opportunity to work in a team of highly qualified people. Salaries and related payments are exempt from taxation by the EFTA Member States, and as regulated in headquarters agreements, in the EFTA host states. Depending on the candidate’s family status, benefits and allowances may apply.
Interested applicants should apply online via the EFTA e-recruitment tool: http://www.efta.int/Job-opportunities.
Please note that only applications received via our web tool will be considered.
Deadline for submission of application: 25 March 2018.