The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) is the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants, and is affiliated to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Brussels.
We are looking for two highly motivated and qualified candidates to fill two vacancies for Finance and Control Officers in the FMO’s Finance and Control Unit within the Administration and Compliance Department.
The overall objectives of the EEA and Norway 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 (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia).
The Grants are based on a programme model where the Beneficiary States are responsible for the programmes and for projects implemented under the programmes. Some programmes, for example in the areas of energy, innovation as well as Civil Society, are operated by the FMO. The Grants are implemented in line with the principles of Results-Based Management.
The allocation for the current funding period (2014-2021) totals €2.8 billion. The priority sectors are:
The FMO offers an international, stimulating and diverse workplace, with a current staff of over 75 employees comprising around 15 nationalities. Our values are:
More information can be found on our website at: www.eeagrants.org.
The positions are open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and to nationals of the Member States of the European Union.
Division: Financial Mechanism Office
Type/Duration of Appointment: Fixed-term three years (renewable once if in the interest of the FMO)
Start Date: May-June 2019
Job Reference: VA 17/2019
The Financial officers are part of the Finance and Control unit. The unit comprises approx. 8 members of staff.
The Unit provides financial, grant management and control expertise and support in all aspects of programme management cycle of the EEA and Norway Grants and in financial procedures of the FMO. It supports the whole FMO and work closely with the Beneficiary States for the development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and closure of the programmes.
The Financial officers report to the Head of Finance and Control.
Annual starting salary: EUR 93,799.92
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://jobs.efta.int/.
Please note that only applications received via our web tool will be considered.
Deadline for submission of application: 10 March 2019.