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 a highly motivated and qualified candidate to fill a vacancy for a Senior Sector Officer, Civil Society in the FMO’s Funds and Horizontal Concerns Unit within the Programmes Department.
The EEA and Norway Grants are Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway’s contribution to reduce economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the Beneficiary and Donor States. The 15 Beneficiary States are Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The allocation for the funding period 2014-2021 totals €2.8 billion. The priority sectors in the period 2014-2021 are:
Support to civil society is a key priority within the EEA and Norway Grants, and the support is provided through the Active Citizens Fund in the Beneficiary States.
The objective of the Active Citizens Fund is to strengthen civil society and active citizenship, and to empower vulnerable groups. The areas of support are:
The FMO offers an international, stimulating and diverse workplace, with a current staff of over 60 employees comprising approximately 18 nationalities. Our values are:
More information can be found on our website at: www.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
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 18/2019
The Senior Sector Officer for Civil Society is expected to work closely with the other sector officers for civil society and reports to the Head of Funds and Horizontal Concerns Unit.
The position involves travel.
Relevant University degree, Master’s level.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (the working language of the FMO). Knowledge of a Donor or Beneficiary State language is an asset.
Annual starting salary: EUR 108,631
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/.
Deadline for submission of application: 28 April 2019.