The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), based in Parma, Italy is opening positions for Trainees (All Units and Departments).
Deadline for applications: 1st July 2019 at midnight (local time)
Are you a young graduate looking for a challenging experience in a stimulating, dynamic and multicultural working environment? Do you want to contribute to our effort to keep the food of more than 500m people safe?
Look no further and apply for a traineeship at EFSA! As a trainee you will have a rich first-hand experience in an EU Agency taking part in several interesting activities together with our staff and partners. Seize the opportunity for a rewarding and challenging experience!
Under the supervision of your traineeship adviser within the unit of assignment, you will have the opportunity to:
You will play an active role in an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of 500 million EU citizens.
EFSA employs approximately 440 staff members and its Scientific Committee and Panels engage highly qualified and independent scientific experts. Every position within EFSA plays an important part in creating an inspirational environment in which to work and develop.
Read more about EFSA Strategy 2020.
Parma is a city of around 200.000 inhabitants with a lovely historic centre, located in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. It is famous for its food, local wines and musical heritage. Its surrounding countryside includes a varied landscape with medieval castles, attractive villages and historic towns. Parma is strategically located between the major Italian cities of Milan and Bologna, with it being possible to reach ski resorts, natural parks, the seaside and mountains all within a few hours.
As an EFSA trainee, you will be part of a lively and energetic team of young people organising many different social and cultural activities.
The selected trainees would receive a monthly grant of €1,160. For more information on benefits and working conditions please consult the 'Decision of the Executive Director of EFSA on traineeship at EFSA’.
EFSA applies a policy of equal opportunities and does not discriminate on any grounds.
The selection is made on the basis of the eligibility criteria and of the candidates’ competencies, with due regard to an appropriate balance of nationality and gender.
A position as Trainee is offered on the basis of the business needs of the organisation and budget availability.
EFSA will welcome trainees in two main intakes, according to availability and business needs: 1st November 2019 and 1st February 2020.
Please note that EFSA units can contact trainees placed in a reserve list at any time during the traineeship period, either due to last minute withdrawal of the candidate or early termination of a trainee's traineeship.
Non-EU candidates are required to obtain the relevant VISA.
For more information on the conditions of the Traineeship scheme, you can consult the ‘Decision of the Executive Director of EFSA on traineeship at EFSA’.
If you have any questions regarding this call please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the ANNEX Ι represents an integral part of this call and should be consulted before completing the on-line application form.
You must satisfy the following requirements on the closing date for submission of your application:
a) Experience and Knowledge
Knowledge of/ or experience in an area relating to the activities of EFSA.
i. Working with others: ability to work cooperatively with others in teams and across organisational boundaries and respect differences between people;
ii. Analysis and Problem Solving: ability to identify the critical facts in difficult issues and develop creative and practical solutions;
iii. Drive for results: ability to take personal responsibility and initiative for delivering high quality work;
iv. Communication in English: ability to communicate effectively in English;
v. Generate, collect and collate evidence: ability to search, gather and interpret evidence (data and information) within the remit of the unit from all relevant sources;
vi. Manage projects: ability to manage time, resources and information in an effective manner for the achievement of the expected project results;
vii. Communicate information to different target audiences: ability to convey complex concepts and make them understandable to the target audience.