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 (Senior) Sector Officer- Justice and Home Affairs in the in the FMO’s Priority Sector Unit.
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 (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. A few programmes, including Civil Society, Regional Cooperation and Decent Work, are operated by the FMO.
The allocation for the 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 around 20 nationalities. Our values are:
For more information please check 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 25/2019
The (Senior) Sector Officer provides expertise on FMO’s work within the Justice and Home Affairs priority sector. The sector includes six programme areas:
The (Senior) Sector Officer will work on several of these programme areas.
The (Senior) Sector Officer is expected to perform tasks as programme manager on several of the Justice and Home Affairs programmes, including:
The position involves travel.
Relevant University degree at Master level.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (the working language of the FMO) is a requirement. Fluency in any of the Donor State languages (especially Norwegian) and knowledge of any of the Beneficiary State languages is an asset.
Annual starting salary: A4: 93,799.92 EUR ; A5: 108,631.56 EUR
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: 6 October 2019.
Please note that the interviews will take place in October or November 2019.