The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), based in Parma, Italy is looking for a Communications Officer (Temporary Agent, Grade AD7)
Please send us your application by no later than 25 November 2019 at midnight (local time), following the instructions in the ANNEX.
The purpose of this call is to establish a talent pool (reserve list) that may be used for the recruitment of staff when a position becomes available and will be valid until 31/12/2020. The validity of the talent pool may be extended.
Are you a seasoned communications professional with experience in multi-regional or national coordination? Are you able to work with multiple partners to engage technical and lay audiences with compelling content on complex issues? Are you used to leading project teams to deliver stand-out communications in an international environment? Then this job may be for you!
EFSA is looking for a brilliant Communications Officer to join a busy team working across editorial, digital communications, media and social media. The candidate will partner with colleagues in EFSA and in partner organisations across the EU and beyond to ensure its scientific and corporate activities are understood by interested parties and the general public alike. Coordination will be at the centre of everything the jobholder will do, from managing projects and resources and leading practitioner networks to ensuring consistency and coherence in messaging with EFSA's partners on high-profile topics.
You will play an active role in an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of 500 million EU citizens.
EFSA employs approximately 450 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.
You will be joining EFSA at an exciting time as we are preparing for the implementation of the Transparency Regulation: EFSA will expand its mandate and grow considerably over the next few years.
To find out more about EFSA, visit us at www.efsa.europa.eu.
Parma is a lively city of around 200.000 inhabitants located in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Its centre is rich in art, there are parks and architecture from different periods. Parma is famous for its food, wine and its varied surrounding landscape with small villages, rich in history, medieval castles, and picturesque countryside. Parma is strategically located between major Italian cities like Milano and Bologna, and also within reachable distance of ski resorts, natural parks, seaside and mountains.
EFSA can offer the selected candidate a contract of 5 years with the possibility of renewal.
The successful candidate will be recruited as Temporary Agent Grade AD7 with the basic salary starting from € 6.128,51 monthly, subject to an annual review of remuneration provided for in Article 65(1) of the Staff Regulations.
You must satisfy the following requirements on the closing date for submission of your application:
a) A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least four (4) years attested by a diploma in one of the following fields: journalism, communications, social sciences or any related discipline;
b) A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma in one of the following fields: journalism, communications, social sciences or any related discipline, and in addition at least one (1) year of professional experience.
For the purpose of shortlisting candidates to be invited to the assessment phase, the applications' screening will be carried out using solely the information provided by candidates in the section "Job specific questions" of the online application form. Candidates are invited to carefully complete their application, following the instructions in the ANNEX that represents an integral part of this vacancy.
 Before appointment, a successful candidate shall be medically examined by an institution’s medical officer in order that the European Food Safety Authority may be satisfied that he/she fulfils the requirement of article 28(e) of the Staff Regulations of the Officials of the European Communities.
 Any academic qualification mentioned in the application form shall be duly supported by evidence (original or certified copies of e.g. diplomas, certification, etc.) Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU Member State authorities will be accepted. In instances where diplomas are obtained from a non-EU Member State, EFSA may request the candidate to provide a relevant document of comparability issued by a recognised authority.
 Any professional experience mentioned in the application form shall be duly supported by evidence (original or certified copies of e.g. contracts, payslips etc.). Professional experience shall be taken into account from the date on which the person fulfils the minimum qualifications for engagement. In order for your professional experience to be taken into consideration, it must be supported by relevant documents attesting an actual work relationship defined by the following elements: real, genuine work; on a paid basis; as employee (any type of contract), or provider of a service. Any given period may be counted only once (in order to be calculated as eligible, years of studies or professional experience to be taken into account shall not overlap with other periods of studies or professional experience). Professional activities pursued part-time will be calculated pro-rata on the basis of the certified percentage of full-time hours worked. Remunerated PhDs acquired in a field relevant to the job description can be counted as professional experience up to 3 years. Paid traineeships are counted as working experience. Prior to contract signature, the successful candidate(s) will need to provide original versions of documents proving the candidate’s work experience.