Job Opportunities

The European Security and Defence College is looking for dynamic, flexible and proactive colleagues with good communication and organizational skills with a developed sense of service.

Job Opportunities

ESDC Vacancy Notice Cyber Training Manager Job.No: 303119 (Download Here)

Cover Letter SNE Policy - Cyber Training Manager 24/10/22 (Download Here)

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020-1515 (Download Here)

The post of a “cost-share” seconded national expert (SNE) as a policy officer/ cybersecurity training manager. The successful candidate will report to the Head of the European Security and Defence College. You will be a member of the Cyber Education, Training, Exercise and Evaluation (ETEE) team of the ESDC, assume cross-cutting responsibilities, and provide support to other teams within the ESDC. You will be in charge of organising training and education courses, seminars, conferences and events, as well as liaising with EU Member States, the EEAS, EU institutions, NATO, and other stakeholders.

Functions and Duties:

Under the authority of the Head of the European Security and College Defence and within the cybersecurity team, the SNE is expected to perform the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop and support cyber Education, Training, Exercise and Evaluation (ETEE) initiatives and programs for CSDP.
  • Design, manage and facilitate ETEE training initiatives from EU member states, EU Agencies and National Authorities.
  • Provide and implement strategic, policy and operational advice on matters related to CSDP training and education.
  • Organize training courses, seminars, conferences on training and education for CSDP.
  • Actively engage with multilateral, regional and bilateral partners as well as civil society and academia when identifying best practices and gaps in training and education for CSDP.
  • Proactively develop and implement programs and initiatives, plans, partnerships, activities and training in the area of CSDP.
  • Contribute to drafting policy documents.
  • Contribute to the training program and internal conceptual documents.
  • Support other ESDC courses when needed.
  • Support and develop cyber courses and curricula for specific audiences and requirements (e.g. missions and operations) together with the training providers.
  • Contribute to the functioning of the EAB.CYBER configuration and other ESDC meetings and conferences.
  • Contribute to the lessons learnt of the ESDC.
  • Evaluate the relevant training activities and ensure that lessons learnt are reflected in the next course iterations.
  • Provide input to the relevant internal reports (e.g. GAREA).
  • Identify and propose new tools in support of training, education and exercises.
  • Contribute to ensuring sustainable practices and policies.
  • Contribute to establishing the ESDC as an inclusive and diverse workplace including on sexual orientation, gender identities, disabilities and ethnicity.
  • Participate for the ESDC in meetings, courses, events, seminars and conferences.
  • Review current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they support or hinder the ESDC’s objectives on efficient, innovative and creative training delivery in CSDP. Implement appropriate measures to address the findings.
  • Provide support and direction for training initiatives on CSDP about cultural awareness, gender-related differences, and diversity of thought to ensure top-quality training and education.
  • Contribute to and organize meetings of the different bodies of the ESDC.
  • Collect and analyze statistical data, using the latest ICT tools.
  • Develop, maintain and monitor benchmarks and report results. Leverage analysis to identify trends, insights, and gaps in training and education for CSDP, and identify areas of opportunity with the greatest impact, propose and implement measures for improvement on CSDP training and education.
  • Identify and present evidence‐based best practices in recruitment, retention and promotion of a diverse, engaged workforce.
  • Develop and conduct internal, as well as external presentations, including training.
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks, upon instruction by the hierarchy.

 

We are looking for:

  • a dynamic, flexible and proactive colleague with a developed sense of service.

Legal basis:

In line with the Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1515 of 19 October 2020 establishing a European Security and Defence College (ESDC), this vacancy is to be filled under the EEAS Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy HR DEC(2014) 01 of 04/02/2014 establishing the rules applicable to National Experts seconded to the European External Action Service.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates must:

  1. a) Be drawn from the public administrations of the Member States, from international organisations or, only in exceptional cases and with prior authorisation from other sources;
  1. b) Have at least three years full-time experience in administrative, scientific, technical, advisory or supervisory functions equivalent to those of function groups AD or AST as defined in the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and the Conditions of Employment of other servants of the Union[1] or, where justified in the interests of the service, professional training of an equivalent level.[2];
  1. c) Have a thorough knowledge of one Union language satisfactory knowledge of a second language for the performance of his/her duties;
  2. Have a security clearance of minimum level EU-SECRET/SECRET-UE for the functions that he/she will carry out;
  3. Remain in the service of the employer throughout the period of secondment and shall be paid by that employer;
  4. Remain subject to the social security legislation applicable to the public administration, international administration or entity which employs the SNE and which will assume responsibility for expenses incurred abroad. In case of posting to an EU Delegation, the employer certifies that the SNE is covered for medical expenses incurred at the place of secondment, as well as costs of repatriation on health grounds throughout the full period of secondment;
  5. Ensure that there is no conflict of interest and that he/she will, at all times, safeguard the independence and coherence of EU foreign policy as well as the integrity and confidentiality of EU documentation, information and procedures.

 Selection criteria:

 Qualifications and experience required:

  • University diploma, preferably in IT (or equivalent through experience).
  • Three years of relevant professional experience, including at least two years in the organisation of training courses and/or high-level events, conferences, seminars and training, at the EU and the international level.
  • Alumni of at least one ESDC course would be an advantage.
  • Previous work in EU Institutions/Agencies/Missions would be an advantage.
  • Experience in working with high-level representatives from the EU, as well as regional and international organisations (such as NATO/UN).
  • Experience in working in multicultural, international teams.
  • Experience in sustainable conference and seminar organisation.
  • Experience in agile, inclusive and gender-responsive team working methods in diverse, multinational teams, using the latest ICT tools.
  • Experience and knowledge of EU policies, values and priorities, including but not limited to CFSP and CSDP.
  • Experience in team leadership, coordination and/or network building are a strong asset.

Skills required:

  • have sound knowledge of computer systems and their applications;
  • possess strong networking and communication skills;
  • have the ability to remain objective in complex scenarios and to display sensitivity and sound judgement;
  • have good organisational skills, the ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines and to manage multiple tasks and unexpected demands;
  • have excellent drafting and communication skills;
  • have excellent negotiating skills in a multinational environment;
  • have the ability to work professionally as a member of the division, in mixed-composition task forces and working groups, in an interesting but challenging environment;
  • good computer skills are essential, notably in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, Internet / Intranet and email systems. Knowledge of other IT tools would be an asset.
  • national security clearance at SECRET UE level. Such clearance needs to be obtained from the competent authorities before secondment to the European External Action Service. It must be valid for the entire period of secondment. In its absence, the EEAS reserves the right to refuse the secondment as a national expert.

Languages

    • thorough knowledge of one EU working language and satisfactory knowledge of another one are required; in practical terms, to perform the required duties, that means an excellent command of written and spoken English, in particular, good report-writing skills; good knowledge of written and spoken French is desirable;

 Personal Qualities

  • maintain the highest standards of personal integrity, impartiality and self-discipline. The expert must exercise the greatest discretion about all facts and information coming to his/her knowledge in the performance of his/her duties;
  • a possess dynamic motivated and flexible personality, be able to adapt quickly to new situations and deal with new challenges, including missions in a conflict area.

Application Procedure:

Candidates shall draft their CV and cover letter in English or in French in a PDF or Word version, following the European CV form which can be found at the following internet address: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae

The Permanent Representations of the Member States should send applications to the EU only by email to the Division RM.HR.2 “HR Selection and Recruitment” at the following address: SNE-CSDP@eeas.europa.eu, and not directly to the ESDC. Each application will be screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. The most suitable applicants will be called for an interview by the ESDC as soon as possible.

Equal opportunities

    • The EEAS is committed to an equal opportunities policy for all its staff and applicants. The EEAS is committed to promoting gender equality and to preventing discrimination on any grounds. It actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates diverse backgrounds and from the broadest possible geographical basis amongst the EU Member States. We aim at a service which is truly representative of society, where each staff member feels respected, can give their best and can develop their full potential.

 

    • Candidates with disabilities are invited to contact SNE-CSDP@eeas.europa.eu to accommodate any special needs and provide assistance to ensure the possibility to pass the selection procedure with equal opportunities with other candidates. If a candidate with a disability is selected for a vacant post, the EEAS is committed to providing reasonable accommodation per Art 1d.4 of the Staff Regulations.

 

[1]           Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 259/68 of the Council of 29 February 1968 (OJ L 56, 4.3.1968, p.1) and successive amendments.

 

[2]              Staff Regulations of Officials (SR) and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). For reference, see:   https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1570023902133&uri=CELEX:01962R0031-20190101

 


ESDC Vacancy Notice Cyber Training Manager Job. No: 303118 (Download Here)

Cover Letter SNE Policy - Cyber Training Manager 27/10/22 (Download Here)

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020-1515 (Download Here)

The post of a “cost-share” seconded national expert (SNE) as a policy officer/ cybersecurity training manager. The successful candidate will report to the Head of the European Security and Defence College. You will be a member of the Cyber Education, Training, Exercise and Evaluation (ETEE) team of the ESDC, assume cross-cutting responsibilities, and provide support to other teams within the ESDC. You will be in charge of organising training and education courses, seminars, conferences and events, as well as liaising with EU Member States, the EEAS, EU institutions, NATO, and other stakeholders.

Functions and Duties:

Under the authority of the Head of the European Security and College Defence and within the cybersecurity team, the SNE is expected to perform the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop and support cyber Education, Training, Exercise and Evaluation (ETEE) initiatives and programs for CSDP.
  • Design, manage and facilitate ETEE training initiatives from EU member states, EU Agencies and National Authorities.
  • Provide and implement strategic, policy and operational advice on matters related to CSDP training and education.
  • Organize training courses, seminars, conferences on training and education for CSDP.
  • Actively engage with multilateral, regional and bilateral partners as well as civil society and academia when identifying best practices and gaps in training and education for CSDP.
  • Proactively develop and implement programs and initiatives, plans, partnerships, activities and training in the area of CSDP.
  • Contribute to drafting policy documents.
  • Contribute to the training program and internal conceptual documents.
  • Support other ESDC courses when needed.
  • Support and develop cyber courses and curricula for specific audiences and requirements (e.g. missions and operations) together with the training providers.
  • Contribute to the functioning of the EAB.CYBER configuration and other ESDC meetings and conferences.
  • Contribute to the lessons learnt of the ESDC.
  • Evaluate the relevant training activities and ensure that lessons learnt are reflected in the next course iterations.
  • Provide input to the relevant internal reports (e.g. GAREA).
  • Identify and propose new tools in support of training, education and exercises.
  • Contribute to ensuring sustainable practices and policies.
  • Contribute to establishing the ESDC as an inclusive and diverse workplace including on sexual orientation, gender identities, disabilities and ethnicity.
  • Participate for the ESDC in meetings, courses, events, seminars and conferences.
  • Review current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they support or hinder the ESDC’s objectives on efficient, innovative and creative training delivery in CSDP. Implement appropriate measures to address the findings.
  • Provide support and direction for training initiatives on CSDP about cultural awareness, gender-related differences, and diversity of thought to ensure top-quality training and education.
  • Contribute to and organize meetings of the different bodies of the ESDC.
  • Collect and analyze statistical data, using the latest ICT tools.
  • Develop, maintain and monitor benchmarks and report results. Leverage analysis to identify trends, insights, and gaps in training and education for CSDP, and identify areas of opportunity with the greatest impact, propose and implement measures for improvement on CSDP training and education.
  • Identify and present evidence‐based best practices in recruitment, retention and promotion of a diverse, engaged workforce.
  • Develop and conduct internal, as well as external presentations, including training.
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks, upon instruction by the hierarchy.

 

We are looking for:

  • a dynamic, flexible and proactive colleague with a developed sense of service.

Legal basis:

In line with the Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1515 of 19 October 2020 establishing a European Security and Defence College (ESDC), this vacancy is to be filled under the EEAS Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy HR DEC(2014) 01 of 04/02/2014 establishing the rules applicable to National Experts seconded to the European External Action Service.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates must:

  1. a) Be drawn from the public administrations of the Member States, from international organisations or, only in exceptional cases and with prior authorisation from other sources;
  1. b) Have at least three years full-time experience in administrative, scientific, technical, advisory or supervisory functions equivalent to those of function groups AD or AST as defined in the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and the Conditions of Employment of other servants of the Union[1] or, where justified in the interests of the service, professional training of an equivalent level.[2];
  1. c) Have a thorough knowledge of one Union language satisfactory knowledge of a second language for the performance of his/her duties;
  2. Have a security clearance of minimum level EU-SECRET/SECRET-UE for the functions that he/she will carry out;
  3. Remain in the service of the employer throughout the period of secondment and shall be paid by that employer;
  4. Remain subject to the social security legislation applicable to the public administration, international administration or entity which employs the SNE and which will assume responsibility for expenses incurred abroad. In case of posting to an EU Delegation, the employer certifies that the SNE is covered for medical expenses incurred at the place of secondment, as well as costs of repatriation on health grounds throughout the full period of secondment;
  5. Ensure that there is no conflict of interest and that he/she will, at all times, safeguard the independence and coherence of EU foreign policy as well as the integrity and confidentiality of EU documentation, information and procedures.

 Selection criteria:

 Qualifications and experience required:

  • University diploma, preferably in IT (or equivalent through experience).
  • Three years of relevant professional experience, including at least two years in the organisation of training courses and/or high-level events, conferences, seminars and training, at the EU and the international level.
  • Alumni of at least one ESDC course would be an advantage.
  • Previous work in EU Institutions/Agencies/Missions would be an advantage.
  • Experience in working with high-level representatives from the EU, as well as regional and international organisations (such as NATO/UN).
  • Experience in working in multicultural, international teams.
  • Experience in sustainable conference and seminar organisation.
  • Experience in agile, inclusive and gender-responsive team working methods in diverse, multinational teams, using the latest ICT tools.
  • Experience and knowledge of EU policies, values and priorities, including but not limited to CFSP and CSDP.
  • Experience in team leadership, coordination and/or network building are a strong asset.

Skills required:

  • have sound knowledge of computer systems and their applications;
  • possess strong networking and communication skills;
  • have the ability to remain objective in complex scenarios and to display sensitivity and sound judgement;
  • have good organisational skills, the ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines and to manage multiple tasks and unexpected demands;
  • have excellent drafting and communication skills;
  • have excellent negotiating skills in a multinational environment;
  • have the ability to work professionally as a member of the division, in mixed-composition task forces and working groups, in an interesting but challenging environment;
  • good computer skills are essential, notably in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, Internet / Intranet and email systems. Knowledge of other IT tools would be an asset.
  • national security clearance at SECRET UE level. Such clearance needs to be obtained from the competent authorities before secondment to the European External Action Service. It must be valid for the entire period of secondment. In its absence, the EEAS reserves the right to refuse the secondment as a national expert.

Languages

    • thorough knowledge of one EU working language and satisfactory knowledge of another one are required; in practical terms, to perform the required duties, that means an excellent command of written and spoken English, in particular, good report-writing skills; good knowledge of written and spoken French is desirable;

 Personal Qualities

  • maintain the highest standards of personal integrity, impartiality and self-discipline. The expert must exercise the greatest discretion about all facts and information coming to his/her knowledge in the performance of his/her duties;
  • a possess dynamic motivated and flexible personality, be able to adapt quickly to new situations and deal with new challenges, including missions in a conflict area.

Application Procedure:

Candidates shall draft their CV and cover letter in English or in French in a PDF or Word version, following the European CV form which can be found at the following internet address: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae

The Permanent Representations of the Member States should send applications to the EU only by email to the Division RM.HR.2 “HR Selection and Recruitment” at the following address: SNE-CSDP@eeas.europa.eu, and not directly to the ESDC. Each application will be screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. The most suitable applicants will be called for an interview by the ESDC as soon as possible.

Equal opportunities

    • The EEAS is committed to an equal opportunities policy for all its staff and applicants. The EEAS is committed to promoting gender equality and to preventing discrimination on any grounds. It actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates diverse backgrounds and from the broadest possible geographical basis amongst the EU Member States. We aim at a service which is truly representative of society, where each staff member feels respected, can give their best and can develop their full potential.

 

    • Candidates with disabilities are invited to contact SNE-CSDP@eeas.europa.eu to accommodate any special needs and provide assistance to ensure the possibility to pass the selection procedure with equal opportunities with other candidates. If a candidate with a disability is selected for a vacant post, the EEAS is committed to providing reasonable accommodation per Art 1d.4 of the Staff Regulations.

 

[1]           Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 259/68 of the Council of 29 February 1968 (OJ L 56, 4.3.1968, p.1) and successive amendments.

 

[2]              Staff Regulations of Officials (SR) and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). For reference, see:   https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1570023902133&uri=CELEX:01962R0031-20190101

 


ESDC Vacancy Notice SNE cost-share policy officer/ training manager Job. No: 408601(Download Here)

Cover Letter SNE Cost Shared 15/11/2022 (Download Here)

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020-1515 (Download Here)

We are:

As set out in Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1515 of 19 October 2020, the mission of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) is to provide training and education in the field of the Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in the wider context of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CSFP) at the European level to develop and promote a common understanding of CSFP and CSDP among civilian and military personnel and to identify and disseminate best practices concerning various CFSP and CSDP issues through its training and education activities.

The ESDC works under the overall responsibility of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy ('HR'). The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the High Representative in the exercise of his mandate to conduct and implement an effective and coherent EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), representing the EU and of chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity as Vice-President of the Commission concerning his responsibilities within the Commission in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EU’s external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Council, the services of the Commission and the Secretariat General of the European Parliament.

We propose:

The post of a “co-financed” seconded national expert (SNE) as a policy officer administration. The successful candidate will report to the Head of the European Security and Defence College. You will be a member of the ESDC team, assume cross- cutting responsibilities, and provide support to other colleagues within the ESDC. You will be in charge of organising training and education courses, seminars, conferences and events, as well as liaising with EU Member States, the EEAS, EU institutions, NATO, and other stakeholders. You will execute all matters related to financial and administrative work of the European Security and Defence College.

Functions and Duties:

Under the authority of the Head of the European Security and Defence College, the SNE is expected to perform the following tasks and responsibilities:

    Assist the Head of the College in financial and administrative tasks, with special focus on budget and payment requests.
    Apply the relevant guidelines in administrative and financial matters.
    Prepare and execute contracts for the purchase of goods or services.
    Be in charge of writing, updating, amending and checking the administrative instructions of the ESDC and ensure their correct application.
    Initiate and verify transactions, contracts, payment requests, and ensure the correct applications of the rules.
    Liaise with the finance departments of the ESDC Network Members and associated Network Partners for the application of correct payment procedures.
    Ensure the financial audit of the budget of the ESDC.
    Affix visas relating to payment procedures and co-manage payments on college current accounts.
    Ensure that training managers correctly apply financial and administrative procedures and rules.
    Evaluate the training activities and policies with regard to financial and administrative implications;
    follow up the contracts of the staff of the ESDC and ensure timely recruitment of staff.
    Support the organization of ESDC activities.
    Contribute to the lessons learnt of the ESDC.
    Provide input to ESDC reports (e.g. GAREA).
    Identify, propose and implement new tools in support of the administrative and financial management of the college.
    Contribute to ensuring sustainable practices and policies.
    Contribute to establishing the ESDC as an inclusive and diverse workplace including on sexual orientation, gender identities, disabilities and ethnicity.
    Attend meetings, courses, events, seminars and conferences of the ESDC to ensure proper implementation of financial rules and regulations.
    Contribute to, and organize meetings of, the different bodies of the ESDC including the Executive Academic Board and the Steering Committee meetings.
    Develop, maintain and monitor benchmarks and report results. Leverage analysis to identify trends, insights, and gaps in ESDC administrative organization.
    Identify and present evidence-based best practices in recruitment, retention and promotion of a diverse, engaged workforce.
    Develop and conduct internal, as well as external presentations.
    Organise training courses and seminars
    Perform ad-hoc tasks, upon instruction by the hierarchy.
 
We are looking for:

    a dynamic, flexible and proactive colleague with a developed sense of service.

Legal basis:

In line with the Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1515 of 19 October 2020 establishing a European Security and Defence College (ESDC), this vacancy is to be filled under the EEAS Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy HR DEC(2014) 01 of 04/02/2014 establishing the rules applicable to National Experts seconded to the European External Action Service.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates must:

a)    Be drawn from the public administrations of the Member States, from international organisations or, only in exceptional cases and with prior authorisation from other sources;

b)    Have at least three years full-time experience in administrative, scientific, technical, advisory or supervisory functions equivalent to those of function groups AD or AST as defined in the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and the Conditions of Employment of other servants of the Union1 or, where justified in the interests of the service, professional training of an equivalent level.2;

c)    Have a thorough knowledge of one Union language satisfactory knowledge of a second language for the performance of his/her duties;
d)    Have a security clearance of minimum level EU-SECRET/SECRET-UE for the functions that he/she will carry out;
e)    Remain in the service of the employer throughout the period of secondment and shall be paid by that employer;
f)    Remain subject to the social security legislation applicable to the public administration, international administration or entity which employs the SNE and which will assume responsibility for expenses incurred abroad. In case of posting to an EU Delegation, the employer certifies that the SNE is covered for medical expenses incurred at the place of secondment, as well as costs of repatriation on health grounds throughout the full period of secondment;

g)    Ensure that there is no conflict of interest and that he/she will, at all times, safeguard the independence and coherence of EU foreign policy as well as the integrity and confidentiality of EU documentation, information and procedures.

Selection criteria:

A.    Qualifications and experience required

-    University diploma;
-    Three years’ work experience in relevant areas;
-    Experience with budgeting procedures and procurement rules;
-    Knowledge and understanding of the EU Financial Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 (2012 Financial Regulation);
-    Previous work experience in EU Institutions/Agencies/Missions would be an advantage.
-    Management of an annual operating budget, including preparation, adjustment and monitoring its execution; including financial commitments and payments;
-    Follow-up, adjustment and verification of the execution of the authorised budget;
-    Experience in double-entry accounting system would be an advantage;
-    Experience in Human Resources Management would be an asset;
-    Knowledge of relevant software tools, e.g. ABAC, ADB+, ARES, e-DAS, e-Del- HRM, e-EPC, ESDAP, IMMOGEST, MIPS, SYSPER and SYSLOG (either as a
user or having completed relevant training modules), is an advantage.
-    Experience in team leadership, coordination and/or network building is a strong asset.
-    Experience in agile, inclusive and gender-responsive team working methods in diverse, multinational teams.
-    Experience and knowledge of EU policies, values and priorities, including but not limited to CFSP and CSDP.

B.    Skills required

-    have good organisational skills, the ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines and to manage multiple tasks and unexpected demands;
-    have the ability to remain objective in complex scenarios and to display sensitivity and sound judgement;
-    have excellent drafting and communication skills;
-    have excellent negotiating skills in a multinational environment;
-    have the ability to work professionally as a member of the college, in mixed- composition task forces and working groups, in an interesting but challenging environment;
-    good computer skills in EXCEL are essential;
-    good computer skills word in processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, Internet / Intranet and email systems. Knowledge of other IT tools would be an asset;
 
-    National security clearance at SECRET UE level. Such clearance needs to be obtained from the competent authorities before secondment to the European External Action Service. It must be valid for the entire period of secondment. In its absence, the EEAS reserves the right to refuse the secondment as a national expert.

C.    Languages

-    thorough knowledge of one EU working language (EN/FR) and satisfactory knowledge of another one are required; in practical terms, to perform the required duties, that means an excellent command of written and spoken English, in particular, good report-writing skills; good knowledge of written and spoken French is desirable;

D.    Personal Qualities

-    maintain the highest standards of personal integrity, impartiality and self- discipline. The expert must exercise the greatest discretion about all facts and information coming to his/her knowledge in the performance of his/her duties;
-    a possess dynamic motivated and flexible personality, be able to adapt quickly to new situations and deal with new challenges, including missions in a conflict area.

Application Procedure:

Candidates shall draft their CV and cover letter in English or in French in a PDF or Word version, following the European CV form which can be found at the following internet address: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae

The Permanent Representations of the Member States should send applications to the EU only by email to the Division RM.BHR.3 “Selection and Recruitment” at the following address: SNE-CSDP@eeas.europa.eu, and not directly to the ESDC. Each application will be screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. The Division RM.BHR.3 will carry out the partial screening on the selection criteria and the eligibility criteria as required by rules. The most suitable applicants will be called for an interview by the ESDC as soon as possible.

Equal opportunities

-    The EEAS is committed to an equal opportunities policy for all its staff and applicants. The EEAS is committed to promoting gender equality and to preventing discrimination on any grounds. It actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates diverse backgrounds and from the broadest possible geographical basis amongst the EU Member States. We aim at a service which is truly representative of society, where each staff member feels respected, can give their best and can develop their full potential.
 
-    Candidates with disabilities are invited to contact SNE-CSDP@eeas.europa.eu to accommodate any special needs and provide assistance to ensure the possibility to pass the selection procedure with equal opportunities with other candidates. If a candidate with a disability is selected for a vacant post, the EEAS is committed to providing reasonable accommodation per Art 1d.4 of the Staff Regulations.

Conditions of secondment

Co-financed SNEs shall remain in the service of their employer throughout the period of secondment and shall continue to be paid by that employer.

Duration of the secondment: Initial period up to two years, renewable up to four years.

Co-financed SNEs shall be entitled to:

-    daily allowance (37.65€/per calendar day for the distance 0-150km or 150.58€/calendar day for the distance >150 km)3 throughout the period of secondment;
-    monthly allowance calculated on the basis of the distance between the place of origin (the employer’s head office) and the place of secondment (between 0 to 849.67 €/month)4;
-    reimbursement of travels take up duties/end of secondment on a flat-rate basis (if not paid by the employer).

The EEAS will cover:

-    costs of professional travels (missions) incurred by the SNE posted in the EEAS HQ;
-    accident insurance 24/7 for the SNE (not family members).

Other costs such as removal costs, allowances, salary, insurance, schooling (other than the European School fee), etc. shall not be covered by the EEAS.

Vacancy available from February 1, 2023

The closing date for the submission of applications is 16 December at 12.00 midday (CET - Brussels' time).

Place of secondment: Brussels, Belgium

ESDC Vacancy Notice SNE cost-share training manager (military) Job. No: 333659 (Download Here)

Cover Letter SNE Cost Shared 21/11/2022 (Download Here)

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020-1515 (Download Here)

We are:

As set out in Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1515 of 19 October 2020, the mission of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) is to provide training and education in the field of the Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in the wider context of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CSFP) at the European level to develop and promote a common understanding of CSFP and CSDP among civilian and military personnel and to identify and disseminate best practices concerning various CFSP and CSDP issues through its training and education activities.

The ESDC works under the overall responsibility of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy ('HR'). The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the High Representative in the exercise of his mandate to conduct and implement an effective and coherent EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), representing the EU and of chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity as Vice-President of the Commission concerning his responsibilities within the Commission in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EU’s external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Council, the services of the Commission and the Secretariat General of the European Parliament.

We propose:

The post of a “co-financed” seconded national expert (SNE) as a training manager military. The successful candidate will report to the Head of the European Security and Defence College. You will be a member of the ESDC team, assume cross-cutting responsibilities, and provide support to other colleagues within the ESDC. You will be in charge of organising training and education courses, seminars, conferences and events, as well as liaising with EU Member States, the EEAS, EU institutions, NATO, and other stakeholders.

Functions and Duties:

Under the authority of the Head of the European Security and Defence College, the SNE is expected to perform the following tasks and responsibilities:
 
    Lead on military aspects, in particular the 'European Initiative for the Exchange of Young Officers inspired by Erasmus' (also known as 'Military Erasmus'), the work of the Implementation Group, international Military Academic Forum (iMAF) and the European Union Military Academies Commandants’ Seminars (EUMACS)..
    Contribute to the Maritime Security and Hybrid relevant training activities of the ESDC.
    Organize training courses, seminars, conferences on training and education on Maritime Security and Hybrid.
    Contribute to drafting and managing the training programme and conceptual documents.
    Develop, keep up-to-date and fine tune programme in close cooperation with national, international and EU training providers.
    Provide ESDC input to the EU training programme
    Follow-up and update the ESDC work plan.
    Analyse results from the ongoing implementation of the EU Global Strategy relevant for conflict prevention and civilian crisis management training.
    Analyse the various EU and national level training activities in the field of CFSP/CSDP.
    Support to the ENLIST and Schoolmaster/Goalkeeper applications.
    Assist in further developing the ILIAS platform of the ESDC.
    Contribute to drafting policy documents.
    Contribute to the training program and internal conceptual documents.
    Support other ESDC courses when needed.
    Contribute to the lessons learnt of the ESDC.
    Evaluate the relevant training activities and ensure that lessons learnt are reflected in the next course iterations.
    Provide input to the relevant internal reports (e.g. GAREA).
    Identify and propose new tools in support of training, education and exercises.
    Contribute to ensuring sustainable practices and policies.
    Contribute to establishing the ESDC as an inclusive and diverse workplace including on sexual orientation, gender identities, disabilities and ethnicity.
    Participate for the ESDC in meetings, courses, events, seminars and conferences.
    Review current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they support or hinder the ESDC’s objectives on efficient, innovative and creative training delivery in CSDP. Implement appropriate measures to address the findings.
    Provide support and direction for training initiatives on CSDP about cultural awareness, gender-related differences, and diversity of thought to ensure top- quality training and education.
    Contribute to and organize meetings of the different bodies of the ESDC.
    Develop, maintain and monitor benchmarks and report results. Leverage analysis to identify trends, insights, and gaps in training and education for CSDP, and identify areas of opportunity with the greatest impact, propose and implement measures for improvement on CSDP training and education.
 
    Identify and present evidence‐ based best practices in recruitment, retention and promotion of a diverse, engaged workforce.
    Develop and conduct internal, as well as external presentations, including training.
    Perform ad-hoc tasks, upon instruction by the hierarchy.

We are looking for:

    a dynamic, flexible and proactive colleague with a developed sense of service.

Legal basis:

In line with the Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1515 of 19 October 2020 establishing a European Security and Defence College (ESDC), this vacancy is to be filled under the EEAS Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy HR DEC(2014) 01 of 04/02/2014 establishing the rules applicable to National Experts seconded to the European External Action Service.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates must:

a)    Be drawn from the public administrations of the Member States, from international organisations or, only in exceptional cases and with prior authorisation from other sources;

b)    Have at least three years full-time experience in administrative, scientific, technical, advisory or supervisory functions equivalent to those of function groups AD or AST as defined in the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and the Conditions of Employment of other servants of the Union1 or, where justified in the interests of the service, professional training of an equivalent level.2;

c)    Have a thorough knowledge of one Union language satisfactory knowledge of a second language for the performance of his/her duties;
d)    Have a security clearance of minimum level EU-SECRET/SECRET-UE for the functions that he/she will carry out;
e)    Remain in the service of the employer throughout the period of secondment and shall be paid by that employer;
f)    Remain subject to the social security legislation applicable to the public administration, international administration or entity which employs the SNE and which will assume responsibility for expenses incurred abroad. In case of posting to an EU Delegation, the employer certifies that the SNE is covered for medical expenses incurred at the place of secondment, as well as costs of repatriation on health grounds throughout the full period of secondment;
g)    Ensure that there is no conflict of interest and that he/she will, at all times, safeguard the independence and coherence of EU foreign policy as well as the integrity and confidentiality of EU documentation, information and procedures.

Selection criteria:

A.    Qualifications and experience required

-    Military rank (OF3 or higher) desired;
-    University diploma desired;
-    Ten years work experience out of which five years professional experience in the field of education and training;
-    Active engagement with the work of the 'Military Erasmus' Implementation Group would be an advantage;
-    Alumni of at least one ESDC course would be an advantage;
-    Sound knowledge of military crisis management and of planning processes in the field of CSDP;
-    Sound    knowledge    of    EU    history    and    structure    including    CFSP/CSDP development;
-    Sound Knowledge of the 'Military Erasmus' Initiative and the work of the Implementation Group
-    Previous work in EU Institutions/Agencies/Missions would be an advantage.
-    Experience in working in multicultural, international teams.
-    Experience in sustainable conference and seminar organisation.
-    Experience in agile, inclusive and gender-responsive team working methods in diverse, multinational teams, using the latest ICT tools.
-    Experience in team leadership, coordination and/or network building are a strong asset.

B.    Skills required

-    Thorough knowledge of military aspects, in particular the 'European Initiative for the Exchange of Young Officers inspired by Erasmus' (also known as 'Military Erasmus'), the work of the Implementation Group, international Military Academic Forum (iMAF) and the European Union Military Academies Commandants’ Seminars (EUMACS);
-    thorough knowledge on Maritime Security;
-    sound knowledge on EU structures and CFSP/CSDP development;
-    possess strong networking and communication skills;
-    knowledge of the European Qualification Framework and Lifelong learning and its implementation;
-    have the ability to remain objective in complex scenarios and to display sensitivity and sound judgement;
 
-    have good organisational skills, the ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines and to manage multiple tasks and unexpected demands;
-    have excellent drafting and communication skills;
-    have excellent negotiating skills in a multinational environment;
-    have the ability to work professionally as a member of the college, in mixed- composition task forces and working groups, in an interesting but challenging environment;
-    good computer skills are essential, notably in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, Internet / Intranet and email systems. Knowledge of other IT tools would be an asset;
-    National security clearance at SECRET UE level. Such clearance needs to be obtained from the competent authorities before secondment to the European External Action Service. It must be valid for the entire period of secondment. In its absence, the EEAS reserves the right to refuse the secondment as a national expert.

C.    Languages

-    thorough knowledge of one EU working language (EN/FR) and satisfactory knowledge of another one are required; in practical terms, to perform the required duties, that means an excellent command of written and spoken English, in particular, good report-writing skills; good knowledge of written and spoken French is desirable;

D.    Personal Qualities

-    Maintain the highest standards of personal integrity, impartiality and self- discipline. The expert must exercise the greatest discretion about all facts and information coming to his/her knowledge in the performance of his/her duties;
-    a possess dynamic motivated and flexible personality, be able to adapt quickly to new situations and deal with new challenges, including missions in a conflict area.

Application Procedure:

Candidates shall draft their CV and cover letter in English or in French in a PDF or Word version, following the European CV form which can be found at the following internet address: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae

The Permanent Representations of the Member States should send applications to the EU only by email to the Division RM.BHR.3 “Selection and Recruitment” at the following address: SNE-CSDP@eeas.europa.eu, and not directly to the ESDC. Each application will be screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. The Division RM.BHR.3 “Selection and Recruitment” will verify the eligibility criteria in the part of competence. The most suitable applicants will be called for an interview by the ESDC as soon as possible.
 
Equal opportunities

-    The EEAS is committed to an equal opportunities policy for all its staff and applicants. The EEAS is committed to promoting gender equality and to preventing discrimination on any grounds. It actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates diverse backgrounds and from the broadest possible geographical basis amongst the EU Member States. We aim at a service which is truly representative of society, where each staff member feels respected, can give their best and can develop their full potential.
-    Candidates with disabilities are invited to contact SNE-CSDP@eeas.europa.eu to accommodate any special needs and provide assistance to ensure the possibility to pass the selection procedure with equal opportunities with other candidates. If a candidate with a disability is selected for a vacant post, the EEAS is committed to providing reasonable accommodation per Art 1d.4 of the Staff Regulations.

Conditions of secondment

Cost-share SNEs shall remain in the service of their employer throughout the period of secondment and shall continue to be paid by that employer.

Duration of the secondment: Initial period up to two years, renewable up to four years.

Co-financed SNEs shall be entitled to:

-    daily allowance (37.65€/per calendar day for the distance 0-150km or 150.58€/calendar day for the distance >150 km)3 throughout the period of secondment;
-    monthly allowance calculated on the basis of the distance between the place of origin (the employer’s head office) and the place of secondment (between 0 to 849.67 €/month)4;
reimbursement of travels take up duties/end of secondment on a flat-rate basis (if not paid by the employer).

The EEAS will cover:

-    costs of professional travels (missions) incurred by the SNE posted in the EEAS HQ;
-    accident insurance 24/7 for the SNE (not family members).

Other costs such as removal costs, allowances, salary, insurance, schooling (other than the European School fee), etc. shall not be covered by the EEAS.

Vacancy available from February 16, 2023

The closing date for the submission of applications is 16 December, 2022 at 12.00 midday (CET - Brussels' time).

Place of secondment: Brussels, Belgium

The ESDC reserves the right to cancel this process if our operational and/or financial needs change, at any time prior to recruitment.

Data Protection:
The personal information requested from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EU) N° 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons about to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) 45/2001 and Decision No. 1247/2002/EC.

The purpose of processing the personal data of the candidates is to manage applications because of possible preselection and recruitment. More information on personal data protection can be found on the EEAS website:

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/3032/-transparency-and- data-protection_en

 

Archived Positions

ESDC Vacancy Notice SNE cost-share policy officer/ training manager Job. No: 303110(Download Here)

Cover Letter SNE Cost Shared 27/10/22 (Download Here)

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020-1515 (Download Here)

The post of a “cost-share” seconded national expert (SNE) as a policy officer/ training manager. The successful candidate will report to the Head of the European Security and Defence College. You will be a member of the ESDC team, assume cross-cutting responsibilities, and provide support to other colleagues within the ESDC. You will be in charge of organising training and education courses, seminars, conferences and events, as well as liaising with EU Member States, the EEAS, EU institutions, NATO, and other stakeholders

Functions and Duties:

 

Under the authority of the Head of the European Security and Defence College, the SNE is expected to perform the following tasks and responsibilities:

 

 Organize training courses, seminars, conferences on training and education for CSDP.

 Provide and implement strategic, policy and operational advice on matters related to CSDP training and education.

 Actively engage with multilateral, regional and bilateral partners as well as civil society and academia when identifying best practices and gaps in training and education for CSDP.

 Analyse results from the ongoing implementation of the EU Global Strategy relevant for conflict prevention and civilian crisis management training.

 Analyse the various EU and national level training activities in the field of CFSP/CSDP.

 Follow and contribute to the training requirements analysis coming from CIVCOM/EUCTG relevant for current ESDC training offers.

 Proactively develop and implement programs and initiatives, plans, partnerships, activities and training in the area of CSDP.

 Contribute to drafting policy documents.

 Contribute to the training program and internal conceptual documents.

 Support other ESDC courses when needed.

 Contribute to the lessons learnt of the ESDC.

 Evaluate the relevant training activities and ensure that lessons learnt are reflected in the next course iterations.

 Provide input to the relevant internal reports (e.g. GAREA).

 Identify and propose new tools in support of training, education and exercises.

 Contribute to ensuring sustainable practices and policies.

 Contribute to establishing the ESDC as an inclusive and diverse workplace including on sexual orientation, gender identities, disabilities and ethnicity.

 Participate for the ESDC in meetings, courses, events, seminars and conferences.

 Review current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they support or hinder the ESDC’s objectives on efficient, innovative and creative training delivery in CSDP. Implement appropriate measures to address the findings.

 Provide support and direction for training initiatives on CSDP about cultural awareness, gender-related differences, and diversity of thought to ensure top- quality training and education.

 Contribute to and organize meetings of the different bodies of the ESDC.

 Develop, maintain and monitor benchmarks and report results. Leverage analysis to identify trends, insights, and gaps in training and education for CSDP, and identify areas of opportunity with the greatest impact, propose and implement measures for improvement on CSDP training and education.

 Identify and present evidence‐ based best practices in recruitment, retention and promotion of a diverse, engaged workforce.

 Develop and conduct internal, as well as external presentations, including training.

 Perform ad-hoc tasks, upon instruction by the hierarchy.

We are looking for:

 a dynamic, flexible and proactive colleague with a developed sense of service.

Legal basis:

In line with the Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1515 of 19 October 2020 establishing a European Security and Defence College (ESDC), this vacancy is to be filled under the EEAS Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy HR DEC(2014) 01 of 04/02/2014 establishing the rules applicable to National Experts seconded to the European External Action Service.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates must:

a) Be drawn from the public administrations of the Member States, from international organisations or, only in exceptional cases and with prior authorisation from other sources;

b) Have at least three years full-time experience in administrative, scientific, technical, advisory or supervisory functions equivalent to those of function groups AD or AST as defined in the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and the Conditions of Employment of other servants of the Union1 or, where justified in the interests of the service, professional training of an equivalent level.2;

c) Have a thorough knowledge of one Union language satisfactory knowledge of a second language for the performance of his/her duties;

d) Have a security clearance of minimum level EU-SECRET/SECRET-UE for the functions that he/she will carry out;

e) Remain in the service of the employer throughout the period of secondment and shall be paid by that employer;

f) Remain subject to the social security legislation applicable to the public administration, international administration or entity which employs the SNE and which will assume responsibility for expenses incurred abroad. In case of posting to an EU Delegation, the employer certifies that the SNE is covered for medical expenses incurred at the place of secondment, as well as costs of repatriation on health grounds throughout the full period of secondment;

g) Ensure that there is no conflict of interest and that he/she will, at all times, safeguard the independence and coherence of EU foreign policy as well as the integrity and confidentiality of EU documentation, information and procedures.

Selection criteria:

A. Qualifications and experience required

- University diploma.

- Three years of relevant professional experience, including at least two years in the organisation of training courses and/or high-level events, conferences, seminars and training, at the EU and the international level.

- Alumni of at least one ESDC course would be an advantage.

- Previous work in EU Institutions/Agencies/Missions would be an advantage.

- Experience in working with high-level representatives from the EU, as well as regional and international organisations (such as NATO/UN).

- Experience in working in multicultural, international teams.

- Experience in sustainable conference and seminar organisation.

- Experience in agile, inclusive and gender-responsive team working methods in diverse, multinational teams, using the latest ICT tools.

- Experience and knowledge of EU policies, values and priorities, including but not limited to CFSP and CSDP.

- Experience in team leadership, coordination and/or network building are a strong asset.

B. Skills required

- Thorough knowledge of conflict prevention, civilian crisis management and CSDP missions and operations.

- Sound knowledge on EU structures and CFSP/CSDP development

- possess strong networking and communication skills;

- Knowledge of the European Qualification Framework and Lifelong learning and its implementation

- have the ability to remain objective in complex scenarios and to display sensitivity and sound judgement;

- have good organisational skills, the ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines and to manage multiple tasks and unexpected demands;

- have excellent drafting and communication skills;

- have excellent negotiating skills in a multinational environment;

- have the ability to work professionally as a member of the college, in mixed- composition task forces and working groups, in an interesting but challenging environment;

- good computer skills are essential, notably in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, Internet / Intranet and email systems. Knowledge of other IT tools would be an asset.

- national security clearance at SECRET UE level. Such clearance needs to be obtained from the competent authorities before secondment to the European

 External Action Service. It must be valid for the entire period of secondment. In its absence, the EEAS reserves the right to refuse the secondment as a national expert.

C. Languages

- thorough knowledge of one EU working language and satisfactory knowledge of another one are required; in practical terms, to perform the required duties, that means an excellent command of written and spoken English, in particular, good report-writing skills; good knowledge of written and spoken French is desirable;

D. Personal Qualities

- maintain the highest standards of personal integrity, impartiality and self- discipline. The expert must exercise the greatest discretion about all facts and information coming to his/her knowledge in the performance of his/her duties;

- a possess dynamic motivated and flexible personality, be able to adapt quickly to new situations and deal with new challenges, including missions in a conflict area.

Application Procedure:

Candidates shall draft their CV and cover letter in English or in French in a PDF or Word version, following the European CV form which can be found at the following internet address: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae

The Permanent Representations of the Member States should send applications to the EU only by email to the Division RM.HR.2 “HR Selection and Recruitment” at the following address: SNE-CSDP@eeas.europa.eu, and not directly to the ESDC. Each application will be screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. The most suitable applicants will be called for an interview by the ESDC as soon as possible.

Equal opportunities

- The EEAS is committed to an equal opportunities policy for all its staff and applicants. The EEAS is committed to promoting gender equality and to preventing discrimination on any grounds. It actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates diverse backgrounds and from the broadest possible geographical basis amongst the EU Member States. We aim at a service which is truly representative of society, where each staff member feels respected, can give their best and can develop their full potential.

- Candidates with disabilities are invited to contact SNE-CSDP@eeas.europa.eu to accommodate any special needs and provide assistance to ensure the possibility to pass the selection procedure with equal opportunities with other candidates.  If a candidate with a disability is selected for a vacant post, the

 

EEAS is committed to providing reasonable accommodation per Art 1d.4 of the Staff Regulations.

Conditions of secondment

Cost-share SNEs shall remain in the service of their employer throughout the period of secondment and shall continue to be paid by that employer.

Duration of the secondment: Initial period up to two years, renewable up to four years.

Co-financed SNEs shall be entitled to:

- daily allowance3 (150.58€/ calendar day) throughout the period of secondment;

- monthly allowance4 calculated based on the distance between the place of origin (the employer’s head office) and the place of secondment (between 0 to 849.67

€/month).

- reimbursement of travels take up duties/end of secondment on a flat-rate basis (if not paid by the employer).

The EEAS will cover:

- costs of professional travels (missions) incurred by the SNE posted in the EEAS HQ;

- accident insurance 24/7 for the SNE (not family members).

Other costs such as removal costs, allowances, salary, insurance, schooling (other than the European School fee), etc. shall not be covered by the EEAS.

Vacancy available from February 1, 2023

The closing date for the submission of applications is 1 December, 2022 at 12.00 midday (CET - Brussels' time).

Place of secondment: Brussels, Belgium

Data Protection:

The personal information requested from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EU) N° 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons about to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) 45/2001 and Decision No. 1247/2002/EC.

The purpose of processing the personal data of the candidates is to manage applications because of possible preselection and recruitment. More information on personal data protection can be found on the EEAS website:

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/3032/-transparency-and- data-protection_en

Internships

We are delighted to announce that we are accepting applications for internships. The aim of the internship is to offer candidates the opportunity of working at the ESDC, participating in the organisation and conduct of training activities towards a better understanding of CSDP in the overall context of CFSP, as part of their studies.

 

The  internship  is  addressed  to  students  who  are  currently  enrolled  in  an academic institute/university in order to obtain a Bachelor's or a Master's degree.

 

Who we are:

 

as set out in Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1515 of 19 October 2020, the mission of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) is to provide training and education in the field of the Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in the wider context of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CSFP) at the European level to develop and promote a common understanding of CSFP and CSDP among civilian and military personnel and to identify and disseminate best practices concerning various CFSP and CSDP issues through its training and education activities.

 

The ESDC works under the overall responsibility of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy ('HR').  The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the High Representative in the exercise of his mandate to conduct and implement an effective and coherent EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), representing the EU and of chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity as Vice-President of the Commission concerning his responsibilities within the Commission  in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EUs external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Council, the services of the Commission and the Secretariat General of the European Parliament.

 

We are looking for:

 

a dynamic, flexible and proactive student with a developed sense of service.

 

Legal Basis

 

 Council  Decision  (CFSP)  1515/2020  of  19  October  2020  establishing  a  European Security and Defence College (ESDC).

Eligibility criteria

 

 Candidates must:

 

a) be nationals from one of Member States of the European Union;

 b) be   currently   enrolled   in   an   academic   institute/university   to   obtain   a Bachelor's/Master's degree or equivalent in a relevant field for the ESDC's activities;

 

c) have insurance that covers sickness and accidents for the entire period of the internship;

 

d) thorough  knowledge  of  one  EU  working  language  (EN/FR)  and  satisfactory knowledge of another one is an asset; in practical terms, to perform the required duties, that means an excellent command of written and spoken English, in particular  good  report-writing  skills;  good  knowledge  of  written  and  spoken French is desirable.

 

Selection Criteria

 

 Qualifications

    academic profile

    academic achievements

    personal  qualities,  such  as  having  an  international  profile,  work  experience, certificates and other achievements

 

Rights and duties of interns

Duration of the internship

 

The internship period may last a minimum of three and a maximum of  six months. The following timeframe applies for 2023:

 

First period: 16 January - 15 March 2023

Second period: 16 April - 15 July 2023

Third period: 16 September - 15 December 2023.

 The internship itself

Interns are placed under the responsibility of an adviser. Interns shall be required to comply with the instructions given by their advisers and by their superiors in the ESDC, to maintain the highest standards of personal integrity, impartiality and self-discipline.

  

 

Interns must carefully record their activities and submit a respective report to their advisers at the end of their internship. The ESDC will provide a certificate specifying the length of the internship.

 

Visits and trips of relevant interest may be organised for interns by the ESDC subject to budget availability. Interns can participate, subject to the conditions of the ESDC.

 

Early termination

 

If a trainee wishes to terminate his/her traineeship earlier than the date specified in the working agreement, the intern must submit a written request. This request, stating the relevant reasons, must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the new termination date foreseen, via his/her adviser to the Head of the ESDC. Where appropriate, the intern will receive the equivalent of the days he/she was present.

 

Absences

 

Holidays

 

Interns  should  keep  the  same  hours  of  work  and  have  the  same  official  public holidays as ESDC staff. Interns are entitled to two working days of leave per month. This entitlement is acquired pro rata to the months worked counted from the first day of the month. Days of leave not taken are not paid in lieu. The Head of the ESDC shall approve all absences. The interns may also receive a maximum of six days of special leave (only for exam days and serious family situations).

 

Absences in case of sickness

 

In case of sickness, interns must notify their adviser immediately, and if absent for longer than two days, must produce a medical certificate, indicating the probable length of absence. A trainee who is  absent because of illness maybe subject to medical checks in the interest of the service.

 

Absences without Leave

 

If interns are absent without justification and without notifying their adviser, they  should provide proper justification for his/her unauthorised absence. These days of absence are automatically deducted from the interns leave entitlement. The Head of the ESDC may decide, following examination  of the justification  given,  or if no  justification  is received after a specific deadline, to immediately terminate the internship without further notice.

 

Sanctions and disciplinary measures

 

Interns   must   exercise   their   duties   and   behave   with   integrity,   courtesy   and consideration. If the conduct of the intern does not prove satisfactory, the Head of the ESDC, in response to a reasonable request by the adviser may at any moment decide toterminate the traineeship.

Interns who take part in official activities must respect the timetables and programmes laid down. The Head of the ESDC may demand the reimbursement of costs incurred for the  organisation  of  such  activities  from  interns  who  absent  themselves  without due and proper justification.

During their training, trainees must consult their advisers or, if unavailable, their co- ordinator, on any action they propose to take on their initiative relating to the activities of the ESDC.

 

Financial Matters

 

Basic amount

 

Interns are awarded   a monthly allowance amounting to EUR 1200. If they receive a grant (e.g. Erasmus+ program), the ESDC shall reimburse the difference up to the amount of EUR 1200.

Interns will be reimbursed for expenses in case of occasional missions.

 

Early Termination of Contract

 

If the trainee terminates his/her contract early, he/she will be required to reimburse that part of the allowance, which he/she may have received, relating to the period after the termination date.

 

Equal opportunities

 

The EEAS is committed to an equal opportunities policy for all its staff and applicants. The EEAS is committed to promoting gender equality and to preventing discrimination on any grounds. It actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates diverse backgrounds and from the broadest possible geographical basis amongst the EU Member States. We aim at a service which is truly representative of society, where each staff member feels respected, can give their best and can develop their full potential.

 

Candidates  with  disabilities  are  invited  to  ask   esdc-vacancies@eeas.europa.eu  to accommodate any special needs and provide assistance to ensure the possibility to pass the selection procedure with equal opportunities with other candidates.   If a candidate with a disability is selected for the intern position, the ESDC is committed to providing   reasonable   accommodation   mutatis   mutandis   Art   1d.4   of   the   Staff Regulations.

 

Application Procedure

 

Candidates shall draft their CV and motivation letter in English or in French in a PDF or Word version, following the European CV form which can be found at the following internet address: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum- vitae.

 

Candidates should send applications only by email to the following mail address:  esdc-vacancies@eeas.europa.eu. Each application will be screened based on the requirements for the internship.

 

The most suitable applicants will be called for an interview by the ESDC as soon as possible.

  

The closing date for the submission of applications is 30 November 2022 at 12.00 midday (CET - Brussels' time).

 

Place of work: Brussels, Belgium

 

 Data Protection

 The personal information  requested from candidates will be  processed in line  with Regulation (EU) N° 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons about to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) 45/2001 and Decision No. 1247/2002/EC. 

The  purpose  of  processing  the  personal  data  of  the  candidates  is  to  manage applications because of possible preselection and recruitment. More information on personal data protection can be found on the EEAS website:

 

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/3032/-transparency-and- data-protection_en

 

 

The protection of your personal data is very important at the ESDC and they will be handled as appropriate.

For Seconded National Experts (SNEs):

 

For Internships:

Administrative and selection related questions: esdc-vacancies@eeas.europa.eu

Phone number: +322584 6217

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