EEA/AD/2021/6 Requisition #
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(In your application, please provide examples from current or past work experience where these competencies have been applied).


  • Demonstrated experience in managing teams composed of staff with different expertise and roles. If this is the first position where line management is an integral part of the job, please specify people-related aspects of project management experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in EU and international environmental or climate processes at institutional settings;
  • Demonstrated understanding in performing policy-relevant analysis and assessments in the job-related thematic domain;
  • Excellent planning and process management skills, and experience in leading strategic or complex processes involving a variety of stakeholders and external contractors;
  • Experience in communicating complex information to stakeholders of differing technical understanding and use of different communication modes to do so (written, verbal, web, etc.);
  • Experience in collaboration, networking, stakeholder management or partnerships to jointly advance knowledge developments in the domain;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) for contacts with senior managers, staff and external stakeholders*;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken* English language, at least at level C1 in all categories according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language.

* Will only be tested at the stage of interview/written test.


  • Experience in contract management, procurement and tendering;
  • Proven training in leadership or management competencies.


Candidates applying must satisfy the following eligibility criteria on the closing date for the submission of applications:

a) Successful completion of university studies attested by a degree relevant to the field concerned, where the normal duration of university education is 4 years or more OR successful completion of university studies attested by a degree relevant to the field concerned, where the normal duration of university education is 3 years OR where justified in the interests of the service, professional training of an equivalent level;

b) A minimum of 6 years (with a 4 year diploma) OR 7 years (with a 3 year diploma) of relevant professional experience after award of the university degree.

Please note that only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities or EEA authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU or EEA Member State authorities will be accepted.

In addition, in order to be eligible a candidate must:

  • Be a national of one of the member countries of the EEA (Member States of the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey);
  • Enjoy full rights as a citizen;
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by law concerning military service;
  • Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the EEA member countries and a satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages (corresponding to level B.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages CEFR);
  • Meet the character requirements for the duties involved;
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post. 

Candidates should assess carefully and check before submitting their application whether they fulfil all the conditions for admission laid down in the vacancy notice, particularly in terms of qualifications and relevant professional experience.

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