Head of Group - Writing and Publishing

EEA/AD/2021/2 Requisition #
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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.

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.


(In your application, please provide examples from current or past work experience where these competencies have been applied)

  • Experience in managing teams composed of staff with different expertise and roles (if this is the first position where people management is an integral part of the job please specify people related aspects of project management experience);
  • Demonstrated knowledge and at least two years’ experience in managing complex production processes, such as editing or layout, from planning to execution;
  • Excellent project management skills and experience, including delivery of complex projects involving a variety of stakeholders and external contractors under tight deadlines.
  • Experience in contract management, procurement and tendering;
  • Knowledge of and experience in processes, practices and software relevant to online and print publishing;
  • Very good communication skills (verbal and written) for contacts with senior managers, staff and service providers;
  • Highly professional, creative and motivated by environmental sustainability matters at large, with the view on professional development at EEA to embrace operational and strategic leadership roles;*
  • 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.


  • Completed training in leadership and management;
  • Professional experience in EU Institutions or International Organisations.

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