Work opportunity as Seconded National Expert (SNE)

The call is now closedThe European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) wishes to set up a permanent list of candidates interested in a short-term ...
The call is now closed

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) wishes to set up a permanent list of candidates interested in a short-term work opportunity as Seconded National Expert (SNE). Applications to become a SNE will be kept for three years. Candidates MUST have current employment in a national, regional or local public sector, in an international civil service, in private sector or in non-profit making or voluntary sector. Candidates are required to have a good level of English.

General conditions:

National Experts are seconded to the FRA [en] according to the European Commission's rules on the secondment of National Experts of 27.02.2004, C(2004)577 repealed by C(2006)2033 of 01.06.2006, repealed by C(2008)6866 of 12.11.2008 [en].

The secondment contract may not be less than six months nor more than two years. The initial duration of the secondment is one year. The contract may be renewed once or more, up to a total period not exceeding four years and does not lead to subsequent employment at FRA. The contract duration is for full time employment. Before the period of secondment begins, the national or international civil service from which the SNE is to be seconded, shall certify to the FRA that he/she will remain, throughout the period of secondment, subject to the social security legislation applicable to that civil service and will assume responsibility for expenses incurred abroad.

FRA pays for a daily subsistence allowance depending on the distance between the place of residence and place of secondment.

FRA is a multicultural work environment and is located in Vienna, Austria.

The FRA urges anyone meeting the eligibility criteria and interested in the position to apply. The FRA is an equal opportunities employer and ensures that its recruitment procedures do not discriminate on the basis of gender, colour, racial, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation, or any other status.

FRA will not return applications to candidates.  The personal data provided by the candidate shall be processed pursuant the European Regulation related to personal data protection and in particular Regulation EC n. 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the community institutions and bodies, and on the free movement of such data.  Personal data shall be processed solely for the purpose of the secondment to the FRA. Should the candidate require further information or wishes to exercise his/her rights (e.g. access or rectify data) he/she shall address to:

How to apply:

  • Read carefully the "Application Instructions" and the "Job Description" before applying.
  • Applications should only be submitted on-line.
  • Prepare your Curriculum Vitae (Europass Format) and your Motivation Letter. These two documents should be attached to the "Online Application Form". You should clearly indicate in your motivation letter the Department and the position you are interested in.
  • Complete the "Online Application Form"

Closing date:

The closing date for submission of the applications is 09/07/2009 at 13:00 (Vienna time).  FRA reserves the right to disregard any application sent after that date.