Call for expressions of interest for Seconded National Expert

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is an EU Agency based in Vienna. The objective of the Agency is to provide the relevant institutions and authorities of the Community and its Member States when implementing Community law with assistance and expertise relating to fundamental rights, in order to support them when they take measures or formulate courses of action within their respective spheres of competence to fully respect fundamental rights (Article 2 of the Council Regulation (EC) No 168/2007).

The FRA is issuing a call for expressions of interest in order to recruit a cost-free Seconded National Expert for the following position:

Seconded National Expert in Director’s Office
- Ref. SNE-FRA-DIR-2017
- Eligibility and selection criteria grid
- Apply online

Seconded National Experts are staff employed by a national, regional or public administration or IGO, who are seconded to FRA so that it can use their expertise in a particular field. The initial period of secondment will be for one year, renewable up to a maximum of four years in total. The SNE shall be cost-free for FRA, in line with Article 2 of Management Board Decision 2017/01.

The FRA urges anyone meeting the eligibility criteria and interested in the position to apply.

FRA is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications without distinction 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, nationality, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.

FRA encourages candidates with disabilities to apply. If you consider yourself to have a physical, mental, intellectual or sensory disability, please tick the appropriate box on the on-line application form and indicate any adjustments or arrangements, relating to your disability, so FRA can ensure your full and equal participation in the interview.

The FRA will not return applications to candidates. The personal data provided by the candidate shall be processed pursuant to 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 selection procedure. Should the candidate have any query concerning the processing of his/her personal data, he/she shall address them to: recruitment@fra.europa.eu

The Selection Committee has been established by the following Decision of the Director.

Please note that the Selection Committee’s work and deliberations are highly confidential: any contact with its members is strictly forbidden and may disqualify candidates from the selection.

How to apply

Please read carefully the online application instructions before applying.

Only online applications will be accepted.

An application will be deemed admissible only if it includes:

  • a CV in Europass format (other formats will not be considered);
  • a motivation letter (preferably no more than one page);
  • a fully filled in eligibility and selection criteria grid.

Closing date

The closing date for submission of applications is 22/05/2017 at 13:00 (Vienna local time). FRA reserves the right to disregard any application sent after that date/time.