The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) is the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants, and is affiliated with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Brussels.
We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to fill a vacancy for a (Senior) Bilateral Officer in the FMO’s Funds and Horizontal Concerns Unit within the Programmes Department.
We expect candidates who are eager to work with the EEA and Norway Grants objective to reduce economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and the 15 Beneficiary States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia).
The Grants are based on a programme model where the Beneficiary States are responsible for the programmes and for projects implemented under the programmes. A few programmes, notably regarding Civil Society, Regional Cooperation and Decent Work, are operated by the FMO.
The allocation for the funding period (2014-2021) totals €2.8 billion. The priority sectors in the period of 2014-2021 are:
The FMO offers an international, stimulating and diverse workplace, with over 60 employees comprising approximately 18 nationalities. Our values are:
For more information please check our website at: www.eeagrants.org.
The position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).
Division: Financial Mechanism Office
Type/Duration of Appointment: Fixed-term three years (renewable once if in the interest of the FMO)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Reference: VA 24/2019
The (Senior) Bilateral Officer is expected to work closely with all teams in the FMO and reports to the Head of Funds and Horizontal Concerns Unit. She/he will in particular:
The (Senior) Bilateral Officer will also coordinate the Grants’ Good Governance programme portfolio and may take on the responsibility as programme manager for a limited number of programmes.
The position involves travel.
Relevant University degree, Master’s level
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (the working language of the FMO) and at least one Donor State language.
Annual starting salary: A4: 93,799.92 EUR; A5: 108,631.56 EUR
Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the grade. The Director of the FMO reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level different from that advertised. Through its recruitment policy, the FMO wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.
We offer a very interesting and challenging position in a dynamic and diverse environment and the opportunity to work in a team of highly qualified people. Salaries and related payments are exempt from taxation by the EFTA Member States, and as regulated in headquarters agreements, in the EFTA host states. Depending on the candidate’s family status, benefits and allowances may apply.
Interested applicants should apply online via the EFTA e-recruitment tool: http://jobs.efta.int/.
Please note that only applications received via our web tool will be considered.
Deadline for submission of application: 25 August 2019.