1. WE ARE
The European Asylum Support Office (hereinafter referred to as "EASO"), established by Regulation 439/20101, strengthens European Union (EU) Member States practical cooperation on asylum, enhances the implementation of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and supports Member States whose asylum and reception systems are under particular pressure.
Specifically, EASO focuses on three main tasks:
The headquarters of EASO are located in Valletta Harbour (Malta).
2. WE PROPOSE
The Senior Planning Officer will be working within the EASO Department of Operations (DOP) within the unit of planning and evaluation reporting directly to the Head of Unit and will be responsible for the following tasks:
3. WE LOOK FOR
A) Eligibility criteria
Candidates will be considered eligible for selection on the basis of the following formal criteria to be fulfilled by the deadline for applications:
1. Have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma2 and, after having obtained the university diploma, at least 6 years of appropriate professional experience, or
Have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma and, after having obtained the university diploma, at least 7 years of appropriate professional experience;
2. Be nationals of one of the Member States of the European Union or of associate countries that have concluded arrangements on their participation in EASO (Norway and Switzerland);
3. Be entitled to their full rights as citizens;
4. Have fulfilled any obligations imposed on them by the laws on military service;
5. Possess a thorough knowledge of one of the official EU languages and a satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages to the extent necessary for the performance of the duties pertaining to the post;
6. Meet the character requirements for the duties involved3;
7. Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post4.
B) Selection criteria
If the eligibility criteria set out in section A) Eligibility criteria are met, candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria. The most suitable candidates evaluated on the basis of the selection criteria will be invited to an interview.
If selected for interview, candidates will also be assessed in the interview on the basis of the following criteria:
The ability to communicate in written English, and the knowledge, skills and competencies related to the job will be also assessed by written test.
4. SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT
The Regulation which provides the legal basis for EASO was adopted in May 2010 (Official Journal of the European Union L 132 of 29.5.2010).
Eligibility of candidates will be assessed by a Selection Committee according to compliance with all eligibility criteria by the closing date for the submission of applications.
The applications of the eligible candidates will also be assessed against the selection criteria. Following that assessment, the best ranked candidates may be invited for a written competency test and an interview, which will be held for the most part in English.
The interview will consist of the following components:
Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring with them originals and copies or officially certified copies of the documents listed below:
The Selection Committee will propose a short list of successful candidates to the Appointing Authority, who will decide on the appointment of the successful candidate and the establishment of a reserve list for the post advertised. Candidates shall note that inclusion on the reserve list does not guarantee recruitment. Recruitment will be based on availability of posts and budget.
The reserve list for this post will be valid until 31 December 2017 and may be extended at the discretion of the Appointing Authority.
Prior to contract signature, the successful candidate will be asked to undergo a compulsory medical examination by one of the institutions' medical officers in order that EASO may be satisfied that he/she fulfils the requirement of Article 28(e) of the Staff Regulations of the Officials of the European Communities.
5. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
EASO applies an equal opportunities policy and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.
6. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The temporary agent will be appointed by the Executive Director, upon recommendation of the Selection Committee, following the selection procedure.
He/she will be recruited as a temporary agent pursuant to Article 2(f) of the CEOS for a period of 5 years which may be renewed. The temporary agent post in question will be placed in group AD 7.
Successful candidates who are recruited will undergo an initial probation period of nine months.
The pay for a Temporary Agent, AD 7 (step 1) consists of a basic salary of EUR 5.937,01 weighted by the correction coefficient (for Malta currently 85.7%) supplemented with various allowances, including family allowances. The salaries of staff members are subject to a Community tax deducted at source.
Staff members are exempt from national tax on salary and are members of the Community social security and pension schemes.
For further information on working conditions of temporary staff please refer to CEOS: http://eurlex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CONSLEG:1962R0031:20140101:EN:PDF.
The place of employment is Valletta Harbour (Malta).
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