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 at the Valletta Harbour (Malta).
2. WE PROPOSE
EASO is developing a combined content management system and database – the Information and Documentation System (IDS). The IDS provides a detailed and up-to-date overview of the practical functioning of the Common European Asylum System, being a searchable library that provides comprehensive overviews of how each key stage of the asylum system is carried out in individual EU+ countries and allows users to compare these practices. The key elements include: the access to procedure, the application for international protection, the Dublin procedures, the determination at first instance, the determination at second instance, the reception and detention, the return, and the content of protection/integration. IDS is intended to be the future common point of reference for all EASO and national information on asylum, ensuring consistency in approach and source data, and providing a qualitative counterpart to statistical data collection under the Early warning and Preparedness System (EPS).
An IDS network of nominated EU+ countries (EU-28, Norway and Switzerland) representatives has been set up to develop the database. With EASO acting as a central management point for the system, network members are validating and updating their national asylum information on a regular basis. In parallel, EASO coordinates and updates the content and enhances the system’s functionality.
The IDS team also manages the EASO Query System, which allows EU + countries to post written questions and receive replies concerning practical aspects of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), and is responsible for the Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU.
The successful candidate would work in the IDS team (based in the Information and Analysis Unit in the Department of Operations) and would support the Information and Analysis Coordinator who has overall responsibility for the development of the project, by performing 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:
B) Selection criteria
If the eligibility criteria set out in section A) Eligibility criteria are met, the candidates’ applications will be evaluated on the basis of the selection criteria below. The most suitable candidates will be invited to an interview.
Evaluation during interviewing process
Candidates invited to the interviewing process (interview and written test) will be assessed on the following criteria that are essential to the post:
During the interviewing process candidates may also be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
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 this assessment, the best ranking 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 of the documents listed below:
The Selection Committee will propose a shortlist 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 AST 4. Successful candidates who are recruited will undergo an initial probation period of nine months.
The pay for a Temporary Agent, AST 4 (step 1) consists of a basic salary of 4099.01 € weighted by the correction coefficient (for Malta currently 85.70%) 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://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CONSLEG:1962R0031:20140101:EN:PDF.
The place of employment is Valletta Harbour (Malta).
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