Communication Officer - FMO

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jun 07

Position description

The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) is the secretariat of the EEA Grants and Norway Grants, and is affiliated to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Brussels.

We are looking for a strong communicator with technical abilities to join the communication team in the Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) – the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants.

The position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and nationals of the member states of the European Union.

Division: Financial Mechanism Office
Category/Level: A4
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 17/2018


The Communication Officer will join a strong team dedicated to communicating the opportunities made available through the Grants and how we work together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. The role involves both internal and external communication tasks such as planning, producing and publishing content for the EEA and Norway Grants’ website, social media channels, online campaigns, publications and events. The Communication Officer will report to Head of Communication.


  • Produce content for the EEA and Norway Grants’ website and social media channels, including videos and other visual elements;
  • Organise workshops, seminars and other events in Brussels as well as in the donor/beneficiary states;
  • Follow up on the compliance of communication requirements of relevant actors in the beneficiary states and provide them with communication advice;
  • Coordinate work with external suppliers.

The position involves occasional travel.


  • Relevant university degree at a Master’s level.


  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience in video production, including script, filming and editing is required.


  • Excellent knowledge of creative tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop and InDesign;
  • Experience in web editing and excellent knowledge of Content Management Systems (preferably Drupal) and email marketing (Mailchimp);
  • Sharp attention for detail;
  • A strong team player with good interpersonal skills, including a dynamic and flexible attitude, and cultural sensitivity;
  • Ability to multitask and to work with tight deadlines.


  • Native level oral and written communication skills in English (the working language of the FMO). The candidates’ level of English will be tested during the interview process.

Employment Terms

Grade: A4

Annual starting salary: EUR 92,050

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.

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.

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