NORDEM is NORCAP`s programme on human rights, democracy and peace. As part of its mandate, NORDEM seconds Experts to the European Union to help support democratization processes and assisting in establishing solid democratic and effective national institutions. NORDEM contributes to the EU’s capacity building missions and operations as well has a history of seconding national experts to the core EU institutions.
NORCAP is currently seeking two Seconded National Experts to the European Commission for the Support Group for Ukraine (SGUA). Both positions will be based in Brussels within the European Commission and with direct reporting line to the Head of Support Group for Ukraine. The duration of the assignment is two years with a possible extension. The two roles will have a divided area of responsibility: 1) Infrastructure and Project Implementation 2) Public Procurement including extensive liaison with procurement experts.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of SGUA, the Policy Officers will contribute to developing specific activities in support of recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine during and after Russia’s war in close co-operation with relevant European Commission and EEAS services as well as the Delegation in Kyiv. N.B. This vacancy is open for Norwegian passport holders only .
Within the European Commission, the Support Group for Ukraine (SGUA) was established by decision of the President of the European Commission in 2014 and is administratively part of Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR).
Since Russia launched its unprovoked and unjustified war against Ukraine in February 2022, SGUA has played a key role in coordinating the emergency assistance to the country and in assessing the application for membership in the European Union. It will also be heavily involved in future reconstruction efforts. SGUA works in close cooperation with relevant Commission DGs, the European External Action Service, the EU Delegation in Kyiv and Member States. Moreover, SGUA enhances strategic upstream coordination with international and bilateral donors, as well as European and International Financial Institutions.
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