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EPSO hiring Graduate Administrators

Brussels, Belgium, 06 April 2017

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is organising an open competition, based on tests, to draw up a reserve list from which the institutions of the European Union may recruit new members of the civil service as ‘administrators’ (function group AD).


The main duties of successful candidates recruited from the reserve list of this competition may vary from one institution to another, and include:

Policy formulation and development

  • Conduct analysis and formulation of policies in the fields of EU action;

  • Follow and contribute proactively to policy implementation in specific sectorial policies, drafting policy analysis notes and briefings;

  • Assist decision-makers by means of written or oral contributions.

Operational delivery

  • Devise, implement, monitor and conduct checks of programmes and action plans;

  • Manage the relations with the Member States and external interest groups;

  • Follow inter-service and inter-institutional coordination and consultation regarding European policies;

  • Coordinate working groups set up by the Member States, the institutions and other external stakeholders;

  • Draft contracts, prepare calls for proposals and invitations to tender, and participate in the monitoring of proposals and projects;

  • Contribute to external communication as well as to internal reporting and communication.

Resource management

  • Manage resources including staff, finances, and equipment;

  • Monitor administrative, financial and budget procedures;

  • Participate in preparing budget estimates and drawing up annual reports and accounts;

  • Manage operational, strategic, social and budgetary risks.

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