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European Defence Agency – Project Officer Emerging Land Technologies


European Defence Agency – Project Officer Emerging Land Technologies

Deadline: 15 January 2021
Open to: applicants who have at least three years’ full-time experience in defence, administrative, scientific, technical, operational, advisory or supervisory functions relevant to the performance of the duties assigned to them
Benefits: the jobholder will help to improve the Union’s defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy

DESCRIPTION

The vacancy title is “Project Officer Emerging Land Technologies” within the Research, Technology and Innovation Directorate (RTI) of the European Defence Agency (EDA). The RTI promotes and supports defence research at EU level. Based on the Overarching Strategic Research Agenda (OSRA), developed together with the Member States, the Directorate coordinates and plans joint research activities and the study of technical solutions to meet future operational needs.

Under the overall supervision of the Director RTI and the Head of the Technology and Innovation Unit, the jobholder will contribute to the following activities:

Duties may evolve according to development of the EDA’s structure and activities, and the decisions of EDA management.

ELIGIBILITY

CONDITIONS FOR SECONDMENT

In accordance with the Rules applicable to national experts and military staff on secondment to the European Defence Agency (2004/677/EC), Seconded National Experts are seconded to the Agency while remaining in the service of their national employer and continue being paid their national salary by that employer.

Therefore, in order to be considered in the selection process, candidates for SNE posts must be sponsored by their national authorities. Confirmation is required in the form of a letter of sponsorship addressed to the Agency as far as possible by the closing date for the receipt of applications and in any case before a decision is taken by EDA on the candidate to be selected for a secondment.

To qualify for secondment to the Agency, experts shall:

SELECTION CRITERIA

A. Essential

(1) Professional

The candidate will be required to demonstrate that he/she has:

(2) Personal

All staff must be able to fit into the Agency’s way of working. Other attributes important for this post include:

B. Desirable

The following will be considered an advantage:

BENEFITS

The jobholder will have a chance to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union’s defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future.

HOW TO APPLY?

Candidates must submit their application electronically solely via the EDA website.

For more information please visit the official website.



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