Application Deadline: 31st January 2019.
The European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission (EC) have established a high-level traineeship programme which gives an opportunity to highly qualified junior professionals from the EU Member States to work in the EU Delegations worldwide. The aim of the programme is to enable young people to gain a first-hand experience in the work of Delegations and an in-depth understanding of their role in the implementation of EU external policies.
Every 24 months, the EEAS and the EC open a call for expression of interests.
For the current round 2017-2019, there are 78 junior professionals posted in different Delegations.
The JPD programme is based on the:
- Joint Decision JOIN(2017)22 of 19.06.2017 of the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy amending the Joint Decision JOIN(2012)17 of 12.06.2012 establishing a High Level Traineeship Programme in the Delegations in Partnership with the Member States;
- The Decision ADMIN(2017)8 of 21.06.2017 of the Director-General of Budget and Administration of the European External Action Service in agreement with the Directors-General of DG DEVCO and DG HR of the European Commission on the implementing rules of the high level traineeship programme in the delegations of the European Union in Partnership with the Member States of the European Union amending the Decision EEAS DEC(2014)002 of 22.01.2014 of the Chief Operating Officer of the EEAS in agreement with the Directors-General of DG DEVCO and DG HR of the European Commission.
Candidates applying for this high-level traineeship programme should:
- be a national from an EU Member State,
- hold at least a university degree equivalent to the Master’s degree (see Diplomas Annex) in a domain relevant to the activities of the Delegations;
- have excellent command of English and/or French; knowledge of other languages is an asset;
- show a great interest and motivation to work in a Delegation;
- professional experience, extra-curriculum activities such as volunteering or publications, is an important asset.
Selected candidates will be offered a single traineeship agreement of a fixed-term of twelve (12) months, which can be renewed for another period of twelve (12) months.
Trainees are entitled to a monthly remuneration package composed of:
- a grant of 1.375 EUR;
- an accommodation contribution set at 1.058 EUR;
- a hardship contribution added to these mentioned above – depending on the Living Conditions Allowance in a Delegation from 10% to 35% (seeLCA table).
In addition, JPDs will be granted:
- an installation contribution of 2.166 EUR at the beginning of their traineeship;
- a contribution for the cost of the journey of 2.644 EUR for each period of 12 months of traineeship;
- a contribution of 705 EUR for the insurance cost for each period of 12 months of traineeship.
Junior Professionals can work in one of the 140 EU Delegations and can be posted, depending on the nature of their tasks, in:
- the EEAS sections – for political, press and information functions (see the standard description of training assignments for EEAS functions)
- the EC sections – for aid management, trade, economic issues, etc. (see the standard description of training assignments for Commission functions ).
NUMBER OF TRAINEESHIP POSITIONS IN 2019
The EEAS and the EC will finance minimum 54 JPDs posts (2 per Member State) for the round 2019-2021: 27 JPDs positions in the political, press and information section (EEAS) and 27 in the aid management, trade and economic issues (EC). Additional posts might be financed through voluntary contributions of EU Member States.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications (see the application form) shall be addressed exclusively to the authorities designated by each EU Member State (see the points of contact for your Member State). The modalities for presenting applications to the respective national authorities are determined by the EU Member States and should be made available on their relevant websites. Applicants can only apply in one Member State. In case of multiple applications, the candidate will be disqualified.
The pre-selection of candidates is managed by the EU Member States. The final selection is made by EEAS and the EC.
After the pre-selection process, the EU Member States submit to the EEAS and the EC a list with the names of short-listed candidates (between 2-4 candidates per foreseen post). Both, the EEAS and the EC, select one candidate from each Member State.
The EEAS and the EC identify a list of priority Delegations to allocate among JPDs. Once the lists are finalised, the EEAS and the EC manage the matching process. The matching process is based on the following criteria:
- priorities of the EC and the EEAS;
- candidates’ profiles and preferences expressed in the application form;
- EU Delegations’ training possibilities.
|LAUNCHING of the 2019 ROUND||3 January 2019|
|Deadline for applications to Member States||31 January 2019|
|Lists of pre-selected candidates submitted to EEAS and Commission by the Member States||28 April 2019|
|Selection panels at EEAS and Commission and matching process (who goes where)||May 2019|
|Communication of results to Member States||June 2019|
|Traineeship offers sent to candidates||June 2019|
|Reception of documents required from selected candidates||30 June 2019|
|Obligatory Induction Training in Brussels||September 2019|
|Starting of traineeships in EU Delegations||September/October 2019|
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the 2019 Junior Professionals in Delegation (JPD)