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. The FMO reports to the three Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) through the EEA Financial Mechanism Committee (FMC) for the EEA Grants and to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA) for the Norway Grants. The overall objectives of the grants are to reduce economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States and the 15 Beneficiary States.
The Grants are worth €1.8 billion in the financing period 2009-2014, funding 148 programmes and ca. 7200 projects. The programmes and projects under this financing period are now drawing to a close. The allocation for the financing period 2014-2021 totals €2.8 billion. Key sectors of our work include research and innovation, social inclusion, environment and climate change, civil society, and justice and home affairs.
The FMO offers an international, stimulating and diverse workplace, with a current staff of over 60 employees comprising 18 nationalities.
This position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). We are seeking candidates to fill a (Senior) Sector Officer vacancy in the area of Business Development, Innovation and SMEs.
Division: Financial Mechanism Office
Category/Level: A4 (Officer)/A5 (Senior Officer)
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 14/2017
The (Senior) Sector Officer provides expertise in the areas of Business Development, Innovation and SMEs. S/he is responsible and follows relevant programmes from development throughout implementation. The position involves travel.
The (Senior) Sector Officer will be a member of the Priority Sectors Unit in the Programmes Department. The (Senior) Sector Officer reports to the Head of Priority Sectors Unit.
Relevant University degree, Master’s level.
Relevant work experience from public administration, international organisations and/or programme management. A combination of work experience in these areas is considered an asset. For the senior officer post extensive relevant work experience would be required.
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.
We offer a very interesting and challenging position in a dynamic and diverse environment and the opportunity to work in a team of highly qualified people. 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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