Seconded National Expert - Co-financed (m/f)

Informations générales

  • Statut Fonctionnaire
  • Date limite de candidature19/05/2021
  • LieuIndia

Who recruits?

The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the High Representative in the exercise of his mandate to conduct and implement an effective and coherent EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), of representing the EU and of chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity as Vice-President of the Commission with regard to his responsibilities within the Commission in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EU’s external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Council, the services of the Commission and the Secretariat General of the European Parliament.

We propose

  • The position of Seconded National Expert covering Security/Counterterrorism issues at the EU Delegation to India as a “co-financed” secondment, i.e. salary, insurances, accommodation and other costs are to be paid by the EU MS as appropriate and specific allowances to be paid by the EEAS.
  • The Selected SNE will assist the EU Delegation to India, other Delegations in the region (notably Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) and EEAS HQ to monitor security developments, establish and maintain relations with local counterparts on Counter Terrorism (CT), Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE), counter financing of terrorism and countering transnational and organised crime, and contribute to analysis and reporting in the fields of security, counterterrorism, Rule of Law and Security Sector Reform. The CT/Security Expert will work under the supervision of the Head of Delegation. He/she will be based at the EU Delegation in New Delhi and will be required to travel in country and in the region as required and as security conditions allow. The Expert will be part of the EU CT/Security Experts Network and, as such, he will be also accountable to EEAS HQ (Counter Terrorism Division).

We are looking for

  • The European External Action Service (EEAS) is seeking a highly motivated colleague (SNE) to occupy the post of Seconded National Expert (SNE) to the EU Delegation to India.
  • The expert will assist / contribute:
    • To monitor the security situation and related developments in India and the wider region, (notably Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh) as may be necessary collect information and provide analysis and advice on matters related to security, with a focus on counterterrorism (including anti-money laundering/countering terrorist financing), preventing/countering violent extremism (including attention for drivers and root causes of terrorism and extremism) and countering transnational and organised crime. The impact of security issues on broader EU interests in the region should also be part of the analysis;
    • To provide regular and timely reporting to the Head of Delegation to India as well as EEAS Headquarters (Security and Defence Policy Directorate (CT Division) and MD for Asia and the Pacific on the above mentioned topics including timely reports, early warnings, conflict analyses, specific requests, info flashes, "think pieces", etc.;
    • To ensure close coordination with Member States' security advisers, police liaison officers and counterterrorism officers, including by participating in and/or convening relevant coordination meetings;
    • To develop and maintain a network made of the relevant national Law enforcement and security institutions and Interior and Defence Ministries, UN agencies, local and international civil society, etc.;
    • To closely cooperate with the Commission services (including FPI, INTPA, HOME, FISMA, DEFIS etc.) and Interpol in the identification, formulation and implementation of programmes and activities relating to counterterrorism, P/CVE and transnational crime activities in the host country, in close contact with the Head of Delegation, the Security and Defence Policy Directorate (CT Division), and the EMLO, where present.

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates must:
    • Be drawn from public administrations in Member States, from international organisations or, only in exceptional cases and with prior authorisation from other sources;
    • Have at least three years’ full-time experience of administrative, scientific, technical, advisory or supervisory functions equivalent to those of function groups AD or AST as defined in the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and the Conditions of Employment of other servants of the Union1 or, where justified in the interests of the service, professional training of an equivalent level.2
    • Have a thorough knowledge of one Union language and a satisfactory knowledge of a second language for the performance of his/her duties.
    • Have a security clearance of minimum level EU-SECRET for the functions that he/she will carry out.
    • Remain in the service of the employer throughout the period of secondment and shall be paid by that employer.
    • Remain subject to the social security legislation applicable to the public administration, international administration or entity which employs the SNE and which will assume responsibility for expenses incurred abroad. In case of posting to an EU Delegation, the employer certifies that the SNE is covered for medical expenses incurred at the place of secondment, as well as costs of repatriation on health grounds throughout the full period of secondment
    • Ensure that there is no conflict of interest and that they will, at all times, safeguard the independence and coherence of EU foreign policy as well as the integrity and confidentiality of EU documentation, information and procedures.

Selection criteria 

Candidates should:

Professional knowledge

  • Have a professional experience of at least 5 years, preferably in the Ministry of Interior/Police, Foreign Affairs, Police or Justice area.
  • Have extensive knowledge of the above-mentioned policy areas are required, including conflict sensitive analytical capacities, security/CT policies in Member States or international organizations and diplomatic representations. Good working knowledge of the EU (institutional) environment and instruments in the area of external and security policy. Proven reporting and analysis capacity.
  • Have the capacity to work and communicate under time constraints in an international diplomatic and multilingual environment. Intercultural sensitivity skills are required.
  • Be a team worker and have good coordination and communication skills
  • Have solid analytical capability as well as drafting and reporting skills. Rapid grasp of problems and capacity to identify issues and solutions
  • Thorough knowledge (capacity to write and speak) in English is required. Knowledge of local official language(s) would be a strong asset.
Personal Qualities
  • Dynamic, motivated and flexible personality. Ability to adapt quickly to new situations and deal with new challenges, including missions in conflict areas. Ability to adapt quickly to difficult working and living conditions.

Deadline & application

Applications should be sent by your Permanent Representation by e-mail to: shall not be sent directly to the Delegation.

Candidates shall draft their CV in English or in French in a PDF or Word version, following the European CV form, which can be found at the following internet address: with a motivation letter.

Only applications received in the above-mentioned format by 19 May 2021 noon (Brussels time) which will be taken into consideration. Applications will be examined by the EEAS, which will, in principle, organise interviews during May 2021.

Please note, that the delivery of a security clearance (minimum level EU SECRET/SECRET UE) is a prerequisite for all postings as an SNE to the EEAS.