Seconded National Expert to the EU Delegation to Malaysia (m/f)

Informations générales

  • Statut Fonctionnaire
  • Date limite de candidature30/06/2021
  • LieuBrussels ,Belgium

We are:



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 (Political Analysis Officer) at the EU Delegation to Malaysia 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 Malaysia to the functioning of the Political, Press and Information section under the direct supervision of the Head of Section and/or Head of Delegation.

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 Malaysia.
  • The expert will assist / contribute to:
    • Analysis and reporting on the overall political situation and developments in the host country, and at regional level with a special view to ASEAN and relations with the EU and Member States;
    • Analysis and reporting in the fields of security, defence, justice, home affairs, security, the rule of law, human rights as well as good governance in the host country and at regional level;
    • Analysis and reporting regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and relevant overall health matters in the host country;
    • Strengthen the EU's work in the field of human rights with Malaysia by expanding cooperation with all relevant stakeholders such as the National Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM), line Ministries, UN Agencies and the civil society;
    • Coordination of the EU's work in the field of human rights in Malaysia according to the EU Human Rights Country Strategy and chair the monthly Human Rights Working Group meetings;
    • Coordination of the EU’s work in the field of consular cooperation and chair the Consular Working Group meetings;
    • Monitoring of ongoing projects funded under the EIDHR, Migration & Asylum and other relevant thematic budget programs;
    • Expand EU-Malaysia cooperation in the area of migration, rule of law, good governance, fight against corruption, and law reforms;
    • Provide assistance to incoming visits from the EEAS, the European Parliament and European Commission Services;
    • Support the organization of events related to the work of the Political, Press and Information section;
    • Strengthen EU-Malaysia cooperation in the context of the implementation of the coming Partnership and Cooperation Agreement;
    •  Assist with the preparation and monitoring of relevant DEVCO and FPI supported projects

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.
    • 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

  • Professional knowledge
    • Experience of at least 3 years in the above mentioned areas at institutional level, analysis and reporting; in third countries (Embassy, International organization, NGO, etc.); knowledge of EU institutions, related decisional processes, CFSP-CSDP, HOME, JUST, EU external action and related EU external policies (geographic and thematic) of geographic area in question and relevant regional integration processes.
  • Skills
    • 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
  •  Languages
    • Thorough knowledge (capacity to write and speak) in English. A good knowledge of French and some knowledge of Bahasa Malaysia is an advantage.
  • Personal Qualities
    • Capacity to work and communicate under time constraints in an international diplomatic and multilingual environment.
    • Teamwork. Coordination and communication skills.
    • Solid analytical capability as well as drafting and reporting skills. Rapid grasp of problems and capacity to identify issues and solutions. Proactive approach to the role.
  • Equal opportunities
    • The EEAS is committed to an equal opportunities policy for all its employees and applicants for employment. As an employer, the EEAS is committed to promoting gender equality and to preventing discrimination on any grounds. It actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and from the broadest possible geographical basis amongst the EU Member States. We aim at a service that is truly representative of society, where each staff member feels respected, is able to give their best and can develop their full potential.
    • Candidates with disabilities are invited to contact ( in order to accommodate any special needs and provide assistance to ensure the possibility to pass the selection procedure in equality of opportunities with other candidates. If a candidate with a disability is selected for a vacant post, the EEAS is committed to providing reasonable accommodation in accordance with Art 1d.4 of the Staff Regulations.

Deadline & application

Permanent Representations are kindly requested to send applications by e-mail to the Division EEAS.BA.HR.2 “Selection and Recruitment of Staff”:

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:

Only applications received in the above-mentioned format by 30 June 2021 at 12.00 noon will be considered for this call for applications.