EEAS Call for Expression of Interest Policy Officer - Diversity and Inclusion – SG.GENDER AND DIVERSITY

03.02.2023 Expired

2023-EoI-HQ (AD)-TA2b- AD06- 407934

EEAS Call for Expression of Interest for the recruitment of one Temporary Agent under Article 2(b) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants (CEOS)


The European External Action Service (EEAS), which supports the work of the High Representative in defining and implementing an effective and coherent foreign policy of the European Union. The EEAS supports his tasks of conducting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and 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.

The position of Diversity and Inclusion Policy Officer within the Gender and Diversity team of the EEAS.
The successful candidate will report to the Ambassador for Gender and Diversity under the direct authority of the Secretary-General of the EEAS. In addition to jointly defining and setting up the D&I Agenda for Action with all of the relevant parts of the EEAS, he/she will contribute to the development, and support the inclusive culture of the organisation.
Under the authority of the Ambassador for Gender and Diversity, the successful candidate is expected to perform the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and operational advice on matters related to establishing the EEAS as an inclusive and diverse workplace - including on sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or ethnicity;
  • Contribute to the implementation of the EEAS Agenda for Action on Diversity and Inclusion, in close cooperation with the relevant HR Division and all other relevant stakeholders in EEAS and the EC;
  • Ensure that the Diversity and Inclusion Agenda is successfully implemented, in line with the EEAS policy framework and the EU political objectives and priorities;
  • Present recommendations to promote inclusion and diversity;
  • Proactively develop and implement initiatives, plans, partnerships, activities and trainings that promote diversity, inclusion, and equity;
  • Identify and present evidence‐based best practices in recruitment, retention and promotion of a diverse, engaged workforce;
  • Actively engage with multilateral, regional and bilateral partners as well as civil society and academia when identifying best practice and gaps;
  • Partner with the Human Resources division to develop and implement recruiting and hiring strategies to attract employees from diverse backgrounds;
  • Replace and represent the Ambassador on Gender & Diversity in the Task Force on Equality of the Commission on matters related to diversity;
  • Review current practices and policies, assess and analyse the extent to which these support or hinder the organization’s objectives on diversity goals;
  • Advocate for underrepresented categories. Provide support and direction for training initiatives on cultural awareness, gender-related differences and diversity of thought to build a climate of equity and inclusion and increase awareness and support of D&I in compliance with applicable laws;
  • Collect and analyse statistical data to evaluate the organization’s personnel in relation to diversity standards and objectives;
  • Develop, maintain and monitor diversity benchmarks and report results. Leverage analysis to identify trends, insights, and gaps and identify areas of opportunity with the greatest impact and propose measures for improvement, in order to drive accountability to achieve D&I goals;
  • Develop and conduct internal, as well as external presentations, including training;
  • Actively engage with EUDELs on matters related to Diversity & Inclusion;
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks as appropriate, upon instruction of the Ambassador for Gender and Diversity.

The vacancy is to be filled in accordance with the conditions stipulated under the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS)1, in accordance with EEAS Decision ADMIN(2015) 20 on the engagement and use of temporary agents.
The successful candidate will be offered a contract as Temporary Agent under Article 2(b) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants (CEOS) at the grade of AD06 for a 4-year duration, renewable for another 2 years.

Candidates must meet ALL of the following general and specific conditions on the closing date for online applications:

  • Be a national of one of the EU Member States and enjoy full rights as a citizen;
  • Meet any obligations imposed on him or her by the laws concerning military service;
  • Provide the appropriate character references as to his suitability for the performance of his duties;
  • Have the capacity to work in languages of the CFSP (English and French, in writing and orally). Both languages are required in the performance of the duties. The command of one language must be at minimum C1 level (Language 1 — thorough knowledge) and the command of the other one must be at minimum B2 level (Language 2 — satisfactory knowledge).
  • possess a level of education

        a. which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma when the                    normal period of university education is four years or more, OR

        b. which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma and relevant          professional experience of at least one year when the normal period of university                      education is at least three years.

  • have gained at least 3 years' full time professional experience. This experience must have been gained after obtaining the four-year diploma or after obtaining the three-year diploma and the one year relevant professional experience;

Candidates should:

  • have an excellent ability to maintain diplomatic relations and to ensure representation, communication in a complex, multicultural environment;
  • have an excellent capacity to create constructive working relations with national authorities, international organisations and EU Member States;
  • have strong drafting, communication and analytical skills combined with sound judgement;
  • be proactive, dynamic and highly self-motivated with strong analytical, networking and communication skills;
  • have a thorough knowledge of developments in the field of Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion;
  • have a solid understanding of EU policy-making and decision-making processes.


  • experience of working in an Embassy, a Delegation (or equivalent in an international organisation);
  • experience of working in a team in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment;
  • experience of negotiations, and
  • understanding of inter-institutional relations as well as of the relevant political experience in the proposed areas

would be considered assets.

The selection procedure will take place in three different and successive steps:

1. Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest should be sent by e-mail to the following functional mailbox:

For the purposes of the e-mail application, this post will appear under the subject of the email:

“EoI: Diversity and Inclusion Policy Officer in the SG.GENDER AND DIVERSITY team / 2023-EoI-HQ(AD)-TA2b- AD06- 407934”

Such an expression of interest must be accompanied by:

Expressions of interest/applications may be submitted until 23/02/2023 at 12.00 midday (CET - Brussels' time)

2. Pre-selection
The selection panel will make a pre-selection on the basis of the qualifications and the professional experience described in the CV and motivation letter.

3. Selection
The candidates who have passed the pre-selection step will be invited for an interview so that the selection panel can evaluate these candidates objectively and without prejudice based on their qualifications, professional experience and linguistic skills. Additional specific written or oral tests might be organised by the panel.
For correspondence concerning the selection procedure, please use the following email address (the e-mail must have in the subject the following title: "2023-EoI-HQ(AD)-TA2b- AD06- 407934



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, which is truly representative of society, where each staff member feels respected, is able to give their best and can develop their full potential.
If pre-selected, candidates with disabilities are invited to contact us at 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 and recruited, the EEAS is committed to appropriate measures in order to accommodate his or her special needs to the working place or working conditions in accordance with Art 1d(4) of the Staff Regulations.

The selected candidate will be recruited as temporary agents under Article 2(b) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants (CEOS), in accordance with EEAS Decision ADMIN(2015) 20 on the engagement and use of temporary agents.
The selected candidate will be required to undergo a medical fitness examination in accordance with Article 13 of the CEOS.
Candidates shall have a valid Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) allowing them to access information classified at the level “SECRET UE/EU SECRET” or will be required to undergo the corresponding security vetting in accordance with the EEAS security rules3.
In case of positive results on the medical fitness examination and after assessment of the PSC conditions, the candidate will be offered a contract as Temporary Agent, Grade AD064 for a duration 4 years renewable only once for another 2 years.
All member of the temporary staff shall serve initially a nine-month probationary period in accordance with Article 14 CEOS.

PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Brussels, BelgiumPOST AVAILABLE: immediatelyCONTACT: Stella RONNER-GRUBACIC, Ambassador for Gender & Diversity
Tel: +32 2584-2516
Email: Stella.RONNER@eeas.europa.euThe closing date for submissions is 23/02/2023 at 12.00 midday (CET - Brussels' time).

1 Staff Regulations of Officials (SR) and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). For reference, see

2 Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EC) 2018/1725. The privacy statement is available on EEAS webpage:

3 In accordance with the Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of 19 September 2017 on the security rules for the European External Action Service, ADMIN(2017) 10, OJ C 126, 10.4.2018, p. 1, content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.C_.2018.126.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ:C:2018:126:TOC

4 The basic salaries offered by the EU institutions are set out in Article 66 of the Staff Regulations. The current level, can be accessed via the link: