Are you passionate about sharing your digital skills with colleagues to help them build online communities and support your employer’s engagement goals?
Do you have the drive to coordinate multi-partner communications campaigns for the public good that reach across Europe?
Then this job may be for you! EFSA is looking for Communications Officers who combine generalist skills and experience in traditional communications practice with demonstrated effective understanding and use of the very latest trends in digital and community management.
Your key responsibilities
EFSA employs around 500 staff members, and its Scientific Committee and Panels engage highly qualified and independent scientific experts.
Every position within EFSA plays an important part in creating an inspirational environment in which to work and develop.
EFSA’s standards and values are driven by ethics and integrity and all staff is expected to act in a manner consistent with its principles, including fairness, transparency and impartiality in work practices and conduct towards other people.
As an EFSA staff member, you will have the chance to make a difference to European food safety working in an international and dynamic environment.
You will also be able to participate in several valuable networking opportunities across Europe.
Furthermore, you will be joining EFSA at an exciting time as we are implementing the Transparency Regulation : EFSA expanded its mandate and will grow considerably over the next few years.
To find out more about EFSA, visit us at www.efsa.europa.eu. WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU? Life in Parma Parma is a lively city of around 200.
000 inhabitants located in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna and ranked as one of the most liveable cities in Italy. Its centre is rich in art, with architecture from different periods and plenty of parks.
Parma is famous for its food, surrounding picturesque countryside and medieval castles. It is strategically located between major cities like Milano and Bologna and within reachable distance from ski resorts, seaside and mountains.
Salary and benefits EFSA can offer the selected candidate a contract of 5 years with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will be recruited as Temporary Agent Grade AD6 with the basic salary starting from € 5.
524 monthly, subject to an annual review of remuneration provided for in Article 65(1) of the Staff Regulations. In addition to the basic salary, EFSA offers a range of benefits :
The salary is subject to a Community tax deducted at source and staff members are exempt from national taxation.
Further information regarding rights, conditions of employment and benefits can be found at the following links :
Staff Regulations Frequently Asked Questions WHAT ARE THE SELECTION REQUIREMENTS? You must satisfy the following requirements on the closing date for submission of your application : I.
Eligibility criteria 1.General requirements
2 3.Experience In addition to the above, at least three (3) years of relevant and proven professional experience gained after obtaining the diploma. 3
In case you do not fulfil all the eligibility criteria, your application will not be taken into consideration.
II.Selection criteria The following competencies will be assessed throughout the different phases of the selection procedure.
Candidates are also expected to demonstrate effective communication in both spoken and written English as well as strong motivation for the position.
v. Experience in project management : able to translate strategic project goals into clear project objectives, to monitor the project progress and results (on time, costs and quality), to adjust project / working plans when external or internal conditions alter, able to analyse and engage project stakeholders via a clear communication strategy.
able to cooperate, listen actively, manage conflicts and motivate colleagues. NOTE Candidates are invited to read the ANNEX that represents an integral part of this vacancy and provides information on how to complete the application, the steps of the selection process and appeal procedures.
This vacancy is published as well internally at the grade bracket AD5 - AD7. 1 Before appointment, a successful candidate shall be medically examined by an institution’s medical officer in order that the European Food Safety Authority may be satisfied that he / she fulfils the requirement of article 28(e) of the Staff Regulations of the Officials of the European Communities.
2 Any academic qualification mentioned in the application form shall be duly supported by evidence (original or certified copies of e.
g. diplomas, certification, etc.) Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU Member State authorities will be accepted.
In instances where diplomas are obtained from a non-EU Member State, EFSA may request the candidate to provide a relevant document of comparability issued by a recognised authority.
3 Any professional experience mentioned in the application form shall be duly supported by evidence (original or certified copies of e.
g. contracts, payslips etc.). Professional experience shall be taken into account from the date on which the person fulfils the minimum qualifications for engagement.
on a paid basis; as employee (any type of contract), or provider of a service. Any given period may be counted only once (in order to be calculated as eligible, years of studies or professional experience to be taken into account shall not overlap with other periods of studies or professional experience).
Professional activities pursued part-time will be calculated pro-rata on the basis of the certified percentage of full-time hours worked.
Remunerated PhDs acquired in a field relevant to the job description can be counted as professional experience up to 3 years.
Paid traineeships are counted as working experience. Prior to contract signature, the successful candidate(s) will need to provide original versions of documents proving the candidate’s work experience.