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Heads of Administration in EU Delegations

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The European External Action Service is recruiting Heads of Administration as permanent staff to assist Heads of EU Delegations in the day to day running of the Delegation.

As a Head of Administration you will be responsible for:

  • human resources and safety management;
  • financial management and implementation of the Delegation's budget;
  • management of the logistics, purchasing and premises of the Delegation.


To apply for this position. you should have:

  • post-secondary education attested by a diploma in business administration, human resources management, finance or accounting, followed by at least 6 years' relevant professional experience;
  • secondary education followed by at least 9 years' relevant professional experience.


You also need:

  • EU citizenship;
  • a thorough knowledge of an official EU language (C1); and
  • a satisfactory knowledge of English or French (B2).


Location: The positions will be based in EU Delegations.

Salary: EUR 3 844,31 (AST4) (indicative monthly starting salary for a 40-hour working week).

As well as providing support and assistance to new staff for relocation, the EU institutions also offer a comprehensive remuneration package, including pension and health insurance.

If you want to learn more about what a career in the EU institutions is really like, follow our EU Careers Staff Ambassadors.


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 Annette was Head of Administration in the EU Delegation to Malawi:

“Never thought that this job will allow me to have some many challenges. As a Head of Administration in an EU Delegation you need to tackle so many different problems at different levels while working in such multicultural environment. The good thing is that there is specific training for this post, colleagues are always willing to help and during the first year a mentor helps newcomers to find their way, making the arrival in the team more pleasant."


For full details on the profiles and the selection procedure read the Notice of Competition and the General Rules Governing Open Competitions.

All applicants will be given an equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. See more on equal opportunities and special needs.

This competition is now closed for applications. Check here for current and upcoming competitions.

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