Traineeships - Financial Mechanism Office (EEA and Norway Grants)

Traineeships are offered at the Financial Mechanism Office for 12 months from 1 September until 31 August. The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO - EEA Grants / Norway Grants) offers 12-month traineeships for graduates wanting to learn more about grants management. With approximately 18 European nationalities represented in the FMO, the selected trainees gain experience in an international working environment. Traineeships at the FMO are open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway). Exception is given to applicants for the Roma Trainee position: this position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and to nationals of the EU Member States. 

Traineeships are advertised under Current Vacancies in the first week of February. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2020.

Interested applicants would need to fill in the application form when the vacancy is open. Email applications are not accepted.

 

 

 

Location

Brussels

Duration

12 months 

Dates

From 1 September to 31 August

Nationality eligibility 

Open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway). 

Exception is given to applicants for the Roma Trainee position: this position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and to nationals of the EU Member States. 

Purpose

The aim of the traineeships is to provide junior civil servants and other qualified applicants with opportunities for training and familiarisation with the work and functions of the FMO.

Fields of work 

 

  • Communication
  • Legal Affairs
  • Finance and Control
  • Administration and Human Resources
  • Grants Management Systems
  • Priority Sectors
  • Funds and Horizontal Concerns: Civil Society
  • Funds and Horizontal Concerns: Roma Inclusion 
  • Results and Evaluation
  • Country and Bilateral Cooperation

 

A short overview of the FMO’s organisational structure and the related trainee posts can be found here.

Criteria for selection 

- Master's degree within law, economics, statistics, political science, international relations, business administration or other relevant and equivalent experience. Exception: for the Roma Inclusion Trainee, students with a Bachelor's degree will be eligible to apply.

- Knowledge of standard office IT applications (Microsoft Office). 

- Current occupation, experience and career objectives. 

- Fluency in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of any other EFTA/EU language is an asset. 

- An analytical mind with ability to draft good quality documents in English.

- A flexible and motivated team player and capable of taking on a wide variety of tasks, both complex and more basic. 

 

Employment terms

Trainees receive a flat monthly allowance of EUR 1 595 if stationed in Brussels. 

Accommodation in individual flats will be provided by EFTA.

Application process

 

Applications have to be submitted via the EFTA online recruitment tool when the vacancies are published. Only applications submitted via our web tool will be considered.

Shortlisted candidates are contacted by phone. Interviews are normally conducted via Skype.

Applicants are required to specify their preferred field of work when applying.

The selected trainees may be assigned to duties and functions other than those initially requested.

Deadlines

Traineeships are advertised under Current Vacancies early February. The deadline for applications is 1 March.

Contact

 

Please consult FMO/ EEA Norway grants website for more information.  For any further information or technical issues, please contact EFTA Human Resources: hr.support@efta.int.

Email applications are not accepted.

 

    

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