Seconded National Expert - International Relations Officer (EMPL-E-3)

European Commission
Place of employment
Brussels, Belgium
Application deadline
18 Sep 2024


The mission of Unit E3 "International Affairs, European Training Foundation (ETF)" is to develop and promote the external dimension of the EU's employment and social policies and instruments, building on the European Pillar of Social Rights and the EU international commitments in these domains. Our main goals are to uphold fundamental social and labour rights for everyone; to contribute to sustainable development and poverty eradication; and to foster a social level playing field for all. The Unit acts as the main contact point, on behalf of the European Commission, with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). It also manages the Commission's relations with the European Training Foundation (ETF). The Unit coordinates as well DG Employment input to the enlargement process and is involved in the monitoring of labour -related commitments in the context of EU trade agreements and preferential trade preferences’ schemes.

We propose a challenging job as international relations officer within a dynamic and committed team and an inclusive working environment. The job requires the ability to establish and manage relations with third countries and international organisations in the field of responsibility of the Unit. The successful candidate will, in particular:

- Contribute to managing relations with the ILO, namely by preparing and attending the regular ILO’s Governing Bodies, the annual International Labour Conference, as well as any other related meeting and activity;

- Be responsible for the monitoring of labour standards in third countries, in particular in the context of EU Trade Agreements and EU preferential trade arrangements (EBA and GSP+).

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the drafting of policy notes, speeches, briefings and other relevant documents.

The job requires the availability to participate to missions outside the EU.

Please note that this position is offered without remuneration.

The Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU points out that ONLY applications submitted by the Permanent Representation will be considered. Interested parties are therefore requested to send application documents (Europass CV, letter of motivation and declaration of approval of the employer) in English by September, 18, 2024 by email to

Only the “Europass CV” form should be used to create the CV. Applicants must state the exact name of the position for which they are applying (e.g. JRC-B-5) in all documents submitted.

For more detailed information on the job profile, requirements and selection procedure, please refer to the detailed vacancy notice below.

Reference: EMPL-E-3