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Seconded National Expert - Open Science and ERA Policy, Sector Joint Programming

Institution: European Commission - DG RTD
Place of employment: Brussels, Belgium
The application deadline is: 18. Apr. 2018

The seconded national expert will work under the supervision of an official within the Sector Joint Programming - the central point of contact ensuring a coherent approach within the Commission for the overall coordination of Public-to-Public Partnerships (P2Ps) and the follow-up of ERAC Ad-hoc Working Group on Partnerships, in the context of the Commission's overall policy strategy to realise the European Research Area.

The candidate will support the preparation of relevant parts of FP9 and coordinate with thematic directorates of DG Research & Innovation and other Commission services of the research family the implementation of current and future Public-Public Partnerships. He/she will prepare the Commission participation in the GPC (Groupe de Programmation Conjointe). Tasks will also comprise drafting briefing notes, engaging in policy development and drafting strategy notes on issues of transnational cooperation, Joint Programming, and P2Ps with Member States.

This position entails frequent contacts with other Commission services and relevant stakeholders. The successful applicant will be a confident and positive communicator with an appreciation for a complex, multifaceted portfolio of activities.

He/She will contribute to internal analysis and monitoring, assist the work of Commission expert groups and support Commission colleagues in the steering of commissioned studies.

Please look at the attached Job Profile for more information.

Submission of applications and selection procedure

Candidates should send their application according to the Europass CV format ( in English, French or German only to the Permanent Representation / Diplomatic Mission to the EU of their country, which will forward the applications to the competent services of the Commission within the deadline fixed by the latter. Not respecting this procedure or deadlines will automatically invalidate the application.

Candidates are required not to add other documents (such as copy of passport, copy of degrees or certificate of professional experience, etc). If necessary, these will be requested at a later stage.

Conditions of the secondment

The secondment will be governed by the Commission Decision C(2008)6866 of 12/11/2008 laying down rules on the secondment to the Commission of national experts and national experts in professional training (SNE Decision). This decision is available on

The SNE will remain employed and remunerated by his/her employer during the secondment. He/she will equally remain covered by the national social security.

Unless for cost-free SNEs, allowances may be granted by the Commission to SNEs fulfilling the conditions provided for in Art. 17 of the SNE decision.

During the secondment, SNEs are subject to confidentiality, loyalty and absence of conflict of interest obligations, as provided for in Art. 6 and 7 of the SNE Decision.

If any document is inexact, incomplete or missing, the secondment may be cancelled.

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