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Seconded National Expert - Surface Transports

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

The European Commission has published a Notice of Vacancy as a Seconded National Expert to the European Commission in DG RTD - Research and Innovation, Directorate Transport, Unit Surface Transports.

Nature of the tasks:

  • The Seconded National Expert (SNE) will contribute to road transport (notably road safety) research policy and coordination in the field of connected and automated transport (CAT).

  • The SNE will contribute in drafting policy notes, briefings and speeches.

  • The SNE will assist his/her hierarchy in the organisation of and in participation in European Commission Inter Service meetings.

  • The SNE will assist his hierarchy in the organisation of stakeholders' workshops.

  • The SNE will contribute to the organisation of external events and will assist his/her hierarchy in the participation to those events including assistance to the presentation of European Commission activities in the field of road transport and connected and automated transport (CAT).

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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