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EFSA/F/4/2018/07 Requisition #
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WHAT ARE THE SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

You must satisfy the following requirements on the closing date for submission of your application:

I. Eligibility criteria

1. General requirements

Be national of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland or Norway; 
Enjoy full rights as a citizen;
Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by laws concerning military service;
Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post;[1]
Have a thorough knowledge of one of the EU official languages and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU language;
Meet the character requirements for the duties involved.

2. Qualifications

A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma.[2]

3. Experience

In addition to the above, at least one (1) year of relevant and proven professional experience gained after obtaining the diploma.[3]

II. Selection criteria

1. Technical competencies

i. At least 3 years of professional experience in a human resources field relevant to the tasks outlined under ‘key responsibilities’, preferably gained in an international/ multicultural environment;
ii. Experience in aligning HR policy with business strategy;
iii. Experience in providing advice to managers on people management matters;
iv. Experience in building strong partnering relations with stakeholders, based on mutual trust and credibility;
v. Ability to act as a catalyst for change, driving business change initiatives;
vi. Ability to leverage data to provide pragmatic and measurable HR solutions;
vii. Knowledge of human resources best practices and staying abreast with the latest trends/ innovations in the field;

2. Behavioural competencies

i. Communication and English: Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both spoken and written English;
ii. Working with others: Ability to work with others harmoniously and towards a common goal to obtain best results in the interest of EU citizens;
iii. Resilience and Composure: Ability to remain effective under pressure, coping with change and comfortably handling risk and uncertainty;
iv. Negotiating: Ability to negotiate skilfully in tough situations with both internal and external parties;
v. Political Savvy and Strategic AgilityAbility to anticipate future consequences and trends accurately, being sensitive to how people and organisations function.


SELECTION PROCESS

  • Candidates are invited to read the ANNEX that represents an integral part of this vacancy and should be consulted before completing the online application form.
  • For the purpose of shortlisting candidates to be invited to the assessment phase, the applications' screening will be carried out using solely the information provided by candidates in the section 'Job specific questions' of the online application form.
  • The Selection Board will evaluate the eligible applications and as a result, short-list candidates for further assessment which will include an online video interview and written test.
  • The best-qualified applicants will be invited for a live interview with the Selection Board.
  • The Selection Board will then draw up a list of the most suitable candidates to be placed in the talent pool (reserve list). Candidates should note that inclusion in the talent pool does not guarantee recruitment.
  • The established talent pool may be used for the recruitment of a similar position depending on the needs of EFSA, and will be valid until 31/12/2019 (its validity may be extended).
  • EFSA is committed to achieve diversity within its workforce and strives to establish appropriate balance in terms of gender and nationality.  

NOTE

In the event of inconsistency or discrepancy between the English version and any of the other linguistic versions of this publication, the English language version shall prevail.

[1] Before appointment, a successful candidate shall be medically examined by an institution’s medical officer in order that the European Food Safety Authority may be satisfied that he/she fulfils the requirement of article 28(e) of the Staff Regulations of the Officials of the European Communities.

[2] Any academic qualification mentioned in the application form shall be duly supported by evidence (original or certified copies of e.g. diplomas, certification, etc.) Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU Member State authorities will be accepted. In instances where diplomas are obtained from a non-EU Member State, EFSA may request the candidate to provide a relevant document of comparability issued by a recognised authority.

[3] Any professional experience mentioned in the application form shall be duly supported by evidence (original or certified copies of e.g. contracts, payslips etc.). Professional experience shall be taken into account from the date on which the person fulfils the minimum qualifications for engagement. In order for your professional experience to be taken into consideration, it must be supported by relevant documents attesting an actual work relationship defined by the following elements: real, genuine work; on a paid basis; as employee (any type of contract), or provider of a service.  Any given period may be counted only once (in order to be calculated as eligible, years of studies or professional experience to be taken into account shall not overlap with other periods of studies or professional experience). Professional activities pursued part-time will be calculated pro-rata on the basis of the certified percentage of full-time hours worked. Remunerated PhDs acquired in a field relevant to the job description can be counted as professional experience up to 3 years. Paid traineeships are counted as working experience. Prior to contract signature, the successful candidate(s) will need to provide original versions of documents proving the candidate’s work experience.

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