Saturday, January 16, 2021

Information Management Officer, FG IV. EEAS, Brussels. Open until 1 February 2021


EEAS Vacancy Notice: Contract Agent IV – Information Management Officer - Information and Document Management Sector - EEAS Headquarters - job n°314761

13/01/2021 - 09:35
Contract agents

Deadline for sending application: 01/02/2021 at 18.00 (CET).

We are:

The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the work of the High Representative in defining and implementing an effective and coherent EU foreign policy. The EEAS supports his tasks of conducting the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity as Vice President of the Commission with regard to his responsibilities within the Commission in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EU’s external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with Member States, the Council and relevant services of the European Commission.

Within the EEAS, the Information and Document Management Sector is responsible for assisting HQ and the network of 139 Delegations worldwide to develop and implement the vision of a corporate Information Management Strategy that transforms the EEAS into a knowledge-centric institution that favours collaboration as working method.

We propose:

The position of Information Management Officer in the Information and Document Management Sector contract agent FGIV as per article 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS).

We look for:

The Contract Agent will:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the corporate Information Management Strategy as a coherent ensemble that integrates collaboration, records management, archives, knowledge management and digital preservation;
  • assist with developing implementing guidelines to turn the vision of the Information Management Strategy into reality;
  • help manage the Information Management Committee;
  • ensure a consistent document management framework for unclassified, sensitive and restricted documents, paying special attention to flows between these three categories (declassification, review) and the related life-cycle management;
  • draft clear guidelines addressing user needs for sensitive and restricted documents and ensure document management perspective in the framework of the RESCOM project;
  • report to management on progress and outcomes of related activities;
  • provide staff and management with information on procedural issues via Intranet and other channels such as collaborative platforms;
  • provide training sessions, both at HQ and in delegations (by video-conferences and, when relevant, on the spot);
  • ensure mentoring and / or coaching; answer to all Information Management related questions addressed by HQ or delegations to the relevant functional mailbox;
  • initiate and co-ordinate collaboration with colleagues and services in order to develop and implement homogeneous and compatible procedures, norms and methods to organise, preserve and make accessible internal information and documents.

Legal basis:

The vacancy is to be filled in accordance with the conditions stipulated under the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). 1

The successful candidate will be offered a contract agent position (Function group IV); renewable contract for a maximum duration of 6 years (with a valid CAST exam).

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates for this contract agent IV post should:

  •  - (i) have passed a valid EPSO CAST in FG IV ;
  • - (ii) be registered in the EPSO Permanent CAST in FG IV
  • have completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma;
  • have the capacity to work in languages of CFSP and external relations necessary for the performance of their duties. Knowledge of other EU languages would be an asset;
  • be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen.


Candidates should:

  • have an excellent ability to maintain interpersonal relations and to ensure communication in a complex, multi-cultural environment;
  • have an outstanding information management background providing them with a wide professional overview of all developments in this field;
  • be stress resistant and able to work under tight deadlines;
  • have experience with Electronic Document and Records Management Systems (EDRMS).


  • experience as lecturer or formal trainer in related fields;
  • knowledge about management of restricted documents in the EU Institutions; and
  • experience on information governance and maturity models

would be considered as strong assets.

Specific conditions of employment

The signature of the contract will be subject to prior favourable opinion of the Medical Service.

The successful candidate might be required to undergo security vetting if she or he does not hold already a Personal Security Clearance to an appropriate level, in accordance with relevant security provisions.

Equal opportunities

The EEAS is committed to an equal opportunities policy for all its employees and applicants for employment. As an employer, the EEAS is committed to promoting gender equality and to preventing discrimination on any grounds. It actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and from the broadest possible geographical basis amongst the EU Member States. We aim at a service which is truly representative of society, where each staff member feels respected, is able to give their best and can develop their full potential.

Candidates with disabilities are invited to contact sends e-mail) in order to accommodate any special needs and provide assistance to ensure the possibility to pass the selection procedure in equality of opportunities with other candidates. If a candidate with a disability is selected for a vacant post, the EEAS is committed to providing reasonable accommodation in accordance with Art 1d.4 of the Staff Regulations.

Application and selection procedure2

Please send your CV and cover letter (with your EPSO CAST number) via email to sends e-mail)

Deadline for sending application: 01/02/2021 at 18.00 (CET).

Candidates shall draft their CV following the European CV form which can be found at the following internet address:

Late applications will not be accepted.

The selection panel will make a pre-selection on the basis of the qualifications and professional experience described in the CV and motivational letter, and will produce a shortlist of eligible candidates who best meet the selection criteria for the post.

The candidates who have been preselected will be invited for an interview by a selection panel. The panel will recommend a shortlist of candidates for a final decision by the Authority Authorised to Conclude Contracts of Employment. The Authority may decide to interview the candidates on the final shortlist before taking this decision.

Place of employment: EEAS Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

Post available: 16 February 2021


1 Staff Regulations of Officials (SR) and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS). For reference, see

2 Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, as implemented by ADMIN(2019)8 Decision of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The privacy statement is available on the Europa website: ( and on the EEAS Intranet: (

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