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Recruitment

Procedure

Vacancies for permanent posts in the secretariat of the European Ombudsman are filled through internal transfer or promotion, transfer or secondment of officials from other European Union institutions or bodies, or recruitment from reserve lists set up following open competitions organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) or by an EU institution or body.

Vacancies for temporary posts are advertised internally, to encourage career development of existing staff, or on the European Ombudsman's website. The Ombudsman also normally informs other European Union institutions of such vacancies. For profiles that are more regularly needed in the Ombudsman's Office, the Ombudsman may decide to publish open-ended vacancy notices with a view to establishing a pool of candidates who can be called for tests and interviews when a need arises.

Candidates who have succeeded in one or more selection procedures and who are particularly interested in working for the European Ombudsman's Office are welcome to express their interest by sending the reference of the selection procedure to the Ombudsman's Personnel, Administration, and Budget Unit.

Vacancy notices

The following vacancy notices are currently open:

Inquiries Officer AD 5/8 in the Office of the European Ombudsman

The Inquiries Officer in the Ombudsman's Office must necessarily have a very good command of the English language. The documents concerning the notice of vacancy are therefore only available in English.

Candidates are informed that they are not allowed to contact personally members of the Advisory Selection Committee and that doing so constitutes grounds for disqualification from the procedure.

To be eligible, candidates must either be (i) established EU officials or (ii) successful candidates in an open competition organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO). Apply only if you meet one of these requirements.

The deadline for applications has passed

Inquiries Officer in the Office of the European Ombudsman

The Inquiries Officer in the Ombudsman's Office must necessarily have a very good command of the English language. The documents concerning the notice of vacancy are therefore only available in English.

Candidates are informed that they are not allowed to contact personally members of the Advisory Selection Committee and that doing so constitutes grounds for disqualification from the procedure.

The deadline for applications has passed

External links

EPSOVisit the EU Careers website where you can search the database of available job opportunities for permanent and temporary positions, including contract agent posts, traineeships and secondments in EU Institutions and Agencies.

Traineeships

Rules

The Ombudsman offers traineeships, primarily to university graduates or equivalent, twice a year. The traineeships normally start on 1 September and 1 January each year. A Traineeship Notice inviting applications is published for each traineeship period, normally on 1 February and on 1 May. The Notice specifies the profiles sought. Trainees may be posted either in Strasbourg or in Brussels according to the needs of the Office.

Trainees in the Ombudsman's Office must necessarily have a very good command of the English language. Applications must therefore be submitted in English. For the same reasons, the documents concerning traineeship applications are only available in English.

Traineeship September 2020

We invite you to apply for a traineeship starting on 1 September 2020. We offer paid traineeships for a period of one year.

The Ombudsman is offering traineeships in:

  1. case handling
  2. media and communication

The deadline for applications has passed