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.
The following vacancy notices are currently open:
ICT Applications Developer
The ICT Applications Developer will be in charge of maintaining and developing the Ombudsman’s complaint management system.
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.
Visit 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.
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 period January 2022-December 2022
After considering the very limited traineeship possibilities the Ombudsman's Office is able to offer in January 2022, the Ombudsman will not organise a second trainee selection in 2021. Information about the selection procedure for the traineeship period starting in September 2022 will be published on our website in February 2022.