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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Jobs and opportunities

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Several entry points exist for joining the European Commission's department for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, depending on your profile, type of employment, and location.

Brussels headquarters - staff and trainees

Regular staff at our Brussels headquarters are not recruited directly by ECHO. They are rather selected through the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) with all other candidates for the EU institutions.

Besides permanent positions, EPSO also hires contract and temporary agents, as well as interim staff on a temporary basis for specialised tasks. Detailed information on recruitment conditions, eligibility, and open competitions are available on the EPSO website.

In addition, the Commission recruits university graduates for 5-months long paid traineeships with possible deployment at the department's headquarters. Further information on eligibility, conditions, and application process are available at the Commission's Traineeship Office.

Vacant posts at headquarters

Secretary to the Director

Contract Agent FG II position in ECHO.E
Deadline for application: 02/12/2022
until noon (Brussels time)

Vacancy notice


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Programme Assistant - EU Policies / ERCC Duty Officer(post 1)

Contract Agent FG III position in ECHO.A1
Deadline for application: 02/12/2022
until noon (Brussels time)

Vacancy notice


Job description

 

Programme Assistant - EU Policies / ERCC Duty Officer(post 2)

Contract Agent FG III position in ECHO.A1
Deadline for application: 02/12/2022
until noon (Brussels time)

Vacancy notice


Job description

 

Project Agent and Unit Secretary

Contract Agent FG II position in ECHO.D1
Deadline for application: 02/12/2022
until noon (Brussels time)

Vacancy notice


Job description

 

Secretary to the Head of Unit

Contract Agent FG II position in ECHO.E5
Deadline for application: 09/12/2022
until noon (Brussels time)

Vacancy notice


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Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Director-General

Contract Agent FG II position in ECHO.DDG
Deadline for application: 09/12/2022
until noon (Brussels time)

Vacancy notice


Job description

Related documents

Generelle publikationer13 Januar 2022
Privacy statement selection procedure for contract agents (FR)
English
(145.45 KB - PDF)
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Field offices - humanitarian experts

For specific tasks related to the execution of humanitarian aid projects, the Commission recruits humanitarian experts for a minimum duration of 12 months outside of the EU.

Candidates with humanitarian background are encouraged to regularly visit our list of vacant positions for humanitarian experts and to register their information on the Commision's reserve list of humanitarian experts.

Vacant posts in the field

No current vacancies

Related documents

Generelle publikationer11 Januar 2022
Privacy statement recruitment of Technical Assistants
English
(150 bytes - PDF)
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  • Déclaration de confidentialite recrutement d’Assistants Techniques
    français
    (101.99 KB - PDF)
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Generelle publikationer11 Januar 2022
Privacy statement recruitment of National Staff
English
(150 bytes - PDF)
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  • Déclaration de confidentialité relatives au recrutement de personnel national des bureaux de la DG ECHO
    français
    (405.03 KB - PDF)
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EU Aid Volunteers

From 1 January, the Commission’s Education and Culture department (DG EAC) is in charge of the EU Aid Volunteers.

This initiative will soon become ‘Volunteering in humanitarian aid field’ as part of the new European Solidarity Corps. To stay tuned, please visit the European Youth portal and grants page.