Senior Officer for the Danube Strategy Point in Brussels Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union Brussels, Belgium

Organisation information:

The government of Baden-Württemberg has set up the Danube Strategy Point (DSP) in its Representation to the European Union in the European quarter in May 2015 in Brussels. We are looking for a full-time Senior Officer to strengthen the team.

The DSP is a new element in the governance of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).

The overall objective for establishing the DSP is to improve the implementation process of the EUSDR and to help to improve its governance by enhancing and strengthening the cooperation and interaction and by creating synergies between the responsible stakeholders and organisations in the Danube Region.

With establishing the DSP, the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy in the European Commission and the National Coordinators of the EUSDR are implementing a key point of the Report from the European Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions of 20 May 2014 concerning the governance of macro-regional strategies.

After a pilot-phase of two years, the DSP will be subject to an evaluation of its performance and efficiency.

The DSP will also administer funds originating from the EU institutions in the framework of Technical Assistance for the Priority Areas in the EUSDR for the years 2015-2016.

Job description:

The Senior Officer will assist the Head of the DSP and the Deputy Head of the DSP in the set up and implementation of the Danube Strategy Point together with the newly assembled multinational team of staff members. She/He will work under the supervision of and in cooperation with the Head of the DSP.

It is intended that the Senior Officer will develop and implement the support for communication and monitoring and evaluation of the EU Danube Strategy. Here, the candidate will manage external and internal communication of the EUSDR and also develop and implement an evaluation process by introducing respective tools.

For this, the Senior Officer will work closely with the Head of the DSP, the Administration Officer and also with the main actors of the EUSDR (European Commission – DG Regio, National Coordinators – NCs, Priority Area Coordinators – PACs) as well as the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg concerning technical and legal issues.
The definite tasks area will yet have to be finalized taking into account the overall tasks for the set-up and implementation of the DSP.

Job qualifications:

  • Master’s university degree in a related field such as law, political science, economic sciences, territorial and regional management, public administration or other qualification entitling for senior civil service in accordance with the laws of the member states of the European Union;
  • Experience in working in high-level political, policy and strategic fields (minimum of 2 years at the date of application);
  • Experience working in a multinational, multicultural and multilingual environment (minimum of 2 years at the date of application);
  • Fluency in English (C1 - speaking and writing) and proficiency in one language of the Danube Region (B2 – speaking and writing);
  • Applicant must be a citizen of an EU Member State or a State which participates in the EUSDR;
  • Flawless criminal record certificate to be presented only prior to a possible employment.

How to apply:

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2015. Applications must arrive no later than 22h00 CET on 18 June 2015.

The application should consist of a one page motivation letter and a CV in Europass format in English and should be submitted in pdf format in one single document (not more than 2 MB) by email to dsp-applications@bruessel.bwl.de.

The submitted documents must specify that the applicant fulfills the eligibility criteria. These documents will constitute the basis for the selection. A recruitment committee will decide which candidates to invite for an interview which is planned for 8 July 2015.

Baden-Württemberg will reimburse travel expenses for the candidates participating in the job interview for up to 400 € upon presentation of supporting documents (originals).