Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina: Project Officer, Local Agent

Project Officer, Local Agent, Ref: 001/20

We are

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 27 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

We offer

We offer a post of Project Officer . Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Project Officer – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as technical and support staff to ensure effective programming and implementation of EU financial assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina Demining actions and civil protection under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant head of section.

Detailed Job description of Project Officer is available here.

The place of employment is Sarajevo. This is a Local Agent post, classified in functional group 1, with an unlimited duration (but including a probationary period).

We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.

Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  • Medically fit to perform the required duties;
  • Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under local law;
  • Has an excellent knowledge of English and local languages;
  • University degree or equivalent level of knowledge through extensive professional experience;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of civil engineering or civil protection/de-mining;

The following will be considered an asset:

  • Master degree or equivalent;
  • Previous work experience in a diplomatic mission /international organisation.

How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to with subject “Application Ref. No 001/20”. The package should include a cover letter and a detailed CV in English using the Europass CV format (available on our website

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to

The procedure

After the deadline for applications, the applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee set up for this purpose. The Selection Committee will prepare a short-list of candidates who are considered to be the most suitable for the post on the basis of a preliminary assessment of the information provided in their application letter and the supporting documents. The short-listed candidates will be invited to an assessment phase which may include a written test and an interview if necessary – during this phase, the Selection Committee will assess the suitability of the candidates for the post.

The candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted individually; however, the Delegation will publish on the website that a candidate has (or has not) been recruited once the recruitment procedure has been completed.

The deadline for applications is: 28th February 2020

Lokacija: Sarajevo

Broj izvršilaca: 1

Datum objave: 14.02.2020.

Trajanje oglasa: 14 dana (ističe 28.02.2020.)


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