About the EEA Grants
The EEA and Norway Grants are financial mechanisms financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The aim of the EEA and Norway Grants is twofold – to reduce social and economic disparities in Europe and to strengthen the bilateral relations between the three donor countries and the 15 European countries which receive the funding. During the 2014-2021 funding period, approximately 120 million euros have been allocated to Greece through these grants. For more information, please visit https://eeagrants.org/countries/greece.
About the role of the Norwegian Embassy in Athens and the EEA Grants Officer
The role of the Norwegian Embassy in Athens is to stay in touch with the various programmes and projects receiving grants, to keep an overview of the implementation to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Norway and Greece; and to provide information on the grants and give advice. The EEA Grants Officer will be part of the staff at the Norwegian Embassy, and will cooperate with the Embassy staff in performing his/her duties. The officer will report directly to the Ambassador.
Tasks includes a.o.:
- Develop and maintain contacts in all EEA Norway Grants programme areas in Greece and Cyprus.
- Follow implementation of projects in Greece and Cyprus.
- Develop/acquire in-depth knowledge of the Greek and Cypriot public administration procedures.
- Attend and represent the Embassy in inter alia technical meetings and various committees in relation to the grants.
- Provide assistance to individual citizens, organizations and companies regarding procedures and interpretations of the EEA grants.
- Provide assistance/advice to Financial Mechanisms Office in Brussels and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Assist in the preparation of annual meetings of the EEA grants
- Research, propose and implement activities for profiling the EEA grants to the wider public.
- Support the preparation of political and expert visits related to the grants.
- Draft speeches and presentations.
- Outreach to media to promote the EEA grants and EEA project results.
- Draft communications material, production of social media content and videos.
- MA degree in political science, communications, sociology, economics or equivalent.
- 3-5 years of relevant work experience. Preferable from a political field of work such as a think tanks, IOs/NGOs or government institutions.
- Project management experience will be valued.
- Good knowledge of Greek society; key actors, institutions, media and organizations.
- Proven skills in communication, social media content production.
- Excellent command of written and spoken Greek and English.
- Creative and strong networking skills. Ability to work well as part of a team.
- Punctuality and respect for rules and procedures.
- High ethical standards and professionalism.
- All applicants must have a working permit and legal residence in Greece.
- Staff members recruited locally are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to Greek law.
- References will be contacted for shortlisted candidates.
- Salary according to qualifications and experience.
How to apply:
Applicants should submit the following in English:
- An application letter (one page maximum) stating why you consider yourself a suitable candidate for the position, giving brief examples of how you have applied the above competencies in a previous roles.
- Short CV (one page maximum)
Send by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All candidates: Please quote in the subject line of the e-mail: “Application for the position of EEA Grants Officer”
For candidates who are shortlisted and called for an interview, we would require that you bring copies of education certificates/diplomas and testimonials of work experience with you, and contact information for three references (not family).
Prior to an employment, the successful candidate will be asked to provide a certificate issued by the competent authority confirming the absence of any criminal record.
Contact person in the Embassy is Ms. Lothe, Deputy Head of Mission – tel 210 726 6173/ Elisabeth.Lothe@mfa.no
Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Closing date : 15 October 2019
About the Norwegian Embassy in Athens
The Embassy has 15 employees and covers a wide range of activities, with an overall objective of promoting Norwegian interests in Greece and in Cyprus. Apart from analysis and reporting on the political and economic situation, the Embassy also engages in promoting Norwegian business cooperation and investments, cultural exchange and enhancing bilateral cooperation and relations. Beyond this, the Embassy assists Norwegians visiting and living in Greece and Cyprus.