Current vacancies

Following the closure of the deadline for the positions for temporary agents at ELA on 30 April 2020, the respective selection committees will now start the screening of applications.

For the Head of Unit – Resources positions, a total of 143 valid applications were registered. From this total, 69% were from male candidates, whereas 31% correspond to female candidates.

For the position of Head of Sector – HR, 105 valid applications were submitted before the deadline, 50% corresponding to male candidates and 50% to female candidates.

With regards to the Business Manger – EURES Portal position, a total of 214 valid applications were submitted. For this vacancy, 76% of applications correspond to male candidates, whereas 24% were from female candidates.

Past vacancies

Inter-agency vacancies

Finance and procurement assistant

Update 05/03/2020

Following the closure of applications on 14/02/2020 for the vacancy of Finance & Procurement Assistant of the European Labour Authority, the selection committee has now started the scoring of applications.

A total of 164 valid applications were sent by the deadline. 61% of the total correspond to female candidates, whereas 39% correspond to male candidates.

Due to the lockdown measures, the closure of assessment centers and the cancellation of the EPSO testing windows in April and May 2020, it was not possible to invite pre-selected candidates to take the EPSO test. Shortlisted candidates are foreseen to be invited to take the test in the next available session.

A shortlist of candidates who successfully pass the EPSO test will be invited to participate in an interview with the selection committee.

Executive Director post

Update 17/12/2019

Following the closure of applications on 06/12/2019 for the vacancy of Executive Director of the European Labour Authority, the European Commission is currently putting together a pre-selection committee to assess applications.

A total of 72 applications were sent by the deadline. 30% of the total correspond to female candidates, whereas the 70% remaining correspond to male candidates.

Following the screening of applications, as per the vacancy notice, pre-selected candidates may be requested to go through an assessment centre, and several rounds of interviews with top management of the Commission.

First vacancies of temporary agents

Update 09/10/2019

Progress is ongoing for the first vacancies of temporary agents at the European Labour Authority. The table below offers an overview of the status of the work of the respective selection committees for each of the advertised vacancies.

All candidates have been informed individually about the results of the pre-selection, for those profiles where this phase is completed. Similarly, all candidates will be informed of the status of their application once the respective selection committees have completed their work.

For the first six vacancies of temporary agents to the European Labour Authority, we received a total of 2421 valid applications. From this total, 40% of applications were from male candidates, whereas 60% correspond to female candidates. 52% of applications correspond to Slovak citizens. Italian (9%), Romanian (5%) and Greek (5%) citizens follow as the most represented nationalities of applicants.

Vacancy Profile Grade # of submitted applications Pre-selection phase Assessment phase to establish reserve list
ELA/AD/2019/001 Head of Sector - Finance & Procurement AD7 142 Completed Completed end September 2019
ELA/AD/2019/002 Head of Sector - HR AD7 122 Completed Completed end October 2019
ELA/AD/2019/003 Procurement Officer AD5 367 Completed Completed end October 2019
ELA/AD/2019/004 Labour Mobility Officer AD5 509 Ongoing Completed mid January 2020
ELA/AD/2019/005 Programming & Reporting Officer AD5 773 Ongoing Completed end March 2020
ELA/AST/2019/006 Administrative Assistant AST3 508 Ongoing Completed mid December 2019

Update 07/08/2019

Following the closure of the deadline for the first six vacancies for temporary agents at ELA on 6 August 2019, the respective selection committees will now start the screening of applications.

Overall, a total of 2421 valid applications for these six vacancies were registered. From this total, 40% of applications were from male candidates, whereas 60% correspond to female candidates. The table below shows the number of valid registered applications, and the estimated number of candidates to be invited to the assessment phase in each case. The European Commission, on behalf of the ELA, applies a policy of equal opportunities and treats applications without discrimination on any grounds.

Given the high volume of applications received, the timeframe dedicated to pre-selection may be extended beyond what is stated in the vacancy notices. Please note that it will not be possible to share any further detail to individual information requests during this period. In case of questions about the process, please consult the relevant vacancy notice or the FAQs section on the ELA website.

Please note that further updates will only be shared on the ELA website and social media profiles of the ELA.

Upon completion of each pre-selection process, candidates to be invited to the assessment phase will be informed via the email indicated in EU CV Online.

Vacancy Profile Grade # of submitted applications Expected number of candidates to be invited to assessment phase
ELA/AD/2019/001 Head of Sector - Finance & Procurement AD7 142 8
ELA/AD/2019/002 Head of Sector - HR AD7 122 8
ELA/AD/2019/003 Procurement Officer AD5 367 8
ELA/AD/2019/004 Labour Mobility Officer AD5 509 16-20
ELA/AD/2019/005 Programming & Reporting Officer AD5 773 8
ELA/AST/2019/006 Administrative Assistant AST3 508 16-20