The following are essential requirements in respect of civilian international experts to the Missions for all Job Descriptions:
Physical and Mental Health – The candidates must be physically fit and in good health without any physical or mental problems or substance dependency which may impair operational performance in the Mission and in its Area of Operation. To ensure duty of care in the CSDP Mission, selected seconded/contracted candidates shall be able to serve the full period of secondment/contract before reaching the normal age of retirement in Contributing (Third) States/country of residence.
Education and Training
The candidates should have a recognised academic qualification under the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), or equivalent, at a level specified in the individual job descriptions.
The candidates should have knowledge of the EU Institutions and Mission Mandate, particularly related to the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), including the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
Skills and abilities
Language Skills – Spoken and written proficiency in the working language of the Mission. Certain positions may require higher language skills further specified in the individual job descriptions.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills – The candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral. In particular, they must be able to write reports in the working language of the Mission.
Organisational skills - The candidates must have excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines, and a concern for order and accuracy.
Computer Skills – Skills in word processing, spreadsheet and e-mail systems are essential.
Driving Skills – The candidates must be in possession of a valid – including Mission area – civilian driving licence for motor vehicles (Category B or equivalent). They also must be able to drive any 4-wheel-drive vehicle.