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European Defence Agency – Head of Human Resources

European Defence Agency – Head of Human Resources

Deadline: 6 April 2021
Open to: nationals of Member States participating in the Agency
Benefits: a basic salary of 11.590,57€ supplemented with various allowances


The European Defence Agency was established on 12 July 2004, and is governed by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835 defining the statute, seat and operational rules of the European Defence Agency. The main task of EDA is to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union’s defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future.

EDA is looking for a dynamic and highly skilled Head of Human Resources who is experienced in management and leadership responsibilities, is used to working at middle management level, is resilient in challenging situations, and is firm, yet flexible, in adapting to uncertainties and change.

The jobholder reports to the Director of Corporate Services and:

The Head of Human Resources may also be called upon to deputise for the Director of Corporate Services in specific domains as necessary and duties may evolve depending on the development of EDA’s structure and activities, and decisions of EDA management.


To be considered eligible to take part in this selection procedure, on the closing date for the submission of applications candidates must satisfy all the eligibility criteria as specified below:

Only diplomas that have been awarded in EU Member States or that are the subject of equivalence certificates issued by the authorities in the said Member States shall be taken into consideration. In the latter case, the authority authorised to conclude contracts of employment reserves the right to request proof of such equivalence.


Recruitment will be as a member of the temporary staff of the Agency for a four-year period. Renewal is possible within the limits set out in the EDA Staff Regulations. The successful candidate will be recruited as Temporary Agent, grade AD12.

The pay for this position consists of a basic salary of 11.590,57 supplemented with various allowances, including as applicable expatriation or family allowances.


For more details, please visit the official website.