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EUNAVFOR recruits three media, finance and information specialists

(BRUSSELS2) The European anti-piracy operation EUNavfor Atalanta is recruiting several agents and has published its announcements on its site, by means of a press release. This is the first time she has recruited in this way. Contracts are normally made until the end of December 2012, but there is a possibility of a two-year extension (if the operation itself is extended, which seems likely). Application deadline: June 10 or 15, depending on the positions.

• A media officer who will act as deputy spokesperson. With a minimum of three years' experience, he will have to write press releases for the operation as well as respond to media interviews (written or oral). Weekend and out of office hours required. More information here. Is it necessary to specify that the operation needs it.

• A information manager, responsible for managing network information, developing and maintaining the information plan, ensuring compliance with European directives and security instructions, managing the website in liaison with the J3, etc. He must have experience of these subjects in "a multinational framework". Information : here

• A Travel budget manager, responsible for managing the "travel budget". The budget amounts to 2 million euros which is "reviewed regularly from Member States (including the UK through the Ministry of DefenseCandidates must speak and write English and have experience in finance and accounting. Training in EU financial procedures will be provided. More information here.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).