Missions Operations

The Eulex Kosovo mission is recruiting

(BRUSSELS2) The Rule of Law mission (EULEX) in Kosovo is looking for two people with a sharp profile, one on secondment to serve as “Special Assistant to the Head of Mission”, the other who can also be recruited on a contractual basis as “Special Advisor of the head of mission”. Positions to be filled as quickly as possible. Deadline to apply: February 8. Mandatory nationality either of an EU member state or of a third state approved to participate in the mission (e.g. USA).

The assistant's main mission is: “to assist the Head of Mission in his/her functions by ensuring a smooth running and coordination of the Office of the Head of Mission (…), to maintain an intra-office filing system and to ensure a smooth and thorough processing of memos and correspondence; draft documents on behalf of the Head of Mission; to summarize information and prepare briefing materials for the Head of Mission; (…) To brief visitors, guests, partners and interested parties on relevant aspects of the Mission. Etc. It is necessary to have a university degree and six or seven years of professional experience.

The function of special advisor is defined by different aspects: “advise the Head of Mission in matters related to the execution of the Mission ́s mandate and to assist her/him in carrying out her/his functions; (…) accompany the Head of Mission to external meetings, as appropriate, and provide readouts of these meetings; assist the Head of Mission in clearing Mission reports; act in representation of the Head of Mission liaising with external counterparts as delegated. It can be summed up as being a trustworthy man/woman. It is necessary to have a university degree and professional experience of around ten years.

In both cases, a perfect command of English is necessary as well as “EU Secret” accreditation. Good knowledge of the security and cultural situation in the Balkans, a local language, the fight against corruption, etc. is a “plus”.

As a reminder, the head of mission is of German nationality.

• Eulex Kosovo. Download the list of positions: and the application form: . Contact e-mail: cpcc-kosovoforgen@consilium.europa.eu

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).