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Turkey is the country in the world hosting the highest number of refugees, with current figures reaching more than 3,5 million refugees in the country. The European Union has been supporting Turkey in its efforts to offer a response to the refugee crisis since 2011. Initial support was in the form of Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). Other EU financial instruments for medium and long-term support were added later, responding to the protracted nature of the crisis.

In January 2016, this support was substantially scaled up with the entry into force of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey. Through the Facility, €3 billion has been contracted to assist both refugees and host communities in Turkey, by providing assistance in key areas such as education, health, infrastructure, socio-economic development and migration management. Under the €3 billion support, 72 projects are on-going and more than €1.9 billion have already been disbursed.

The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (EUTF-MADAD) has been part of the response under the Facility and had also provided additional funds in addition to it. Since its establishment in December 2014, the Fund supports Syrian refugees and their host communities in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and the Western Balkans. With contributions and pledges from 22 EU Member States and Turkey, amounting to €150 million, and contributions from various EU instruments, the Fund has reached a total volume of almost €1,4 billion to date. Large programmes focusing on education, health, livelihoods, socio-economic support, water and wastewater infrastructure – benefitting both refugees and their host communities - have already been approved by the Fund’s Board, for a total of more than €1.2 billion. EUTF is reaching more than 2 million beneficiaries.

The Delegation of the European Union to Turkey plays a critical role in the contracting and implementation of the Facility for Refugees and provides also follow up to the EU Trust Fund. This challenging work calls for a dynamic and experienced Contract Agents Function Group IV, who will work under the direct supervision of the relevant Head of Section and the general supervision of the Head of Cooperation.

Consequently, the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey has vacancy for Contract Agent Function Group IV with the below Job Title. The initial duration of this assignment is limited to duration until 14/12/2021 as the funding of this post is linked to the implementation duration of the EU Trust Fund, however, it may be eventually extended if the Fund duration is extended


Job Title : 289988 CA FG IV Local Trust Fund Officer


Recruitment policy

  • Only open to citizens from EU country having passed an EPSO CAST competition exam for Contract Agent Group III
  • The vacancies will be filled as soon as possible following the completion of recruitment procedures
  • Job descriptions are to be found under the corresponding job titles (see links above)


Who may apply

  • Contract agents whose name already appears on the list of contract agents eligible for transfer to another delegation and whose request for an early mobility on personal grounds was accepted by Headquarters.
  • Only candidates who passed full CAST competition (that is DB3) are eligible to work in EU delegations.


How to apply

  • Each candidate must provide the following;
    • Letter of Motivation
    • Curriculum vitae in English, preferably using the standard form given with this notice (form).
    • Prove of the result of EPSO CAST Competition.
    • No other supporting documents are needed at this stage.


  • Applications should be sent to the below e-mail address. Each application must bear in the subject of the e-mail the Job Title.


The deadline for applications is 22 June 2018.


  • The selection procedure will be based on the following:
    • Examination of the documents received.
    • The Selection Committee will establish a short-list.
    • The short listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
    • Where no suitable candidate has been identified following interview, the position will be re-published.
  • Please be informed that only short-listed candidates will be informed of the result of the selection process.
  • It is not the practice of the Delegation to enter into correspondence regarding its recruitment procedures details of which are set out above.
  • The Delegation of the European Union promotes actively a non-discrimination and equal opportunities policy on recruitments.
  • The Delegation of the European Union is dynamic with a clear mission where enthusiastic colleagues can make positive contributions. As a result to attract and retain highly competent staff, we believe in the benefits of a varied career and are committed to support you in your professional development.
  • The Delegation of the European Union promotes equal opportunities for all and follows best practice in its selection and recruitment procedures to ensure a diverse and gender balanced workforce. In case of equal merit, preference will be given to the gender which is underrepresented.


Working conditions  

  • The appointment will be made in line with a policy of equal opportunities and be subject to prior favourable opinion of the Medical Service.
  • Applicants must be able to work in a different socio-cultural environment and to adapt quickly to evolving situations.
  • Candidates are deemed to be fully aware of the local living conditions, including information concerning the accommodation provided, before applying.
  • Candidates should also ensure that they are fully aware of the provisions of Annex X of the Staff Regulations, as well as of relevant security provisions, especially with regard to security clearance, and, if need be, any other security measures to be taken.