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Secretary

Brussels (Belgium)

  • Organization: EUROCONTROL - European Organization for the safety of air navigation
  • Location: Brussels (Belgium)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-03

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  • Function title: Secretary

  • Reference: NOC-DE-2019-FGII/158

  • Location: Brussels

  • Nature of the competition: Internal and external competition

  • Applicable regulations: Conditions of Employment of Contract Staff at EUROCONTROL

  • Grades: 4/5

  • Generic post: Secretary (FG-II) (4/5)

  • Number of posts: 2

  • Duration: 3 Year(s)

  • Security clearance: Security vetting may be required in accordance with the relevant EUROCONTROL security provisions

  • Directorate/Service: DECMA/OFF - Office of the Director

  • Competition publication date: 21/11/2019

  • Competition closing date: 03/01/2020 (23:59 Brussels time)

  • Reserve list: Applicable - See details in the "Useful information" section

Your team

Within the Directorate European Civil-Military Aviation (DECMA),  the Office of the Director shall assist the Director DECMA in the execution of his duties in both long term and the day-to-day business of the Directorate and other responsibilities assigned to the Director DECMA.

Your role

You will perform the following tasks under the responsibility of your superior:



  • provide secretarial and administrative support including agenda management, filing, filtering calls, drafting general correspondence, preparing files and presentations for meetings, taking notes, managing office supplies etc.;

  • follow up pro-actively on correspondence, outstanding replies and actions resulting from meetings;

  • support internal staff management processes such as leave, flexitime and missions;

  • provide secretarial/administrative support to individual projects as required;

  • prepare relevant files for team meetings (e.g. collect information, follow-up on actions);

  • support the communication of relevant items to management and staff inside and outside the service;

  • coordinate actions to organise the necessary meeting facilities and logistics in support of the organisation of meetings and special events;

  • develop, maintain and update filing systems as necessary;

  • maintain relevant databases;

  • perform any other task in line with the main purpose of the job.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies


  • Post-secondary education attested by a diploma in a relevant field or secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education and relevant professional experience of at least 3 years. A secretarial or office administration education is considered a strong advantage;

  • In addition, a minimum of 1 year professional experience in providing administrative or secretarial support;

  • Experience in administration process management (e.g. meeting requests, agenda management);

  • Experience with mission preparation (i.e. flights, hotel bookings);

  • Drafting skills in English and French;

  • Experience in standard Microsoft Office applications;

  • Planning and organising: Displays an organised and methodical approach;

  • Communication: Expresses information and ideas effectively;

  • Quality focus: Delivers consistent quality in work;

  • Customer focus: Responds effectively to customer enquiries;

  • Team work: Displays a collaborative approach;

  • Sense of confidentiality;

  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment;

  • Professional conduct in line with the corporate behaviours of the Agency, i.e. result-driven, readiness to change, customer focus, integrity and team-player approach;

  • The languages of the Agency are English and French. For this particular post, candidates must have a thorough command of both languages (oral / written).

Useful information


  • Applications will be accepted from nationals of EUROCONTROL Member States only.

  • At the closing date of the notice of competition, internal candidates must have completed their probationary period.

  • The selected candidate will be offered a contract of 3 Year(s) pursuant to the provisions of the Conditions of Employment of Contract Staff at EUROCONTROL. The contract may be renewed. Before being established in the post, he/she will be requested to provide certified copies of his/her degrees and successfully serve a probationary period of 9 months.

  • The successful candidate shall be appointed in principle at the basic grade of the advertised grades.

  • In case of reserve list: Suitable candidates, however not selected to fill the post, will be placed on a reserve list for similar functions. The period of validity of reserve list is 1 year from the approval of the selection board’s recommendations.

  • Information on salary and benefits can be found on the web page: http://jobs.eurocontrol.int/what-we-offer

  • EUROCONTROL is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, age, disability, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief, marital or parental status and sexual orientation.
    In the event of equal merit, preference may be given to the applicant from to the under-represented diversity characteristics.

  • Candidates should go to our Jobs website and read the tips on how to apply. Item 1 includes information on the EUROCONTROL competency models (technical & behavioural) – Candidates should refer to the behavioural competency model to know the behaviours expected for the different levels.

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