Careers

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A career at CBE JU

Develop your career with us! We are always looking for talents from a range of disciplines.

Working for CBE JU means being part of a dynamic, challenging and multicultural team.

We offer:

  • A rewarding mission
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Work in a dynamic and multicultural team
  • A safe and healthy working environment
  • Life in Brussels, the capital of Europe

At CBE JU, English is the working language.

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Who we are looking for

  • Project officers are responsible for the management of CBE JU calls for project proposals and for the implementation of the projects funded by its predecessor, BBI JU 
  • Financial assistants carry out financial operations and coordinate the preparation of budgets
  • Communication specialists deliver integrated CBE JU communications
  • Assistants provide general support to the programme office
  • Trainees put into practice their skills and knowledge to support CBE JU activities within their specific areas of competence while acquiring practical experience in an EU organisation

You may be employed under different types of contracts depending on your functions and experience. As a European Union body, the CBE JU working and contractual conditions are based on the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of other Servants of the European Communities.

What we offer

In addition to the basic salary, we offer various benefits depending on your personal situation.

We care about:

  • Your lifelong learning
    • Your learning and development plan includes training for professional growth and personal interest.
  • Your work-life balance
    • Flexible working hours.
    • A wide range of leaves on personal grounds.
    • Teleworking arrangements (occasional and structural) and part-time work (50, 60, 70, 80 or 90%).
    • Work-life balance with many well-being initiatives.
  • Your integration in CBE JU
    • You will receive a newcomer package when you take up your duties.
    • CBE JU reimburses removal expenses and pays travel costs for new staff members and their families.
    • New staff members are also entitled to an installation allowance, which is equal to one month’s basic salary for single staff or two basic salaries for staff members with a family.
  • Your family
    • You are entitled to family allowances for spouses and dependent children.
    • You have access to one of the four European schools in Brussels.
  • Your health
    • The Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme of the European institutions automatically covers all statutory staff members.
  • Your peace of mind
    • A medical and accident insurance will cover you and your dependent family members worldwide and 24/7, even during holidays.
  • Your future
    • You will have a final salary pension scheme and departure package that covers the costs of your return from Brussels to your place of origin.

Read more about salaries and grades, benefits, deductions and contributions in the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of other Servants of the European Communities.

Selection process

All  CBE JU staff are recruited through open selection procedures following rigorous rules of transparency and equity. The CBE JU, as an EU body, applies a policy of equal opportunities and non-discrimination in accordance with article 1d of the Staff Regulations.
CBE JU publishes all its job opportunities on the vacancies page. Most job opportunities are for a specific position in a particular unit, but there are also open calls used to create reserve lists.
The CBE JU does not consider spontaneous applications.

Recruitment of temporary and contract agents

Each application is screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. The most suitable applicants are called for an assessment exercise - typically an interview and a written test.
A reserve list of suitable candidates for the position may be established. The executive director takes the final decision on the appointment of the selected candidate. Successful candidates receive an electronic offer letter.

Trainees

Open calls for trainees aim at creating pools of young talents. Each application is screened based on the eligibility criteria.
The most suitable candidates are contacted for an interview to discuss their expectations and availability. The executive director takes the final decision on the appointment of the selected candidate.

Interim job opportunities

The CBE JU may hire interim staff for short-term placement during periods of peak workload or to cover long-term absences. If you are interested in becoming an interim staff, please register with our current service providers: RandstadDaoust, and Startpeople.  The most suitable candidates are contacted for an interview to discuss BBI JU’s expectations and their availability. The executive director takes the final decision on the appointment of the selected candidate.

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