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Job description 

The Senior Information and Analysis Officer will be working in the Information and Analysis Sector, within the Asylum Knowledge Centre and will be responsible for the following tasks:

  1. Contribute to the strategy of the Sector as regards identification of priority areas for information and analysis, cooperation and synergies with other stakeholders; state of the art analytical methodologies, and dissemination of Sector outputs;
  2. Coordinate comprehensive information collection, related to topics in the field of international protection in particular as regards the Common European Asylum System and related aspects of migration and fundamental rights;
  3. Lead the analysis and drafting process for analytical outputs including reports, overviews, and information materials;
  4. Any other task assigned by the Head of Sector.

3. Requirements

A) Eligibility Criteria

Candidates will be considered eligible for selection based on the fulfillment of the following formal criteria, by the deadline for applications:

  1. Have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma and, after having obtained the university diploma, at least 6 years of appropriate professional experience, or have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma and, after having obtained the university diploma, at least 7 years of appropriate professional experience;
  2. Be nationals of one of the Member States of the European Union, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland;
  3. Be entitled to full rights as an EU citizen;
  4. Have fulfilled any obligations imposed on them by the laws on military service;
  5. Possess a thorough knowledge (level C1 in all dimensions as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or CEFRL) of one of the official EU languages and a satisfactory knowledge (level B2 in all dimensions as per the CEFRL) of another one of these languages to the extent necessary for the performance of the duties pertaining to the post;
  6. Meet the character requirements for the duties involved;
  7. Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post.

B) Selection Criteria

If the eligibility criteria set out in section A) Eligibility criteria are met, the candidates’ applications will be evaluated on the following selection criteria. These criteria have been subdivided into two categories: Essential and Advantageous Selection Criteria.

Please note that all Essential criteria are mandatory, meaning that no application will be assessed further if a candidate obtains a zero score in any of the Essential Criteria. The most suitable candidates with the highest overall scores will be invited to an interview.


  1. Proven professional experience in the field of international protection at the national or international level;
  2. Demonstrated excellent knowledge of the Common European Asylum System, including relevant legislation, policies and practices and case law;
  3. Experience in drafting various analytical products in different formats in the area of international protection in English;
  4. Experience in coordinating information collection, analysis and production of analytical outputs, including coordination of teams;
  5. Experience in cooperation with different stakeholders at EU level in the above-mentioned areas of work.


  1. Post University degree obtained in a field relevant for the above-mentioned tasks and duties (law, international relations, political science or other relevant areas);
  2. Professional experience within/cooperation with EU institutions, agencies or similar international environments.

C) Evaluation during interviewing process

Candidates invited to the interviewing process (interview and written test) will be assessed based on the essential and advantageous criteria described in this Section, and the following additional criteria relevant to the post:

  1. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  2. Excellent written and oral command of English;
  3. Excellent drafting skills;
  4. The ability to use electronic office equipment and applications (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.);
  5. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines on multiple tasks;
  6. Organisational skills and ability to work in a team;
  7. Accuracy, precise attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines;
  8. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  9. Strong service-oriented attitude and flexibility;
  10. Knowledge of the mission and organisation of EASO.

4. Recruitment process

The Regulation which provides the legal basis for EASO was adopted in May 2010 (Official Journal of the European Union L 132 of 29.5.2010).

A) Identifying eligible candidates

After the deadline for submission of applications, the Selection Committee will verify the submitted applications against the eligibility criteria described in Section 3A (“Eligibility Criteria”). Applications satisfying these conditions will then be assessed against the “Selection Criteria” under Section 3B. 

B) Further analysis of applications

Following this initial assessment, the Selection Committee will compare the applications of eligible candidates with reference to:

  • The Selection Criteria (“Essential” and “Advantageous”);
  • The overall quality of the application and the candidates’ suitability for the post when compared to the established job profile.

Please note that the Essential Selection Criteria are mandatory and no application will be further assessed if one of these criteria is not satisfied.

The Selection Committee will then establish a shortlist of the most suitable candidates to be invited for a written test, an interview and/or other tests based on the order of merit. These assessments will be held in English and ,where applicable, other languages Due to the large volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates invited to the interview and written test will be notified thereof.

C) Assessment phase

The assessment phase is composed of the following components:

  • Written test
  • Interview with the Selection Committee

The assessment phase will be devised to evaluate the following components:

  • General aptitude and language abilities to the extent necessary for the performance of their duties in accordance with Article 12.2(e) of the Conditions of Employment of other Servants of the European Union (CEOS);
  • Specific competences with reference to the applicants' profiles in line with the selection criteria included in the Vacancy Notice.

Please note that only candidates who are successful in all aspects of the assessment phase (interview, written test and/or language tests) will have the possibility of being placed on the reserve list.

D) Verification of supporting documents

Only candidates who receive an offer letter will be required to present originals  or certified copies of the documents listed below to confirm the accuracy and eligibility of the application against their supporting documents:

  • A document proving their citizenship (e.g. passport);
  • Any academic qualification mentioned in the application;
  • Any professional professional experience mentioned in the application;

This selection procedure may be organised online. In such case, further information will be provided by EASO to candidates invited for an interview regarding the practical modalities for the assessment.

E) Establishing a reserve list

A reserve list will be established based on the outcome of the assessment phase and will remain valid until the end of the current year from the date of its establishment.

The reserve list may be extended at the discretion of the Executive Director.

Candidates shall note that inclusion on the reserve list does not guarantee recruitment. Recruitment will be based on availability of posts and budget.

Prior to taking up duties, the successful candidate will be asked to undergo a compulsory medical examination by one of the institutions' medical officers which will enable EASO to ensure that he/she fulfils the requirement stated in Article 28(e) of the Staff Regulations of the Officials of the European Union.

5. Equal Opportunities

EASO applies an equal opportunities policy and accepts applications without discriminating on the basis of gender, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

6. Conditions of employment

The Temporary Agent will be appointed by the Executive Director, upon recommendation of the Selection Committee, following the selection procedure.

He/she will be recruited as a Temporary Agent according to Article 2(f) of the CEOS for a period of 5 years which may be renewed. The Temporary Agent post in question will be placed in group AD 7.

Successful candidates who are recruited will undergo an initial probation period of nine months.

The pay for a Temporary Agent, AD 7 (step 1) consists of a basic salary of 6,294.84€ weighted by the correction coefficient (for Malta currently 94.7%) supplemented with various allowances, including expatriation and family allowances. The salaries of staff members are subject to a European Union tax deducted at source. Staff members are exempt from national tax on salary and are members of the European Union social security and pension schemes.

For further information on working conditions of Temporary Agents please refer to CEOS:

The place of employment is Valletta Harbour (Malta).

7. Application Procedure

All EASO’s vacancies can be found on our Vacancies page and online e-Recruitment tool. For applications to be valid, candidates shall use EASO’s online e-Recruitment tool to create a candidate account, activate it and complete all sections of the EASO application form, as detailed in the User Manual found on the landing page. Candidates are requested to complete their application in English. 

Incomplete applications will be disqualified and treated as non-eligible.  Please note that the selection process may take several months. In order to facilitate the selection process, all correspondence to candidates concerning this vacancy will be in English.

Candidates should not approach, directly or indirectly, the Selection Committee under any circumstances in relation to this recruitment process. The Executive Director reserves the right to disqualify any candidate who disregards this instruction.

Closing date:

The closing date for the submission of applications is 16 April 2021 at 13:00 (CET). EASO will disregard any application received after this date and time. 

Applicants are strongly advised not to wait until the date of the deadline to submit their applications. EASO is not held responsible for any delays in submission of applications due to technical difficulties or any other factors that may arise.

If a candidate is found to have provided false information at any stage in the selection procedure, EASO is within its capacity to disqualify the candidate in question.

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The Company

EASO - European Asylum Support Office

Non for Profit (NGOs, Political Parties, etc.)


About The Job

Valletta , Malta
Contract type:
Full Time
5-10 Years
Project Management

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