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General information


INEA is an Executive Agency established by the European Commission and its mission is to provide its stakeholders with high-level programme management in order to benefit economic growth and EU citizens. Currently, INEA implements parts of EU funding programmes for transport, energy, telecommunications and climate action. For the next financing perspective (2021-2027), the Agency will expand its portfolio of programmes with strong focus on contributing to the EC's Green Deal objective.
The three main programmes currently managed by INEA are:
•The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF): supports high-performing, sustainable and interconnected Trans-European Networks.
• Horizon 2020: the EU's Research and Innovation programme for which INEA manages the areas of transport and energy.
•The Innovation Fund: one of the world's largest climate innovation funding programmes, which is likely to have up to €10 billion for demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies between 2020-2030.
INEA is based in Brussels and has a multinational team of around 300 persons. The number of staff is expected to grow further over the coming years, in view of the Agency's new portfolio and the purpose of this publication is therefore to set up a reserve list, which will be used to cover the growing needs of the Agency.
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Position description


Communication - Communication Support

Position title



Contract agent



Mission description

The job holder reports to the Head of the Communication and Event Management Sector, and to the Head of Unit. As the Webmaster (s)he is responsible for managing and improving INEA's presence online. (S)he contributes to the technical development and maintenance of the architecture and the structure of the internet website and intranet – helping to make all of INEA's digital channels an invaluable resource for both visitors and site owners.

Salary range

35-50 k€


The main tasks will be:
• Managing the development of the website, intranet and other online platforms, for external and internal communication
• Managing the technical aspects of the websites, and in particular providing the necessary support in ensuring consistent up-to-date content, and timely, high quality updates
• Identifying, solving and communicating user and technical problems related to internet and intranet services. Following-up the progress and solution of these problems
• Keeping INEA's website user-friendly
• Participating in technical and functional groups regarding the evolution of Commission websites and services including the Digital Transformation working group. Interface with DG DIGIT.
• Liaising with the Agency's IT team where necessary for the development and maintenance of the Agency's web services
• Working together with Commission services to ensure website consistency across the parts of the programmes managed by INEA in terms of content
• Supporting INEA's digital communication by contributing to the visibility and performance of all digital channels, including social media
• Technical support to the Communication Team
• Contributing to identifying user needs and updating services and information
• Coordination of reporting and evaluation activities – web survey and statistics, social media and other activities
• Contact point Europa editorial board, H2020 Web Board and other Europa networks
• Managing a collaborative space for the Agency on SharePoint

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Selection procedure

A - Written tests (30 min)
A case study in English designed to test:
• Your knowledge in the field of the profile
• Your ability to understand, analyse and summarise
• Your drafting ability

This test will be marked out of 40 (pass mark: 20).
Total time allowed for this test: 30 minutes.

B – Oral test (30 min)
Interview with the Selection Committee in English to assess:
• your suitability to carry out the duties of a Webmaster,
• your specific knowledge in the field of Website management,
• your communication, inter-personal and problem-solving skills,
• your general knowledge about the INEA and related policies,
• your motivation and your ability to adjust to working as a contract agent in a multicultural environment.

This test will be marked out of 100 (pass mark: 50).

Both the oral and written tests will be combined on a total of 140. Minimum mark: 84 out of 140.

Applicants receiving the minimum score and above (84 out 140), all tests combined, will be included in a reserve list of suitable candidates. Please note that inclusion in the reserve list does not guarantee recruitment.

Application procedure

For applications to be valid, candidates must submit:
- a detailed curriculum vitae, in EU CV format* ;
- a letter of motivation, including his/her views on the proposed position (2 pages maximum).

Your EPSO candidate ID number and the reference of CAST must be mentioned in your CV and motivation letter.
Please note that the motivation letter forms an essential basis for the pre-selection decision.
Applications must be submitted through the eRecruitment system on our website at

Closing date: Applications must be sent no later than 5 March 2021 midnight.
Supporting documents showing evidence of the provided information may be requested at a later stage. No document will be sent back to candidates.
Candidates are invited to apply in English to facilitate the selection process.
In no circumstances should candidates approach the Selection Committee themselves, either directly or indirectly concerning this recruitment. The authority habilitated to conclude contracts reserves itself the right to disqualify any candidate who disregards these instructions.

*EU CV format available on: https://europa.eu/europass/en/create-europass-cv

Appointment and conditions of employment

The jobholder will be assigned on the basis of a shortlist proposed by the selection committee.
The jobholder will be recruited as contract staff, in function group IV, pursuant to Article 3a of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities (CEOS).
The basic monthly salary within this function group will depend on the number of years of relevant professional experience at appropriate level (in function group IV, either grade 13, grade 14 or grade 16).
The jobholder will serve a probation period of nine months.
The initial contract will be for a duration of 1 year. Afterwards, the contract may be renewed for 1 additional year. If the contract is renewed again, it shall be concluded for an indefinite period.
The place of employment will be Brussels where the Agency has its activities.
For reasons related to the Agency's operational requirements, the candidate will be required to be available at short notice.
For further information on the legal framework of contract agents see the web site of the Directorate-General for Human Resources and Security (DG HR) on the internet at

Publication date

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Candidate criteria

Eligibility criteria

A. Eligibility criteria
- Be owner of a CAST in the grade for which you are applying* OR be registered in the EPSO/CAST/P/2017 FGIV calls ** before applying;
- A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma OR, when in a member state of the European Union access to a profession of an equivalent level to function group IV is by State examination, professional training or any other equivalent procedure, the authority authorised to conclude contract of employment may agree to recognize this qualification as being equivalent to a university degree;
- Thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the Communities and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU language to the extent necessary to perform his/her duties.
* Candidates must be included in the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) database for contract agents in function group IV and have successfully passed the EPSO selection tests for that function group. Please note that candidates who are on a valid EPSO list published in 2010 (CAST2010) are eligible on the condition they have successfully passed the complementary tests (DB3), as an Annex to the selection procedure CAST2010. The candidates concerned are invited to consult the letter they received from EPSO for further information.

Other eligibility criteria

** In the context of the calls for expression of interest EPSO/CAST/P/2017 procedure (1) , your application will be considered only if not outdated and available to be flagged for the EPSO testing request during the screening phase of this selection process (2) . The pre-selected candidates will be requested by the Agency to undergo the EPSO tests. Only candidates that have successfully passed the EPSO CAST selection will then be invited for an interview.
In addition, to be eligible, a candidate must:
- be a national of one of the Member States of the EU;
- be entitled to his/her full rights as citizen;
- meet the appropriate character reference as to his/her suitability for the performance of his/her duties;
- have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service;
- be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post.

Please note that only candidates that comply with the Eligibility criteria will be considered for further steps of this Selection procedure.
(1) Useful link: https://epso.europa.eu/sites/epso/files/documents/casts/2017/epsocastp1-172017/call/epsocastp1- 172017callepso-cast-p1-17-2017_en.pdf
(2) Candidates who are blocked and therefore cannot be flagged in order to be invited by EPSO to undergo the EPSO/CAST/P/2017 competition, because they have failed in the previous testing windows, will be considered as not eligible regardless of the relevance or not of their CV.

Selection criteria

Selection criteria 1/2
• Experience in custom web site development and deployment
• Experience in implantations of web content management platforms
• Experience in Drupal and Drupal API
• Experience with CSS, HTML, PHP in a web application environment
• Excellent command of English (C2)
• Ability to identify user needs
• Experience with server operating systems (Linux or similar) and web servers (Apache or similar)
• Experience with JavaScript frameworks i.e. jQuery or similar
• Experience with MySQL or similar RDBMS database
• Good knowledge of software development methods, preferably Agile
• Experience with multimedia devices, especially mobile
• Experience working with social media platforms

• Experience with Linux server (RHEL or CentOS) and LAMP platform management
• Experience with graphic design tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) in producing graphics into a web application


English (Proficient C2)

Updates on the application process

Selection criteria 2/2
Personal qualities essential for the position (evaluated during the interview):
• High degree of organisational skills, attention to detail and ability to work under pressure
• Ability to translate technical information into something understandable to non specialists
• Good interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills
• Proven ability to work as a team member
• Dynamic and innovative approach
• Ability to appreciate and follow priorities, sense of initiative, pro-active approach and capability to take responsibility

After having been preselected by the Selection Committee, the Agency will invite for an interview the best candidates, that are owner of a CAST in the relevant function group or that have successfully passed the EPSO CAST selection EPSO/CAST/P/2017 in FGIV, with a maximum of 10 candidates invited to the interview.
An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to all candidates by email to confirm the reception of their application.
All candidates will be informed in due time about the status of their application, i.e. whether they are invited for the selection phase described above or not. These notifications will be sent via email only.
A candidate may request clarifications about the processing of his/her application by sending an email quoting the reference of the vacancy notice concerned, to the following address: INEA-HR-INFO@ec.europa.eu.

Equal opportunities, appeal procedure & data protection

The European Union institutions apply a policy of equal opportunities and accept applications without discrimination on the ground of sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

A candidate who estimates that a mistake was made in the assessment of his/her profile may ask to have it re-assessed by sending, within 15 calendar days of the date on the email notifying the rejection of his/her application, a request for review, quoting the number of the selection procedure concerned to the Chairman of the Selection Committee at the following address: INEA-HR-INFO@ec.europa.eu
The Selection Committee will reconsider the application and notify the candidate of its decision within 15 working days of receipt of the letter.

The purpose of processing of the data submitted by candidates is to manage the applications in view of a possible pre-selection and recruitment at the INEA. The personal information requested from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.