HR Specialist Junior Officer Position – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

European-Food-Safety-Authority-efsa-logoThe European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), based in Parma, Italy is looking for an HR Specialist Junior Officer Position (Contract Agent FG IV)


Are you a dedicated HR professional with proven experience in the area of either talent selection, talent management, learning and development or resource planning, monitoring and reporting? Do you possess the passion required to stay alert for novel trends and best-in-class practices? Do you have the knowledge and determination to implement policies and processes in international scientifically-driven organisations such as EFSA?

The successful candidate will contribute to the evolution of EFSA’s best-in-class policies and processes to support the full implementation of EFSA’s talent management strategy while acting as an adviser to management and staff on a wide array of HR topics, such as recruitment, learning and career development, performance management, implementation of HR policies and procedures and resource analysis and planning.

If you see yourself in the above description, then this job vacancy could be for you.


Every position within EFSA, from scientists to managerial and technical staff, plays an important part in creating an inspirational environment in which to work and develop.

As part of an overhaul of its organizational model, EFSA has created the Human Capital and Knowledge Management Unit (HUCAP), a team comprising 20+ dedicated HR professionals.

The mission of HUCAP is to lead the development and implementation of inclusive strategies which aim to manage both the internal and external workforce coherently and to build on individual knowledge and skills so as to maintain and develop the stable body of competencies required by EFSA. In particular, the key strategic target of the Unit is to integrate and maintain a talent management culture throughout the entire employee life cycle in EFSA.

Your key responsibilities

The jobholder will work under the responsibility of the Head of HUCAP Unit and will be in charge of one or more of the following HR fields/tasks: Talent Selection, Learning and Development, Talent Management/HR Centre of Expertise and Resource Planning, Monitoring and Reporting.

Salary and benefits

EFSA can offer the selected candidate a contract of 5 years with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will be recruited in Contract Agent Function Group IV. The basic monthly salary for grade 13 (up to 7 years’ professional experience) is € 3,170.61, for grade 14 (more than 7 years’ professional experience) – € 3,587.37 and for grade 16 (more than 20 years’ professional experience) – € 4,592.43, subject to an annual review of remuneration provided for in Article 65(1) of the Staff Regulations.

This established reserve list may be used for the recruitment of a similar position depending on the needs of EFSA, and will be valid until 31/12/2016 (the validity of the reserve list may be extended).

Location: Parma, Italy

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2015 at midnight

Read more and apply here.

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