View Vacancy -- 2022-TA-04 - Programme Officer

Temporary agent (AD)
40,000 € - 49,999 €

The Programme Officer works on matters of law enforcement research and science, as far as they are relevant for achieving the objectives of CEPOL, and he develops the CEPOL knowledge database in support of CEPOL’s learning environment.

The function supports CEPOL’s core business and the transfer of scientific knowledge from academia and elsewhere into CEPOL learning environments, further development of knowledge management strategies and their implementation within CEPOL’s professional field.

  • Organise the publication of the European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin
  • Be point of contact for requests related of research proposals and respective assessments
  • Be the liaison for the CEPOL Research and Science Correspondents network
  • Take care of the procurement and distribution of ejournals and ebooks
  • Organise the CEPOL Research & Science Conferences in on-site or online format
  • Drive the development/implementation of a higher education product

In addition, in order to be eligible the candidate must:

  • Be a national of a Member State of the Union;
  • Be entitled to his or her full rights as a citizen;
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service;
  • Meet the character requirements for the duties involved;
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post; and
  • Have a thorough knowledge (min. level C1) of one of the languages of the Union and a satisfactory knowledge (min. level B2) of another language of the Union.

A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma


In the interest of the service, professional training of an equivalent level such as graduation from a police or law enforcement educational institution, and after having completed the training, at least the number of years of relevant professional experience indicated below:


Duration of professional training                            Professional experience


More than 6 months and up to 1 year                    4 years

More than 1 year and up to 2 years                         3 years

More than 2 years and up to 3 years                      2 years

More than 3 years                                                       1 year


In addition to the above at least 3 years of relevant and proven professional experience gained after obtaining the diploma or after completed the professional training with the to the training linked experience.

A contract offer will be made as a member of the Temporary Agent staff of the agency in accordance with the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities for a five years priod, which may be renewed for additional 5 years. The third contract will be for an indefinite period. The successful candidate will be recruited as Programme Officer - AD6.

The basic monthly net pay for this post is EUR 3,366.67 (Step 1) or EUR 3,490.15 (Step 2). The correction coefficient (on the date of publication of this vacancy notice) is 76,1% for Hungary and is already taken in consideration for these amounts.

The step is determined on the basis of professional experience gained after obtaining the diploma of an education required for the position and in line with applicable implementing rules.

In addition, based on personal situation, the following allowances might be granted:

  • Expatriation or foreign residence allowance: 16% or 4% of the basic pay.
  • Annual travel allowance: staff who are entitled to the expatriation (16%) or foreign residence (4%) allowance are entitled to be paid each calendar year a sum representing the cost of travel from the place of employment to the place of origin for themselves and, if they are entitled to the household allowance, for their spouse and dependents (less than age of 2)
  • Household allowance
  • Allowance for a dependent child or person treated as such:
    • Pre-school allowance:
    • Education allowance:
    • School fees: paid by CEPOL for dependent children who joined the staff member in changing the residence to fully respect the article 20 of the Staff Regulations. The school shall be considered as non-fee paying and the staff member concerned shall not receive the education allowance mentioned in the bullet point(s) above.

The costs covered by CEPOL shall be:

  • The registration and attendance fees at international schools
  • The transportation costs
  • Excluding all other costs as described on the Commission decision C(2004)131-53-2004 on general implementing provisions for the grant of the education allowance.

In addition, CEPOL will provide benefits and entitlements in line with those of European Union Civil Servants. Such entitlements will be established based on the necessary documents provided by the newly recruited staff member upon taking up duty with CEPOL.

The successful candidate shall undergo a probation period of 9 months.

For reasons related to CEPOL’s operational requirements, the candidate may be required to be available at short notice.

The highest scoring candidates exceeding the threshold defined in advance by the Selection Committee shall be invited for interview and written test. Maximum number of candidates to be invited for interview shall not exceed 12. Interview and written test will be arranged online.

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Only candidates who achieve 65% of the total scores available for the interview and written test can be included in a Reserve List. The reserve list will be valid until 31 December 2023 and may be extended by the decision of the Appointing Authority of CEPOL. (Please be aware that placement on a reserve list in no way guarantees future employment at CEPOL.)

Minimum 7 years working at academic level (please describe in detail the type of institution, your engagement, part/full time, subjects, etc.);

Minimum 3 years’ professional experience in matters of EU/International law enforcement affaires;

Experience in scientific review and/or editing journals, books and publications (please describe the duration, volume, language, etc.);

Experience in organisation of international conferences, including online, on-site, hybrid etc. (please list details: type, number of attendees, speakers, etc.);

Excellent level of spoken and written English;

Applicant holds Doctor / PhD level degree or is a candidate;

Experience with EU-Funded research projects;

Experience in accreditation of learning products;

Publication of scientific articles related to law enforcement in English (please indicate the number of publications, subject examples);

Active membership in an European or international professional scientific society;

This opportunity is closed to applications.