EEAS Vacancy Notice: Contract Agent FGII – Secretary to the Special Envoy for Space and the Space Division – EEAS Headquarters – job n° 358836

Deadline: 28-02-2022

(Source: EEAS)

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The European External Action Service (EEAS) supports the work of the High Representative in defining and implementing an effective and coherent EU foreign policy. The EEAS supports his tasks of conducting the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity as Vice President of the Commission with regard to his responsibilities within the Commission in the external relations field including the coordination of other aspects of the EU’s external action. The EEAS works in close cooperation with Member States, the Council and relevant services of the European Commission.

The function of Special Envoy for Space (SES) was set up in 2015 to support EEAS activities regarding Space in their operational, diplomatic and policy dimensions. The Special Envoy for Space heads Division SECDEFPOL.5, with a dual operational-policy responsibility. On the one hand, the SES and her team assist the HRVP and the SG in protecting the security and interests of the EU and its Member States in case of a threat to or through the Galileo satellite system and they ensure the operational direction of the EU Satellite Centre (SatCen). On the other hand, the SES and her team provide expert advice on the security aspects of the EU space policy, develop and coordinate EU positions regarding space safety, security and sustainability in multilateral fora (mainly the UN), and cover international dialogues and negotiations related to the security aspects of space. The Special Envoy for Space chairs the SatCen Board, and her team ensures its secretariat.

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