JOB: Social Research Officer (FRA)

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is an EU Agency based in Vienna. The objective of the Agency is to provide the relevant institutions and authorities of the Community and its Member States when implementing Community law with assistance and expertise relating to fundamental rights, in order to support them when they take measures or formulate courses of action within their respective spheres of competence to fully respect fundamental rights. (Article 2 of the Council Regulation (EC) No 168/2007).

The FRA is publishing a Vacancy Notice in order to recruit a Contract Agent for the following position:

– Social Research Officer

– Grade: Function Group IV

– Ref. CA-SOCIAL-FGIV-2015

– Eligibility and selection criteria grid

– Apply on line

The duration of the contract shall be of two years. The contract may be renewed.

The FRA urges anyone meeting the eligibility criteria and interested in the position to apply.

The FRA is an equal opportunities employer and ensures that its recruitment procedures do not discriminate on the basis of gender, colour, racial, 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, or any other status.

FRA encourages candidates with disabilities to apply. If you consider yourself to have a physical, mental, intellectual or sensory disability please tick the appropriate box on the on-line application form and indicate any adjustments or arrangements, relating to your disability, that you require to enable you to take part in the interview and tests. 

Men are currently under-represented at this level. Therefore, male applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

The FRA will not return applications to candidates. The personal data provided by the candidate shall be processed pursuant to the European Regulation related to personal data protection and in particular Regulation EC n. 45/2001 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. Personal data shall be processed solely for the purpose of the selection procedure. Should the candidate have any query concerning the processing of his/her personal data, he/she shall address them to the following address: (link sends e-mail)

The Selection Committee has been established by the following Decision of the Director.

Please note that the Selection Committee’s work and deliberations are highly confidential: any contact with its members is strictly forbidden and may disqualify candidates from the selection.

How to apply:

Please read the application instructions carefully before applying.

Applications should only be submitted on-line.

Closing date:

The closing date for submission of the applications is 10/02/2016 at 13:00 (Local time). FRA reserves the right to disregard any application sent after that date/time.