Statistics Expert (SNE) - EASO/2018/SNE/005

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Call for an expression of interest in the recruitment of a Seconded National Expert (SNE)
in the European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

REF.: EASO/2018/SNE/005

  • Publication: External
  • Title of function: Statistics Expert
  • Duration: 1 year (renewable)
  1. WE ARE

The European Asylum Support Office (hereinafter referred to as "EASO"), established by Regulation 439/2010[1], strengthens European Union (EU) Member States practical cooperation on asylum, enhances the implementation of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and supports Member States whose asylum and reception systems are under particular pressure.

Specifically, EASO focuses on three main tasks:

  1. Supporting practical cooperation among Member States on asylum – mainly through training, quality activities, country of origin information (COI), statistics and analysis, specialized expert networks, practical cooperation workshops, thematic support on unaccompanied minors, trafficking in human beings and gender;
  2. Supporting Member States under particular pressure through emergency support, including the deployment of asylum support team to assist EU Member States in managing asylum applications and in putting in place appropriate reception facilities;
  3. Contributing to the implementation of the CEAS by collecting and exchanging information on best practices, drawing up an annual report on the asylum situation in the EU covering the whole asylum procedure in EU Member States and adopting technical documents on the implementation of the new EU asylum acquis.

The headquarters of EASO are located in Valletta Harbour (Malta).


The SNE will be working in the Research Sector of the Information and Analysis Unit (IAU). The key tasks of the SNE will be:

  • Ensuring the collection and processing of asylum-related data with particular emphasis on data quality in terms of accuracy, completeness and compliance with guidelines; 
  • Working together with data providers such as Member State asylum authorities, other EU Institutions and EASO Operations manage systems for effective information exchange;
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of methodologies for data and information storage, analysis and dissemination according to the best practices in the field;
  • Using tools such as SAS & Power-BI dashboards to summarise and visualise asylum related data in support of analytical work on the asylum situation and the evaluation of EASO Operations
  • Carry out any other relevant tasks as requested by the Head of Sector in the interest of EASO

A) Eligibility criteria

Candidates will be considered eligible for selection on the basis of the following formal criteria to be fulfilled by the deadline for applications:

  1. Be nationals of one of the Member States of the European Union, Lichtenstein, Norway or Switzerland;
  2. Be employed by a public administration of a Member State of the European Union, or Norway and Switzerland, or an International Governmental Organisation for at least 12 months before applying for secondment;
  3. Have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience;
  4. Have a thorough knowledge of one of the official EU languages and an excellent command of spoken and especially written English.

Eligibility of candidates will be assessed by a Selection Committee according to compliance with all eligibility criteria by the closing date for the submission of applications.

B) Selection criteria

If the eligibility criteria set out in section A) Eligibility criteria are met, candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria. The most suitable candidates evaluated on the basis of the selection criteria will be invited to an interview.


  1. At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in the areas mentioned under Section 2
  2. Demonstrable knowledge and practical experience in management of data/information sources, the creation of datasets and the provision of data quality assurance;
  3. Experience in development of reports and/or analysis based on statistical indicators;
  4. Advanced proficiency in MS applications, particularly Excel.


  1. Experience in managing or working with networks or communities of data providers;
  2. Experience with statistical or database software and/or programming;
  3. Post-graduate degree obtained in a field relevant for the above mentioned tasks and duties;
  4. Experience in cooperation with Member States’ authorities, EU bodies, international organisations and civil society organisations which are active in the field of asylum;

If selected for interview, candidates may also be assessed in the interview on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Excellent analytical capabilities, attention to detail and problem-solving skills;
  2. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines on multiple tasks;
  3. Good communication skills and well developed interpersonal skills;
  4. Good planning and organisational skills;
  5. Accuracy and attention to details;
  6. Knowledge of the mission and organisation of EASO.

Excellent written and oral command of English, including ability to draft reports, tools and presentations in English as well as ability to use electronic office equipment and applications (word processing, spread sheets, presentations, electronic communication, internet etc.) are essential.  

Candidates will be also assessed on the above by written test.


The secondment will be governed by the EASO Management Board Decision n° 1 of 25.11.2010 laying down rules on the secondment of national experts (SNE) to the EASO (document EASO/MB/2010/3). This decision is available on the EASO website:


For applications to be valid, candidates shall:

  • Use and duly complete the official application form provided on the EASO website.
  • Official applications must be submitted within the deadline via email to:
  • To qualify as eligible, official applications shall be forwarded by the Permanent Representations or national contact points or, as the case may be, the International Governmental Organisations, together with the proof of intent (official letter) by the relevant administrations to authorise the secondment in case of successful selection.
  • The subject of the e-mail should include the reference of this vacancy, followed by the candidate's surname.

Incomplete applications will be disqualified and treated as non-eligible. In order to facilitate the selection process, all correspondence to candidates concerning this vacancy will be in English. Under no circumstances should candidates approach the Selection Committee, directly or indirectly, concerning this recruitment. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to disqualify any candidate who disregards this instruction.

Closing date:

The closing date for submission of the applications is 3 December 2018 at 13:00hrs (Brussels time). EASO will disregard any application received after that date.

Applicants are strongly advised not to wait until the last day to submit their applications, since heavy internet traffic or a fault with the internet connection could lead to difficulties in submission. The EASO cannot be held responsible for any delay due to such difficulties.


EASO applies an equal opportunities policy and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.


The purpose of processing of the data submitted by the candidate is to manage application(s) of the candidate in view of a possible pre-selection and recruitment at EASO.

EASO does not make public the names of successful candidates on reserve lists. However, it is possible that, for the purposes of recruitment and related planning purposes, members of the EASO management team may have access to reserve lists and, in specific cases, to the application form of a candidate (without supporting documents, which are kept in confidence by the personnel department).  Application files of non-recruited candidates are kept for two years from the expiry date of the reserve list after which time they are destroyed.

The personal information requested will be processed in line with Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the EU institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.


Pursuant to Article 90(2) of the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the Union, a candidate may submit a complaint against an act affecting him/her adversely. The complaint must be lodged within 3 months from the date of notification to the following address:

The Executive Director
European Asylum Support Office
MTC Block A, Winemakers Wharf, Grand Harbour Valletta, MRS 1917

Should the complaint be rejected, pursuant to Article 270 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and Article 91 of the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants, a candidate may request judicial review of the act. The appeal must be lodged within 3 months from the date of notification to the following address:

European Union Civil Service Tribunal
Boulevard Konrad Adenauer
L-2925 Luxembourg

Any citizen of the European Union or any natural or legal person residing in a Member State may make a complaint for maladministration pursuant to Article 228(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The complaint must be lodged within two years of becoming aware of the facts on which the complaint is based to the following address:

European Ombudsman
1, Avenue du President Robert Schuman -BP 403
F-67001 Strasbourg Cedex

Please note that complaints to the European Ombudsman do not have the effect of suspending the period mentioned in Articles 90 and 91 of the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants for lodging complaints or submitting an appeal pursuant to Article 270 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

[1] Regulation (EU) No 439/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 (OJ L 132, 25.5.2010, p.11).


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