Training Officer, in charge of training sessions on EU’s open competitions-FP 20/44/S

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06 Nov 2020

The French National School of Administration (ENA) is recruiting a training officer for its EU Competitions Department.

Dynamic, creative and agile, this training officer should be able to supervise the creation of training materials, develop an expertise on EU Recruitment policies, and coach learners under their preparation for EU Competitions.

A proven taste for content production and teaching, an experience of working within European institutions, as well as a practice of competitive examinations would be all assets for taking up such position.

For more details on this position, please read the job description here attached.

Applicants must submit their candidature before 11 October 2020.


Category / functions / position:

A/ Attaché d’administration or equivalent / Recruitment open to civil servants (secondment for 1 year, renewable for 2 years) and contract agents (fixed-term contract o 3 years renewable)

Job-type: Educational engineering

RIFSEEP: Group 3


Place of work: Ecole nationale d’administration, 1 rue Ste Marguerite, 67000 Strasbourg

Directorate/Division/Department: Directorate for Teachings and Research – Division for national and European trainings and audience support - EU Competitions Department

Line manager: Head of EU Competitions Department


Within the Directorate for Teachings and Research (DER), which aims to build an attractive and coherent educational offer covering both initial and continuing training cycles, the Division for national and European training and audience support (DFNEAP) organises and coordinates the training sessions provided by the School and offers educational support to the trained audiences.

Under the DFNEAP, the EU Competitions Department aims at accompanying candidates who are interested in the selection procedures of EU institutions and who wish to become contract (FG I-II-III-IV) or permanent agents (secretaries, assistants, administrators). In this perspective, the Department provides tailor-made on-site and distance training sessions in France and in Member states of the European Union. For 20 years, the EU Competitions Department has been a preparation center of excellence in this field.


The person selected for this position will join a team of 4 people (including the manager, two training officers, and a training assistant). He/she will have to demonstrate an interest in teaching, a solid habit of public speaking, an ability to produce and edit educational contents, an appetite for teamwork, and a strong availability for frequent trips in France and abroad (Brussels, EU). Fluency in French (at C1 level minimum as it is the work language) and fluency in English (at a minimum C1 level) are required.

Professional experience:2 to 5 years; an intensive internal training on EU competitions is planned to facilitate onboarding
Initial training:Master 2 level and beyond in political science, humanities and social sciences, European Affairs. Having attended one or more preparations for public administration concours, having an experience of teaching and/or having a prior working experience within EU institutions will be considered as true assets


  • Develop expertise and ensure statistical monitoring on EU institutions recruitment procedures in order to provide advice and guidance for candidates
  • Participate in the design of seminars, on-site and distance trainings, live or broadcasted webinars, and any educational courses dedicated to the preparation of EU Competitions, under the supervision of the Head of Department
  • Participate in the creation of educational content and tests in French and English, under the supervision of the Head of Department
  • Intervene independently as a trainer or coach within the framework of on-site and remote training actions, webinars dedicated to the preparation of EU recruitment procedures (open competitions, internal competitions, CAST procedures)
  • Participate in the management of online communities on social networks, in conjunction with the other members of the Department
  • Prospecting new partners, authors, tests creators and speakers

ACTIVITIESDesign, management and animation of preparation sessions for EU Competitions:

  • Monitoring, analysis and presentation of selection procedures resulting from new legislative and regulatory provisions
  • Identification of educational objectives, needs analysis and training actions on competitions or EU recruitment procedures
  • Intervention as a trainer for the preparation for the EU competitions
  • Research, identification and animation of a network of external contributors and tests creators
  • Conception and implementation of educational and pedagogical tools, possibly in conjunction with sponsors and authors
  • Organisation of study visits and events
  • Reporting of actions carried out, of established contacts
  • Performing evaluation of the training programs
  • Educational and statistical monitoring of participants and laureates
  • Preparation for tender responses within the team, with the support of other School Departments concerned

Prospective and innovation:

  • Contribution to modernising, developping, and promoting the Department’s training offer
  • Search for new partners in France and in EU Member States
  • Set up digital and collaborative tools, in collegiality with the team
  • Development of expertise in educational engineering, to the service of the Department, and of the School in general
  • Research, development and implementation of practical innovative teaching, collegially with the team; good practices sharing within the Directorate
  • Participation in the development of online communities on social networks

Cross-cutting activities:

  • Participation in communication activities on the Department offer
  • Participation in the budget monitoring and in the establishment of estimates
  • Participation in Department meetings, working groups of the Directorate and to the catalog and activity report drafting, archiving, etc.





  • Basic knowledge on EU institutions and policies, their history and functioning
  • Teaching and training
  • Sense of pedagogy
  • Experience of preparatory classes
  • Design and build  educational courses
  • Being organised and meticulous
  • Experience of working in EU institutions
  • Self-express orally and in public
  • Being autonomous
  • Concepts, methods and tools in educational engineering
  • Lead and monitor a project, while identifying and analysing necessary and available resources as well as the risks
  • Adaptability and resilience
  • Professional practice of English and French (spoken and written - level C1 minimum required)
  • Design and produce teaching material in French and English
  • Knowing how to anticipate and respect tight deadlines
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Implement training on line and remotely
  • Reactivity
  • Mastery of learning management platforms (Moodle, EdX, 360 Learning)
  • Conduct negotiations
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Professional practice of online collaborative tools (Microsoft Teams, GotoMeeting, Skype)
  • Animate networks, negotiate with creators of tests and internal  and external interlocutors
  • Pro-activeness
  • Notions of public accounting and accounting procedures
  • Ability to supervise groups
  • Team spirit
  • Writing skills
  • Know how to set up collaborative tools on one’s areas of expertise
  • Comfortable in relationships, sense of diplomacy
  • Familiarity with social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Conduct evaluation procedure
  • Sense of innovation
  • Conduct and facilitate a meeting
  • Analytical mind
  • Lead training operations from their conception to their implementation and evaluation
  • Sense of public service

Deadline for submitting your application:


Send your application exclusively by mail to :

Application file

Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:

For all applicants :

- cover letter with mention of the job reference, CV and the last 12 pay slips

In addition, for civil servants:

- last 3 professional evaluation sheets and  last decision relating to the administrative situation

In addition, for contract agents:

- last contract signed

Any incomplete file will not be considered

Contact for job information :


Head Of EU Competitions Department

Phone: +33 3 88 21 45 95

Human Resources contact
for the application file


Ecole nationale d’administration

Human resources and budget management department

1 rue Sainte-Marguerite,

67080 Strasbourg Cedex

Phone : +33 3 69 20 48 49

Recruitment is focused on the skills and qualifications required with regard to the characteristics of the post to be filled, without distinction of origin, age or gender.

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