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Jobs Senior Sector Officer for Cultural Heritage

The Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels is the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants and reports to the Foreign Ministries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. We are currently recruiting a (Senior) Sector Officer for Cultural Heritage with deadline for applications of 4 April 2012.

As (Senior) Sector Officer for Cultural Heritage, you will join the team working on the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014 funding period. You will provide expertise and lead the FMO’s work within the priority sector ‘Protecting Cultural Heritage’. You will be responsible for advising during the development and implementation of programme proposals, and the preparation of programme proposals for donor grant decision, as well as facilitating reviews and evaluations of programmes within the sector. The Sector Officer reports to the Head of Sector.


You must have at least 5 years (at least 7 years for the senior position) relevant work experience in a public administration, international organisation or NGO in programme / project management. You will have an excellent knowledge of cultural heritage sector policies and priorities, in particular donor state policies. You should be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of EU policies and programmes in this sector. Knowledge of the sector in one or more of the beneficiary states would be an asset.


  • Result-oriented approach, and a proactive and cooperative outlook
  • Strong interpersonal abilities, including a dynamic and flexible attitude, and cultural sensitivity
  • Self-reliance and autonomy, but also facility for team work
  • Ability to multitask and work to tight deadlines
  • Experience with standard office software
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of another EFTA/EU language is an asset


We offer a very interesting and challenging position in a dynamic and diverse environment and the opportunity to work in a team of highly qualified people. We also offer favourable tax conditions and attractive social benefits. This post is open to nationals of all EFTA and EU member states.

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For further information about this post, please contact Head of Sector, Mr Rune Vistad, tel. +32 498 17 70 19, e-mail:

Deadline for submission of application: 4 April 2012

Photo: Sofia Museum of Contemporary Art (part-financed by EEA Grants). Credit: NMFA