The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) is the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants. Based in Brussels, Belgium with over 60 team members from 18 nationalities, we offer an international, stimulating and diverse workplace.

We offer a competitive benefit package and ensure equal opportunities and conditions for all staff, which is outlined in our gender equality policy. Our values are professionalism; cooperation; and trust, responsibility and respect.

Administratively, the FMO is a part of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

Current vacancies

Head of Communication

We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to take on the post of Head of Communication Unit of the FMO. 

The Head of Communication guides the communication work of the FMO. That includes ensuring the creativity and quality of the EEA and Norway Grants’ website, FMO social media work, online campaigns, publications and events. S/he is responsible for monitoring and supporting communication activities in the Beneficiary States and supports efforts to increase the visibility of the Grants in the Donor States and among EU institutions. S/he handles day-to-day media relations and advises and supports in-house units in communication issues. The Head of Communication reports to the Director of the FMO. This position involves occassional travel. 

We are looking for an individual with 9 years of relevant work experience in public administration, media relations and/or journalism and a minimum of 3 years in a leadership position. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (the working language of the FMO) is a requirement. 

Employment Terms

Annual starting salary: EUR 110,369.70

The position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). 

Deadline for submission of application: 16 February 2020. Interviews will take place in March 2020.

Interested applicants should apply online via the EFTA e-recruitment tool. Please note that only applications received via our web tool will be considered. Find out more about this position here.




The FMO offers 12-month long traineeships for graduates wanting to learn more about grants management, with the starting date of 1 September each year. With approximately 18 European nationalities represented in the FMO, the selected trainees take part in an international working environment in the capital of Europe.

The traineeships are paid, and the FMO provides the trainees with accommodation.

Traineeships at the FMO are only open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway). Exception is given to applicants for the Roma Inclusion Trainee position: this position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and to nationals of the EU Member States.

Find out more about the 11 traineeship positions here.

Applications for the traineeships should be done via EFTA’s career page, the vacancies will be available on 3 February 2020 on EFTA’s website under Current vacancies, the deadline to apply is 1 March 2020.