Fundamental Rights Officer

European Union, Warsaw, Poland

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th December, 2020

Job Description

The Jobholder, acting independently and being appointed by the Management Board, will be responsible for:

  •  contributing to the Agency's fundamental rights strategy and the corresponding action plan, including by issuing recommendations for improving them;
  •  monitoring the Agency's compliance with fundamental rights, including by conducting investigations into any of its activities;
  •  promoting the Agency's respect of fundamental rights;
  •  advising the Agency where he or she deems it necessary or where requested on any activity of the Agency without delaying those activities;
  •  providing opinions on the operational plans drawn up for the operational activities of the Agency, on pilot projects and on technical assistance projects in third countries;
  •  providing opinions on working arrangements;
  •  carrying out on-the-spot visits to any joint operation, rapid border intervention, pilot project, migration management support team deployment, return operation or return intervention, including in third countries;
  •  providing the secretariat of the consultative forum;
  •  informing the Executive Director about possible violations of fundamental rights during activities of the Agency;
  •  selecting and managing the fundamental rights monitors;
  •  reporting directly to the management board and cooperating with the consultative forum;
  •  managing the work of the Fundamental Rights Office, including managing the work of a team of over 50 staff in compliance with the applicable EU staff regulations and administrative management framework;
  •  managing the budget of the Fundamental Rights Office, which for 2021 slightly exceeds 1 million EUR, by ensuring proper implementation of objectives and full respect for the principles of regularity, legality and sound financial management;
  •  performing any other tasks, where provided for by the Frontex Regulation.


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