Paris, France, ESA [12586]

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration and Finance
Job type

About this job

ESA is looking for an Administrator.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. For this purpose, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.

This is a non-renewable post for a limited duration of four years and is classified A2–A4 on theCoordinated Organisations’ salaryscale.


If successfully appointed to this position, you will report to the Director of European, Legal and International Matters and support a team of special advisors in their tasks including:

  • Supporting preparation of the Space Summit in 2022 and the follow-up Summit in 2023.
  • Supporting preparation of the Intermediate Ministerial Meeting (IMM) to be held towards the end of 2021 and of the Council meeting at ministerial level to be held at the end of 2022.
  • Producing analysis of specific international developments contributing to the activities of the Directorate of European, Legal and International Matters.
  • Providing guidance and supporting the implementation of approved agreements.


Technical competencies
Knowledge of the ESA institutional framework, policies and programmes
Knowledge of the European and international space sector (institutional, commercial and/or industrial)

Applicants should have a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in political science or related fields, such as business management or similar.

Additional requirements
Proven experience in international relations or business management and a demonstrated ability to establish and develop contacts.

For a complete job description, click on “apply”.

The closing date for applications is 21 June 2021.

At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at contact.human.resources@esa.int.
Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
We offer
The European Space Agency (ESA) is an equal opportunities employer that offers competitive salaries exempt from national income tax and excellent employment conditions, such as allowances for expatriates and relocation support. For more information: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA
About us
We are the European Space Agency. Our mission is the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of everyone. We watch over Earth, develop and launch inspiring and unique space projects, train astronauts and push the boundaries of science and technology, seeking answers to the big questions about the Universe. We are a family of scientists, engineers and business professionals from all over Europe working together in a diverse and multinational environment. We are dedicated to united space in Europe and united Europe in space. Learn more: http://www.esa.int/

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