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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Who can apply for an internship with EULEX?
The citizens of EU Member States and the citizens of Third States contributing to EULEX (Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, USA and Canada) can apply for internships unless the person concerned is a permanent resident in Kosovo.

What is the meaning of "supported" and "direct" applicants?
Supported applicants are those candidates that are supported or nominated through their national authorities; e.g., Ministries of Foreign Affairs, national development agencies, etc. Direct applicants are those candidates that do not have the option of support from national authorities and apply directly to the mission. Supported applicants must send their applications through their national authorities and EULEX will only consider them valid through these channels.

What are the basic requirements?
Applicants need to have completed three years of university studies corresponding to a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. If enrolled in further studies, e.g., for a Master or Ph.D. degree, this will – if stated in the job description, be considered an asset.

Do I need to have a driver's license?
No. As interns are not eligible to drive EULEX vehicles, a driver's license is not a requirement.

Do I need to submit copies of degrees or other copies with my application?
No. Applicants only need to submit the application form duly and thoroughly completed as the application form will be the first stage of assessing the most suitable candidates. On entry to the mission, interns need to submit copies of passport, medical certificate, criminal record certificate, and university degree including proof of enrolment in further studies, if applicable.

Can I send more than one application form?
No, we can only accept one application per person, position and announcement.

Where in Kosovo will I serve?
Interns are currently serving only in Pristina.

Can I list more than one priority on my application?
No, we can only accept applications for one internship position.

How long is the internship for and can it be extended?
The internship is for 5 months and it cannot be extended.

Can I immediately apply for regular positions at EULEX during my internship?
No. Interns cannot apply for regular positions during their internship nor for the next six months following the end of the internship.

Is the internship paid?
Interns that are citizens of one of the EU Member States receive 500 Euro allowance per month as a compensation for their living expenses. It is the interns' own responsibility to ensure whether such an allowance is taxable in their own country.

Am I insured by EULEX during my internship?
Yes, if you are the citizen of one of the EU Member States. EULEX provides a comprehensive insurance coverage for the duration of the internship only. All other insurances are the responsibility of the intern.

If selected, does EULEX cover my travel costs to and from the mission?
No. All travel costs to and from the mission must be covered by the intern or his/her supporting authority.

Do interns accrue leave days?
No. Interns do not accrue leave days but enjoy the same official holidays and weekends, as regular EULEX staff members do.

A family member of mine is working at EULEX, is this a problem?
Not in principle. If interns have any relatives working at EULEX, this needs to be stated in the application form and only in cases of a possible conflict of interest, this will be taken into account.

The Application Process in the Internship programme

Can you confirm receipt of my application?
If your application was received as "sponsored by national authorities" all correspondence is handled through your nominating authority. If you applied as a direct candidate, unfortunately, it is impossible for us to acknowledge the receipt of any individual application due to a very large number of applications received.

Can you inform me about the status of my application?
Only applicants who have been shortlisted and called for interview will be kept informed about the status of their application, either directly by the Mission for direct applicants or through their nominating authorities for the sponsored ones. All other applicants should assume that if they do not receive any notification from us and a new internship programme is published, their application has been unsuccessful.

Do I need to apply again in a new internship programme if I am still waiting to hear the outcome of my previous application?
If you have heard nothing you should assume your first application was unsuccessful and you are welcome to apply again.

I would like to make an update to my submitted application: how can I do this?
You can send us an updated application form with a respective remark only by the set deadline for submission of applications in the specific internship programme.

Can I send my application at any time for possible future positions?
No, only applications submitted before the application deadline and through the proper channels can be considered. Other applications outside of this timeframe will be disregarded.

Do I need to sign the electronic version of the application form?
No signature is required when filling and sending the electronic version of the application form. However by submitting the form you are vouching for the accurateness of the information provided. Any misleading statement in the application form may lead to your exclusion from the selection process or to a termination of the internship.

How will I be notified if I am selected for interview?
Usually candidates are notified by e-mail. If there is no reply, candidates might be contacted by phone.

I was interviewed but have not heard anything further?
We endeavour to notify all interviewees of the outcome of their interview. Occasionally due to the very large numbers of applications and interviews delays might occur.

I fulfil the requirements asked for in the job description but still was not interviewed, why?
We receive a large amount of applications from interested candidates making competition for each advertised position very tough. Sponsored candidates are given priority. Otherwise, all direct applications are given equal consideration. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

General Questions

Who can apply for a job with EULEX?
The citizens of EU Member States can apply for international positions unless the person concerned is permanently resident in Kosovo. Candidates wishing to apply for positions within the EULEX Kosovo Witness Security Department must apply through their respective competent national authorities.

Can I send more than one application form?
No, we can only accept one application per person per announcement.

Can I list more than three priorities on my application?
No, we can only accept the first three priorities listed on your application regardless of how many are placed there.

Is there any limitation in terms of age for candidates?
No, in accordance with current Mission's regulations we accept applications from all qualified candidates.

The Application Process in the Call for Contributions

Can you inform me about the status of my application?

Only applicants who have been shortlisted and called for interview will be kept informed. All other applicants should assume that if they do not receive any notification from us and a new call for contribution is published, their application has been unsuccessful.

I applied for a previous advertisement; do I need to apply again for the latest call as I am still waiting to hear the outcome from the previous one?

If you have heard nothing you should assume your first application was unsuccessful and you are welcome to apply again.

I previously applied for a position that is being re-advertised, do I need to apply again or will my old application be considered?
Your old application cannot be considered and you should apply again.

I would like to make an update to my previous application: how can I do this?
You cannot update an application after it has been submitted. Only the original application can be considered. Of course if you are applying again for a new Call for Contributions, then you may submit an updated application.

Can I send my application at any time for possible future positions?
No, only applications submitted before the application deadline and through the proper channels can be considered. Other applications outside of this timeframe will be disregarded.

How will I be notified if I am selected for interview?
Usually candidates are notified by e-mail. If there is no reply, candidates might be contacted by phone.

I was interviewed but have not heard anything further?
We endeavour to notify all interviewees of the outcome of their interview. Occasionally due to the very large numbers of applications and interviews delays might occur.

I fulfilled all the requirements asked for in the job descriptions and have a huge amount of experience but still was not interviewed, why?
We receive a large amount of highly qualified and experienced applicants making competition for each advertised position very tough. Seconded candidates are given priority. Otherwise, all applications for a contract are given equal consideration.

How can I apply as a seconded applicant?
You can only apply as a seconded applicant through your national authorities. Only applications received through the national nominating bodies will be considered for seconded status.

Can you tell me which of my national authorities I should send my application to for a seconded position?
Each Contributing State has its own set of procedures. We suggest contacting your Ministry of Foreign Affairs or equivalent for more information.

Deployment

When will I be deployed?
All selected candidates will be informed about their anticipated deployment date in due time through their national authorities.

How long will the Mission last?
The Mission mandate's duration is subject to a decision of the Council of the European Union. Currently it is set for 14 June 2018.

Practicalities

I was told that I can be in Kosovo without a visa only for 3 months. Does this mean that in the case of longer employment I need to get a residence permit in Kosovo?
No visa is required for any staff working for EULEX Kosovo during the whole period of employment.

Can you inform me about the documents that I have to provide?
The selected candidates have to provide the Mission with the following documents:

Passport – The candidates must obtain a passport from their respective national authorities.
Certificate/Booklet of vaccination – no specific requirements for Kosovo are currently in force.
Medical certificate – To be in possession of a valid certificate declaring that the staff member is fit to work in the mission.
Driving licence – To be in possession of a valid driver's licence for motor vehicles (Category B or equivalent). Ability to drive any 4-wheel drive vehicle. Category C driving licence is required when it is foreseen by the job description.

I would be grateful if you could let me know where and how can I obtain medical clearance. Could you provide me with any template or form as an example please? 

Medical clearance can be obtained from a personal/family doctor in your place of residence. No specific templates are required. You will have to prove that you are physically and mentally fit for service.

Is the EU security clearance necessary only for police officers or even for civilian staff?
The EU security clearance is necessary for every person who joins the EULEX if mentioned in the job description.

How do I get a personnel security clearance (PSC) and when do I need to submit it?
For majority of positions with EULEX there is no requirement to have a security clearance before applying.

The lack of possession of PSC, even if required, is not an impediment for the selection of the respective candidate. If required by the job description of the post, the seconded staff member must submit a valid PSC during the check-in process. The PSC is issued by the individual's competent national authority following the request of the seconding authority.

For seconded staff members access to EU Classified Information will be limited to "EU RESTRICTED/ RESTREINT UE" level until the issuance of their national security clearance.  

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