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Job vacancies

Working at the EMCDDA is mainly possible by applying to a call for application launched by the EMCDDA. Open vacancies are advertised on this page. Read our Guidelines on recruitment at the EMCDDA to better understand how recruitment processes work as well as some helpful information on how the EMCDDA will process your personal data in the context of a recruitment procedure.

Calls for application

Below you can find information on any job vacancies currently being advertised by the EMCDDA.

Reference Vacancy Contract Closing date Status
  2014 traineeships   31.01.2014, 00h00 (WET) Selection ongoing

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Director Temporary agent (M/F) AD14
five-year contract
15.11.2013, 12h00 (CET) Selection ongoing

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Scientific analyst on law enforcement Seconded National Expert 24.06.2013, 17h00 Suspended

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Scientific analyst – content coordination Temporary agent (M/F) AD6
five-year contract
28.03.2013, 17h00 CLOSED

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2013 traineeships   31.01.2013, 17h00 CLOSED

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The EMCDDA has extended some reserve lists that were due to expire on 31 December 2012 for a further year. Reserve lists include candidates who have successfully passed the written test and interview for a specific selection procedure. The reserve lists that have been extended are:

Vacancy reference Grade Position New reserve list expiry date


AD6 Scientific analyst 31/12/2013


CA FGII Secretary 31/12/2013


CA FGIII Financial assistant 31/12/2013


AD6 Capacity development officer 31/12/2013


AD6 Strategic, planning and monitoring officer 31/12/2013


AD6 Health and social responses 31/12/2013


CA FGIII Junior analyst on prevalence and patterns of drug use 31/12/2013

The EMCDDA may contact candidates on these extended lists if a vacant position arises within the specific job area during 2013.

Data protection

All personal data collected for these recruitment process will only be used for the purposes of these procedure and will in no case be transmitted to any third party. Any data provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and with high standards of security. All documents provided to the EMCDDA during these recruitment procedure will be kept in the EMCDDA’s files and will not be returned to applicants. Application documents will only be kept for as long as it is mandatory to fulfil the requirements of existing auditing/control procedures applicable to the EMCDDA.



The EMCDDA has a traineeships programme. This programme gives trainees an understanding of the agency and its role within the activities of the European Union. It also enables them to acquire practical knowledge of the work at the EMCDDA and to obtain professional experience in the course of their work. Training periods last at least three, and at most, eight months. Traineeship vacancies are published annually two months before the end of the year.

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Seconded national experts

The EMCDDA promotes the exchange of professional experience in the drugs policy area by temporarily recruiting Seconded national experts, benefiting from their professional knowledge and experience, in particular in areas where such expertise is not readily available. The Agency has adopted the EMCDDA provisions for the use of Seconded national experts. Vacancies are published under Job vacancies, above.

Interim contracts

The EMCDDA has a framework contract with some interim staffing companies for the provision of interim personnel services. The following companies work for the EMCDDA:

Av. da República 26
PT-1069-228 Lisbon
Tel +351 210 125 430
Fax +351 210 125 405

VSA Inovação
Recolha e Tratamento de Informação Lda.
R. Prof. Eduardo Araújo Coelho 1B, Lj 34
PT-1600-235 Lisbon
Tel +351 214 128 030.
Fax +351 214 128 031.

SLOT Recursos Humanos
R. Castilho 5, Sala 40
PT-1250-066 Lisbon
Tel +351 218 479 372.
Fax +351 218 479 373.

Spontaneous applications

The EMCDDA can only consider applications submitted in the framework of a published vacancy notice. Please note that the EMCDDA is unable to consider any unsolicited applications whether received by post or by e-mail. Unsolicited applications will not receive any response and will be destroyed.


About the EMCDDA

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is the reference point on drugs and drug addiction information in Europe. Inaugurated in Lisbon in 1995, it is one of the EU’s decentralised agencies. Read more >>

Contact us

Cais do Sodré
1249-289 Lisbon
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 00
Fax (351) 218 13 17 11

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Page last updated: Wednesday, 05 February 2014