Vacancy Brief Description
1. The Director for Corporate Servcies, Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs, invites applications for the position of Technical Attaché Deputy Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) / European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) in the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU in Brussels (Belgium) , within the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs
3.1 The Malta Salary and the Post Adjustment Allowances attached to the position of Technical Attaché is equivalent to the maximum of Salary Scale 7 less an increment (equivalent to €28,311.83 in 2021), with attainment of maximum of scale on confirmation of appointment after the probationary period of one (1) year or completion of one year service, whichever is the later. In addition, the Technical Attaché (CFSP/ESDP) will be granted the benefits provided for in the Conditions of Service for Officers Serving Overseas.
3.2 In cases where the selected candidate is already currently erving in the position of Technical Attaché at a salary scale, benefits and allowances that are higher than those established at section 3.1 above, the applcable compensation upon re-appointment in such exceptional cases shal be the higher applicable salary scale, benefits and allowances.
3.3 For the duration fo the Agreement, the Technical Attaché shall abide by the 'Conditions of Service for Officers Serving Overseas' (MFA 9/2015; CONDSER June 2015 V1.1) which may be updated from time to time.
4. The job duties for the position of Technical Attaché may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.
5.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be Public Officers in the Malta Public Service or Public Officers in the Malta Public Service on loan/detailed with/ deployed with/on attachment to Public Sector Organisations or Public Sector employees performing duties in the Public Service or RSSL employees, who must be confirmed in their current appointment
i) must be a serving officer in the Armed Forces of Malta and must have the necessary relevant training and proved expertise in the respective specialized area;
ii) must be proficient in the Maltese and English language. Knowledge of French is considered an asset
iii) in possession of a recognised Masters qualification at MQF Level 7 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECST/ECVET credits, or equivalent)* in areas that would enable them to effectively discharge their duties in the selected area plus one (1) year relevant work experience;
in possession of a recognised Bachelor's quaification at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent)* in areas that would enable them to effectively discharge their duties in the selected area , plus three (3) years relevant work experience.
*In the absence of documentary evidence as to the ECTS/ECVET credits or other system of measuring the course content , the selection board is to evaluate the submitted programme of study and determine that is comparable to 60/180 ECTS/ECVET credits . The advice of the MQRIC may be sought.
iv) Public Officers applying for this position must be confirmed in their current appointment.
5.2 To determine the comparable level of responsibility of Public Sector employees currently performing duties in the Public Service and RSSL employees to the level of responsibility required of public officers applying for this position, the Selection Board should invariably and formally consult the Director/HR Manager responsible for the respective Public Sector entity.
5.3 The current arrangement, whereby Public Sector employees performing duties in the Public Service remain on the books of the respective entity, shall continue to apply in the case of Public Sector employees who are selected for the position, subject to the consent of the entity. RSSL employees will remain on the books of the company.
5.4 Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements.
5.5 Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualifications in question, or successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, taken as part of a recognised higher MQF level programme of study, as required in the afore-mentioned eligibility criteria, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.
5.6 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 5.1 to 5.5 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
5.7 Applicants are obliged to immediately inform the Selection Board (if result has not yet been published, in which case the application should be withdrawn by the applicant) or the HR Unit within the issuing ministry / department (if result has been published) upon any change in the status of their appointment from the date of submission of their application until the closing date, or upon being called for appointment as a result, of this call for application, as the case may be. Non-observance of this instruction may lead to disciplinary action. On its part, at the start of the interview, the Selection Board will request the candidate to declare any changes in status of his/her current appointment from the date of submission of application.
5.8 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).
5.9 Applications froma serving Technical Attaché at the Permanent Representation of Malta to the European Union in Brussels will only be considered if he/she have served by the closing date of this call for applications a minimum of at least two years in the current Technical Attaché position.
Ministry / Department Details
Ministry / Department :
Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs
Contact Persons :
Ms Marylene Borg
331, Allied House, St Paul Street, Valletta
Email address :
In case of conflict in interpretation of any part/s of a call for applications, the final interpretation should be that of the published Maltese version of the call for applications.
Other general provisions concerning call for applications, with particular reference to:
• applicable benefits, conditions and rules/regulations;
• reasonable accommodation for registered persons with disability;
• submission of recognition statements in respect of qualifications;
• publication of the result;
• medical examination;
• the process for the submission of petitions concerning the result;
• access to application forms and related details;
• retention of documents,
may be viewed by accessing the website of the People and Standards Division (https://recruitmentintra.gov.mt/generalprovisions/GeneralProvisionsEN.pdf)