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EFTA Financial Mechanism Office

The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) which administers the EEA Grants and Norway Grants on behalf of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, offers 12 months-traineeships, from 1st September 2022 – 31st August 2023, to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway). 
Exception is given to applicants for the Roma Inclusion Trainee position which is the only open also open to nationals of the EU Member States.


The trainees will be assigned to a specific department of the FMO according to academic field of specialisation, personal preferences and career objectives:
– Legal Affairs, 
– Finance and Control,
– Administration and Human Resources,
– Communication,
– Grants Management Systems (IT),
– Results and Evaluation,
– Priority Sectors,
– Funds and Horizontal Concerns: Civil Society,
– Funds and Horizontal Concerns: Roma Inclusion,
– Country and Bilateral Cooperation.
Candidates need to specify their field of work when applying.


Eligible applicants should:
• Have a master’s degree in law, economics, statistics, political science, international relations, business administration, computer science or other relevant and equivalent degree. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience (job experience, volunteering) may in exceptional circumstances be considered. Exception: for the position in the Grants Management Systems (IT) the minimum level of education is Bachelor’s degree.
• Have knowledge of standard office IT applications (Microsoft Office);
• Have an analytical mind with ability to draft good quality documents in English;
• Be flexible and motivated, capable of taking on a wide variety of tasks, both complex and more basic.;
• Have work experience of 1-2 years and knowledge of and keen interest in one or more of the priority sectors and/or Beneficiary States would be an advantage;
• Have fluency in both spoken and written English (knowledge of another EFTA/EU language is an asset).


Nationalily requirement
Traineeships at the FMO are only open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway).
Exception is given to applicants for the Roma Trainee position: this position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and to nationals of the EU Member States.

Trainees will receive a flat monthly allowance of EUR 1,675. 
Accommodation in individual flats, health, life and invalidity and travel insurance will be covered as well as travel costs upon taking up and leaving the traineeship.
Trainees will be assigned in the Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels.


Deadline: 1 March 2022.


Find out more here.