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Traineeship Post - Human Resources Unit R2, Helsinki



European Chemicals Agency


Helsinki, Finland 

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ECHA/TRN/2017/015 – Human Resources Unit (R2)

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~~ECHA/TRN/2017/015 – Human Resources Unit (R2)

The Human Resources (HR) unit manages the European Chemicals Agency’s most valuable resource - our employees - effectively, efficiently and in compliance with applicable EU rules and good management practice. We are responsible for recruitment and selection, managing our staff’s contracts and benefits, implementing HR policies and ensuring a positive working environment through continuous learning and development opportunities. 


The successful applicant will be part of the Performance and Career Management team and will support ECHA’s external and internal selection procedures, as well as performance and career management processes, which entail:

• Contribute to ECHA’s internal and external selection procedures for staff, by drafting vacancy notices and supporting the selection committees and candidates during the selection, interview and assessment stages;
• Assist in the implementation of the yearly performance appraisal, supporting staff and management with their objective-setting, self-assessments and evaluation;
• Contribute to the continued integration of ECHA’s general competency framework to all processes;
• Contribute to the continuous development of the HR-Portal (PeopleSoft), and provide support to staff in their use of the system;
• Ensure that staff HR queries and needs are supported in an efficient and customer-oriented manner.


- Completed university degree in social science (e.g. psychology, human resources management or business administration);
- Ability to take responsibility for specific areas of work and see actions through to completion ensuring that the deadlines are met;
- Good communication and interpersonal skills;
- Proficiency in MS Office (specifically Excel);
- Good communication and interpersonal skills;
- Aptitude for team work as well as cooperative and customer-oriented attitude;
- Good English skills both written and spoken (as this is the working language of the Agency).

Starting Date: 1 September 2017
Duration: 6 months
Deadline for applications: 02 July 2017 at midnight 00:00 Helsinki time (23:00 a.m. CET)

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Full time
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European Chemicals Agency
Annankatu 18
Helsinki, Finland
Phone: + 358 9 68618210
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