How to Apply to ERA

To be eligible for consideration, candidates of all nationalities– with the exception of certain Eligible Family Members of Mission employees (See: “Who may apply“) – must have the required work and residency permits at the time that they apply for local positions in Brazil.

Local position vacancies are usually advertised inside and outside concurrently. However, make sure you are eligible to apply as some positions may be restricted to Mission employees only, or other specific categories.

To be able to fill out and submit an application form, you will need your ERA User Account. With your ERA User Account you will be able to search for announcements, keep track of the status of your employment applications and file new application forms.

Look for the job you are interested in and click on ERA site link to access the Vacancy Announcement. Make sure you review all qualifications required.

You will then be able to apply by selecting “Apply to this Vacancy“, featured at the top of each Vacancy Announcement. This will prompt you to the ERA Login page.

The first time you access the ERA Login page, you will be required to click on “Create an Account” and will then have to access the Account Creation page. Fill out all your personal and contact Information. Make sure you use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons located at the bottom of each page to navigate, as using the browser navigation buttons or refresh button may result in you losing your unsaved information. Fill in the blanks as required (mandatory fields are marked with a red *), and make sure you do not forget your password and the answers to your three Secret Questions.

Saving your password is very important so that you do not lose your access to ERA. If you do forget your password or the Secret Questions to retrieve it, you will have to create a new account with a different email. So make sure this does not happen.

Once your account is completed you will receive an automatically generated email confirmation. Please save this information for future reference so that you will always be able to get back into the system.

Clicking “Done” will lead you back to the ERA Login Page, where you will now be able to use your newly created account. You will then be guided through your application a series of questions required to complete a successful application.

The first step will be for you to answer the Eligibility Questions. The answers to these questions will be the base of your application and will be saved in connection with your profile for future use. This means that when you apply to future vacancies, your application form will feature the responses inputted under the Eligibility Questions for the first time, so that you will be able to either re-use them or edit them as needed. All items marked with a redare mandatory and require a response. If you are required to provide a typed response to a mandatory question that is not applicable to your situation, enter “Not applicable”. You must complete the entire set of mandatory Eligibility Questions in order to be able to proceed. However, we strongly recommend that you provide as much info as possible in response to all questions (not only the mandatory ones) in order for the Office of Human Resources to be able to confirm and verify your qualifications.

Once you have answered the Eligibility Questions, clicking on “NEXT” will prompt you to two job-specific pages, featuring a series of job-related questions. Focus on your current and past work experiences to draw on the skills that make you qualified for the job, bearing in mind that all the information you provide may be verified at any point.

Note: you will be able to log-out and re-enter your application form as many times as you need; just remember to click on “Next” at the bottom of the page before logging-out (as if you wished to move from page to page), otherwise the inputted information will not be saved. To re-enter your application, go directly to the ERA Login Pagesign in with your credentials and identify on your dashboard the application form you wish to re-enter.

Proceeding through the application form, you will be able to review all of your answers before officially submitting your profile for consideration.

Once you have submitted your application form, a confirmation window will automatically appear. You will also be able to download a copy for your records.

Note: You will be able to modify the application form at any time before the vacancy announcement closes, even if you have already submitted it. Simply login into ERA again, access your dashboard, select the vacancy announcement and update/edit your application.


You can download the ERA Applicant User Guide for detailed information on how to create your user account and complete the application form.