BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, is looking for an officer to work on EU legal issues relevant to consumers to assist the BEUC Secretariat and our members in campaigning to influence EU policies. The position will focus on improving the enforcement of EU legislation of relevance to consumers, in particular by co-ordinating our members activities in this respect.
With at least 3 years of experience in a position dealing with application of EU legislation, you will report to the Deputy Director General.
The tasks of the position will include:
- Co-ordinate consumer law enforcement activities by and between our members;
- Expand and maintaining the BEUC member expert network;
- Co-ordinate strategic advice on enforcement activities for and from members;
- Promote the exchange of best practices with the aim of improving public and private enforcement of consumer rights in the EU;
- Help to manage enforcement activities at EU and national level in particular as regards the fields of competition and personal data protection.
The main qualifications we are looking for are:
- An advanced university degree in law;
- At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in a position related to the application and enforcement of EU/national law;
- Excellent writing and presentation skills in English are essential;
- Very good communication skills;
- Excellent knowledge of the EU institutions;
- Very good knowledge of Union law enforcement instruments and policy such as consumer interest injunctions, collective redress, consumer alternative-dispute settlement;
- Knowledge of competition and personal data protection law is an asset;
- Experience in co-operating with an EU wide organisational network is an asset.
- A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment within an organisation dedicated to promoting consumer interests;
- Networking opportunities with numerous organisations and decision makers;
- A full-time 12-months fixed term contract with a competitive package (salary, fringe benefits and extra-legal paid leave).
Applications for the position should be sent by 25 October 2017 by e-mail to [email protected] with subject line: Enforcement Officer.
The first round of interviews will take place the week of 6 November.
For immediate entry into function.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Your application should include the following documents (with your name as title):
- A short motivation letter;
- A detailed curriculum-vitae;
- In a separate file, answers to the following questions:
- Why would you like to work at BEUC?
- Briefly explain the main reasons that motivate you to work at BEUC, using maximum 150 words.
- Why should BEUC appoint you?
- Tell us why you think we should appoint you rather than other candidates, using maximum 150 words.
- Why is it important to improve the enforcement of EU law that protects consumers?
Any incomplete applications will be disregarded.
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