Officer to the Parliamentary Committees - EEA Coordination Division

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Apr-22-2018
  • Posted
    Mar 23

Position description

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is the intergovernmental organisation of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, set up for the promotion of free trade and economic integration among its members, within Europe and globally. The EFTA Secretariat provides services to the EFTA States and has offices in Geneva, Brussels and Luxembourg. The Brussels Secretariat provides support in managing the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).

This position is open to nationals of the EFTA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).

Division: EEA Coordination Division
Category/Level: A4
Type/Duration of Appointment: Fixed term 3 years. If considered desirable and in the organisation’s interest, an additional three-year contract may be offered.
Start Date: 1 November 2018
Job Reference: VA 04/2018

Scope

The EFTA Parliamentary Committee is an advisory body covering EFTA trade policy and the EEA Agreement. The successful applicant will provide services to the Committee, the EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee, the joint parliamentary body with the European Parliament established under the EEA Agreement.

The work entails organising regular meetings and conferences and providing information and support to the committee members, including researching, analysing and preparing agendas, speaking notes and resolutions, as well as policy documents on issues of interest to the committees in co-operation with experts in the Secretariat.

The role involves liaison between the above committees and the statutory bodies of EFTA and the EEA, as well as national parliaments of the EFTA States, the European Parliament and EFTA embassies.

The successful applicant is expected to travel on a regular basis and must be willing to take on other tasks as needed.

Qualifications

Higher university degree in either political science or social sciences.

Experience

  • Work experience, preferably in a national administration, parliament, or international organisation;
  • Ability to draft analytical reports, policy papers, and speaking notes concisely and clearly in English;
  • Solid knowledge of EFTA and international trade policy, the EEA Agreement, and the EU;
  • Experience with standard office software (preferably Microsoft Office).

Skills

  • Excellent organisational ability and communication skills;
  • Diplomatic and social skills;
  • Self-reliance and autonomy, as well as facility for teamwork in a task-oriented environment.

Languages

Excellent oral and written command of English.

Application instructions

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