The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an intergovernmental organisation set up for the promotion of free trade and economic integration between its four Member States: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The EFTA Secretariat provides services to the EFTA States. In Brussels this entails support in the management of the EEA Agreement.
Applicants must be nationals of one of the EFTA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).
Division: Internal Market Division
Type/Duration of Appointment: Fixed term three years. If considered desirable and in the organisation’s interest, an additional three-year contract may be offered.
Start Date: 1 January 2023
Job Reference: VA 30/2022
The Internal Market Division (IMD) is responsible for support and assistance to the EFTA States in their work related to the incorporation of EU legislative acts into the EEA Agreement. The Division coordinates the work of Subcommittees I-IV and the several working groups thereunder that consist of experts from the EFTA States, covering all EU policy areas falling within the scope of the EEA Agreement.
IMD consists of 22 staff members, including 3 legal officers.
The Legal Officers in IMD report to the Director of IMD. They are also part of EFTA Secretariat’s EEA legal team. The three legal officers in IMD are responsible for drafting Decisions of the EEA Joint Committee incorporating EEA-relevant EU legal acts into the EEA Agreement.
We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to take on the challenging post as Legal Officer in IMD. The successful candidate will play an important role in IMD, cooperating closely with and providing legal advice to colleagues and to the EEA EFTA States.
The main tasks of the successful applicant will be to:
The successful candidate should be flexible and willing to take on other tasks, including non-legal and administrative tasks, as required, and depending on the workload and needs within IMD.
Annual salary: EUR 100,026.96
Appointments are made at the first step of the grade. The Secretary-General reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level different from that advertised. Through its recruitment policy, the EFTA Secretariat wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.
EFTA is an international organisation, and the salaries and related payments are normally exempt from income taxation by the EFTA States and the host states of the EFTA duty stations. Depending on the candidate’s family status, benefits and allowances may apply.
Applicants must be nationals of one of the EFTA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland).
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