The EFTA Surveillance Authority monitors compliance by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway with the law of the European Economic Area (EEA), enabling those countries to participate in the European internal market. In monitoring and enforcing the EEA Agreement, the Authority has powers that correspond to those of the European Commission. The Authority is based in Brussels and operates independently of the EFTA States. The Authority is led by a College which consists of three members appointed by the EEA EFTA States.
The EFTA Surveillance Authority is seeking two case handlers for its Internal Market Affairs Directorate. The successful applicants will be assigned responsibilities for surveillance work (case handling) in relation to the EFTA States, in general Internal Market law, including in transport and public procurement law. The successful applicants may also be assigned additional or new duties in other areas of law, temporarily or for the duration of their contract.
University degree in law, or equivalent, and, preferably, a post-graduate degree in European law,
Very good knowledge of the general framework of the EEA or EU law and expertise in Internal Market law (four freedoms in particular),
Relevant working experience in private and/or public sector,
Excellent command of written and spoken English,
Ability to work both independently and in a team in an international environment.
Knowledge of, and familiarity with the functioning of the EEA, and of the EFTA States,
Professional experience involving the institutions of the EU and the EEA,
Good understanding of Norwegian, Icelandic, or German (EFTA languages).
Subject matter knowledge, analytical skills and problem solving, quality and result orientation, compliance with internal rules, processes and instructions, autonomy, motivation to work, personal efficiency and initiative.
The position is placed at grade A4 of the salary scale, starting at € 83.386,68 per year. Depending on, inter alia, family status, allowances and benefits apply. Favorable tax conditions apply. Overview of conditions at: http://www.eftasurv.int/about-the-authority/vacancies/recruitment-policy.
While its staff members shall normally be nationals of one of the three EFTA States party to the EEA Agreement, the Authority will also consider other applications, primarily those of nationals of the other States that are party to the EEA Agreement.
Start date: January 2013, or as soon as possible
Type and duration of appointment: fixed-term three years contract. Job title : Officer. If considered desirable and in the Authority's interest, an additional three years contract may be offered.
Deadline for application: 17 September 2012
Interviews: October 2012
Application must be filled in and sent online at the following address: https://jobs.eftasurv.int
Questions regarding the post may be posed to Mr Ólafur Einarsson, Director of the Internal Market Affairs Directorate, at +32 (0)2 286 18 73 or Mrs Astridur Scheving-Thorsteinsson, Deputy Director (Transport law), at +32 (0)2 286 18 79 or Mr Bernhard Zaglmayer, Deputy Director (General internal market law), at +32 (0)2 286 18 85.
Questions regarding the recruitment process may be posed to Mr Erik J. Eidem, Director of Administration, at +32 (0)2 286 18 90 or Ms Sophie Jeannon, HR Assistant, at +32 (0)2 286 18 93.
EFTA Surveillance Authority webpage: www.eftasurv.int