Legal Officer, Energy Sector

EFTA Surveillance Authority

Legal Officer, Energy Sector

EFTA Surveillance Authority

Brussels, Belgium

Job Reference 05/2018

The EFTA Surveillance Authority

The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) monitors compliance with the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement) in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, enabling those States to participate in the Internal Market of the European Union.

ESA is an international organisation, independent of the States, which safeguards the rights of individuals and undertakings under the EEA Agreement, ensuring free movement, fair competition and control of state aid. ESA's work helps remove barriers to trade and open up new opportunities to over 500 million Europeans, creating jobs and growth and adding to the international competitiveness of the States.

ESA is based in Brussels. It currently employs 75 staff members of 16 nationalities. ESA is led by a College consisting of three members, each appointed for a period of four years by the three participating EFTA States.

Role Description

ESA is recruiting a legal officer responsible for Energy to join its Internal Market Affairs Directorate (IMA). IMA is responsible for monitoring the EEA EFTA States to ensure that they comply with their obligations in the field of internal market law. The successful candidate will be assigned responsibility for general surveillance work and case handling regarding the implementation and application of EEA law. Day to day tasks include the examination of complaints, legal conformity assessments, drafting of decisions, opinions and reports.

For this particular vacancy, we are looking for candidates with in depth experience of dealing with EEA energy law and EU energy policy and legislation. As many of the cases in the energy field involve Norway, knowledge of the Norwegian language, legal system, economy and national administration would be an added benefit. Depending on workload and other requirements, the responsibilities may also cover other general or specific issues relating to EEA law. We are looking for a well-qualified candidate with ideally 5 years’ or more relevant experience from the public and/or private sector.

Deadline for applications: 11 March 2018

Start date: September 2018 or earlier if possible

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