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.
This position is open to nationals of the EFTA Member States.
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 2020
Job Reference: VA 13/2019
The Internal Market Division is responsible for giving support and assistance to the EFTA States in their work related to the EEA Agreement. The Division consists of 20 persons and among them 13 officers responsible for one or several of the policy fields of the EU’s Single Market which are within the scope of the EEA Agreement.
The work as an officer consists of facilitating and coordinating the work of one or several of the Sectoral EFTA Working and Expert Groups related to the incorporation of EU legislation into the EEA Agreement.
We are looking for a highly motivated and competent candidate to take on the responsibility for core areas related to the Digital Single Market, such as electronic communication, cybersecurity, audiovisual media services, the information society, online platforms, digital privacy and postal services. Tasks within other policy fields covered by the EEA Agreement might be assigned depending on the candidates’ background and the needs of the Division.
The job entails frequent contact and coordination with national administrations of the EFTA States, the EU Commission services, the EU External Action Service and the EFTA Missions to the EU in Brussels. Officers also participate in relevant EU forums and committees including attending and reporting from meetings and hearings in the European Parliament.
Annual starting salary: EUR 93,799
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).
Applicants must apply online via the EFTA e-recruitment tool: https://jobs.efta.int.
Deadline for applications: 22 September 2019.