The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an intergovernmental organisation set up for the promotion of free trade and economic integration to the benefit of 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, in particular in ongoing decision making for the continuing evolution of the EEA Agreement.
We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate who is willing to take on a challenging post in a dynamic environment.
Division: EEA Coordination 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 March 2020 or preferably earlier
Job Reference: VA 15/2019
The EEA Coordination Division consists of currently 17 staff members and is responsible for the overall coordination of general policy and legal EEA related activities, i.a. servicing the EEA Council, EEA Joint Committee and Standing Committee of the EFTA States.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the preparation and organisation of texts to be published in the weekly EEA Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union. Such texts being legal, financial, scientific or of technical nature prepared in English ready for translation into Icelandic and Norwegian.
S/he will be the contact point between the EFTA Secretariat and the EFTA Surveillance Authority as well as the EFTA Court in coordinating translation of documents from the Authority and Court into Icelandic and Norwegian as well as all EU languages. This implies close cooperation with the relevant services of the European Commission, as well as the other EEA institutions. The preparation of such publications includes a significant part of proofreading.
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: 27 October 2019.