The EFTA Secretariat provides services to the EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). EFTA has established preferential trade relations – primarily in the form of free trade agreements and joint declarations on cooperation – with more than 50 countries and territories outside the EU and is continuing to develop this worldwide network.
The Trade Relations Division (TRD) of the EFTA Secretariat in Geneva consists of 12 staff members. It provides comprehensive services related to the exploration, negotiation, administration and upgrading of EFTA’s preferential trade relations.
We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate who is willing to take on a challenging post in a dynamic environment.
Division: Trade Relations Division (TRD)
Type/Duration of Appointment: Fixed term 3 years. If considered desirable and in the organisation’s interest, an additional three-year contract may be offered.
Start Date: 1 April 2020 or upon agreement
Job Reference: VA 31/2019
The officer will have substantive and organisational responsibilities in support of EFTA’s engagement with partner countries outside the European Union. Her/his specific area of responsibility will centre on issues pertaining to the area of trade and sustainable development, government procurement and technical cooperation in EFTA free trade agreements. The responsibilities can extend to a range of other trade policy questions covered by EFTA’s comprehensive free trade agreements. The position will also include country desk responsibilities (coordination of EFTA’s preferential trade relations with several partner countries).
Annual salary: CHF 160,374
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 (Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein).
Applicants must apply online via the EFTA e-recruitment tool: https://jobs.efta.int/.
Deadline for applications: 10 November 2019.