EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Legal Officer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency, operating satellites that monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Working as part of a multinational team of professionals at the cutting edge of satellite technology, the Legal Officer will provide legal advice on German data protection and institutional law matters. The Legal Officer will participate in the negotiation and drafting of legal arrangements with national and international partners of EUMETSAT to ensure EUMETSAT’s smooth functioning as an organisation.

Duties

  • Provide legal advice on a broad range of German law matters including Labour Law, Social Security Law, Tax Law and Company Law;
  • Provide legal advice on Data Protection Law and on Institutional Law;
  • Deliver legal advice on other areas of EUMETSAT activities;
  • Coordinate relevant external legal studies;
  • Draft and amend EUMETSAT legal documents and support the negotiations of agreements with international partners;
  • Represent EUMETSAT and attend committees and bodies relevant to the above.

Employment conditions

  • Excellent salary, of up to Euro 8,500/month NET (after income tax) based on skills and experience;
  • Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave;
  • Full medical coverage for employee and family;
  • Attractive pension;
  • 30 days annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays;
  • Training and development support;
  • Relocation allowance (if applicable).

Skills and experience

  • Proven experience in providing legal advice in a complex organisational setting, preferably in a European or international organisation;
  • Ability to draft legal opinions and documentation, while demonstrating resilience, flexibility, and the ability to prioritise a heavy workload;
  • Broad knowledge of German law and ability to handle a variety of legal matters simultaneously. Good knowledge of labour law, social security law and data protection law would be an advantage;
  • Experience in using information technology and office software systems is required;
  • Strong interpersonal and team-working skills and the ability to communicate with many different organisational interfaces.

Qualifications

  • Fully qualified under German law, i.e. First and Second State Exam (“Volljurist”) plus knowledge of European and Public International Law.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women. Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply. The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited on the basis of their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT.

About EUMETSAT

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).

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