Senior Legal Advisor (Data Protection)

Milieu Consulting SPRL

Senior Legal Advisor (Data Protection)

Milieu Consulting SPRL

Brussels, Belgium

Milieu Consulting is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary consultancy based in Brussels with a record of excellence in international and European policy and law – in fields such as fundamental rights, justice, environment, energy and climate change, employment and social policy, public health, consumer protection, and financial services. We provide our expertise mainly for European institutions and other public sector clients. Despite having grown rapidly over the years we retain a very informal, collaborative and largely non-hierarchical working environment.

Please visit our website at www.milieu.be to understand more about our activities and our corporate culture.

Do you want to be part of this dynamic and passionate multi-cultural team? Are you an experienced project manager with a proven legal background? We are looking for a full-time Senior Legal Advisor with a background in EU law and expertise in data protection, for an immediate position to join our busy team.

In this position you will get the chance to work on and lead projects for different European Commission DGs and agencies, including DG Justice and Consumers, DG Home and FRA for which we hold several framework contracts. Our recent work includes many projects with a data protection aspect.

Key tasks for this position will include the following:

  • Management of projects - including complex comparative legal and policy studies, such as assessment of adequacy of data protection legislation and policy with EU requirements - from their inception to their completion, involving:
    • liaising with clients as well as internal and external experts;
    • ensuring that work deliverables meet the client’s requirements and our quality standards;
    • ensuring that deadlines are met;
    • financial oversight;
    • taking responsibility for collaborative work opportunities, project delivery and project profitability.
  • Provision of substantive assistance in conceptualising and writing project reports;
  • Conceptualising and writing project proposals, setting up a project team and structuring budgets;
  • Mentoring and development of in-house junior lawyers;
  • Contribute towards the strategic vision of the business and our internal policy and procedures on data protection.

The key qualifications required for the position are:

  • At least a Masters’ degree in law from an EU university, preferably with a specialisation in the field of data protection legislation;
  • At least 10 years of previous project management experience, preferably for the EU institutions or EU service providers;
  • At least 7 years of experience in EU data protection legislation;
  • Proven expertise in at least one EU country’s legislation;
  • An independent, self-starting personality with a commitment to quality;
  • The ability to think like a leader but act like a peer;
  • Strong organisational ability and excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word;
  • Clear, concise and accurate writing skills in English, including the ability to review and edit the work of others;
  • Knowledge of other EU languages is an asset.

What you will find at Milieu:

  • English as a principal working language;
  • A very informal, supportive and collaborative working environment;
  • A minimum of hierarchy and internal bureaucracy;
  • A strong dedication to public policy;
  • Highly professional and a strong commitment to quality in what we do;
  • A dynamic multi-cultural atmosphere with some 25 nationalities;
  • A stimulating working environment;
  • A relaxed dress code – except when we are meeting our clients;
  • Regular company barbeques, training lunches, end of month meetings, weekly yoga classes; and
  • Biennial company weekend retreats. (these last 2 to resume when we return to normal working conditions).

Milieu Consulting would like to fill this position as soon as possible.

Please apply via our automated application process at: https://milieu.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0u87h.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Milieu Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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