Lawyer/European and Luxembourg Law



As lawyer you will be responsible for giving legal advice on matters in relation to EU regulations and Luxembourg law relevant for the implementation of the Single Operation under the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme.

In this context, you will contribute with appreciation and interpretation of rules and their application in relation to the activities of the ESPON EGTC.

The ESPON EGTC implements all its external activities according to a Multi-Annual Work Programme and Annual Work Plans. The implementation shall be done only through public procurement procedures. These calls for tenders shall in a European programme context as the ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme respect both European and Luxembourg public procurement and contracting legislation.

Your job will be to advice on, review and check the compliance of the ESPON EGTC activities in relation to the relevant regulations applicable. You will deal with public procurement procedures, service contracts, employment contracts and any other relevant legal/administrative matters concerning the ESPON EGTC.

Furthermore, Luxembourg is chairing the Assembly of the ESPON EGTC which is established in accordance with a specific EU Regulation. In the running of the Assembly and its activities it will be necessary to support the Assembly chair with legal advice. You will be assigned to the secretary function for the Assembly and prepare Assembly meetings and decisions.

Your job will also require preparing legal documents including opinions in all matters affecting the ESPON EGTC, which might include issues related to Luxembourg labour law. Moreover, legal advice to colleagues within the ESPON EGTC will become part of your daily routine.

The post as Lawyer/European and Luxembourg law will in organisational terms be assigned to the Unit for Administration and Management.

Qualifications required

You carry an advanced University degree (Master degree or equivalent) in Law.

You have preferably 3-5 years of relevant work experience, with legal issues related to international/EU programmes, public procurement and project managements. Candidates with less work experience may also be considered if sufficiently convincing skills and competences are present.

Your juridical skills cover both European and Luxembourg law.

You have insight in European regulations related to ESIF and Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 and you are well acquainted with Luxembourg and EU law relevant for public procurement and other relevant fields.

You possess good juridical knowhow and administrative flair, particularly in the fields of public procurement, contract administration and labour law. In this context you can demonstrate experience in relation to concrete implementation of calls for tender and management of contracts.

Good communication skills in English and French are important in order to cover the requested legal tasks as Luxembourg law is mainly in French.

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