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Economist M/F AD 6

ECHA - European Chemicals Agency

Helsinki, Finland

1. THE JOB

The post related to socio-economic analysis (SEA) comprises of several work areas of the Agency. The jobholder will evaluate and carry out socio-economic analyses as part of ECHA's SEA group and participate in several work areas of the Agency. The work applies a cost-benefit framework.

In particular, she/he will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Carrying out socio-economic analysis of regulating the use of harmful chemicals, as part of REACH restriction proposals made by ECHA;
  • As a (co-)manager for teams for restrictions and applications for authorisation, providing analytical support to (co-)rapporteurs of Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) and the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) to ensure that their opinions are consistent, efficiently developed and underpinned by sound scientific argumentation;
  • Advancing methodologies and approaches to analyse socio-economic impacts of regulating chemicals and integrating this into the practical work of the Agency, including its guidance documents;
  • Contributing to the development or revision of procedures, working instructions and task lists for the authorisation and restriction processes under REACH, in particular with regard to the interface to SEAC; and
  • Managing the outsourcing/contracting of specific tasks to institutes/consultants.

2. QUALIFICATIONS

Successful completion of a full course of university studies attested by a degree, where the normal duration of university education is at least three (3) years.

Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities or EEA authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU or EEA Member State authorities will be accepted.

3. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

To qualify for this profile, you must have at the closing date for applications a total professional experience of at least three (3) years acquired after achieving the minimum requirements stated out in 2.2. At least one (1) year of your total professional experience must be relevant professional experience in the fields listed in section 1.

4. SELECTION CRITERIA

If you meet the eligibility criteria set out in section 2, you will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria. The candidates who are judged to be the most suitable on the basis of the selection criteria will be invited to an interview.

  • Your academic and professional qualifications and their relevance to the main areas of work listed in section 1:
    • Preference will be given to qualifications obtained in environmental, health or public economics.
  • Your professional experience: the range of fields covered, the type and level of work done and its relevance to the areas of work listed in section 1 related to:
    • The development and application of methods related to socio-economic analysis in the fields of environment or health;
    • Regulatory impact assessment using socio-economic analysis (i.e. cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analysis);
    • Environmental or health risk management and/or related policy development including regulatory and company level risk management.

The following will be considered as assets:

  • Experience of policy-oriented analysis leading to regulatory outcomes in fields relevant to the position;
  • Scientific and/or policy-oriented publications relevant to the position;
  • Experience in establishing or managing stakeholder participation in areas of work similar to the ones listed in section 1;
  • Experience in coordinating complex multi-disciplinary projects.

The academic and professional qualifications, professional experience and knowledge and experience considered as an asset must be described as precisely as possible in your application.

5. HOW TO APPLY

You can submit your application and find more information on ECHA’s website at: http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/about-us/jobs/open-positions.

The closing date and time for submission of applications for this call is 5 July 2017 at noon 12.00 Helsinki time (11.00 Central European Time).

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