The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an intergovernmental organisation set up for the promotion of free trade and economic integration to the benefit of its four Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The EFTA Secretariat provides services to the EFTA States. In Brussels this entails support in the management of the EEA Agreement, in particular in ongoing decision making for the continuing evolution of the EEA Agreement.
The EEA Coordination Division consists of currently 17 staff members and is responsible for the overall coordination of general policy and legal EEA related activities, i.a. servicing the EEA Council, the EEA Joint Committee, the Standing Committee of the EFTA States, and the EFTA Parliamentary and Consultative Committees.
We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate who is willing to take on a challenging post in a dynamic environment.
This position is open to nationals of the EFTA Member States (Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein).
Division: EEA Coordination Division
Type/Duration of Appointment: Fixed term three years. If considered desirable and in the organisation’s interest, an additional three-year contract may be offered.
Start Date: 1 January 2020
Job Reference: VA 11/2019
Under the supervision of the Division Director the successful applicant will:
The successful applicant must be willing to take on other tasks as required.
University degree at Masters Level in political science, law, economics or equivalent.
Annual salary: EUR 108,631
Appointments are normally 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 and should a suiting senior candidate not be in the group of applicants, a more junior applicant might be considered for the post on an Officer (A4) level.
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 and Liechtenstein).
Applicants must apply online via the EFTA e-recruitment tool: https://jobs.efta.int.
Deadline for applications: 18 August 2019.