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Head of EEA Legal Coordination (Senior Officer) - EEA Coordination Division

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is the intergovernmental organisation of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, set up for the promotion of free trade and economic integration between its members, within Europe and globally. The EFTA Secretariat provides services to the EFTA Member States and has offices in Geneva, Brussels and Luxembourg. 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, EEA Joint Committee and Standing Committee of the EFTA States.

We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified lawyer who is willing to take on a challenging post with a high level of responsibility in a dynamic environment.

This position is open to nationals of the EFTA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).

The position is based in the EEA Coordination Division (ECD), and reports to the Deputy Secretary General/Director of ECD.

In the role of Head of EEA Legal Coordination in the Brussels Secretariat the successful applicant will have the responsibility to coordinate the work of a cross-divisional legal team, consisting of highly qualified lawyers from both ECD and the Internal Market Division. The position entails analysing and providing advice on a variety of legal issues related to the EEA Agreement and EU law, both to the EEA EFTA States and internally at the Secretariat, as well as coordinating legal procedures related to the continuous updating of the EEA Agreement. The position involves facilitating and participating in discussions between the EEA EFTA States, the European External Action Service and the European Commission. The successful applicant will also serve as secretary to Subcommittee V on legal and institutional questions and work closely with EEA EFTA States in that capacity. In addition, the successful applicant may be assigned other legal tasks in the Secretariat.

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For further information and a full description of the position, please consult https://jobs.efta.int and use the EFTA e-recruitment tool to complete and send in your application.  Please note that only applications received via our web tool will be considered.



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