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. The EFTA Statistical Office (ESO) in Luxembourg functions as a liaison office between the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) and the EFTA National Statistical Institutes (NSIs), coordinating cooperation in the field of statistics both within and outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate who is willing to take on a challenging post in a dynamic environment.
|Division||EFTA Statistical Office (ESO)|
|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||April 2021|
|Job Reference||VA 12/2020|
The successful applicant will be responsible for the coordination of EFTA-EU cooperation in the field of statistics. S/he will service the Working Group of EFTA Heads of NSIs, as well as various EFTA and EEA bodies. This includes facilitating and monitoring the implementation of EU law into EEA legislation; liaison activities with Eurostat and international organisations, participating in the technical assistance projects for third countries and in the European Statistical Training Programme (ESTP); and representing EFTA in international high-level meetings in the European Statistical System (ESS) and third-country relations.
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. 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 (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).
Applicants must apply online via the EFTA e-recruitment tool: https://jobs.efta.int
For further information on this post, please contact:
Any questions about the application and selection process should be directed to HR
Deadline for applications: 18 October 2020.
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