Head of IT

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an intergovernmental organisation working 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 and has offices in Geneva, Brussels and Luxemburg. The Headquarters in Geneva serves the EFTA Council and supplies services for policy development, negotiations and implementation of free trade and cooperation agreements with countries outside the European Union. The Brussels office supports the management of the EEA Agreement and assists the Member States in elaborating input to EU decision making. EFTA’s Luxembourg office contributes to the development of the European Statistical System.

Applicants must be nationals of one of the EFTA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).


Division: Administration Location: Brussels Lattitude: 50.8462720094659 Longitude: 4.370340409394657 Category/Level: A5 Duration of Appointment: Fixed term of three years. If considered desirable and in the organisationís interest, an additional three-year contract may be offered. Start Date: 1 January 2023
Job Reference:  VA 25/2022

 

Information Technology Officer

The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) is the secretariat of the EEA Grants and Norway Grants, and is affiliated to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Brussels.

We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to fill a vacancy for an Information Technology Officer in the Grants Management Systems Unit (GMS Unit).

The overall objectives of the Grants are to reduce economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and the 15 Beneficiary States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia).

The Grants are based on a programme model where the Beneficiary States are responsible for the programmes and for projects implemented under the programmes. Some programmes and funds, notably regarding civil society, regional cooperation and decent work and a small number of energy and innovation programmes, are under the responsibility of the FMO. 

The allocation for the funding period (2014-2021) totals €2.8 billion. The priority sectors in the period 2014-2021 are:

  • Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness;
  • Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction;
  • Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy;
  • Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights and Freedoms;
  • Justice and Home Affairs.

The FMO offers an international, stimulating and diverse workplace, with a current staff of over 60 employees comprising  about 20 nationalities. Our values are:

  • Professionalism,
  • Cooperation,
  • Trust, responsibility and respect.

For more information please check our website at: www.eeagrants.org.

The position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and nationals of the member states of the European Union.


Division: Financial Mechanism Office Location: Brussels Lattitude: 50.8462720094659 Longitude: 4.370340409394657 Category/Level: A3 Duration of Appointment: Fixed-term three years (renewable once if in the interest of the organisation) Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Reference:  VA 19/2022

 

Legal Officer in the EEA Coordination Division (ECD)

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 lawyer 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 Co-ordination Location: Brussels Lattitude: 50.8462720094659 Longitude: 4.370340409394657 Category/Level: A4 Duration of Appointment: Fixed term 3 years. If considered desirable and in the Organisationís interest, an additional three-year contract may be offered. Start Date: October 2022
Job Reference:  VA 15/2022

 

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