Deputy Director Internal Market Division

Do you want to be a part of an ambitious international organisation working for the promotion of free trade and economic integration? The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) offers the opportunity for a motivated and highly skilled professional to join the Internal Market Division in Brussels.   

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 services the EFTA Council and provides 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 the elaboration of input to EU decision-making. EFTA’s Luxembourg office contributes to the development of the European Statistical system.  

The Internal Market Division of the Secretariat is responsible for serving the EEA EFTA States in their work related to the EEA Agreement. This entails both monitoring and influencing legislation in process on the EU side and facilitating timely incorporation of adopted EEA relevant legislation into the EEA Agreement.  


Division: Internal Market Location: Brussels Lattitude: 50.8462720094659 Longitude: 4.370340409394657 Category/Level: A5 Duration of Appointment: Fixed term three years. If considered desirable and in the organisationís interest, an additional three-year contract may be offered. Start Date: 1 December 2023
Job Reference:  VA 15/2023

 

Officer Standardisation - Internal Market Division

Do you want to be a part of an ambitious international organisation working for the promotion of free trade and economic integration? The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) offers the opportunity for a motivated and highly skilled professional to join the Internal Market Division in Brussels. 

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 services the EFTA Council and provides 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 the elaboration of input to EU decision-making. EFTA’s Luxembourg office contributes to the development of the European Statistical system


Division: Internal Market Location: Brussels Lattitude: 50.8462720094659 Longitude: 4.370340409394657 Category/Level: A4 Duration of Appointment: Fixed term three years. If considered desirable and in the organisationís interest, an additional three-year contract may be offered. Start Date: 1 December 2023
Job Reference:  VA 16/2023

 

Officer Trade in Goods - Trade Relations Division

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 services 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 the elaboration of input to EU decision making. EFTA’s Luxembourg office contributes to the development of the European Statistical system.

EFTA has established preferential trade relations – primarily in the form of free trade agreements and joint declarations on cooperation – with more than 40 countries and territories outside the EU and is continuing to develop this worldwide network.

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


Division: Trade Relations Division Location: Geneva Lattitude: 46.2197682 Longitude: 6.1381131 Category/Level: A4 Duration of Appointment: Fixed term 3 years. If in the organisationís interest, an additional three-year contract may be offered. Start Date: 1 September or upon agreement
Job Reference:  VA 17/2023

 

Results-Based Management and Evaluation Officer - FMO

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 the EEA and Norway Grants’ position of the Results-Based Management and Evaluation Officer.

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. A few programmes, notably regarding Civil Society, Regional Cooperation and Decent Work, are operated by the FMO.

The allocation for the current seven-year funding period totals €2.8 billion. Negotiations are under way between the Donor States and the EU on a new funding period.

The priority sectors in the current funding period 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 about 70 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: A4 Duration of Appointment: Fixed-term three years (renewable once if in the interest of the FMO) Start Date: January 2024
Job Reference:  VA 24/2023

 

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