Legal Officer Internal Market Affairs - Job Reference 18/2021

The EFTA Surveillance Authority
Legal Officer – Internal Market Affairs - Job Reference 18/2

Role Description

ESA is recruiting a legal officer to join its Internal Market Affairs Directorate (IMA).

The successful candidate will be assigned responsibilities for surveillance work in relation

to the application of general Internal Market law.

IMA is responsible for monitoring the EEA EFTA States to ensure that they comply with

their obligations in the field of internal market law. The successful candidate will be

assigned responsibility for general surveillance work and case handling regarding the

implementation and application of EEA law. Day to day tasks include the examination of

complaints, legal conformity assessments, drafting of decisions, opinions and reports.

For this particular vacancy, we are looking for candidates with experience of dealing with

EEA law on the four freedoms. Experience in other areas of EEA law is also desirable.

Depending on workload and other requirements, the responsibilities may also cover other

general or specific issues relating to EEA law. On an ongoing basis, a significant share of

the cases handled by IMA involve Norway. The cases may further involve considerable

amounts of documentation in the Norwegian language. As such, we are looking for

lawyers with experience within the field of internal market law and knowledge of the

language, legal system, economy and national administration of Norway.

The following are essential:

-  University degree in law, or recognised equivalent qualification in law

-  Very good knowledge of the legal framework of the internal market, in particular

   the four freedoms

-  Knowledge of the legal system, economy and national administration of Norway

-  Command of written and spoken Norwegian

-  Excellent command of written and spoken English (ESA’s working language) as

   well as proven legal drafting ability

- Excellent organisational, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

-  Initiative and the ability to work both independently and in a team in an

   international environment

The following are desirable:

-  Postgraduate degree in EEA/EU law

-  Familiarity with the legal orders of Iceland or Liechtenstein

-  Knowledge of and familiarity with the functioning of the Agreement on the

    European Economic Area, and of the EEA EFTA States

-  Relevant professional experience involving the EU institutions, relevant national

   authorities or administrations



The position is placed at grade A4 of ESA’s salary scale, the precise step being

determined depending on the relevant experience of the successful candidate, with a

likely starting salary of between €97 000 and €102 000 per annum. Depending on

personal situation and family status, additional allowances and benefits may apply. Tax

conditions are favourable. Type and duration of appointment: fixed-term contract of three

years, renewable for a further three years if desirable and in the interest of ESA.

Candidates must be nationals of the States party to the EEA Agreement (EU + EEA

EFTA) at the point of application and the time of any offer being made. ESA’s

Recruitment Policy sets out the recruitment process and eligibility conditions in more


ESA actively seeks to promote a healthy work/life balance and a working environment

allowing its staff members to develop their professional skills and interests.

Application process:

- All applications must be made online at:

- Deadline for applications: 3 October 2021

- Interviews: October 2021

- Start date: As soon as possible

Om arbeidsgiveren

The EFTA Surveillance Authority
The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) monitors compliance with the Agreement on the
European Economic Area (EEA Agreement) in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway,
enabling those States to participate in the Internal Market of the European Union.
ESA is an international organisation, independent of the States, which safeguards the
rights of individuals and undertakings under the EEA Agreement, ensuring free
movement, fair competition and control of state aid. ESA's work helps remove barriers to
trade and open up new opportunities to over 450 million Europeans, creating jobs and
growth and adding to the international competitiveness of the States.
ESA is based in Brussels. It currently employs staff members of 20 nationalities. ESA is
led by a College consisting of three members, each appointed for a period of four years
by the three participating EFTA States.

Juridiske tjenester
Jurist / Advokat

Spørsmål om stillingen

Gabrielle Somers
Deputy Director
+32 2 286 18 76
Emma Thomas
+32 2 286 18 70
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