Legal Advisor (M/F) AD 5

ECHA - European Chemicals Agency

Legal Advisor (M/F) AD 5

ECHA - European Chemicals Agency

Helsinki, Finland

1. The Job

The Legal Advisor will work either in the Legal Affairs Unit or in the Registry of the Board of Appeal.

The Legal Affairs Unit handles litigation, complaints and disputes. It provides legal advice and support on all issues having legal implications in order to ensure that ECHA's decisions, opinions, positions and agreements as well as the assistance to companies are in conformity with the regulations that govern the Agency and its work.

The Registry of the Board of Appeal supports the activities of the independent Board of Appeal of ECHA, in particular when deciding on appeals brought against certain decisions of the Agency.

The Legal Advisor is responsible for legal advice and will participate in different work areas of the Agency. The main tasks include the following:

  • Drafting procedural documents and assisting in legal proceedings;
  • Providing support in organising the defence of the Agency in litigation;
  • Providing legal analysis and legal advice on the regulations governing the work of the Agency;
  • Checking the legal correctness of the decisions, opinions and positions of the Agency;
  • Drafting and/or checking guidance, templates, operational procedures, implementing rules, guidelines;
  • Contributing to the development of legal databases;
  • Contributing to training on legal issues;
  • Performing legal research, analysis and follow-up of case-law;
  • Legal advice on regulations related to the activities of the Board of Appeal and its Registry as well as applicable procedures;
  • Supporting the Board of Appeal in its decision-making process;
  • Supporting the Board of Appeal in legal actions brought before the EU Courts against the Agency’s decisions that were adopted or are related to the Board of Appeal’s decisions;
  • Drafting procedural documents related to appeal proceedings;
  • Supporting the activities of the Registry of the Board of Appeal.

2. Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of a full course of university studies attested by a degree, where the normal duration of university education is three (3) years or more.

Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities or EEA authorities and qualifications recognized as equivalent by the relevant EU or EEA Member State authorities will be accepted.

3. Professional Experience

There is no minimum professional experience requirement to be eligible for this profile, beyond the requirements of 2.2 above.

4. Selection criteria

If you meet the eligibility criteria set out in section 2, you will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria. The candidates who are judged to be the most suitable on the basis of the selection criteria will be invited to an interview.

  • Your academic and professional qualifications and their relevance to the main areas of work listed in section 1;

Your university degree must be in law, or you must also have a professional qualification entitling you to practice as a lawyer.

Preference will be given to qualifications obtained in or covering the following fields:

    • Union law, in particular in relation to chemicals legislation or analogous legislation;
    • Administrative law governing the work of the Agency;
    • Professional training related to a legal profession (e.g. qualification of an attorney or judge).
  • Your professional experience: Preference will be given to candidates having experience in functions similar to those outlined in section 1. The Selection Committee will assess the range of fields covered, the type and level of work done and its relevance to the areas of work listed in section 1.

The following will be considered as assets:

  • Experience in litigation before national and/or EU Courts;
  • Experience in achieving tasks or projects in close collaboration with scientists or technical experts;
  • Work experience gained in a similar multicultural environment. Preference will be given to work experience abroad.

The academic and professional qualifications, professional experience and knowledge and experience considered as an asset must be described as precisely as possible in your application.

5. How to Apply

You can submit your application and find more information (complete vacancy notice and application form) on ECHA website http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/about-us/jobs/open-positions.

The deadline to fill in the application form is 12 October 2020 at noon 12:00, Helsinki time (11:00 a.m. CET).

Don't forget to mention EuroLegalJobs when applying.

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