Expert - EEA International Engagement

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EEA/AD/2021/5 Requisition #
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Candidates applying must satisfy the following eligibility criteria on the closing date for the submission of applications:

a)      Successful completion of university studies attested by a degree relevant to the field concerned, where the normal duration of university education is 4 years or more OR successful completion of university studies attested by a degree relevant to the field concerned, where the normal duration of university education is 3 years OR where justified in the interests of the service, professional training of an equivalent level;                                    

b)      A minimum of 6 years (with a 4 year diploma) OR 7 years (with a 3 year diploma) of relevant professional experience after award of the university degree.

In addition, in order to be eligible a candidate must:

  • Be a national of one of the member countries of the EEA (Member States of the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey);
  • Enjoy full rights as a citizen;
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by law concerning military service;
  • Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the EEA member countries and a satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages (corresponding to level B.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages CEFR);
  • Meet the character requirements for the duties involved;
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post. 

Candidates should assess carefully and check before submitting their application whether they fulfil all the conditions for admission laid down in the vacancy notice, particularly in terms of qualifications and relevant professional experience.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential:

(In your application, please provide examples from current or past work experience where these competencies have been applied)

  • Professional experience and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of environment policies and developments including of key environmental international agreements and related processes (e.g., United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – UNFCCC, Convention on Biological Diversity, UNCB, UNCCD, Aarhus Convention on Access to Information);
  • Very good knowledge of EU commitments and EU position, as promoted in regional and global settings and professional experience in applying them;
  • Demonstrated experience in environmental related international activities/negotiations involving various policy actors, expert networks and stakeholder groups;
  • Demonstrated experience in networking and engaging in multi-stakeholder environment-related processes/activities;
  • Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and cross-cutting team, to engage and motivate experts in reaching common positions and objectives*;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrable ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment*;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken* English language, at least at level C1 in all categories according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language;

* Will only be tested at the stage of interview/written test.
 
Advantageous:

  • University education or specialised training/courses in environment or in related field;
  • Professional experience in EU/international or regional institution, process, initiative or programmes.

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