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You must satisfy the following requirements on the closing date for submission of your application:


I.  Eligibility criteria


1. General requirements


• Be national of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland or Norway;

• Enjoy full rights as a citizen;

• Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by laws concerning military service;

• Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post; [1]

• Have a thorough knowledge of one of the EU official languages and a satisfactory knowledge of  another EU language;

• Meet the character requirements for the duties involved.


2. Qualifications


A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma in the field of law or related areas. [2]


3. Experience


In addition to the above, at least one (1) year of relevant and proven professional experience gained after obtaining the diploma. [3]


II. Selection criteria


1. Experience and knowledge


i. Experience in drafting legal documents and opinions;

ii. Knowledge (by training or experience) of the legal framework applicable to EFSA;

iii. Exceptional analytical ability to apply legal excellence in the identification and description of legal risks and the development of constructive solutions;

iv. Thorough understanding (by training or experience) of the role as a legal or regulatory advisor;

v. Excellent knowledge (by training or experience) of Union Law and administrative law principles;

vi. Legal skills acquired in an international and/or multicultural environment.


2. Competencies

vii. Communications and English: Excellent ability to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing;

viii. Working with others: Ability to work co-operatively with other in teams and across organisational boundaries and respecting differences between people;

ix. Drive for results: Ability to take personal responsibility and initiative for delivering high quality work.



In the event of inconsistency or discrepancy between the English version and any of the other linguistic versions of this publication, the English language version shall prevail.


[1] Before appointment, a successful candidate shall be medically examined by an institution’s medical officer in order that the European Food Safety Authority may be satisfied that he/she fulfils the requirement of article 28(e) of the Staff Regulations of the Officials of the European Communities.


[2] Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU Member State authorities will be accepted. In instances where diplomas are obtained from a non-EU Member State, EFSA may request the candidate to provide a relevant document of comparability issued by a recognised authority.


[3] Professional experience shall be taken into account from the date on which the person fulfils the minimum qualifications for engagement. Any given period may be counted only once (in order to be calculated as eligible, years of studies or professional experience to be taken into account shall not overlap with other periods of studies or professional experience). Professional activities pursued part-time will be calculated pro-rata on the basis of the certified percentage of full-time hours worked. Remunerated PhDs acquired in a field relevant to the job description can be counted as professional experience up to 3 years of their duration. Paid traineeships are counted as working experience.


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