ABOUT THE JOB
EUSPA is looking to recruit a Legal and Procurement Specialist. The job holder will be in charge of handling procurements, contracts, grants and grant agreements, as well as support the Agency in all other tasks of the Legal and Procurement Department, under the coordination of the relevant Team Leader.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
His/her main tasks and responsibilities will be in the following areas and will in principle include:
- Management of calls for tenders and proposals
- Drafting, advising on or coordination of calls for tenders/call for proposals in line with required standards and best practices;
- Managing calls for tenders/proposals (e.g. publication, organisation of and assistance to evaluation boards, selection process, contract/agreement award and signature);
- Interfacing with relevant stakeholders, including project officers, finance department, economic operators, auditors;
- Contract and grant management;
- Drafting and supporting the negotiation of contracts/agreements
- Contributing to legal and financial management of any legal commitment
- Following up on contract/agreement interpretation, implementation, performance and enforcement;
- Assisting project officers with issues in contract/grant lifecycle;
- Supporting the building and maintaining of an up-to date tender, contractual and other legal commitments database;
- Any other administrative tasks related to procurement management or contract/grant management.
The selection procedure is open to applicants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria, on the closing date for application:
- Have a level of education which corresponds to:
post-secondary education attested by a diploma,
secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education and appropriate professional experience of at least three years
- Appropriate professional experience of at least nine years after having obtained the required level of education specified above
- Be a national of a Member State of the European Union, Norway or Iceland
- Be entitled to his or her full rights as a citizen
- Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service
- Meet the character requirements for the duties involved
- Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties
- Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post
All eligible applications, according to the afore-mentioned criteria, will be assessed against the requirements listed below solely based on the information provided by the candidates in their application.
The Selection Board responsible for this selection will determine the criteria to be assessed in the various phases of the selection procedure (assessment of the application forms, interview and written test) prior to being granted access to the names of the applicants.
When filling the online application, candidates are expected to clearly include elements that demonstrate that their profile matches the requirements below.
Professional experience and expertise
- University degree in law or fields relevant to the tasks;
- Professional experience in public procurement, grants or legal practice;
- Good knowledge (by training or experience) of the EU institutional and regulatory framework, including in particular Financial Regulation;
- Excellent command of both written and spoken English;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Ability to deliver accurate work under pressure, organise workload and prioritise tasks;
- Sense of confidentiality and professional integrity and service mindset;
- Sense of responsibility, accountability and attention to detail.
In order to consider your application valid, you are required to log in and submit application through the Agency e-recruitment portal https://www.euspa.europa.eu/euspa/careers
A full job description and further information on the application procedure can be found here: https://vacancies.gsa.europa.eu/Jobs/VacancyDetails/1568