VN 19/36 Legal Officer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

VN 19/36 Legal Officer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

Within the Legal Affairs Division (LAD) of the Administration Department and reporting directly to the Head of the Division, the Legal Officer will provide legal advice on German, data protection and institutional law matters and participate in the negotiation and drafting of legal arrangements with national and international partners of EUMETSAT.

DUTIES

  • Provide legal advice on a broad range of German law matters, including labour law, social security law, tax law and company law;
  • Provide legal advice on data protection law and on institutional law;
  • Deliver legal advice on other areas of EUMETSAT activities;
  • Coordinate relevant external legal studies;
  • Draft and amend EUMETSAT legal documents;
  • Participate in the drafting and support the negotiations of agreements with international partners;
  • Represent EUMETSAT and attend committees and bodies relevant to the above duties;
  • Prepare and present documents on legal matters for EUMETSAT Delegate Bodies.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fully qualified under German law, i.e. First and Second State Exam (“Volljurist”);
  • Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Proven experience in providing legal advice in a complex organisational setting, preferably in an international organisation;
  • Ability to draft legal opinions and documentation, while demonstrating resilience, flexibility, and the ability to prioritise a heavy workload;
  • Experience in using information technology and office software systems is required;
  • Strong interpersonal and team-working skills and the ability to communicate with many different organisational interfaces;
  • Fully qualified under German law, i.e. First and Second State Exam (“Volljurist”), preferably with a qualification or specialisation in labour law, plus a good knowledge of European and Public International Law.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

The initial contract will be of 4 years’ duration, with subsequent 5-year contracts being awarded thereafter, subject to individual performance and organisation requirements. There is no limit to the amount of follow-up contracts a staff member can receive up to the EUMETSAT retirement age of 63 and there are certainly opportunities to establish a long career perspective at EUMETSAT.

This post is graded A2/A4 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum basic salary for this post is EURO 5,612 per month (net of internal tax) which may be negotiable based on skills and experience. The salary scale provides for increments on the anniversary of taking up employment, and scales are reviewed by the EUMETSAT Council with effect from 1 January each year. In addition to basic salary, EUMETSAT offers attractive benefits. Further information, including salary details, is available on the EUMETSAT web site.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment for men and women.

Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply. The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited based on their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT.

ABOUT EUMETSAT

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.)

Closing date: 5th September 2019

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