Your job and responsibilities:
If you are an experienced lawyer, who is interested in working as part of a team on a range of often complex issues in different areas of EU law, we are seeking to strengthen our team with a lawyer who is able to quickly integrate, and manage files with creativity, precision and attention to detail.
You must be prepared to tackle a range of issues, given the multidisciplinary nature of the tasks assigned to the unit, covering legal analysis of staff-related matters relating to the Staff Regulations, the drafting of memos on institutional matters and the interpretation and review of a wide range of internal decisions, including the Rules of Procedure of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR).
Being a member of the CoR's legal service also requires a high level of discretion, integrity and confidentiality, and strong listening and diplomatic skills, in dealing with both the members of the CoR and all of its staff.
Are you the talent we are looking for?
• You have completed university studies, as evidenced by a law degree;
• You have a thorough knowledge of European Union law and of the functioning and procedures of the European Union;
• You have excellent written and oral analysis and communication skills. Excellent drafting skills are essential, in particular for drafting legal memos, responding to complaints and helping to draw up statements of defence;
• You have thorough knowledge of an official language of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another of the EU official languages. For functional reasons, a very good knowledge of English and French is required, as most of the texts for judicial bodies are written in both languages. Knowledge of other languages would be considered as an asset;
• A sound knowledge of European civil service law is a major asset, as the Legal Service plays a key role in pre-litigation;
• Good knowledge of the legislation on the protection of personal data and of the Financial Regulation (Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union), in particular with regard to public procurement, would be appreciated;
• You are able to work independently, with attention to detail, and are able to cope with a heavy workload from time to time, delivering high-quality work on time;
• You are able to work in an international and multicultural environment and easily adapt to different situations and changes in the tasks to be performed;
• You have a good command of IT applications and tools (Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint, etc.).