GSA AND ITS LEGAL AND PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is responsible for operations, service provision, security and market development for the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) EGNOS and Galileo. By developing a new generation of GNSS, Europe is laying the foundation for the development of new high-tech industry, leading to job creation and economic growth.
In this context, the Legal and Procurement Department proactively contributes to the fulfilment of the GSA’s mission, particularly regarding all matters related to the management of the GSA’s legal and institutional matters as well as contracts and grants management.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Legal and Procurement department is looking to establish a reserve list for a Legal and Procurement Officer. The Officer will support the Agency in a broad range of legal tasks pertaining to both administrative and operational activities of the Agency, and will handle the entire life-cycle of procurements and contract management.
The Legal and Procurement Officer’s tasks and responsibilities will in principle include the following areas:
1. Legal advice
• Providing legal advice on operations and administration of the Agency
• Advising on the regulatory framework of the Agency
• Providing advice on procurement and grants
• Advising on staff matters, interpretation/drafting of legal instruments
• Drafting, helping coordinating calls for tenders/call for proposals in line with standard best practices
• Managing calls for tenders/call for proposals (e.g. publication, organisation of and assistance to evaluation boards, selection process, contract/grant award and signature)
• Interfacing with relevant stakeholders, including project officers, finance department, economic operators, auditors
3. Contract drafting and management
• Drafting and support negotiating contracts/agreements
• Following up on contract/agreement interpretation, implementation, performance and enforcement
• Assisting project officers with issues in contract/agreement lifecycle
• Support in building and maintaining of an up-to date tender, contractual and other legal commitments database
4. Provide support for the implementation of any other task falling in the sub fields of responsibly of the Legal and Procurement Department defined in section 1.
The selection procedure is open to applicants who satisfy the following eligibility criteria, on the closing date for application:
1. Have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies5 of at least three years attested by a diploma
2. Be a national of a Member State of the European Union
3. Be entitled to his or her full rights as citizen
4. Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service
5. Meet the character requirements for the duties involved
6. 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
7. Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post
Temporary agents (2f) from EU agencies, in function group AD5 or AD6, are also invited to apply in accordance with the following GSA rules: https://www.gsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/conditions_of_employment_of_temporary_staff_ta.pdf
In order to be considered for this position, candidates need to create an account by registering via the GSA e-recruitment tool.Only applications submitted via the e-recruitment tool will be accepted. Applications sent via email or post will not be taken into consideration.A full job description and further information on the application procedure can be found here:
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