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Chair of the Committee for Socio economic Analysis

Application Open Date: 
04/02/2020 - 01:01
Deadline Date: 
16/03/2020 - 11:00
Helsinki, Finland
Type of Contract: 
Temporary staff
JOB Description: 
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is organising the current call for expressions of interest to constitute a reserve list for the post of the Chair of the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC). The post of the Chair of the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis is located in the ECHA Directorate of Risk Management. The SEAC plays a vital role in formulating the opinion of the Agency with regard to the socio-economic impact of proposed restrictions and authorisation applications. In the future, SEAC may take on additional duties. The Committee works in close co-operation with the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC). Reporting to the Director of Risk Management, the Chair is responsible for organising the work of SEAC and its Working Groups. In consultation with the relevant Heads of Unit she/he will be responsible for coordinating the activities related to SEAC within the framework of the overall planning of the Agency. In particular, she/he will be responsible for the following tasks: • Lead SEAC, ensuring timely preparation and adoption of high quality scientific opinions that fit the purpose of Commission’s decision making; • Plan the work of SEAC and ensure efficient organisation of the meetings; • Chair the meetings of SEAC and its Working Groups ensuring that the rules of procedure and code of conducts are respected; • Ensure that legal deadlines are met; • Together with ECHA secretariat build the capacity of the SEAC in methodologies related to socio-economic analysis and analysis of alternatives related to chemicals; • Together with Member State competent authorities ensure that the recruitment of committee members provides the appropriate knowledge and experience required for effective committee operations; • Contribute to the preparation of the annual and multi-annual work programmes of the Agency and relevant Units and to their implementation; • Ensure that quality controls, risk analysis and review of deliverables are carried out for SEAC, and contribute to the creation, review and update of a quality control system for the management of the Committees; • Ensure that SEAC is aware and follows the ECHA policy and rules regarding transparency and openness, stakeholder participation, management of potential conflicts of interest, and information security; • Ensure consistency of opinions within SEAC and, where relevant, between SEAC and RAC, and also with other relevant Committees, including those run by other Community bodies and serving other Community Regulations; • Ensure seamless coordination and cooperation between SEAC and other ECHA Committees, in particular with RAC, and with the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement; • Cooperate effectively throughout the Agency to ensure that ECHA delivers high quality and timely scientific and technical advice that is the result of internal consensus; • Together with the Heads of Unit, coach and support the SEAC Secretariat team to attain their objectives and realise their potential; • The Chair shall also support and contribute to the development of ECHA’s role in international arena, e.g. on capacity building and sound management of chemicals in accession countries and may be requested to represent ECHA and/or SEAC in this context.
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