Job Offer

Legal and Procurement Officer

Application Open Date: 
15/07/2020 - 14:35
Deadline Date: 
17/08/2020 - 11:59
Location(s): 
Prague, Czech Republic
Agency: 
GSA
Grade: 
AD5
Type of Contract: 
Temporary staff
JOB Description: 
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Legal and Procurement department is looking 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 2.Procurement/grants •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 responsibility of the Legal and Procurement Department defined in section 1. All eligible applications, according to the afore-mentioned criteria, will be assessed against the requirements listed below. 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. All essential criteria will be assessed during the applications evaluation phase. Non-compliance with any of the Essential criteria may result in the exclusion of the candidate from the selection process. Advantageous criteria constitute additional assets and will not result in exclusion, if not fulfilled. When filling the online application, candidates are expected to include elements that demonstrate that their profile matches the requirements below. Essential criteria 1.University degree in law, economics, engineering or another relevant field 2.Experience in legal practice and/or public procurement practice, in particular experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, producing opinions related to procurement, contracts or grants 3.Excellent command of both written and spoken English Advantageous criteria 4.Good knowledge (by training or experience) of the EU institutional and regulatory framework, including in particular Financial Regulation and Staff Regulation 5.Experience/background in practising high-technology or high-value procurements/grants and contracts in particular within EU institutions or bodies Behavioural competencies 6.Motivation 7.Excellent communication skills 8.Sense of confidentiality, professional integrity and service mindset 9.Team player attitude and motivation to perform general administrative duties 10.Ability to deliver accurate work under pressure, organise workload and prioritise tasks 11.Sense of accountability and attention to detail
Reference ID: 
GSA/2020/AD/014
Vacancy Type: 
Public
Job Status: 
Open