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Legal Officer

Application Open Date: 
10/07/2020 - 09:00
Deadline Date: 
31/08/2020 - 22:59
Tallinn, Estonia
Type of Contract: 
Temporary staff
JOB Description: 
Under supervision of the Senior Legal Officer and reporting to the Head of CSD, the Legal Officer will be providing legal advice and support in the areas of European Union law. The tasks of the Legal Officer will include, amongst others, the following: • Ensuring the proper interpretation and implementation of all primary and secondary legislation, guidelines and internal rules applicable or pertaining to the eu-LISA activities and providing the related advice both orally and in writing; • Acting as legal counsel to staff members and the Management, and providing legal advice on administrative issues including Staff Regulations and CEOS, implementing rules of the Staff Regulations and financial rules and regulations; • Drafting and reviewing documents such as internal Executive Director decisions and/or Management Board decisions (Corporate Governance) and agreements with other international organizations; • Providing legal advice on the contractual matters and, if needed, in matters related to the procurement procedures; • Drafting and presenting legal opinions, briefs, reports and correspondence on any legal issue referred for consideration; • Contributing to the drafting of defences in legal proceedings involving or relating to eu-LISA`s mission or activities and to handling of court cases and keeping abreast of developments in relevant sectors of law, including jurisprudence of the General Court and the European Court of Justice; • Monitoring and analysing developments of European Union case law impacting on the operations of the eu-LISA; • Presenting and explaining legal positions at internal meetings; • Undertaking, as appropriate, consultation with external resources, such as external lawyers and officers in European Union Institutions, EU Agencies and Member States; • Preparing replies to requests to access documents and confirmatory applications; • Acting as operational initiating agent (OIA) for legal services contracts and preparing the procurement documents; • Ensuring the back-up function and guaranteeing business continuity of the legal function; • Archiving all documents in an organized fashion and in line with the internal instructions by the Senior Legal Officer; • Performing any other tasks assigned by the Senior Legal Officer/Head of CSD. Occasionally, the Legal Officer may be requested to deal with issues related to the interpretation of the Data Protection related legislation.
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