The SNE will carry out the following main functions and duties :
Draft documentation for the MB and its WGs, e.g. draft agenda, summaries and minutes of meetings, and briefing notes;
Contribute to the advice and support that the MBS provides to the Chairperson and other MB members, particularly concerning subjects to be discussed in the MB or its WGs;
Analyse, draft or review policy documents;
Contribute to the planning, preparation, and organisation of the MB and WGs meetings, conferences, workshops and any other relevant MBS activities;
Facilitate a constructive relationship with the Directorates, Departments and Units within Europol, particularly in the area of Operations;
Follow-up EU policy developments in the area of Justice and Home Affairs, and liaise, as it may be appropriate, with the General Secretariat of the Council, the Commission, the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG) and other relevant external partners.
REQUIREMENTS - ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Candidates must :
Be a member of a competent authority in the meaning of Article 2a) of the Europol Regulation and enjoy full rights as a citizen of a Member State;
Produce evidence of a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and of a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union in accordance with the decision of the Management Board on the internal language arrangements of Europol as referred to in Article 64(2) of the Europol Regulation, with the understanding that the SNE will have to carry out his / her duties in a mainly English-speaking environment;
Have at least three years of professional experience in the field of law enforcement which is relevant to the duties to be carried out during the secondment.
REQUIREMENTS - SELECTION CRITERIA
a. Professional experience (assessed mainly during the shortlisting) :
Experience in law enforcement cooperation;
Work experience in connection to the EU and / or the international environment;
Experience in handing legal and policy matters relating to law enforcement, ideally in an advisory capacity.
Experience of servicing the activities of a governing body, preferably at EU level or in an international organisation;
Experience in project management and / or project support.
b. Professional knowledge (assessed during the selection procedure)
Good knowledge of the institutional framework and functioning of the EU;
Good knowledge of Europol’s legal framework;
Knowledge of Europol’s role in support to EU internal security and law enforcement cooperation in the EU;
Ability to draft a wide range of documentation in English.
Completed university studies, preferably in the area of international relations, law, European Studies or similar.
c. General competencies (assessed during the selection procedure)
Essential : Communicating
Very good communication skills in English, both orally and in writing;
Ability to draft clear and concise documents on complex matters for various audiences;
Analysing & problem solving
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills;
Keen eye for detail with the ability to maintain standards of accuracy under pressure of tight deadlines;
Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the internet.
Delivering quality and results
High degree of commitment and flexibility;
High level of customer and service-orientation;
Prioritising and organising;
Good administrative and organisational skills.
Ability to work well under pressure, both independently and in a team;
Very good interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively liaise with other departments, groups and teams as well as with external partners.
Ability to work effectively in an international and multi-cultural environment.