Vakance DG ENV latviešiem – darbs are visu vides politiku un Struktūrfondiem, Semester

The “Environmental Enforcement” Unit of DG ENV. We are a friendly and interesting team of around 20 people, responsible for 11 very diverse Member States.
Our main legal role is the monitoring of the timely and correct transposition and implementation of EU environmental law in those Member States but we also provide legal advice on the interpretation and implementation of existing EU environmental law and drafting of new legal acts.
In addition to our legal responsibilities, we cover the integration of environmental policy into the European Semester and into the structural funds for our countries, and are responsible for the EIR reports for our Member States.
The unit also coordinates a number of intra-DG task forces dealing with horizontal legal/policy issues, including nature, international and governance, and is responsible for the overall coordination of infringements for DG ENV as well as for the co-ordination of the work on Brexit for DG ENV.
What we propose:
You will be a policy officer in charge of ensuring the integration of environmental requirements and policy considerations in other EU policies as regards the Baltic States and you will coordinate the preparation of the Environment Implementation Review (EIR) documents for these countries.
You will be working with the colleagues in the Unit, in other Units of Directorate E and of DG ENV, with other DGs (REGIO, MOVE, ENER, ECFIN), as well as with external partners, to ensure policy coherence and integration. In practical terms, this implies, among other tasks, appraising applications for EU co-financing (under the Cohesion policy, TENs, EIB), drafting policy papers, preparing progress reports, briefings and presentations.
Moreover, it involves participation in meetings, conferences, task forces, working groups with various stakeholders inside and outside the Commission. Depending on the exact profile of the successful candidate, there is an opportunity to undertake some legal work (handling of complaints and infringements), or to handle an additional Member State for EIR purposes.
There is a possibility to contribute to Brexit coordination issues.
What we look for:
We are looking for a highly motivated, open minded and well-organised colleague who should be able to work independently and often under pressure.
S/he should have excellent drafting skills, very good communication and networking capacities and a good sense of the political dimension of the EU policies. Legal or economic background or good knowledge of EU environmental policy and law is an asset. Excellent knowledge of English is required.
Additional languages under the scope of the Unit would be an asset, and one Baltic language would be desirable.

If you need more information please check vacancy notice COM/2018/2347 in SYSPER with deadline 19/9/2018.
Contact: Paul SPEIGHT (tel: (32) 22964135, email:

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