Position/ Job Title: Registrar (2018/01)
Deadline for application: 20 April 2018

The EFTA Court in Luxembourg invites applications for the position of the Registrar of the EFTA Court which will be vacant from 1 September 2018. The Registrar is, under the supervision of the President, responsible for the Court’s procedures, as well as the general administration of the Court, including human resources, budget planning, financial control, information technology, office facilities and procurement. The Registrar is also expected to write scholarly articles on EEA law and to give lectures on EEA law.

The appointment will be for a fixed term of three years, renewable normally once. The Court offers an attractive remuneration package and benefits. The holder of the post enjoys diplomatic status.

Candidates should have a university degree in law, good understanding of court procedures and very good knowledge of EEA and EU law. They should also have relevant experience from a national or international judiciary or legal practice. They should have practical understanding of financial and personnel management. IT skills, excellent command of English and good working knowledge of German, Icelandic or Norwegian are necessary. Knowledge of French is an asset. 

Deadline for application is 20 April 2018. Questions regarding the Court or the post may be addressed to Mr. Gunnar Selvik, Registrar at +352 / 421081 or Gunnar.Selvik@eftacourt.int.

Guidelines for applicants for full time positions 

All vacancies are announced on this website. Vacancies normally appear in newspapers of the three EFTA States party to the EEA Agreement.
Unsolicited applications will not be considered. Recruitment procedures are introduced on an individual basis as vacancies arise. Applications must be made using the EFTA Court application form, accompanied by a letter of motivation and sent to the following e-mail address: application@eftacourt.int or the following address:

EFTA Court Administration
1, rue du Fort Thüngen
L-1499 Luxembourg Luxembourg

Documentary evidence should not be attached to initial applications. Should the need arise, necessary documentary evidence will be requested. Originals of qualifications, references or testimonials should in no event be submitted unless they have been obtained for the sole use of the EFTA Court. Letters of reference will not be returned to applicants.

Only applicants who succeed in the first step of the recruitment procedure will be called for an interview. Unsuccessful candidates will be informed.

Every application is given due consideration. Acknowledgement of receipt is sent to each applicant. Subsequent correspondence is at the initiation of EFTA Court. 

Recruitment policy

The EFTA Court has two categories of staff; professional staff and general staff. Staff may be appointed on regular contracts or on shorter, temporary contracts. Employment contracts are normally for a fixed period of three years. Depending on the needs of the EFTA Court, a renewal for three years may be offered, but normally not more than once.

In addition to its staff members, the EFTA Court has a limited need for trainees for a period of two to four months. Persons interested in becoming a trainee may approach or apply to the EFTA Court.

While staff members are normally nationals of one of the three EFTA States party to the EEA Agreement, the Court will also consider other applications, primarily those of nationals of the other States that are party to the EEA Agreement. At present, the staff comprises 7 nationalities.

Salaries, Benefits, Allowances

The EFTA Court offers attractive remuneration packages and benefits. Starting salaries are based upon academic and professional qualifications, as well as the level of the post. The salary scales are set by the ESA/Court Committee.