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Head of Compliance and Administration Department, European Free Trade Association, EFTA

Deadline for application: 05 April 2017

Job summary

The Financial Mechanism Office of the European Free Trade Association has a vacancy for a Head of Compliance and Administration Department.

Location: Brussels

Details

The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) is the secretariat of the EEA Grants and Norway Grants, and is affiliated to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Brussels. The FMO reports to the three Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) through the EEA Financial Mechanism Committee (FMC) for the EEA Grants and through the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA) for the Norway Grants. Our focus is on reducing economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and strengthening bilateral relations between the Donor States and the 16 Beneficiary States.

The Grants are worth €1.8 billion in the financing period 2009-2014, funding 148 programmes and ca. 6500 projects. The programmes and projects under this financing period are now drawing to a close. The allocation for the financing period 2014-2021 totals €2.8 billion. Key sectors of our work include research and innovation, social inclusion, environment and climate change, civil society, and justice and home affairs.

The FMO offers an international, stimulating and diverse workplace, with a staff of over 60 employees comprising around 18 nationalities.

This position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

The Head of Compliance and Administration Department leads a department consisting of Legal Affairs team, Grants Management Systems and IT team, Finance and Control Unit and Administration and HR Unit. S/he advises the Director on legal matters, and is responsible for all aspects of the Grants’ legal work. This requires an understanding of the legal framework of the Grants. S/he is responsible for the work on the Grants Management Systems. S/he has overall managerial responsibility for the work related to grants financing and control and for the work related to the administration and HR.

The Head of Compliance and Administration Department reports to the Director of the FMO and is a member of the senior management team. S/he is line manager for the Legal Affairs staff and Grants Management Systems and IT staff and for Head of Administration and HR Unit and Head of Finance and Control Unit.


Web address for further details
https://jobs.efta.int/

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by EFTA -- last modified 12 March 2017
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