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Seconded National Experts Call EFSA

Contract type: CDD
Location: Parma 43126, IT
Education: Bac +4
Minimum experience: 3-4 ans
Duration : De 12 à 36 mois
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety. In close collaboration with national authorities and in open consultation with its stakeholders, EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.

Are you a qualified civil servant searching for a professional challenge in a stimulating and dynamic EU Agency? Do you want to apply your skills and knowledge to contribute to achieving EFSA's objectives and strategy? Is your organisation seeking opportunities to cooperate and build synergies with EFSA?

As an SNE you will serve a dual role: you will bring your expertise to EFSA and take back to your home administration the knowledge acquired during your period of secondment, fostering mutual exchange and strengthening cooperation between EFSA and its partners.

Being an SNE in EFSA means you will play an active role in an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of 500 million EU citizens.

EFSA key priorities are:
* Prioritise public and stakeholder engagement in the process of scientific assessment;
* Widen EFSA's evidence base and optimise access to its data;
* Build the EU's scientific assessment capacity and knowledge commu nity;
* Prepare for future risk assessment challenges;
* Create an environment and culture that reflects EFSA's values (cooperation, innovation, openness, independence, scientific excellence).
Read more about EFSA Strategy 2020.

Your contribution
As an SNE in EFSA you will be actively involved in EFSA's activities and be part of an enthusiastic and multicultural team. Depending on your expertise and the Unit to which you will be assigned to you may support the work of a Scientific Panel or a network of Member State Representatives, perform data collection, data analysis and risk assessment, be involved in communication and external/internal relations activities and provide assistance to business support activities.


Working at EFSA
You will have the chance to get experience in a leading scientific EU agency allowing you to develop new competencies and skills in line with your professional aspirations and you will take back this valuable and rewarding experience to your home administration. In addition it will allow your organisation to enhance cooperation with EFSA.
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General conditions

*The place of secondment will be specified in the secondment agreement and will normally be at EFSA's premises in Parma, Italy.
*An SNE may work in any field where his/her services are deemed necessary provided there is no conflict with the interests of EFSA. The SNE shall carry out his or her duties and shall act in compliance with the Authority's interest.
*The SNE's employer shall continue to pay his/her salary, to maintain his/her administrative status (permanent official or contract staff member) throughout the period of secondment.
*The SNE's employer shall also continue to be responsible for all the social rights, particularly social security and pension.

Selection criteria
1. Experience and Knowledge
Expertise in an area relating to the activities of EFSA and genuine interest and motivation to build partnership with EFSA, hence contribute to enhancing the EU's risk assessment community.

2. Competencies
i. Working with others: Ability to work cooperatively with others in teams and across organisational boundaries and respects differences between people;
ii. Analysis and Problem Solving: Ability to identify the critical facts in difficult issues and develop creative and practical solutions;
iii. Drive for results: Ability to take personal responsibility and initiative for delivering work to a high standard of quality within set procedures;
iv. Communication in English: Ability to communicate effectively in English at all levels both orally and in writing;
v. Ethics and integrity: Demonstrate overall personal integrity and orientation towards fundamental values of the organisation.

More information to be found here

EFSA, Parma, IT
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