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No SNE.2013.02

Closing date for applications: 24.06.2013 at 17h00.
Place of employment: Lisbon, Portugal. 

Overall purpose

The EMCDDA wishes to set up a reserve list of candidates interested in a fixed-term work opportunity as Seconded National Expert (SNE).

SNEs are staff employed by a national, regional or local public administration or a public intergovernmental organisation (IGO), who are seconded to the EMCDDA so that the agency can benefit from the high level of their professional knowledge and experience — in particular in areas where such expertise is not readily available. National Authorities profit from the exchange of professional experience that takes place during the secondment.

SNEs must have worked for their employer on a permanent or contract basis for at least 12 months before their secondment and shall remain in the service of that employer throughout the period of secondment. The SNE’s employer shall thus undertake to continue to pay their salary, to maintain their administrative status throughout the period of secondment and to inform the EMCDDA’s Human resources management sector (HRMS) of any change in the SNE's situation in this regard. The SNE's employer shall also continue to be responsible for all their social rights, particularly social security and pension. The SNE’s employer shall therefore explicitly express its agreement for the secondment prior to the application.

The termination of or change in the SNE's administrative status may lead to the termination of their secondment by the EMCDDA without notice.

The initial period of secondment may not be less than six months or more than two years. It may be renewed once or more, up to a total period not exceeding four years. Exceptionally, the EMCDDA Director may authorise one or more extensions of the secondment for a maximum of two more years at the end of the four-year period.

SNEs shall assist EMCDDA officials or temporary staff. They may not perform middle or senior management duties.

Main duties

The successful applicant will be requested to contribute to the following tasks:

  • to assist in the conceptualisation, development and implementation of the monitoring of drug supply reduction in Europe, in particular in the field of law enforcement;
  • to contribute to the development of high-quality data reporting tools and instruments;
  • to liaise with relevant operational, policy and information collection bodies at national, European and international levels and with relevant scientific EMCDDA staff;
  • to support the development of a network of experts in the field of drug supply at the EMCDDA;
  • to analyse and report on European data, especially in the drug law enforcement area;
  • to monitor and analyse the main developments in drug-supply reduction activities and policies in Europe with a particular focus on law enforcement bodies and organisations;
  • to carry out the administrative and organisational tasks necessary for the successful implementation of the above-mentioned activities and tasks (including the preparation of work plans, meetings, contracts and ad-hoc reporting tasks);
  • to represent the EMCDDA in relevant scientific and institutional meetings and training events;
  • any other tasks assigned by the Head of sector or the Head of unit.

More information is available in the call for application.

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