Seconded National Expert (SNE): Legal Expert in Prosecution of Financial Crimes
The EPPO is seeking skilled individuals, employed in one of the 22 participating Member States' judicial and investigative national, regional or local public administration, available to be seconded to the EPPO for fixed-term secondments under the status of Seconded National Experts ('SNE').
Candidate SNE should be a legal expert in prosecution of financial crimes.
Most competent candidates will be placed on a reserve list, which the EPPO draws from as specific needs for expertise and knowledge arise.
SNEs functionally report to the European Chief Prosecutor and are delegated to specific tasks during their period of secondment under the supervision of diverse functional areas' leaders.
Seconded National Experts are seconded to the EPPO according to the College Decision No 102/2021 of 20 October 2021 laying down rules on the secondment to the EPPO of National Experts.
Seconded National Experts should allow the EPPO to benefit from their high level of their professional knowledge and experience.
Duties and accountabilities
The selected candidate, under the authority of the European Chief Prosecutor in accordance with Article 98 of the EPPO Regulation, would be tasked with:
- Giving legal and operational support to prosecutorial activities of the EPPO, specifically providing legal advice and opinions to the Permanent Chambers in their directing and monitoring role, to the European Prosecutors in their supervising role, and to the European Delegated Prosecutors responsible for the investigations and prosecutions assigned to them;
- Supporting the European Prosecutors and the European Delegated Prosecutors in liaising with the prosecutorial and judicial authorities of the Member States in the process of consultation, exchange of information, possible coordination and other interactions in accordance with the EPPO Regulation and the legislation of the Member States;
- Analysing case files and information in possession of the EPPO, and drafting prosecutorial requests and decisions;
- Identifying and assessing possible developments and issues at legal and operational level and drafting legal opinions, best practices, procedures, rules, decisions and other legal instruments in support of the activity of the Permanent Chambers, of the European Prosecutors and the European Delegated Prosecutors;
- Undertaking other tasks assigned by the European Chief Prosecutor or by the supervising person delegated by him/her.
Application procedure and closing date for applications
For applications to be valid, candidates are required to submit:
- Duly completed EPPO Application form
- Proof of the National Administration Authorisation - Form 1A (Employer Authorisation for Seconded National Expert Applicant)
- A copy of security clearance (if available)
Candidates are requested to complete their application in the main working language of the EPPO, which is English.
Full details on the selection requirements are in the Call for Expression of Interest and the Annex, both contained in the below document.