Short Term Expert at the EFTA Secretariat - Statistical Office (ESO)

Short Term Expert (STE) positions are offered at the EFTA Statistical Office in Luxembourg for 5 and 6 months, respectively. In spring from 1 March to 31 July, and in autumn from 1 September to 28 February.

Application procedure

For the ESO post, candidates are invited to apply via the international department of their national Statistical Office.

Purpose of the secondments 

The aim of the Short Term Expert position is to provide junior civil servants and other qualified applicants with opportunities for training and familiarisation with the function of the EFTA Statistical Office and its work. 

Field of work 

The STE will be assigned to specific tasks within the working filed of the Statistical Office, according to academic field of specialisation, personal preferences and career objectives. 

The ESO STE participates in the daily work of the office, and some of the main tasks of the STE is to monitor the inclusion of EFTA data in Eurostat publications and to identify new EEA relevant legal acts in the field of statistics. S/He also supports the EFTA Secretariat and the EFTA States on various issues concerning statistics. 

Please consult the EFTA Secretariat website for more information on the activities of the EFTA Statistical Office in Luxembourg (ESO). 


The Short Term Expert position in the EFTA Statistical Office (ESO) in Luxembourg is reserved for employees of the EFTA national statistical authorities.

The following criteria are taken into account:

  • University degree within law, economics, political/social science, international relations or other relevant and equivalent experience. Knowledge of standard office IT applications (Microsoft Office). 
  • Current occupation, experience and career objectives. 
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English; a good working knowledge of French is an advantage. 
  • An analytical mind with ability to draft good quality documents in English. A flexible and motivated team player and capable of taking on a wide variety of tasks, both complex and more basic. 
  • Geographical distribution and gender balance. 

Duty Station 

STE's in ESO are assigned to the EFTA Statistical Office (ESO) at EUROSTAT in Luxembourg. 

Employment Terms 

The Short Term Expert positions at the EFTA Secretariat–ESO are open to nationals of the EFTA Member States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). 

STE's receive a flat monthly allowance of EUR 1 540. Accommodation in individual flats will be provided by EFTA. 

For any further information, please contact EFTA Human Resources:  
Ms Inga Hanna Gudmundsdottir,  +32 (0)2 286 17 06 
Ms Eveline Snauwaert, +32 (0)2 286 17 07

Head of Human Resources

+32 22861 706

HR Coordinator

+32 22861 709

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