Legal Expert at the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs: EBA, EIOPA, ESMA) are looking for establishing a talent pool to support their oversight's mandate under the DORA regulation for the position of Legal Expert (DORA Legal and Compliance) 

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) is an independent European Union Authority established on 1 January 2011 by Regulation (EU) No. 1094/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010.

EIOPA is part of the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS) which includes the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).

Further information on EIOPA is available on EIOPA’s website: https://www.eiopa.europa.eu/

The Digital Operational Resilience Act (i.e Regulation 2023/2554, or “DORA”) applicable from January 2025 establishes a comprehensive framework for fostering the digital operational resilience of all EU financial entities. It foresees that ICT third-party service providers who provide ICT services to financial entities and are identified as critical (critical third-party providers - CTPPs) will be subject to an oversight at the EU level to minimise the risks they expose the EU financial sector to. In practice, this oversight will be carried out by a lead overseer, which will be one of the three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), i.e. the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority (EIOPA), or European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

Place of employment : Frankfurt am Main, Germany or Paris, France

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Qualification: a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies, attested by a diploma, in Law, preferably acquired in a Member State of the European Union when the normal period of university education is three years or more;
  • Knowledge (as evidenced by education or experience) related to at least two of the fields: intellectual property, confidentiality and data privacy requirements, litigation and/or corporate investigations, cybersecurity;
  • Excellent command of oral and written English (C1 level). 

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Proven knowledge and/or experience on advising EU financial services institutions (or ICT service providers to EU financial services institutions) in relation to the compliance to requirements relating to ICT Risk and security, ICT outsourcing, cybersecurity;
  • Proven knowledge and/or experience in the area of financial innovation;
  • Proven knowledge of a third EU language (B2 level).

Application Deadline: 13 May 2024 23:59 CET

More details and online application here

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