Council of Europe
Estonian-speaking Assistant
Council of Europe
Council of Europe

Estonian-speaking Assistant

Council of Europe

Reference: e033/2024
Location: Strasbourg France
Deadline: 10 July 2024

Join a renowned international institution at the heart of the protection of fundamental freedoms in Europe and play an active part in promoting justice and equality. Become an Assistant at the European Court of Human Rights and contribute to the progress of cases brought before it. Take up stimulating intellectual challenges and be part of a dynamic and committed team. Apply now and make a difference for democratic values in Europe!

Who we are
With over 2200 staff representing all its 46 member States, the Council of Europe is a multicultural Organisation. We all strive towards protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law and our three core values - professionalism, integrity and respect - guide the way we work.
The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the member States. Individuals can bring complaints of human rights violations to the Strasbourg Court once all possibilities of appeal have been exhausted in the member State concerned. For more information on its activities, see the Court's website.
The Council of Europe has its headquarters in Strasbourg (France) and has external presence in more than twenty countries. See here for more information about the Council of Europe external presence.

Your role
As an Estonian-speaking Assistant, you will:
  • process judgments, minutes, decisions and other documents of the Court; 
  • draft, format and finalise correspondence and other documents according to instructions;
  • use applications databases: enter and maintain case-related data in the Court Management Information System (CMIS) and in other case-management tools;
  • handle and file mail and documents; keep electronic and paper files up-to-date;
  • assist lawyers in the preliminary legal analysis of cases;
  • prepare and keep up-to-date lists and statistics related to cases;
  • answer telephone requests for information; receive and guide visitors and applicants;
  • attend training courses to acquire and deepen knowledge specific to the job.

What we are looking for
You must:
  • hold a higher education diploma equivalent to at least two years' studies, followed by at least one year's recent professional experience directly related to the nature of the support functions (paralegal tasks, data management, projects, communication or other);
  • in the absence of a higher education diploma, secondary education must be completed and followed by at least two years of recent professional experience directly related to the nature of the support functions;
  • have an excellent knowledge of Estonian (mother tongue level);
  • have a very good knowledge of one of the Council of Europes official languages (English/French) and basic knowledge of the other (English/French);
  • be a citizen of one of the member States of the Council of Europe and fulfil the conditions for appointment to the civil service of that state;
  • have discharged any obligation concerning national service (military, civil or comparable);
  • not be the parent, child, stepchild or grandchild of a serving staff member of the Council of Europe;
  • be under the age of 65 years.

Demonstrate to us that you have the following competencies:
  • Professional and technical expertise:
  • ability to draft correspondence in Estonian and in one of the official languages (English/French);
  • proficiency in the use of current office applications and databases. 
  • Planning and work organisation
  • Teamwork and co-operation
  • Concern for quality
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Learning and development
  • Analysis and problem solving

These would be an asset:
  • Professional and technical expertise:
a qualification as a legal assistant;
professional experience in support functions in the legal field.
  • Initiative
  • Results orientation
  • Service orientation

What we offer
In Strasbourg, you will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €3 139 (grade B1) or €3 576 (grade B2) which is exempt from national income tax.
The deadline for applications is 10 July 2024 (midnight Central European time). Applications must be made in English or French using the Council of Europe online application system. 
Monthly gross salaryGross/mo  € 3139 - 3576



Time of work

  • Full-time
Contact person
Council of Europe

Company websitehttp://www.coe.int

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