Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest, Romania

Job Vacancies

Policy Advisor Justice Cooperation

The Netherlands attaches great value to justice cooperation because it contributes to mutual trust and the well-functioning of EU policy areas such as the area of freedom, security and justice. This ambition has translated in cooperation between embassies in Bucharest, Sofia and Budapest to invest in bilateral or regional cooperation in the field of justice between the Netherlands and Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Hungary. For our team in Bucharest we are recruiting a policy advisor for a temporary role up to summer 2017.

You will be in charge of project management, information gathering, analysis, reporting and networking in the area of justice, and anti-corruption. In addition, you will support the Regional Coordinator for Justice Cooperation where necessary. On a daily basis you will be working in the political cluster of the Embassy in Bucharest.

You should have knowledge of and affinity with justice matters/law, and public administration. The staff member should be pro-active, be able to work independently and willing to travel occasionally as deemed necessary.



  • Acting as focal point for justice cooperation and related matters in the Netherlands embassy in Bucharest;
  • Cooperate with the Regional Coordinator Justice Cooperation based in Bucharest for the Netherlands Embassies in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria;
  • Analysing and monitoring developments related to legislation, institutions, NGOs, EU and international organisations relevant for justice cooperation;
  • Preparing briefings, speaking notes, background notes and drafting- up reports
  • Building and maintaining a professional network with institutions, civil society and international organisations in the field of rule of law in the broader sense;
  • Contributing to organizing official visits, missions and workshops in the field of rule of law in the broader sense; identify opportunities and projects in this respect.



  • University degree in law, public administration or related fields with broad interest in covering i.e., Romanian/ international/criminal law and EU affairs.
  • Knowledge of Romanian governance and the legal sector and/or proven willingness to learn about this.
  • Knowledge of policy making/ European union decision making is a plus
  • Networker and team-player: establishes and maintains contacts in a broad field of stakeholders and relevant actors.
  • Excellent knowledge of Romanian and English language, also in writing.


Should you require more information or intend to apply for the role, please send your questions or CV and cover letter to, no later than 31 August 2016. Only selected candidates will be contacted.