Vacancy No.: VN17-18
Section: Human Resources
Job Ref. No.: STF-C/17-18
Reports to: Deputy Director of Administration
Closing Date: 4 January 2018
ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of its forecasts, collects and processes large amounts of observations, and manages a long-term archive of meteorological data. Satellite and in situ observations provide the information for up-to-date global analyses and climate reanalyses of the atmosphere, ocean and land surface.
For details, see www.ecmwf.int.
ECMWF is one of the six members of the Co-ordinated Organisations and currently employs around 350 staff from more than 30 countries of which most staff are based at its Headquarters at Shinfield Park, in Reading, Berkshire. There is an ongoing project in progress to establish a Data Centre in Bologna (Italy) and ECMWF will have staff working at that location from 2018 onwards, requiring well developed processes, policies and standards for a multisite operation.
The Human Resources Section is part of the Administration Department. The HR function covers Recruitment and Selection, Compensation, Benefits and Payroll, Learning and Development and Talent Management. The Head of Human Resources is responsible for the development and implementation of the Human Resources (HR) Strategy, for the day-to-day running of the HR function in a multisite operation and for the provision of relevant data and information to support decision-making throughout the organisation.
The Head of Human Resources will work closely with ECMWF’s senior management team on HR issues, resource planning and recruitment strategies. The role calls for an HR professional that has successfully worked at both the operational and strategic levels. It requires someone who can balance the need for a hands-on approach with effective delegation to his or her team.
ECMWF is currently in the process of implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP), and the selected candidate will play a key role in its further development which will include reviewing existing processes in relation to areas such as performance management, contract policy, learning and development to then review and amend the ECMWF Staff Regulations.
Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and interviews will be conducted in English.
A good knowledge of one of the Centre’s other working languages (French or German) would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A4 grade, according to the scales of the Coordinated Organisations and the annual basic salary will be £80,977.92 net of tax. This position is assigned to the employment category STF-C as defined in the Staff Regulations.
Full details of salary scales and allowances are available on the ECMWF website at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs, including the Centre’s Staff Regulations regarding the terms and conditions of employment.
Starting date: As soon as possible
Length of contract: Four years, with the possibility of a further contract
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs.
ECMWF has an Equal Opportunities Policy and applications from all suitably qualified candidates are welcome.
Staff are usually recruited from among nationals of the following Member States and Co-operating States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, former Yugoslav, Republic of Macedonia, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Staff from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases.