Head of Unit – Information Systems and Data Management, AD 10

Head of Unit – Information Systems and Data Management, AD 10

ECHA - European Chemicals Agency

Helsinki, Finland

1. The Job

We are looking for a Head of Unit with strong and proven IT background, full understanding of enterprise level IT architecture, significant people management experience and highly skilled in financial management of IT, notably outsourcing.

In particular, s/he will be responsible for:

Planning, Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Contribute to the IT Master Plan and the multi-annual planning of the Agency in the context of the ECHA strategy;
  • Cascade the strategic goals and the IT overall targets into targets for the Unit plan and the individual objectives of his/her staff;
  • Within the management team of Directorate I (three Heads of Unit and a Director) shape the IT plans regarding Enterprise Architecture, Technology management, Sourcing, Staff development and allocation;
  • Monitor the planned targets and the performance of the Unit, take corrective action, mitigate relevant risks, escalate as necessary;
  • Contribute to the ICT governance in all its aspects and particularly: assessment of the IT investments, decision making, reporting, management of outsourcing framework contracts, IT security management, contract management and IT assets management.

Job related accountabilities:

  • Coordinate together with the business units the design, implementation and continuous development of IT-tools and methodologies necessary to support the implementation of the relevant regulation;
  • Provide support and maintain excellent communication and co-operation with other ECHA units and with the relevant authorities (for example, Commission services, Member States Competent Authorities, other European Agencies);
  • Implement, in the activity area of the Unit, the various policies of the Agency, in particular in relation to managing conflicts of interest, information security and business continuity;
  • Contribute to risk management at all levels: Unit, Directorate and corporate.

People management:

  • Provide leadership and manage the staff of the Unit to ensure the timely delivery of outputs and the availability of the right skills and competencies;
  • Promote continuous performance management and a learning culture to ensure that the organisational objectives are cascaded, met and continuous professional development is sustained;
  • Enhance team spirit, ensure an effective two-way communication, and promptly handle staff matters to foster high levels of staff welfare within the Unit.

Financial management:

  • Act as authorising officer by sub-delegation and potentially as financial verifier and/or operational verifier respecting the principles of sound financial management;
  • Prepare and monitor the budget and procurement requirements of the Unit to ensure optimal planning and use of financial resources;
  • Lead the preparation of tenders to establish framework contracts, particularly in the area of outsourced IT services and applying the IT sourcing strategy;
  • Ensure proper contract management.

2. Minimum Qualifications

a) Successful completion of a full course of university studies attested by a degree, where the normal duration of university education is four (4) years or more.

Or

b) Successful completion of a full course of university studies attested by a degree, where the normal duration of university education is three (3) years and at least one (1) year of appropriate professional experience.

Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities or EEA authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU or EEA Member State authorities will be accepted.

3. Professional Experience

To qualify for this profile, you must have at the closing date for applications a total professional experience of at least twelve (12) years acquired after achieving the minimum requirements stated out in 2.2. Of your total professional experience, you must have at least three (3) years’ experience in a management role (e.g. Head of Unit, Head of Sector, Team Leader or equivalent).

4. Selection criteria

If you meet the eligibility criteria set out in section 2, you will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria. The candidates who are judged to be the most suitable on the basis of the selection criteria will be invited to an interview.

  • Your academic and professional qualifications and their relevance to the main areas of work listed in section 1;
  • Your professional experience: the range of fields covered; the length, type and level of work done and its relevance to the Head of Unit tasks listed in section 1.

The following will be considered as assets:

  • Work experience in the private and public sector in a similar organisational role;
  • Experience in a wide range of applications covering several business domains, bespoke software development and implementation of market tools, administrative and operational business processes;
  • Work experience gained in a similar multicultural environment. Preference will be given to work experience abroad.

The academic and professional qualifications, professional experience and experience considered as an asset must be described as precisely as possible in your application.

5. How to Apply

You can submit your application and find more information (complete vacancy notice and application form) on ECHA website http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/about-us/jobs/open-positions.

The deadline to fill in the application form is 16 September 2019 at noon 12:00, Helsinki time (11:00 a.m. CET).

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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