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Recruitment Notice PE/116/S — Director — Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support — Directorate for Information Technologies

In Official Journal of the EU on 12 December is published the Recruitment Notice PE/116/S — Director — Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support — Directorate for Information Technologies.

The President of the European Parliament has decided to open the procedure for filling this post of director (AD, grade 14) in Parliament's Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support — Directorate for Information Technologies, in accordance with Article 29(2) of the Staff Regulations.

This selection procedure, which is designed to give the Appointing Authority a wider choice of candidates, will be conducted at the same time as the internal recruitment procedure.

Recruitment will be to Grade AD 14. The basic salary is EUR 12 361,36 per month. In addition to the basic salary, which is subject to Community tax and exempt from national tax, certain allowances may be payable in circumstances laid down by the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities.

Candidates should note that this post is subject to the mobility policy rules adopted by Parliament's Bureau on 29 March 2004.

Since the Directorate for Information Technologies has staff in several places of work, this post requires flexibility and involves travelling to the other places of work, frequent contact with people inside and outside Parliament and the management of teams with varying employment status.

LOCATION: Luxembourg. This post may be transferred to one of Parliament's other two places of work.

The European Parliament is an equal-opportunities employer and encourages applications from qualified women and men, without discrimination.

Senior official responsible for the following duties, in the light of the guidelines and decisions laid down by the parliamentary authority and the Director-General:

  • ensuring the smooth running of a large department in the Secretariat comprising several units covering the Directorate's areas of responsibility,
  • optimising use of the unit's resources and ensuring quality of service (organisation, management of human and budget resources, innovation, etc.),
  • setting objectives and monitoring their achievement, managing relations between a technical directorate and the administration and political authorities, and with (high-level) suppliers,
  • deciding on ICT technological and managerial strategy (choice of technical solutions, services offered, approaches to carrying out projects out and supplying services),
  • infrastructure management, user support, administrative and parliamentary information systems development and management, engineering and project support, budget and finance,
  • advising the Director-General, the Secretariat and MEPs in the area of activity concerned,
  • cooperating with the various directorates in the Secretariat; representing Parliament and negotiating contracts or agreements in the area of activity,
  • chairing and/or representing Parliament in various forums and committees (IT Directorate Operational Committee, Data-Processing Steering Committee, IIC, etc.),
  • managing and seeing through specific projects likely to involve financial responsibilities,
  • carrying out the tasks of authorising officer by subdelegation.

The procedure is open to candidates who fulfil the following conditions on the closing date for applications:

(a) General conditions

  • Under Article 28 of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities, you must:
  • be a national of one of the European Union's Member States,
  • enjoy full rights as a citizen,
  • have fulfilled any obligations imposed on you by the laws on military service,
  • produce the appropriate character references as to your suitability for the performance of your duties.

(b) Specific conditions

(i) Qualifications and professional experience

A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma, when the normal period of university education is four years or more,
a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma and appropriate professional experience of at least one year when the normal period of university education is at least three years.

At least 15 years' professional experience gained after obtaining the qualifications referred to in the first indent, including at least eight years in managerial duties.

(ii) Knowledge required

  • Excellent general knowledge of European affairs,
  • excellent understanding of internal, national and international policy issues,
  • very good understanding of the different cultures represented in the institutions,
  • excellent knowledge of the Secretariat's structure, organisation and work environment and the various departments involved,
  • technical and managerial versatility in relation to ICT,
  • very good knowledge of the technologies, management of their implementation, developments, choices and the factors concerned,
  • very good knowledge of the Financial Regulation, its Implementing Rules and Parliament's Internal Rules and other subordinate texts,
  • very good administrative skills (in such areas as human resources, management, budgeting, finance, IT, legal affairs etc.),
  • excellent knowledge of management techniques.

(iii) Knowledge of languages

Excellent knowledge of one European Union official language and very good knowledge of another. For practical reasons very good knowledge of English or French and good knowledge of the other of these two languages is desirable. The Advisory Committee will take account of knowledge of other official languages of the European Union.

(iv) Skills

  • A flair for strategy,
  • management skills,
  • a flair for innovation,
  • ability to react to events,
  • communication skills,
  • perseverance.

To assist the Appointing Authority in its choice, the Advisory Committee for the appointment of senior officials will draw up a list of candidates and recommend to the Bureau the names of the persons to be called for interview. The Bureau will adopt the list, and the Committee will conduct the interviews and submit its final report to the Bureau for decision. At this stage, the Bureau may interview the candidates.

Please apply to the address below (quoting Recruitment Notice PE/116/S), enclosing curriculum vitae (preferably a Europass CV):

The Secretary-General
European Parliament
Konrad Adenauer Building
L-2929 Luxembourg

Applications must be sent by registered post by 15 January 2009 at the latest, as shown by the postmark.

Please note that, if you are called for interview, you must produce by the interview date, solely in the form of copies or photocopies, supporting documents relating to your studies, professional experience and current responsibilities. These documents will not be returned to you.

Full text of requirement:

Recruitment Notice PE/116/S — Director (Function group AD 14) — Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support — Directorate for Information Technologies  (76 Kb)

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