The core business of Europol is to receive, exchange and analyse information and intelligence with the aim of supporting EU Member States in combating serious and organised crime across the European Union. Working within an established legal framework, Europol is a centre of excellence for information exchange and analysis.
Europol is a dynamic multicultural and multi-professional organisation and provides an environment which presents many challenges and opportunities. We are currently looking for skilled and experienced applicants to join our team in the Information Management Unit.
1.1. The Information Management & Technology Department of Europol
The Information Management and Technology Department (IMT) is responsible for developing information management and communication policy. Its role is to deliver a clear strategy for ensuring criminal information and intelligence exchange between Member States.
The main task of the Department is to implement and maintain information systems to facilitate collecting and exchanging information and intelligence according to the EUROPOL Convention.
The IMT consists of seven units, each with specific competencies and responsibilities.
1.2. The Information Management Unit
The core business of the Information Management Unit (IMT4) is to provide operational and administrative support to the Information System of Europol, information management within the organisation and, in particular, to develop and deliver products associated with:
- Information system management;
- Information exchange support;
- New information strategies;
- Knowledge management.
The Information Management Unit aims at achieving a smooth information flow as well as identifying the data available in and outside Europol to enhance efficient combating and prevention of organised crime.
2. Job description
2.1 Main dates
- Deadline for application: 1 April 2006
- Recruitment procedure: 18 and 19 May 2006
- Starting date of employment: 1st posts as soon as possible
2.2 Situation within the Organisation
Deputy Director, Head of the Information Management and Technology Department
Assistant Director, Deputy Head of the Information Management and Technology Department
Head of the Information Management Unit
2 Second Officers to be recruited
2.3 Purpose of the post
Under the authority of the Head of the Unit and First Officer, the Second Officer will be contributing to the tasks and daily work of the Information Management Unit in general and to the implementation and management of the Information System of Europol in particular.
2.4 Main responsibilities and tasks
Under the authority of the Head of Unit and First Officer, the post holder in particular will have to:
- Support the implementation of the Information System management policy and procedures;
- Participate in development and testing of new versions of the Information System;
- Provide data flow, data structure and data quality analyses in relation to the Information System;
- Create statistics and reports on the use and contents of the Information System;
- Design Information System training;
- Participate in design and implementation of specialised tasks in information management.
2.5 Formal requirements
The post holder should:
- be a national of one of the EU Member States and comply with each of the requirements set out in Article 24 of the Europol Staff Regulations;
- possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
- have at least 7 years of practical working experience relevant for the post, of which at least 3 years of practical working experience on law enforcement information systems development and operational management;
- have very good general knowledge of databases and applications;
- be familiar with office automation techniques and products in general and Microsoft Office applications in particular;
- have knowledge of at least two official EU languages, including a fluent oral and written command of English.
The post holder should have relevant knowledge and experience in:
- information technology,
- law enforcement databases,
- international law enforcement information exchange,
- policy drafting and implementation of legally binding regulations,
- working in a multi-cultural environment;
- have several years of experience in the handling of classified information; a security clearance procedure at national level to the level corresponding to Europol Secret will be required of successful candidate;
- have analytical capacity to quickly explore and summarise complex issues;
- be capable to provide training and coaching;
- have basic knowledge of project management, preferably Prince 2 methodology;
- have very good oral and writing skills;
- have very good organisational and interpersonal communication skills;
- have a high level of initiative, creativity and co-operation.
- Scale: 7
- The basic salary is EUR 4.637,17
- In addition, when relevant, family allowances can be granted:
- EUR 275,59 per dependant child;
- EUR 599,11 – expatriation allowance
- Social contributions and taxes have to be deducted from the above-mentioned amounts.