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Head of Unit Information Systems and Data Management

Application Open Date: 
18/07/2019 - 02:01
Deadline Date: 
16/09/2019 - 13:00
Helsinki, Finland
Type of Contract: 
Temporary staff
JOB Description: 
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.
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