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  1. https://vacanciesnew.eda.europa.eu/vacanciesnotice/576 EUROPEAN DEFENCE AGENCY(EDA)Vacancy notice Post: Head of IT Unit Directorate/Unit: Corporate Services Directorate Type of post: Temporary agent Management of staff: Yes Location: Brussels Indicative starting date: 01/01/2020 Level of Security Clearance: SECRET UE/EU SECRET Closing date for applications 28/10/2019 1. BACKGROUND The European Defence Agency was established on 12 July 2004, and is governed by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835 defining the statute, seat and operational rules of the European Defence Agency. The Agency has its headquarters in Brussels. The main task of EDA is to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union's defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future. The Agency is structured into four directorates. Three operational directorates: Industry, Synergies and Enablers (ISE); Capability, Armament & Planning (CAP); Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI) and the Corporate Services Directorate (CSD). 2. THE AGENCY'S WAY OF WORKING The Agency is an “outward-facing” organisation, constantly interacting with its shareholders, the participating Member States, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders. It works in an integrated way, with multi-disciplinary teams representing all of the Agency’s functional areas, to realise its objectives. Its business processes are flexible and oriented towards achieving results. Staff at all levels need to demonstrate the corresponding qualities of commitment, flexibility, innovation, and team-working; to work effectively with shareholders and stakeholder groups, formal and informal; and to operate without the need for detailed direction. 3. THE CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE The Corporate Services Directorate (CSD) provides critical business support to EDA operations by delivering high-quality corporate services under 5 dedicated units, namely: Human Resources; Procurement and Contract Management; Finance; IT and Information Management together with Security and Infrastructure Management. Additionally, the EDA Legal Team provides legal, data protection and institutional advice and checks to its management relating to the fulfilment of Agency objectives. The EDA Programme Manager and Corporate Projects Officer provides a leadership role in, and a focal point for, good practice in Project, Programme and Risk Management. CSD processes are geared towards efficient and optimal use of resources, leveraging good practice and technological solutions while ensuring sound financial management, transparency and accountability; outward focus and commitment to continuous improvement are the hallmarks of CSD. 4. DUTIES EDA systems working with EU unclassified information are built around Microsoft Office 365 (M365E5 package) together with a number of modern cloud-based cyber defence, security and device management solutions (FireEye, Cisco). This is complemented by cloud-based environments in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. There are no servers or data on premises. Business applications are built on SharePoint Online or in .NET. The IT unit provides extensive support to the development and continuous maintenance of business applications used by 4000+ users in the EU Member States. The development itself is largely outsourced. EDA has its own Identity and Access Management system which is managed by the IT unit. EDA is about to start the implementation and accreditation of communication and information systems processing EU classified information (EUCI) up to EU Secret. These systems will use server infrastructure located on-premises, EU-approved cryptographic technology, PKI, strong authentication and other advanced security technology and will have a number of interconnections with systems of other EU institutions in Brussels, government organisations in the EU Member States and selected industry players. The Head of the IT Unit reports to the Director Corporate Services. He/she will have the following key tasks and areas of responsibility: Support the Agency’s mission by providing leadership and direction to the ICT team, and develop a strategy and focus on the creation of value added business outputs while ensuring compliance with the regulatory framework; Develop and implement, in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders, ICT strategies, policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, exchange of classified information, standards, purchasing and service provisions; Manage the Agency’s ICT operations, including the portfolio of EDA bespoke applications and platforms – review performance of ICT processes/systems to determine operating costs, productivity levels and upgrade requirements, benchmark, analyse, report on, and make recommendations for the improvement of the ICT infrastructure and ICT processes/systems; Manage ICT budgets and work programs, including ICT governance and staff performance; Ensure information assurance and resilience, including the ICT management of the Agency’s Classified Networks. 5. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED a. Conditions for eligibility: be a national of a Member State participating in the Agency; be entitled to his/her rights as a citizen; have fulfilled any obligations imposed on him/her by the laws concerning military service; produce the appropriate character references as to his/her suitability for the performance of his/her duties; be physically fit to perform his/her duties; have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the participating Member States and a satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages to the extent necessary to discharge his/her duties; hold a valid Personnel Security Clearance Certificate (national or EU PSC at SECRET UE/EU SECRET level). Personnel Security Clearance Certificate’ (PSCC) means a certificate issued by a competent authority establishing that an individual is security cleared and holds a valid national or EU PSC, and which shows the level of EUCI to which that individual may be granted access (CONFIDENTIEL UE/EU CONFIDENTIAL or above), the date of validity of the relevant PSC and the date of expiry of the certificate itself. Note that the necessary procedure for obtaining a PSCC can be initiated on request of the employer only, and not by the individual candidate.); have 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, or 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 or be a graduate of a national or international Defence College. Only diplomas that have been awarded in EU Member States or that are the subject of equivalence certificates issued by the authorities in the said Member States shall be taken into consideration. In the latter case, the authority authorised to conclude contracts of employment reserves the right to request proof of such equivalence. b. Essential selection criteria: (1) Professional The candidate will be required to demonstrate that he/she has: at least 12 years of ICT experience in positions relevant to the job description in progressively senior levels; a Master’s degree in ICT or related engineering field; proven track record in successfully leading complex ICT organisations, preferably in the public sector, including: ICT project management including in cloud-based environments and SharePoint deployment and the delivery of complex web applications involving multiple stakeholders; ICT Infrastructure management including responsibility for the whole life cycle of in-house infrastructure (as opposed to outsourcing), including networks for the exchange of classified information; setting up and managing disaster recovery policies and deployments; the ability to develop strategic relations with internal and external stakeholders, to explain complex technical issues to senior management and other stakeholders and to translate business needs into tangible, efficient ICT solutions; excellent understanding of ICT compliance requirements such as auditing, accreditation, personal data protection and related regulations and control frameworks; experience with management of cloud-based environments and deployment of Office 365; experience in IT security and cyber defence concepts and solutions; experience with implementation and accreditation of CIS processing EUCI; Infosec concepts and rules, as well as demonstrated experience in IT Security and Risk Management, ideally coupled with related recognised certifications; experience with design and deployment of Business Intelligence solutions; sound track record of delivering effective internal and external end-user support mechanisms to diverse stakeholders; ability to manage contractors in systems deployment, coupled with prerequisite project management skills; strong customer orientation; excellent English (both written and oral). (2) Personal All staff must be able to fit into the Agency's way of working (see para. 2). Other attributes important for this post include: flexibility and tact, combined with a strong sense of duty and responsibility; integrity, accuracy and dependability; results-orientation and strong motivation, proactivity and a ‘can-do’ attitude; team-working skills; excellent interpersonal and presentation skills at all levels; sharp analytical and critical thinking skills combined with sound judgement; strong organisation skills, receptiveness and resilience in a rapidly evolving work environment as well as the ability to motivate a technical team; an ability to operate in an innovative manner within an environment with limited resources. c. Desirable criteria The candidate will preferably also have: a recognised project management qualification; recognised ICT certifications; familiarity with Agile and traditional ICT development concepts; information management hands-on experience in collaboration with business owners; proven experience in Incident Response Concepts; statistical and business analysis skills and the ability to conduct a business case independently. 6. INDEPENDENCE AND DECLARATION OF INTEREST The Head of IT Unit will be required to make a declaration of commitment to act independently in the Agency’s interest and to make a declaration in relation to interests that might be considered prejudicial to his/her independence. 7. APPOINTMENT AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT The Head of IT Unit will be appointed by the Chief Executive. Recruitment will be as a member of the Temporary staff of the Agency for a four-year period (unless a shorter period is mutually agreed between the parties). Renewal is possible within the limits set out in the EDA Staff Regulations. The successful candidate will be recruited as Temporary Agent, grade AD11. The pay for this position consists of a basic salary of 10.043,25€ supplemented with various allowances, including as applicable expatriation or family allowances. The successful candidate will be graded on entry into service according to the length of his/her professional experience. Salaries are exempted from national tax, instead an Agency tax at source is paid. For further information on working conditions please refer to: https://eda.europa.eu/jobs/what-we-offer Failure to obtain the requisite security clearance certificate before the expiration of the probationary period may be cause for termination of the contract. Candidates are advised that part of the recruitment process includes medical analyses and physical check-up with the Agency’s Medical Adviser. Applications are invited with a view to establishing a reserve list for the post of Head of IT Unit at the EDA. This list is valid until 31/12/2020, and may be extended by decision of the Chief Executive. During the validity of the reserve list, successful candidates may be offered a post in the EDA according to their competences in relation to the specific requirements of the vacant post. Inclusion on the reserve list does not imply any entitlement of employment in the Agency. 8. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The EDA is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation. 9. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Candidates must submit their application electronically solely via the EDA website. Applications by any other means (hard copy or ordinary e-mail) will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than midnight. Candidates are reminded that the on-line application system will not accept applications after midnight (Brussels time, GMT+1) on the date of the deadline. When applying, candidates from Ministries of Defence or other governmental entities are encouraged to inform their national administration. A selection panel will be appointed. Please note that the selection panel's internal proceedings are strictly confidential and that any contact with its members is forbidden. Each application will be screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. The most suitable applicants will be called for an interview and a written test. If recruited, you will be requested to supply documentary evidence in support of the statements that you make for this application. Do not send any supporting or supplementary information until you have been asked to do so by the Agency. Please note that once you have created your EDA profile, any correspondence regarding your application must be sent or received via your EDA profile. For any prior enquiry, please refer to the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) section, or send an e-mail to recruitment@eda.europa.eu. 10. DATA PROTECTION Please note that EDA will not return applications to candidates. The personal information EDA requests from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EU) N° 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) 45/2001 and Decision No. 1247/2002/EC. The purpose of processing personal data which candidates submit is to manage applications in view of possible pre-selection and recruitment at EDA. More information on personal data protection in relation to selection and recruitment can be found on the EDA website: http://www.eda.europa.eu/jobs/dataprotection
  2. https://vacanciesnew.eda.europa.eu/vacanciesnotice/545 EUROPEAN DEFENCE AGENCY(EDA)Vacancy notice Post: Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology Directorate/Unit: Capability, Armament and Planning Directorate (CAP) Type of post: SNE post Management of staff: N.A. Location: Brussels Indicative starting date: Level of Security Clearance: SECRET UE/EU SECRET Closing date for applications 12/06/2019 In accordance with the Rules applicable to national experts seconded to the European Defence Agency (2016/1352), Seconded National Experts are seconded to the Agency while remaining in the service of their national employer and continuing to be paid their national salary by that employer. Therefore, in order to be considered in the selection process, candidates for an SNE post must be sponsored by their national authorities. Confirmation is required in the form of a letter of sponsorship addressed to the Agency as far as possible by the closing date for the receipt of applications; and in any case not later than the recruitment date. The Rules are available on the EDA website http://www.eda.europa.eu - vacancies. 1. BACKGROUND The European Defence Agency was established on 12 July 2004, and is governed by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835 defining the statute, seat and operational rules of the European Defence Agency. The Agency has its headquarters in Brussels. The main task of the EDA is to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union's defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future. The Agency is structured into four directorates. Three operational directorates: Industry, Synergies and Enablers (ISE); Capability, Armaments & Planning (CAP); Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI) and the Corporate Services Directorate (CSD). 2. THE AGENCY'S WAY OF WORKING The Agency is an “outward-facing” organisation, constantly interacting with its shareholders, the participating Member States, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders. It works in an integrated way, with multi-disciplinary teams representing all the Agency’s functional areas, to realise its objectives. Its business processes are flexible and oriented towards achieving results. Staff at all levels need to demonstrate the corresponding qualities of commitment, flexibility, innovation, and team-working; to work effectively with shareholders and stakeholder groups, formal and informal; and to operate without the need for detailed direction. 3. THE CAPABILITY, ARMAMENT AND PLANNING DIRECTORATE (CAP) The Capability, Armament & Planning Directorate (CAP) proposes collaborative opportunities in support of EU capability development priorities. The Directorate is responsible for capability development planning, based on analysis of military requirements conducted together with Member States within the Capability Development Plan (CDP). The Directorate coordinates in-house the implementation of the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD), for which the Agency provides the secretariat, establishing a regularly updated overview of the European defence capability landscape. The CAP Directorate implements EDA’s secretariat functions to the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), together with the European External Action Service, including the EU Military Staff. Within the PESCO secretariat, the Directorate coordinates EDA’s assessment of PESCO project proposals from the capability perspective, as well as the National Implementation Plans of PESCO participating Member States, and supports PESCO project implementation. Based on coordinating the results of CDP, CARD and PESCO, the Directorate plans and prepares activities tailored to Member States’ needs. These activities span from advice and roadmaps to collaborative capability development projects, including the support to Member States in upstream EDIDP/EDF. The CAP Directorate comprises six Units with the following key areas of activity: Air Domain Unit: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Air-to-Air Refueling, Airlift Cooperation Planning Unit: CDP, CARD, Defence Data Land and Logistics Unit: Land platforms, Counter-IED, Personnel Recovery, Military Mobility, Logistics, Medical Support Information Superiority Unit: Communication & Information Systems, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, Space, Cyber Defence Maritime Unit: Maritime Surveillance, Mine Counter Measures, naval training, harbor protection PESCO Unit: PESCO secretariat and support to project development 4. DUTIES The Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology will support the Head of Unit Information Superiority in developing research and technology opportunities for collaborative cyber defence projects. In particular, the Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology will be responsible for the following activities: manage the activities of the Cyber Research and Technology (R&T) Ad Hoc Working Group (AHWG) consistent with the Strategic Research Agenda and through preparing and managing studies and projects to support Member States; assist participating Member States (pMS) interested in the analysis and generation of projects, including through the development of related courses of action; contribute to the development of the relevant planning, coordinating with EDA’s Operational Directorates’ Units, to promote the coherence of the European defence capability landscape, with a focus on the cyber-related R&D dimension; support the validation and verification of requirements with stakeholders through prototyping projects, collaborative experimentation and participation in operational exercises; actively follow technology developments in the field of Cyber Defence and identify technology trends and solutions with respect to military requirements for Cyber Defence; provide input and advice to the EDA´s plans and financial management regimes, and externally to the Steering Board and other Member States´ meeting formats (Project Teams, Member States Points of Contact); manage information through EDA’s Collaborative Platform and Portfolio Project Management systems to maintain a high level of information sharing with Member States and internally within EDA; participate, on behalf of EDA, in conferences, seminars, and other activities within his/her subject matter expertise and deliver presentations and publications as required; deputise for the Project Officer Cyber Defence; take on additional tasks as required in the interest of the service. Duties may evolve according to development of the EDA’s structure and activities, and the decisions of EDA management. 5. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED a. Conditions for secondment To qualify for secondment to the Agency, experts shall: have worked for their employer on a permanent or contract basis for at least 12 months before their secondment; remain in the service of their employer throughout the period of secondment and continue to be paid by that employer; have at least three years' full-time experience in defence, administrative, scientific, technical, operational, advisory or supervisory functions relevant to the performance of the duties assigned to them. Before the secondment, the employer shall supply the Agency with a statement of the expert's employment covering the previous 12 months; be nationals of a participating Member State or falling within the provisions of the second paragraph of Article 1 of Council Decision (EU) 2016/1352 of 4 August 2016; have a thorough knowledge of one official language of one of the participating Member States and a satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages for the performance of their duties. b. Essential selection criteria (1) Professional The candidate will be required to demonstrate that he/she has: excellent knowledge of technologies and experience of research activities related to Cyber Security and Cyber Defence; good knowledge of the Cyber Security industry; good knowledge of the international environment concerned with Cyber Defence; experience in the duties listed above; experience in managing projects; an understanding of the EDA’s main tasks and functions; a very good knowledge of written and spoken English. (2) Personal All staff must be able to fit into the Agency's way of working (see para. 2). Other attributes important for this post include: organisational and negotiations skills; ability to work in a team in an international environment; results-orientation, and strong motivation; flexibility and innovativeness; commitment to the Agency's objectives; strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills. c. Desirable The following will be considered an advantage: knowledge of the CSDP Capability Development Mechanism; experience of working in a multinational environment; hold a (recognised) Project Management qualification; hold a certification in the Information Assurance domain (eg CISSP, CCSP, CISA, CISM, etc…); experience within public security agency and/or in a security research organisation. 6. INDEPENDENCE AND DECLARATION OF INTEREST The Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology will be required to make a declaration of commitment to act independently in the Agency’s interest and to make a declaration in relation to interests that might be considered prejudicial to his/her independence. 7. APPOINTMENT AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT The Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology will be appointed by the Chief Executive. Secondment will be as a member of the Seconded National Expert staff of the Agency for a three-year period (unless a shorter period is mutually agreed between the parties). Renewal is possible within the limits set out in the EDA SNE Rules. The successful candidates will be seconded as AD11 equivalent. Applications are invited with a view to establishing a reserve list for the post of Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology at the EDA. This list is valid until 31/12/2020, and may be extended by decision of the Chief Executive. During the validity of the reserve list, successful candidates may be offered a secondment in the EDA according to their competences in relation to the specific requirements of the vacant post. Inclusion on the reserve list does not imply any entitlement of secondment to the Agency. 8. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The EDA is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation. 9. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Candidates must submit their application electronically solely via the EDA website. Applications by any other means (hard copy or ordinary e-mail) will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than midnight. Candidates are reminded that the on-line application system will not accept applications after midnight (Brussels time, GMT+1) on the date of the deadline. When applying, candidates from Ministries of Defence or other governmental entities are encouraged to inform their national administration. A selection panel will be appointed. Please note that the selection panel's internal proceedings are strictly confidential and that any contact with its members is forbidden. Each application will be screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. The most suitable applicants will be called for an interview and a written test. If recruited, you will be requested to supply documentary evidence in support of the statements that you make for this application. Do not send any supporting or supplementary information until you have been asked to do so by the Agency. Please note that once you have created your EDA profile, any correspondence regarding your application must be sent or received via your EDA profile. For any prior enquiry, please refer to the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) section, or send an e-mail to recruitment@eda.europa.eu. 10. DATA PROTECTION Please note that EDA will not return applications to candidates. The personal information EDA requests from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EU) N° 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) 45/2001 and Decision No. 1247/2002/EC. The purpose of processing personal data which candidates submit is to manage applications in view of possible pre-selection and recruitment at EDA. More information on personal data protection in relation to selection and recruitment can be found on the EDA website: http://www.eda.europa.eu/jobs/dataprotection
  3. https://vacanciesnew.eda.europa.eu/vacanciesnotice/535 EUROPEAN DEFENCE AGENCY(EDA)Vacancy notice Post: IT Operations Officer Directorate/Unit: Corporate Services Directorate Type of post: Contractual Agent Function group : IV Management of staff: N.A. Location: Brussels Indicative starting date: 01/04/2019 Level of Security Clearance: SECRET UE/EU SECRET Closing date for applications 31/01/2019 1. BACKGROUND The European Defence Agency was established on 12 July 2004, and is governed by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835 defining the statute, seat and operational rules of the European Defence Agency. The Agency has its headquarters in Brussels. The main task of the EDA is to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union's defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future. The Agency is structured into four directorates. Three operational directorates: Cooperation Planning & Support; Capability, Armaments & Technology; and European Synergies & Innovation and the Corporate Services Directorate. 2. THE AGENCY'S WAY OF WORKING The Agency is an “outward-facing” organisation, constantly interacting with its shareholders, the participating Member States, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders. It works in an integrated way, with multi-disciplinary teams representing all the Agency’s functional areas, to realise its objectives. Its business processes are flexible and oriented towards achieving results. Staff at all levels need to demonstrate the corresponding qualities of commitment, flexibility, innovation, and team-working; to work effectively with shareholders and stakeholder groups, formal and informal; and to operate without the need for detailed direction. 3. THE CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE The Corporate Services Directorate manages the human resources, finance, legal, procurement and contract activities, as well as information technology, infrastructure and security, and corporate projects to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of EDA. 4. DUTIES Under the direction of the Head of the IT Unit, the IT Operations Officer will contribute to ensuring the necessary support of the Communications and Information Systems of the Agency. In particular s/he will perform the following tasks within the IT Unit: deploy and administer servers in a Microsoft Windows based environment (Active directory, Exchange, SharePoint, IIS, SQL, SCCM) and cloud-based environment (Azure Active Directory, Office 365, Azure, AWS); administer, support and maintain EDA’s systems for processing of EU classified information up to Secret EU; support end-users in the use of the internal IT tools; maintain documentation of EDA IT systems; support and maintain EDA’s Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery procedures; take on additional tasks as required in the interest of the service. Duties may evolve according to development of the EDA’s structure and activities, and the decisions of EDA management. 5. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED a. Conditions for eligibility: (1) General be a national of a Member State participating in the Agency; be entitled to his/her full rights as a citizen; have completed any obligations imposed on him/her by the laws concerning military service; produce the appropriate character references as to his/her suitability for the performance of his/her duties; be physically fit to perform his/her duties; have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the participating Member States and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the participating Member States to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties; have no personal interest (financial, family relationship, or other) which could be in conflict with disinterested discharge of his/her duties within the Agency; hold, or be in a position to obtain, a valid Personnel Security Clearance Certificate (national or EU PSC at SECRET UE/EU SECRET level). Personnel Security Clearance Certificate’ (PSCC) means a certificate issued by a competent authority establishing that an individual is security cleared and holds a valid national or EU PSC, and which shows the level of EUCI to which that individual may be granted access (CONFIDENTIEL UE/EU CONFIDENTIAL or above), the date of validity of the relevant PSC and the date of expiry of the certificate itself. Note that the necessary procedure for obtaining a PSCC can be initiated on request of the employer only, and not by the individual candidate); have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma or be a graduate of a national or international Defence College. Only diplomas that have been awarded in EU Member States or that are the subject of equivalence certificates issued by the authorities in the said Member States shall be taken into consideration. In the latter case, the authority authorised to conclude contracts of employment reserves the right to request proof of such equivalence. b. Essential selection criteria: (1) Professional The candidate will be required to demonstrate that he/she has: 5 years of professional experience acquired in positions related to the profile of the post; experience in administering servers primarily in a Microsoft Windows based environment; proven experience from cloud-based environments; proven experience with administration of Office 365; SQL database maintenance; data and server backup techniques, also in a cloud environment; a very good knowledge of written and spoken English. The candidate will preferably also have good knowledge of the following: network administration (Cisco); firewall configuration (Cisco, PaloAlto); unified communications solutions (Cisco WebEx, Skype for Business); change management principles. (2) Personal All staff must be able to fit into the Agency's way of working (see para. 2). Other attributes important for this post include: the ability to work in a team and independently in his/her area of responsibility; a ‘can-do’ attitude; the ability to take decisions under pressure; the ability to focus on service and results, always with strong motivation; flexibility and innovation; genuine commitment to the Agency’s objectives. c. Desirable The following will be considered an advantage: knowledge of security policies and guides on handling EU classified information or equivalent high security environments; excellent skills in drafting IT documentation; experience in deploying and managing two-factor authentication systems; experience in administering Identity and Access Management solutions; already holding a valid security clearance certificate (minimum EU SECRET), from his/her national security authority. 6. INDEPENDENCE AND DECLARATION OF INTEREST The IT Operations Officer will be required to make a declaration of commitment to act independently in the Agency’s interest and to make a declaration in relation to interests that might be considered prejudicial to his/her independence. 7. APPOINTMENT AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT The IT Operations Officer will be appointed by the Chief Executive. Recruitment will be as a member of the contractual staff of the Agency for a four-year period (unless a shorter period is mutually agreed between the parties). Renewal is possible within the limits set out in the EDA Staff Regulations. The successful candidate will be recruited as FGIV. The pay for this position consists of a basic salary of €3.404,15 supplemented with various allowances, including as applicable expatriation or family allowances. The successful candidate will be graded on entry into service according to the length of his/her professional experience. Salaries are exempted from national tax, instead an Agency tax at source is paid. For further information on working conditions please refer to: https://eda.europa.eu/jobs/what-we-offer Failure to obtain the requisite security clearance certificate before the expiration of the probationary period may be cause for termination of the contract. Candidates are advised that part of the recruitment process includes medical analyses and physical check-up with the Agency’s Medical Adviser. Applications are invited with a view to establishing a reserve list for the post of IT Operations Officer at the EDA. This list is valid until 31/12/2019, and may be extended by decision of the Chief Executive. During the validity of the reserve list, successful candidates may be offered a post in the EDA according to their competences in relation to the specific requirements of the vacant post. Inclusion on the reserve list does not imply any entitlement of employment in the Agency. 8. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The EDA is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation. 9. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Candidates must submit their application electronically solely via the EDA website. Applications by any other means (hard copy or ordinary e-mail) will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than midnight. Candidates are reminded that the on-line application system will not accept applications after midnight (Brussels time, GMT+1) on the date of the deadline. When applying, candidates from Ministries of Defence or other governmental entities are encouraged to inform their national administration. A selection panel will be appointed. Please note that the selection panel's internal proceedings are strictly confidential and that any contact with its members is forbidden. Each application will be screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. The most suitable applicants will be called for an interview and a written test. If recruited, you will be requested to supply documentary evidence in support of the statements that you make for this application. Do not send any supporting or supplementary information until you have been asked to do so by the Agency. Please note that once you have created your EDA profile, any correspondence regarding your application must be sent or received via your EDA profile. For any prior enquiry, please refer to the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) section, or send an e-mail to recruitment@eda.europa.eu. 10. DATA PROTECTION Please note that EDA will not return applications to candidates. The personal information EDA requests from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EU) N° 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) 45/2001 and Decision No. 1247/2002/EC. The purpose of processing personal data which candidates submit is to manage applications in view of possible pre-selection and recruitment at EDA. More information on personal data protection in relation to selection and recruitment can be found on the EDA website: http://www.eda.europa.eu/jobs/dataprotection The selection of candidates will follow the EDA Staff Recruitment Procedure. Candidates must apply for this post via the EDA website http://www.eda.europa.eu - vacancies. Please note that to make an EDA on-line application you will need to create your EDA profile using a valid e-mail address and a password.
  4. https://vacanciesnew.eda.europa.eu/vacanciesnotice/532 EUROPEAN DEFENCE AGENCY(EDA)Vacancy notice Post: Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology Directorate/Unit: Capability, Armament & Technology Directorate Type of post: SNE post Management of staff: N.A. Location: Brussels Indicative starting date: 01/05/2019 Level of Security Clearance: SECRET UE/EU SECRET Closing date for applications 18/01/2019 In accordance with the Rules applicable to national experts seconded to the European Defence Agency (2016/1352), Seconded National Experts are seconded to the Agency while remaining in the service of their national employer and continuing to be paid their national salary by that employer. Therefore, in order to be considered in the selection process, candidates for an SNE post must be sponsored by their national authorities. Confirmation is required in the form of a letter of sponsorship addressed to the Agency as far as possible by the closing date for the receipt of applications; and in any case not later than the recruitment date. The Rules are available on the EDA website http://www.eda.europa.eu - vacancies. 1. BACKGROUND The European Defence Agency was established on 12 July 2004, and is governed by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835 defining the statute, seat and operational rules of the European Defence Agency. The Agency has its headquarters in Brussels. The main task of the EDA is to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union's defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future. The Agency is structured into four directorates. Three operational directorates: Cooperation Planning & Support; Capability, Armaments & Technology; and European Synergies & Innovation and the Corporate Services Directorate. 2. THE AGENCY'S WAY OF WORKING The Agency is an “outward-facing” organisation, constantly interacting with its shareholders, the participating Member States, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders. It works in an integrated way, with multi-disciplinary teams representing all the Agency’s functional areas, to realise its objectives. Its business processes are flexible and oriented towards achieving results. Staff at all levels need to demonstrate the corresponding qualities of commitment, flexibility, innovation, and team-working; to work effectively with shareholders and stakeholder groups, formal and informal; and to operate without the need for detailed direction. 3. THE CAPABILITY, ARMAMENT & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE The Capability, Armament & Technology directorate prepares the programmes of tomorrow by maximising synergies between capabilities, armaments and Research & Technology. The Directorate brings together the Agency’s work in the areas of: Information Superiority (Communication & Information Systems, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, Space, Cyber Defence; Air (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Air-to-Air Refuelling, airlift and aerial systems technologies); Land and Logistics (Counter-IED, armoured systems, camp protection and land systems technologies, land systems, ammunitions, medical support and deployability); Maritime (Maritime Surveillance, Mine Counter Measures and naval systems technologies); and the Joint domain (mobility, transport, medical and Ammunition). Particular attention is given to identifying future Critical Defence Technologies needed to support military capabilities. The Directorate also provides PESCO secretariat functions. 4. DUTIES The Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology will support the Head of Unit Information Superiority in developing research and technology opportunities for collaborative cyber defence projects. In particular, the Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology will be responsible for the following activities: manage the activities of the Cyber Research and Technology (R&T) Ad hoc Working Group (AHWG) consistent with the Strategic Research Agenda and through preparing and managing studies and projects to support Member States; assist participating Member States (pMS) interested in the analysis and generation of projects, including through the development of related courses of action; contribute to the development of the relevant planning, coordinating with EDA’s Operational Directorates’ Units, to promote the coherence of the European defence capability landscape, with a focus on the cyber-related R&D dimension; support the validation and verification of requirements with stakeholders through prototyping projects, collaborative experimentation and participation in operational exercises; actively follow technology developments in the field of Cyber Defence and identify technology trends and solutions with respect to military requirements for Cyber Defence; provide input and advice to the EDA´s plans and financial management regimes, and externally to the Steering Board and other Member States´ meeting formats (Project Teams, Member States Points of Contact); manage information through EDA’s Collaborative Platform and Portfolio Project Management systems to maintain a high level of information sharing with Member States and internally within EDA; participate, on behalf of EDA, in conferences, seminars, and other activities within his/her subject matter expertise and deliver presentations and publications as required; deputise for the Project Officer Cyber Defence; additional tasks as required in the interest of the service; Duties may evolve according to development of the EDA’s structure and activities, and the decisions of EDA management. 5. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED a. Conditions for eligibility (1) General be a national of a Member State participating in the Agency; be entitled to his/her full rights as a citizen; have fulfilled any obligations imposed on him/her by the laws concerning military service; produce the appropriate character references as to his/her suitability for the performance of his/her duties; be physically fit to perform his/her duties; have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the participating Member States and a satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages to the extent necessary to discharge his/her duties; have no personal interest (financial, family relationship, or other) which could be in conflict with disinterested discharge of his/her duties within the Agency; hold a valid Personnel Security Clearance Certificate (national or EU PSC at SECRET UE/EU SECRET level). Personnel Security Clearance Certificate’ (PSCC) means a certificate issued by a competent authority establishing that an individual is security cleared and holds a valid national or EU PSC, and which shows the level of EUCI to which that individual may be granted access (CONFIDENTIEL UE/EU CONFIDENTIAL or above), the date of validity of the relevant PSC and the date of expiry of the certificate itself. Note that the necessary procedure for obtaining a PSCC can be initiated on request of the employer only, and not by the individual candidate.); have 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, or 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 or be a graduate of a national or international Defence College; or where justified in the interests of the service, professional training of an equivalent level. b. Essential selection criteria (1) Professional The candidate will be required to demonstrate that he/she has: excellent knowledge of technologies and experience of research activities related to Cyber Security and Cyber Defence; good knowledge of the Cyber Security industry; good knowledge of the international environment concerned with Cyber Defence; experience in the duties listed above; experience in managing projects; an understanding of the EDA’s main tasks and functions; a very good knowledge of written and spoken English. (2) Personal All staff must be able to fit into the Agency's way of working (see para. 2). Other attributes important for this post include: organisational and negotiations skills; ability to work in a team in an international environment; results-orientation, and strong motivation; flexibility and innovativeness; commitment to the Agency's objectives; strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills. c. Desirable The following will be considered an advantage: knowledge of the CSDP Capability Development Mechanism; experience of working in a multinational environment; hold a (recognised) Project Management qualification; hold a certification in the Information Assurance domain (eg CISSP, CCSP, CISA, CISM, etc…); experience within public security agency and/or in the security research organisation. 6. INDEPENDENCE AND DECLARATION OF INTEREST The Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology will be required to make a declaration of commitment to act independently in the Agency’s interest and to make a declaration in relation to interests that might be considered prejudicial to his/her independence. 7. APPOINTMENT AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT The Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology will be appointed by the Chief Executive. Secondment will be as a member of the Seconded National Expert staff of the Agency for a three-year period (unless a shorter period is mutually agreed between the parties). Renewal is possible within the limits set out in the EDA SNE Rules. The successful candidates will be seconded as AD10 equivalent. Applications are invited with a view to establishing a reserve list for the post of Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology at the EDA. This list is valid until 31/12/2019, and may be extended by decision of the Chief Executive. During the validity of the reserve list, successful candidates may be offered a secondment in the EDA according to their competences in relation to the specific requirements of the vacant post. Inclusion on the reserve list does not imply any entitlement of secondment to the Agency. 8. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The EDA is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation. 9. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Candidates must submit their application electronically solely via the EDA website. Applications by any other means (hard copy or ordinary e-mail) will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than midnight. Candidates are reminded that the on-line application system will not accept applications after midnight (Brussels time, GMT+1) on the date of the deadline. When applying, candidates from Ministries of Defence or other governmental entities are encouraged to inform their national administration. A selection panel will be appointed. Please note that the selection panel's internal proceedings are strictly confidential and that any contact with its members is forbidden. Each application will be screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. The most suitable applicants will be called for an interview and a written test. If recruited, you will be requested to supply documentary evidence in support of the statements that you make for this application. Do not send any supporting or supplementary information until you have been asked to do so by the Agency. Please note that once you have created your EDA profile, any correspondence regarding your application must be sent or received via your EDA profile. For any prior enquiry, please refer to the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) section, or send an e-mail to recruitment@eda.europa.eu. 10. DATA PROTECTION Please note that EDA will not return applications to candidates. The personal information EDA requests from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EU) N° 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) 45/2001 and Decision No. 1247/2002/EC. The purpose of processing personal data which candidates submit is to manage applications in view of possible pre-selection and recruitment at EDA. More information on personal data protection in relation to selection and recruitment can be found on the EDA website: http://www.eda.europa.eu/jobs/dataprotection The selection of candidates will follow the EDA Staff Recruitment Procedure. Candidates must apply for this post via the EDA website http://www.eda.europa.eu - vacancies. Please note that to make an EDA on-line application you will need to create your EDA profile using a valid e-mail address and a password.
  5. https://vacanciesnew.eda.europa.eu/vacanciesnotice/532 EUROPEAN DEFENCE AGENCY(EDA)Vacancy notice Post: Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology Directorate/Unit: Capability, Armament & Technology Directorate Type of post: SNE post Management of staff: N.A. Location: Brussels Indicative starting date: 01/05/2019 Level of Security Clearance: SECRET UE/EU SECRET Closing date for applications 18/01/2019 In accordance with the Rules applicable to national experts seconded to the European Defence Agency (2016/1352), Seconded National Experts are seconded to the Agency while remaining in the service of their national employer and continuing to be paid their national salary by that employer. Therefore, in order to be considered in the selection process, candidates for an SNE post must be sponsored by their national authorities. Confirmation is required in the form of a letter of sponsorship addressed to the Agency as far as possible by the closing date for the receipt of applications; and in any case not later than the recruitment date. The Rules are available on the EDA website http://www.eda.europa.eu - vacancies. 1. BACKGROUND The European Defence Agency was established on 12 July 2004, and is governed by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835 defining the statute, seat and operational rules of the European Defence Agency. The Agency has its headquarters in Brussels. The main task of the EDA is to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union's defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future. The Agency is structured into four directorates. Three operational directorates: Cooperation Planning & Support; Capability, Armaments & Technology; and European Synergies & Innovation and the Corporate Services Directorate. 2. THE AGENCY'S WAY OF WORKING The Agency is an “outward-facing” organisation, constantly interacting with its shareholders, the participating Member States, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders. It works in an integrated way, with multi-disciplinary teams representing all the Agency’s functional areas, to realise its objectives. Its business processes are flexible and oriented towards achieving results. Staff at all levels need to demonstrate the corresponding qualities of commitment, flexibility, innovation, and team-working; to work effectively with shareholders and stakeholder groups, formal and informal; and to operate without the need for detailed direction. 3. THE CAPABILITY, ARMAMENT & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE The Capability, Armament & Technology directorate prepares the programmes of tomorrow by maximising synergies between capabilities, armaments and Research & Technology. The Directorate brings together the Agency’s work in the areas of: Information Superiority (Communication & Information Systems, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, Space, Cyber Defence; Air (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Air-to-Air Refuelling, airlift and aerial systems technologies); Land and Logistics (Counter-IED, armoured systems, camp protection and land systems technologies, land systems, ammunitions, medical support and deployability); Maritime (Maritime Surveillance, Mine Counter Measures and naval systems technologies); and the Joint domain (mobility, transport, medical and Ammunition). Particular attention is given to identifying future Critical Defence Technologies needed to support military capabilities. The Directorate also provides PESCO secretariat functions. 4. DUTIES The Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology will support the Head of Unit Information Superiority in developing research and technology opportunities for collaborative cyber defence projects. In particular, the Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology will be responsible for the following activities: manage the activities of the Cyber Research and Technology (R&T) Ad hoc Working Group (AHWG) consistent with the Strategic Research Agenda and through preparing and managing studies and projects to support Member States; assist participating Member States (pMS) interested in the analysis and generation of projects, including through the development of related courses of action; contribute to the development of the relevant planning, coordinating with EDA’s Operational Directorates’ Units, to promote the coherence of the European defence capability landscape, with a focus on the cyber-related R&D dimension; support the validation and verification of requirements with stakeholders through prototyping projects, collaborative experimentation and participation in operational exercises; actively follow technology developments in the field of Cyber Defence and identify technology trends and solutions with respect to military requirements for Cyber Defence; provide input and advice to the EDA´s plans and financial management regimes, and externally to the Steering Board and other Member States´ meeting formats (Project Teams, Member States Points of Contact); manage information through EDA’s Collaborative Platform and Portfolio Project Management systems to maintain a high level of information sharing with Member States and internally within EDA; participate, on behalf of EDA, in conferences, seminars, and other activities within his/her subject matter expertise and deliver presentations and publications as required; deputise for the Project Officer Cyber Defence; additional tasks as required in the interest of the service; Duties may evolve according to development of the EDA’s structure and activities, and the decisions of EDA management. 5. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED a. Conditions for eligibility (1) General be a national of a Member State participating in the Agency; be entitled to his/her full rights as a citizen; have fulfilled any obligations imposed on him/her by the laws concerning military service; produce the appropriate character references as to his/her suitability for the performance of his/her duties; be physically fit to perform his/her duties; have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the participating Member States and a satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages to the extent necessary to discharge his/her duties; have no personal interest (financial, family relationship, or other) which could be in conflict with disinterested discharge of his/her duties within the Agency; hold a valid Personnel Security Clearance Certificate (national or EU PSC at SECRET UE/EU SECRET level). Personnel Security Clearance Certificate’ (PSCC) means a certificate issued by a competent authority establishing that an individual is security cleared and holds a valid national or EU PSC, and which shows the level of EUCI to which that individual may be granted access (CONFIDENTIEL UE/EU CONFIDENTIAL or above), the date of validity of the relevant PSC and the date of expiry of the certificate itself. Note that the necessary procedure for obtaining a PSCC can be initiated on request of the employer only, and not by the individual candidate.); have 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, or 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 or be a graduate of a national or international Defence College; or where justified in the interests of the service, professional training of an equivalent level. b. Essential selection criteria (1) Professional The candidate will be required to demonstrate that he/she has: excellent knowledge of technologies and experience of research activities related to Cyber Security and Cyber Defence; good knowledge of the Cyber Security industry; good knowledge of the international environment concerned with Cyber Defence; experience in the duties listed above; experience in managing projects; an understanding of the EDA’s main tasks and functions; a very good knowledge of written and spoken English. (2) Personal All staff must be able to fit into the Agency's way of working (see para. 2). Other attributes important for this post include: organisational and negotiations skills; ability to work in a team in an international environment; results-orientation, and strong motivation; flexibility and innovativeness; commitment to the Agency's objectives; strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills. c. Desirable The following will be considered an advantage: knowledge of the CSDP Capability Development Mechanism; experience of working in a multinational environment; hold a (recognised) Project Management qualification; hold a certification in the Information Assurance domain (eg CISSP, CCSP, CISA, CISM, etc…); experience within public security agency and/or in the security research organisation. 6. INDEPENDENCE AND DECLARATION OF INTEREST The Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology will be required to make a declaration of commitment to act independently in the Agency’s interest and to make a declaration in relation to interests that might be considered prejudicial to his/her independence. 7. APPOINTMENT AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT The Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology will be appointed by the Chief Executive. Secondment will be as a member of the Seconded National Expert staff of the Agency for a three-year period (unless a shorter period is mutually agreed between the parties). Renewal is possible within the limits set out in the EDA SNE Rules. The successful candidates will be seconded as AD10 equivalent. Applications are invited with a view to establishing a reserve list for the post of Project Officer Cyber Defence Technology at the EDA. This list is valid until 31/12/2019, and may be extended by decision of the Chief Executive. During the validity of the reserve list, successful candidates may be offered a secondment in the EDA according to their competences in relation to the specific requirements of the vacant post. Inclusion on the reserve list does not imply any entitlement of secondment to the Agency. 8. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The EDA is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation. 9. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Candidates must submit their application electronically solely via the EDA website. Applications by any other means (hard copy or ordinary e-mail) will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than midnight. Candidates are reminded that the on-line application system will not accept applications after midnight (Brussels time, GMT+1) on the date of the deadline. When applying, candidates from Ministries of Defence or other governmental entities are encouraged to inform their national administration. A selection panel will be appointed. Please note that the selection panel's internal proceedings are strictly confidential and that any contact with its members is forbidden. Each application will be screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. The most suitable applicants will be called for an interview and a written test. If recruited, you will be requested to supply documentary evidence in support of the statements that you make for this application. Do not send any supporting or supplementary information until you have been asked to do so by the Agency. Please note that once you have created your EDA profile, any correspondence regarding your application must be sent or received via your EDA profile. For any prior enquiry, please refer to the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) section, or send an e-mail to recruitment@eda.europa.eu. 10. DATA PROTECTION Please note that EDA will not return applications to candidates. The personal information EDA requests from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EU) N° 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) 45/2001 and Decision No. 1247/2002/EC. The purpose of processing personal data which candidates submit is to manage applications in view of possible pre-selection and recruitment at EDA. More information on personal data protection in relation to selection and recruitment can be found on the EDA website: http://www.eda.europa.eu/jobs/dataprotection The selection of candidates will follow the EDA Staff Recruitment Procedure. Candidates must apply for this post via the EDA website http://www.eda.europa.eu - vacancies. Please note that to make an EDA on-line application you will need to create your EDA profile using a valid e-mail address and a password.
  6. https://vacanciesnew.eda.europa.eu/vacanciesnotice/510 EUROPEAN DEFENCE AGENCY(EDA)Vacancy notice Post: IT Security Administrator Directorate/Unit: Corporate Services Directorate Type of post: Contractual Agent Function group : IV Management of staff: N.A. Location: Brussels Indicative starting date: 1 January 2019 Level of Security Clearance: SECRET UE/EU SECRET Closing date for applications 29 October 2018 1. BACKGROUND The European Defence Agency was established on 12 July 2004, and is governed by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835 defining the statute, seat and operational rules of the European Defence Agency. The Agency has its headquarters in Brussels. The main task of the EDA is to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union's defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future. The Agency is structured into four directorates. Three operational directorates: Cooperation Planning & Support; Capability, Armaments & Technology; and European Synergies & Innovation and the Corporate Services Directorate. 2. THE AGENCY'S WAY OF WORKING The Agency is an “outward-facing” organisation, constantly interacting with its shareholders, the participating Member States, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders. It works in an integrated way, with multi-disciplinary teams representing all the Agency’s functional areas, to realise its objectives. Its business processes are flexible and oriented towards achieving results. Staff at all levels need to demonstrate the corresponding qualities of commitment, flexibility, innovation, and team-working; to work effectively with shareholders and stakeholder groups, formal and informal; and to operate without the need for detailed direction. 3. THE CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE The Corporate Services Directorate manages the human resources, finance, legal, procurement and contract activities, as well as information technology, infrastructure and security, and corporate projects to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of EDA. 4. DUTIES Under the direction of the Head of the IT Unit, the IT Security Administrator will contribute to ensuring the necessary support of the Communications and Information Systems of the Agency. In particular s/he will perform the following tasks within the IT Unit: provide and administer servers in a Microsoft Windows based environment (Active directory, Exchange, SharePoint, IIS, SQL) and cloud-based environment (Azure, AWS); administer network devices (switches, routers) and border protection devices (firewalls, intrusion prevention systems); administer Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system; design and implement IT security and auditing policies; perform IT security monitoring and incident management; support of end-users in the use of the internal IT tools; design, manage and supervise networks and telecommunications; initiate, design, implement, monitor, audit and maintain IT security, risk and compliance technologies; document, evaluate existing solutions and propose risk mitigation solutions to enhance security and reduce risk exposure; execute security vulnerability testing; lead detailed technical evaluations of projects with respect to security; support and maintain EDA’s Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery infrastructure; support and maintain EDA’s systems for processing of EU classified information up to Secret EU; take on additional tasks as required in the interest of the service. Duties may evolve according to development of the EDA’s structure and activities, and the decisions of EDA management. 5. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED a. Conditions for eligibility be a national of a Member State participating in the Agency; be entitled to his/her full rights as a citizen; have completed any obligations imposed on him/her by the laws concerning military service; produce the appropriate character references as to his/her suitability for the performance of his/her duties; be physically fit to perform his/her duties; have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the participating Member States and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the participating Member States to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties; have no personal interest (financial, family relationship, or other) which could be in conflict with disinterested discharge of his/her duties within the Agency; hold, or be in a position to obtain, a valid Personnel Security Clearance Certificate (national or EU PSC at SECRET UE/EU SECRET level). Personnel Security Clearance Certificate’ (PSCC) means a certificate issued by a competent authority establishing that an individual is security cleared and holds a valid national or EU PSC, and which shows the level of EUCI to which that individual may be granted access (CONFIDENTIEL UE/EU CONFIDENTIAL or above), the date of validity of the relevant PSC and the date of expiry of the certificate itself. Note that the necessary procedure for obtaining a PSCC can be initiated on request of the employer only, and not by the individual candidate; have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma or be a graduate of a national or international Defence College. Only diplomas that have been awarded in EU Member States or that are the subject of equivalence certificates issued by the authorities in the said Member States shall be taken into consideration. In the latter case, the authority authorised to conclude contracts of employment reserves the right to request proof of such equivalence. b. Essential selection criteria (1) Professional The candidate will be required to demonstrate that he/she has: 5 years of professional experience acquired in positions related to the profile of the post; experience in administering servers primarily in a Microsoft Windows based environment; very strong network administration knowledge; excellent knowledge in implementing IT security and audit policies; experience in IT security monitoring and incident management; a very good knowledge of written and spoken English. The candidate will preferably also have administration knowledge of the following: Microsoft Active Directory; Azure Active Directory; Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013; Office 365; Microsoft SharePoint 2010/2013 Microsoft SQL 2005/2008/2008R2 server; Microsoft Hyper-V and Cluster environments; Microsoft IIS 7.5; in-depth knowledge and experience with firewalls and other border protection devices. (2) Personal All staff must be able to fit into the Agency's way of working (see para. 2). Other attributes important for this post include: the ability to work in a team and independently in his/her area of responsibility; a ‘can-do’ attitude; the ability to take decisions under pressure; the ability to focus on service and results, always with strong motivation; flexibility and innovation; genuine commitment to the Agency’s objectives. c. Desirable experience of cloud-based environments; knowledge of security policies and guides on handling EU classified information or equivalent high security environments; excellent skills in drafting IT documentation; experience in deploying and managing two-factor authentication systems; experience in administering Splunk for operational and security analysis of logs or other SIEM systems; experience in administering Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager or other Identity Management solutions; IT Security Certifications such as CISSP; already holding a valid security clearance certificate (minimum EU SECRET), from his/her national security authority. 6. INDEPENDENCE AND DECLARATION OF INTEREST The IT Security Administrator will be required to make a declaration of commitment to act independently in the Agency’s interest and to make a declaration in relation to interests that might be considered prejudicial to his/her independence. 7. APPOINTMENT AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT The IT Security Administrator will be appointed by the Chief Executive. Recruitment will be as a member of the contractual staff of the Agency for a four-year period (unless a shorter period is mutually agreed between the parties). Renewal is possible within the limits set out in the EDA Staff Regulations. The successful candidate will be recruited as group IV . The pay for this position consists of a basic salary of 3.404,15 € supplemented with various allowances, including as applicable expatriation or family allowances. The successful candidate will be graded on entry into service according to the length of his/her professional experience. Salaries are exempted from national tax, instead an Agency tax at source is paid. For further information on working conditions please refer to: https://www.eda.europa.eu/jobs/WorkingatEDA Failure to obtain the requisite security clearance certificate before the expiration of the probationary period may be cause for termination of the contract. Candidates are advised that part of the recruitment process includes medical analyses and physical check-up with an Agency’s Medical Adviser. Applications are invited with a view to establishing a reserve list for the post of IT Security Administrator at the EDA. This list is valid until 31/12/2019, and may be extended by decision of the Chief Executive. During the validity of the reserve list, successful candidates may be offered a post in the EDA according to their competences in relation to the specific requirements of the vacant post. Inclusion on the reserve list does not imply any entitlement of employment in the Agency. 8. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The EDA is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation. 9. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Candidates must submit their application electronically solely via the EDA website. Applications by any other means (hard copy or ordinary e-mail) will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than midnight. Candidates are reminded that the on-line application system will not accept applications after midnight (Brussels time, GMT+1) on the date of the deadline. When applying, candidates from Ministries of Defence or other governmental entities are encouraged to inform their national administration. A selection panel will be appointed. Please note that the selection panel's internal proceedings are strictly confidential and that any contact with its members is forbidden. Each application will be screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. The most suitable applicants will be called for an interview and a written test. If recruited, you will be requested to supply documentary evidence in support of the statements that you make for this application. Do not send any supporting or supplementary information until you have been asked to do so by the Agency. Please note that once you have created your EDA profile, any correspondence regarding your application must be sent or received via your EDA profile. For any prior enquiry, please refer to the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) section, or send an e-mail to recruitment@eda.europa.eu. 10. DATA PROTECTION Please note that EDA will not return applications to candidates. The personal information EDA requests from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. The purpose of processing personal data which candidates submit is to manage applications in view of possible pre-selection and recruitment at EDA. More information on personal data protection in relation to selection and recruitment can be found on the EDA website: http://www.eda.europa.eu/jobs/dataprotection The selection of candidates will follow the EDA Staff Recruitment Procedure. Candidates must apply for this post via the EDA website http://www.eda.europa.eu - vacancies. Please note that to make an EDA on-line application you will need to create your EDA profile using a valid e-mail address and a password.
  7. https://vacancies.eda.europa.eu/Notice.aspx?IDVano=445 Post: Senior IT Administrator Type of post : Temporary agent post Grade : AST6 Management of staff: N.A. Location: Brussels Indicative starting date: 1 October 2017 Level of Security Clearance: SECRET UE/EU SECRET Closing date for applications 27 July 2017 The selection of candidates will follow the EDA Staff Recruitment Procedure. Candidates must apply for this post via the EDA website http://www.eda.europa.eu - vacancies. Please note that to make an EDA on-line application you will need to create your EDA profile using a valid e-mail address and a password. 1. BACKGROUND The European Defence Agency was established on 12 July 2004, and is governed by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835 defining the statute, seat and operational rules of the European Defence Agency. The Agency has its headquarters in Brussels. The main task of the EDA is to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union's defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future. The Agency is structured into four directorates. Three operational directorates: Cooperation Planning & Support; Capability, Armaments & Technology; and European Synergies & Innovation and the Corporate Services Directorate. 2. THE AGENCY'S WAY OF WORKING The Agency is an “outward-facing” organisation, constantly interacting with its shareholders, the participating Member States, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders. It works in an integrated way, with multi-disciplinary teams representing all the Agency’s functional areas, to realise its objectives. Its business processes are flexible and oriented towards achieving results. Staff at all levels need to demonstrate the corresponding qualities of commitment, flexibility, innovation, and team-working; to work effectively with shareholders and stakeholder groups, formal and informal; and to operate without the need for detailed direction. 3. THE CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE The Corporate Services Directorate manages the human resources, finance, legal, procurement and contract activities, as well as information technology, infrastructure and security, and corporate projects to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of EDA. 4. DUTIES Under the direction of the Head of the IT Unit, the Senior IT Administrator will contribute to ensuring the necessary support of the Communications and Information Systems of the Agency. In particular s/he will perform the following tasks within the IT Unit: administer Microsoft Windows based servers both in a local environment and in a commercial cloud environment ( Clusters, Hyper-V, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, IIS, SQL, Azure, AWS); administer network devices (switches, routers) and border protection devices (firewalls, intrusion prevention systems); implement IT security and auditing policies, perform IT security monitoring and incident management; administer the VoIP infrastructure; support end-users in the use of the internal IT tools; design, implement and administer EDA’s unified communication infrastructure; design, manage and supervise networks and telecommunications; organise and/or follow-up projects in any of the above mentioned areas; organise and/or following-up of operational services in any of the above mentioned areas (with or without outsourcing part of the work); The above work will be executed on both unclassified and EU classified IT systems and networks. Duties may evolve according to development of the EDA’s structure and activities, and the decisions of EDA management. 5. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED a. Conditions for eligibility: General: be a national of a Member State participating in the Agency; be entitled to his/her full rights as a citizen; have completed any obligations imposed on him/her by the laws concerning military service; produces the appropriate character references as to his/her suitability for the performance of his/her duties; be physically fit to perform his/her duties; have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU, and an adequate knowledge of another of these languages to the extent necessary to discharge his/her duties; have no personal interest (financial, family relationship, or other) which could be in conflict with disinterested discharge of his/her duties within the Agency; hold, or be in a position to obtain, a valid Personnel Security Clearance Certificate (national or EU PSC at SECRET UE/EU SECRET level). Personnel Security Clearance Certificate’ (PSCC) means a certificate issued by a competent authority establishing that an individual is security cleared and holds a valid national or EU PSC, and which shows the level of EUCI to which that individual may be granted access (CONFIDENTIEL UE/EU CONFIDENTIAL or above), the date of validity of the relevant PSC and the date of expiry of the certificate itself. Note that the necessary procedure for obtaining a PSCC can be initiated on request of the employer only, and not by the individual candidate.); have a level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma; or a level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, and appropriate professional experience of at least three years. b. Essential selection criteria (1) Professional: The candidate will be required to demonstrate that he/she has: proven experience in administering servers primarily in a Microsoft Windows based environment; proven experience in administering servers and managing resources in a commercial cloud environment (Azure or AWS); very strong network administration knowledge; proven experience in backup management; experience in datacentre management; experience in IT security monitoring and incident management; experience in administrate unified communication solutions; a very good knowledge of English. For reasons related to the Agency's operational requirements, the candidate should be available at short notice for the job. (2) Personal: All staff must be able to fit into the Agency's way of working (see para. 2). Other attributes important for this post include: the ability to work in a team; a ‘can-do’ attitude; the ability to take decisions under pressure; the ability to focus on service and results, always with strong motivation; flexibility and innovation; commitment to the Agency’s objectives. c. Desirable selection criteria The candidate will preferably also have administration knowledge in one or more of the following: Microsoft Active Directory; Microsoft Exchange; Azure Active Directory; Office 365; Amazon Web Services; Microsoft SharePoint; Microsoft SQL server; Microsoft Hyper-V and Cluster environments; Microsoft IIS; Lync Server; System Center Operation Manager; System Center Service Manager; Microsoft Forefront TMG and UAG; in-depth knowledge and experience with Firewalls and other border protection devices; knowledge of security policies and guides on handling EU classified information or equivalent high security environments; experience in administering Polycom VoIP infrastructure ; experience in deploying and managing two-factor authentication systems; experience in administering Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager or other Identity Management solutions; experience in service management validated by holding a cerfication such as ITIL V3. 6. INDEPENDENCE AND DECLARATION OF INTEREST The Senior IT Administrator will be required to make a declaration of commitment to act independently in the Agency’s interest and to make a declaration in relation to interests that might be considered prejudicial to his/her independence. 7. APPOINTMENT AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT The Senior IT Administrator will be appointed by the Chief Executive, upon recommendation of the Chairman of the Selection Committee. Recruitment will be as a member of the temporary staff of the Agency for a four-year period (unless a shorter period is mutually agreed between the parties). Renewal is possible within the limits set out in the EDA Staff Regulations. The successful candidate will be recruited as AST6. Failure to obtain the requisite security clearance certificate before the expiration of the probationary period may be cause for termination of the contract. Candidates are advised that part of the recruitment process includes medical analyses and physical check-up with an Agency’s Medical Adviser. Applications are invited with a view to establishing a reserve list for the post of Senior IT Administrator at the EDA. This list is valid until 31/12/2018, and may be extended by decision of the Chief Executive. During the validity of the reserve list, successful candidates may be offered a post in the EDA according to their competences in relation to the specific requirements of the vacant post. Inclusion on the reserve list does not imply any entitlement of employment in the Agency. 8. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The EDA is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation. 9. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Candidates must submit their application electronically solely via the EDA website. Applications by any other means (hard copy or ordinary e-mail) will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than midnight. Candidates are reminded that the on-line application system will not accept applications after midnight (Brussels time, GMT+1) on the date of the deadline. When applying, candidates from Ministries of Defence or other governmental entities are encouraged to inform their national administration. A selection committee will be appointed. Please note that the selection committee's internal proceedings are strictly confidential and that any contact with its members is forbidden. If recruited, you will be requested to supply documentary evidence in support of the statements that you make for this application. Do not send any supporting or supplementary information until you have been asked to do so by the Agency. Please note that once you have created your EDA profile, any correspondence regarding your application must be sent or received via your EDA profile. For any prior enquiry, please refer to the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) section, or send an e-mail to recruitment@eda.europa.eu. 10. DATA PROTECTION Please note that EDA will not return applications to candidates. The personal information EDA requests from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. The purpose of processing personal data which candidates submit is to manage applications in view of possible pre-selection and recruitment at EDA. More information on personal data protection in relation to selection and recruitment can be found on the EDA website: http://www.eda.europa.eu/jobs/dataprotection
  8. https://vacancies.eda.europa.eu/Notice.aspx?IDVano=435 Post: IT Operations Officer Type of post : Contractual Agent Function group : IV Management of staff: N.A. Location: Brussels Indicative starting date: 16 May 2017 Level of Security Clearance: SECRET UE/EU SECRET Closing date for applications 6 April 2017 The selection of candidates will follow the EDA Staff Recruitment Procedure. Candidates must apply for this post via the EDA website http://www.eda.europa.eu - vacancies. Please note that to make an EDA on-line application you will need to create your EDA profile using a valid e-mail address and a password. 1. BACKGROUND The European Defence Agency was established on 12 July 2004, and is governed by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835 defining the statute, seat and operational rules of the European Defence Agency. The Agency has its headquarters in Brussels. The main task of the EDA is to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union's defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future. The Agency is structured into four directorates. Three operational directorates: Cooperation Planning & Support; Capability, Armaments & Technology; and European Synergies & Innovation and the Corporate Services Directorate. 2. THE AGENCY'S WAY OF WORKING The Agency is an “outward-facing” organisation, constantly interacting with its shareholders, the participating Member States, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders. It works in an integrated way, with multi-disciplinary teams representing all the Agency’s functional areas, to realise its objectives. Its business processes are flexible and oriented towards achieving results. Staff at all levels need to demonstrate the corresponding qualities of commitment, flexibility, innovation, and team-working; to work effectively with shareholders and stakeholder groups, formal and informal; and to operate without the need for detailed direction. 3. THE CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE The Corporate Services Directorate manages the human resources, finance, legal, procurement and contract activities, as well as information technology, infrastructure and security, and corporate projects to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of EDA. 4. DUTIES Under the direction of the Head of the IT Unit, the IT Operations Officer will contribute to ensuring continuous and secure functioning of the EDA IT Infrastructure and quality end-user support. In particular s/he will perform the following tasks within the IT Unit: Maintain the infrastructure in optimal working conditions and performance, ensure its high availability, minimise downtime, prevent and avoid security incidents and data loss; Build and maintain accurate documentation of system and network architecture and operational procedures; Build and maintain inventory of hardware and software; Build and maintain configuration database; Ensure proper change management of the IT infrastructure; Provide and administer servers in a Microsoft Windows based environment (Clusters, Hyper-V, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, IIS, SQL); Administer network devices (switches, routers) and border protection devices (firewalls, intrusion prevention systems); Administer the VoIP and Unified Communications (Lync/Skype for Business) infrastructure; Support and maintain EDA’s Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery infrastructure; management of data backup devices and media; Alternate with System Administrator, Security Administrator and User Support Specialist in their absence; All the above tasks will be executed on both unclassified and classified IT systems; Take on additional tasks as required in the interest of the service. Duties may evolve according to development of the EDA’s structure and activities, and the decisions of EDA management. 5. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED a. Conditions for eligibility: (1) General be a national of a Member State participating in the Agency; be entitled to his/her full rights as a citizen; have completed any obligations imposed on him/her by the laws concerning military service; produces the appropriate character references as to his/her suitability for the performance of his/her duties; be physically fit to perform his/her duties; have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU, and an adequate knowledge of another of these languages to the extent necessary to discharge his/her duties; have no personal interest (financial, family relationship, or other) which could be in conflict with disinterested discharge of his/her duties within the Agency; hold, or be in a position to obtain, a valid Personnel Security Clearance Certificate (national or EU PSC at SECRET UE/EU SECRET level). Personnel Security Clearance Certificate’ (PSCC) means a certificate issued by a competent authority establishing that an individual is security cleared and holds a valid national or EU PSC, and which shows the level of EUCI to which that individual may be granted access (CONFIDENTIEL UE/EU CONFIDENTIAL or above), the date of validity of the relevant PSC and the date of expiry of the certificate itself. Note that the necessary procedure for obtaining a PSCC can be initiated on request of the employer only, and not by the individual candidate.); have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma or be a graduate of a national or international Defence College. b. Essential selection criteria: (1) Professional The candidate will be required to demonstrate that he/she has: proven experience in administering servers primarily in a Microsoft Windows based environment; theoretical and practical knowledge of ITIL; very strong network and server administration knowledge; proven experience in backup management; experience in datacentre management; experience in IT security monitoring and incident management; experience in administrating unified communication solutions; experience in end-user support; 5 years of professional experience acquired in positions related to the profile of the post; a very good knowledge of English. (2) Personal All staff must be able to fit into the Agency's way of working (see para. 2). Other attributes important for this post include: the ability to work in a team; a ‘can-do’ attitude; the ability to take decisions under pressure; the ability to focus on service and results, always with strong motivation; flexibility and innovation; commitment to the Agency’s objectives. c. Desirable The candidate will preferably also have administration knowledge in one or more of the following: Microsoft Active Directory; Microsoft Exchange; Microsoft SharePoint; Microsoft SQL server; Microsoft Hyper-V and Cluster environments; Microsoft IIS; Lync Server; System Center Operation Manager; System Center Service Manager; Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager and UAG; knowledge and experience with Firewalls and other border protection devices; experience in administering VoIP infrastructure ; experience in deploying and managing two-factor authentication systems. 6. INDEPENDENCE AND DECLARATION OF INTEREST The IT Operations Officer will be required to make a declaration of commitment to act independently in the Agency’s interest and to make a declaration in relation to interests that might be considered prejudicial to his/her independence. 7. APPOINTMENT AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT The IT Operations Officer will be appointed by the Chief Executive, upon recommendation of the Chairman of the Selection Committee. Recruitment will be as a member of the contractual staff of the Agency for a four-year period (unless a shorter period is mutually agreed between the parties). Renewal is possible within the limits set out in the EDA Staff Regulations. The successful candidate will be recruited as group IV . Failure to obtain the requisite security clearance certificate before the expiration of the probationary period may be cause for termination of the contract. Candidates are advised that part of the recruitment process includes medical analyses and physical check-up with an Agency’s Medical Adviser. Applications are invited with a view to establishing a reserve list for the post of Senior IT Specialist at the EDA. This list is valid until 31/12/2018, and may be extended by decision of the Chief Executive. During the validity of the reserve list, successful candidates may be offered a post in the EDA according to their competences in relation to the specific requirements of the vacant post. Inclusion on the reserve list does not imply any entitlement of employment in the Agency. 8. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The EDA is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation. 9. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Candidates must submit their application electronically solely via the EDA website. Applications by any other means (hard copy or ordinary e-mail) will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than midnight. Candidates are reminded that the on-line application system will not accept applications after midnight (Brussels time, GMT+1) on the date of the deadline. When applying, candidates from Ministries of Defence or other governmental entities are encouraged to inform their national administration. A selection committee will be appointed. Please note that the selection committee's internal proceedings are strictly confidential and that any contact with its members is forbidden. If recruited, you will be requested to supply documentary evidence in support of the statements that you make for this application. Do not send any supporting or supplementary information until you have been asked to do so by the Agency. Please note that once you have created your EDA profile, any correspondence regarding your application must be sent or received via your EDA profile. For any prior enquiry, please refer to the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) section, or send an e-mail to recruitment@eda.europa.eu. 10. DATA PROTECTION Please note that EDA will not return applications to candidates. The personal information EDA requests from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. The purpose of processing personal data which candidates submit is to manage applications in view of possible pre-selection and recruitment at EDA. More information on personal data protection in relation to selection and recruitment can be found on the EDA website: http://www.eda.europa.eu/jobs/dataprotection
  9. https://vacancies.eda.europa.eu/Notice.aspx?IDVano=361 Closing date for applications 15 March 2016 In accordance with the Rules applicable to national experts and military staff on secondment to the European Defence Agency (2004/677/EC), Seconded National Experts are seconded to the Agency while remaining in the service of their national employer and continuing to be paid their national salary by that employer. Therefore, in order to be considered in the selection process, candidates for an SNE post must be sponsored by their national authorities. Confirmation is required in the form of a letter of sponsorship addressed to the Agency as far as possible by the closing date for the receipt of applications; and in any case not later than the recruitment date. The Rules are available on the EDA website http://www.eda.europa.eu- vacancies. The selection of candidates will follow the EDA Staff Recruitment Procedure. Candidates must apply for this post via the EDA website http://www.eda.europa.eu- vacancies. Please note that to make an EDA on-line application you will need to create your EDA profile using a valid e-mail address and a password. 1. BACKGROUND The European Defence Agency was established on 12 July 2004, and is governed by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1835 defining the statute, seat and operational rules of the European Defence Agency. The Agency has its headquarters in Brussels. The main task of the EDA is to support the Council and the Member States in their effort to improve the Union's defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as it currently stands and as it develops in the future. The Agency is structured into four directorates. Three operational directorates: Cooperation Planning & Support; Capability, Armaments & Technology; and European Synergies & Innovation and the Corporate Services Directorate. 2. THE AGENCY'S WAY OF WORKING The Agency is an “outward-facing” organisation, constantly interacting with its shareholders, the participating Member States, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders. It works in an integrated way, with multi-disciplinary teams representing all the Agency’s functional areas, to realise its objectives. Its business processes are flexible and oriented towards achieving results. Staff at all levels need to demonstrate the corresponding qualities of commitment, flexibility, innovation, and team-working; to work effectively with shareholders and stakeholder groups, formal and informal; and to operate without the need for detailed direction. 3. THE CAPABILITY, ARMAMENT & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE The Capability, Armament & Technology directorate prepares the programmes of tomorrow by maximising synergies between capabilities, armaments and Research & Technology. The directorate brings together the Agency’s work in the areas of: Information Superiority (Communication & Information Systems, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, Space, Cyber Defence; Air (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Air-to-Air Refuelling, airlift and aerial systems technologies); Land (Counter-IED, armoured systems, camp protection and land systems technologies); Maritime (Maritime Surveillance, Mine Counter Measures and naval systems technologies); and the Joint domain (mobility, transport, medical and Ammunition). Particular attention is given to identifying future Critical Defence Technologies needed to support military capabilities. 4. DUTIES The Project Officer CIS, under the supervision of the Head of Unit Information Superiority, is responsible for identifying, initiating, and coordinating the participating Member States’ work in terms of cooperative initiatives and projects in the field of Communication and Information Systems, with specific focus on the Communications domain. In particular, he/she will contribute to the following activities: develop and define capabilities in the field of CIS with particular reference to the Communication Systems dimension, based on operational civil and military requirements and current developments; manage the Project Team (PT) CIS (if necessary, acting as a PT Chair) as well as other related projects, workshops and seminars; moderate the “Communication/Information Systems & Network (CISN)” CapTech; serve as chief architect for the unit (Information Superiority) and as supporting staff member for EDA defence architectural work; manage related Extranet Fora, Activity Database topics and other support tools; identify the budgetary requirements and, propose the work plan that will support the activities of the PT CIS and CISN CapTech; prepare, launch and follow the tenders and contracts related to studies in support of PT CIS and CISN CapTech activities; contribute to the inter-directorate dialogue with capabilities based inputs to CIS related projects in other EDA directorates; participate, on behalf of EDA, in conferences, seminars, and other similar activities within his subject matter area; coordinate with the Project Officers in the Agency to ensure coherency in the full range of capability development work; maintain appropriate links with participating Member States, relevant EU institutions and other external bodies; take on additional tasks as required in the interest of the service. Duties may evolve according to development of the EDA’s structure and activities, and the decisions of EDA management. 5. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED a. Conditions for eligibility (1) General be a national of a Member State participating in the Agency; be entitled to his/her full rights as a citizen; have fulfilled any obligations imposed on him/her by the laws concerning military service; produces the appropriate character references as to his/her suitability for the performance of his/her duties; be physically fit to perform his/her duties; have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the participating Member States and a satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages to the extent necessary to discharge his/her duties; have 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, or 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 or be a graduate of a national or international Defence College; have no personal interest (financial, family relationship, or other) which could be in conflict with disinterested discharge of his/her duties within the Agency; hold a valid Personnel Security Clearance Certificate (national or EU PSC at SECRET UE/EU SECRET level). Personnel Security Clearance Certificate’ (PSCC) means a certificate issued by a competent authority establishing that an individual is security cleared and holds a valid national or EU PSC, and which shows the level of EUCI to which that individual may be granted access (CONFIDENTIEL UE/EU CONFIDENTIAL or above), the date of validity of the relevant PSC and the date of expiry of the certificate itself. Note that the necessary procedure for obtaining a PSCC can be initiated on request of the employer only, and not by the individual candidate.). b. Essential selection criteria (1) Professional The candidate will be required to demonstrate a thorough understanding of and professional experience in: Communication and Information Technology; the challenges related to effective command, control, communication; proposing and championing effective short- and long-term solutions for capability development in the CIS domain; past and/or on-going operations in the area of J6; understanding and evaluating of Communication and Information architectures (based on the NATO Architecture Framework). The candidate will be required to demonstrate that he/she is broadly familiar with most of the following areas: Communication and Information technologies in the military and commercial off-the-shelf domain, for EU and NATO; Future trends of these technologies; Communications and information systems requirements from strategic down to the tactical level; key CIS concepts for operations. (2) Personal All staff must be able to fit into the Agency's way of working (see par. 2). Other attributes important for this post include: strong sense of duty and responsibility; ability to work in multinational team; good interpersonal, communication and influencing skills; results-orientation and strong motivation; flexibility and innovativeness; ability to adapt to a quickly changing working environment; commitment to the Agency's objectives. c. Desirable: The following would constitute additional assets: familiarity with the CSDP Capability Development mechanism; knowledge of the international environment (e.g. EU Council, EU Commission and NATO C3 structures); a track record of delivering successful business outcomes; experience of initiating, planning, co-ordinating, controlling and resourcing projects; Project Management qualification. 6. INDEPENDENCE AND DECLARATION OF INTEREST The Project Officer Communication and Information Systems will be required to make a declaration of commitment to act independently in the Agency’s interest and to make a declaration in relation to interests that might be considered prejudicial to his/her independence. 7. APPOINTMENT AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT The Project Officer Communication and Information Systems will be appointed by the Chief Executive, upon recommendation of the Chairman of the Selection Committee. Secondment will be for a three-year period (unless a shorter period is mutually agreed between the parties). Renewal is possible within the limits set out in the EDA SNE Rules. The successful candidate will be recruited as AD11 equivalent. Applications are invited with a view to establishing a reserve list for the post of Project Officer Communication and Information Systems at the EDA. This list is valid until 31/12/2017, and may be extended by decision of the Chief Executive. During the validity of the reserve list, successful candidates may be offered a secondment in the EDA according to their competences in relation to the specific requirements of the vacant post. Inclusion on the reserve list does not imply any entitlement of secondment in the Agency. 8. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The EDA is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation. 9. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Candidates must submit their application electronically solely via the EDA website. Applications by any other means (hard copy or ordinary e-mail) will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than midnight. Candidates are reminded that the on-line application system will not accept applications after midnight (Brussels time, GMT+1) on the date of the deadline. A selection committee will be appointed. Please note that the selection committee's internal proceedings are strictly confidential and that any contact with its members is forbidden. If recruited, you will be requested to supply documentary evidence in support of the statements that you make for this application. Do not send any supporting or supplementary information until you have been asked to do so by the Agency. Please note that once you have created your EDA profile, any correspondence regarding your application must be sent or received via your EDA profile. For any prior enquiry, please refer to the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) section, or send an e-mail to recruitment@eda.europa.eu. 10. DATA PROTECTION Please note that EDA will not return applications to candidates. The personal information EDA requests from candidates will be processed in line with Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. The purpose of processing personal data which candidates submit is to manage applications in view of possible pre-selection and recruitment at EDA. More information on personal data protection in relation to selection and recruitment can be found on the EDA website: http://www.eda.europa.eu/jobs/dataprotection
  10. https://vacancies.eda.europa.eu/Notice.aspx?IDVano=360 Closing date for applications 15 March 2016
  11. https://vacancies.eda.europa.eu/Notice.aspx?IDVano=356 Closing date for applications 15 March 2016
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