Monday, March 30, 2015

Data Management Specialist. B4. Council of Europe, Strasbourg. Open until 15 April 2015

Vacancy Notice N° e34/2015
Data Management Specialist (Grade B4)
Directorate General of Administration

Directorate of Information Technology
Closing date: 15 April 2015
Location : Strasbourg

Job mission

Under the authority of the Director of Information Technology, the incumbent will help to:
- organise structured data within a data model to make it easier to seek information and help the organisation identify its main strategies;
- create a data repository and databases on the basis of the information gathered and ensure that they are reliable and transmissible.

Key activities

The incumbent’s main duties will be to:

- identify the organisation’s needs with a view to designing and implementing realistic business and data models;

- define and assess the quality of data;

- assist in ensuring the storage and the reliable maintenance of data within a referential database;

- Provides data cleansing, coherence, consolidation, updating, elimination of duplication and the establishment of baseline data descriptive of the Organisation.

Please note that the incumbent may be required to perform other duties not listed in the vacancy notice.

Eligibility Requirements

Only applicants who best meet the following criteria will be considered for shortlisting.

· Qualifications:

Completed full course of general secondary education and appropriate professional qualifications in the field of Data Management such as a university diploma of technology (DUT) or equivalent.

A higher qualification (master or equivalent) in the field of data processing technologies would be an advantage.

· Experience:

At least two years of professional experience after obtaining the requisite qualification, in one or more of the following key areas:

- Design and development of Business Information models

- Logical and Physical data models

- Data standards and procedures

- Data integration

- Reference and Master Data Management

- Data Warehousing

- Database Management.

· Language requirements: very good written and oral knowledge of one official language (English or French) and practical knowledge of the other.

· Nationality: nationality of one of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe

· Age: under 65 on the closing date of the vacancy notice.



· Professional and technical competencies:

o Technical competencies: proven practical knowledge of most of the aforementioned key areas of experience; proficiency in the SQL coding language and data modelling.

o Professional competencies: work planning and organisation; analytical thinking and problem-solving; capacity for efficient planning and organisation of the tasks assigned.

· Interpersonal skills: service and client orientation, teamwork, ability to advise and build relations.

· Personal attitudes: initiative and responsibility, results oriented and desire for continuous improvement, concern for quality and efficiency.

· Communication and linguistic skills: ability to listen and communicate; ability to draft clearly, accurately and concisely.


· Professional and technical skills: Business Process Management, relevant certification.

· Communication and linguistic skills: knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.

For more information, please refer to the Council of Europe Competency inventory.

Additional information

Applications must be made in English or French using the Council of Europe on-line application system. By connecting to our website you can create and submit your on-line application. Applications must be submitted at the latest 15 April 2015 (midnight Central European Time).

The selection procedure consists of shortlisting, assessment(s), and a panel interview. Assessments may include one or more of the following: ability tests, behavioural questionnaires, job-related examinations, situational exercises, language tests, interviews and full assessment centres. At least one assessment will be eliminatory.

Depending on the number of applicants, the length of the required professional experience may be increased.

Candidates with the best results in the previous stages of the procedure (tests, exams, etc.) will, as a last stage of the procedure, be invited for an interview with a panel.

Following this competition, a reserve list of successful candidates, in order of merit, may be established. This list will be valid for two years with the possibility of extending it to a maximum of four years. It should be noted that placement on a reserve list does not give candidates the right to an appointment within the Council of Europe. The choice of candidates from a reserve list is not made solely according to the order of merit but also takes into account the requirements of the position to be filled and the qualifications of the candidates.

During the period of validity of the reserve list, candidates on the list may be offered employment on a fixed-term contract, which may be renewed one or several times. There is a statutory probationary period of two years.

The compulsory retirement age is 65.

Details on conditions of employment including salaries, allowances, pension scheme and social insurance can be consulted on our recruitment website.

Under its equal opportunities policy, the Council of Europe is aiming to achieve parity in the number of women and men employed in each category and grade. In the event of equal merit, preference will therefore be given to the applicant belonging to the under-represented sex.

The Council of Europe welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

During the different stages of the recruitment procedure, specific measures may be taken to ensure equal opportunities for candidates with disabilities.

The Organisation

The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading organisation in the protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law. It was founded in 1949 in order to promote greater unity between its members and now includes 47 member states, all having signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights.

By Statute, the Council of Europe has two constituent organs: the Committee of Ministers, composed of the member States’ Ministers for Foreign Affairs, and the Parliamentary Assembly, comprising delegations from the national parliaments. The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe represents the entities of local and regional self-government within the member States. The Commissioner for Human Rights is an independent and impartial institution within the Council of Europe mandated to promote the awareness of and respect for human rights in member states.

The European Court of Human Rights is the judicial body which oversees the implementation of the Convention in the member states. Individuals can bring complaints of human rights violations to the Strasbourg Court once all possibilities of appeal have been exhausted in the member state concerned.

The Council of Europe has its permanent headquarters in Strasbourg (France) and in addition it maintains external presence in more than twenty countries. More information about Council of Europe external presence.

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