Monday, July 6, 2020

3 Traineeships in the Information Governance Division. ECB, Frankfurt. Open until 15 July 2020

Traineeships in the Information Governance Division

Reference 2020-298-TRA

Type of contract Traineeship

Who can apply EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme

Salary The trainee grant is €1,070 per month plus an accommodation

Working time Full-time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date for

15 July 2020

Your team
You will be part of the Information Governance Division in the Directorate General Secretariat. Our
Division provides records management and archival services, including managing the ECB’s
document and records management system, and library information services. In addition, the Division
develops, maintains and guides the implementation of information management policies and
procedures and is responsible for related training, maintenance and support.
We are currently devising an Enterprise Information Management strategy and laying the foundations
for a knowledge management programme, which will involve taking a holistic approach to managing
the ECB’s information and knowledge assets.

The Division is seeking to recruit three trainees: two in the Archives and Records Management team
within the Information Governance Policies Section and one in the Library team within the Knowledge Solutions Section.
The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply, irrespective of your gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other characteristics.

Your role
As a trainee in the Archives and Records Management team you will:
be part of the centralised Archives and Records Management Support Service and be involved
in a wide range of operational tasks related to how information is created, processed, stored
and preserved for future use, in a highly specialised environment;
specify and/or test functional requirements for electronic records management and archives
management/digital preservation systems;
support the quantitative and qualitative monitoring and reporting of information management
support the implementation of the ECB’s retention policy for paper and digital records;
help to acquire, appraise and describe archival material to meet business and organisational
contribute to the Division’s information management projects, including digital archiving and
preservation, external collaboration, digitalisation of archival material and the opening of the
ECB’s historical archives to the general public.
help to develop and update the ECB’s information management policies, procedures and
help to streamline guidance and raise staff awareness to encourage adherence to the ECB’s
information management policies and procedures.

As a trainee in the Library team you will:
provide reference services and research support, using print and electronic information
help to provide customised information services to meet business and research needs,
including by scanning relevant publications, searching online databases, monitoring news and
setting up alerts;
help to develop tailored alert services and prepare annotated reading lists on topics related to
the ECB;
promote and raise awareness of available resources and services.
The traineeship offers you an excellent opportunity to gain experience in providing information
services in an institutional environment and to gain insight into various topics related to the ECB’s
activities. You will be part of a dynamic and multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills

a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in information, archives and/or records management
or library studies, or, if your first degree is not in this field, a postgraduate diploma, master’s
degree or higher qualification – or enrolment in a postgraduate course – in any of these
a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
an awareness of and interest in the role and functioning of the ECB;
an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one
other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference
for Languages,

for the traineeship in the Archives and Records Management team: knowledge of a document
management system such as OpenText Content Server, digital preservation software such as
Preservica, and/or archival cataloguing tools such as Calm and Adlib;
for the traineeship in the Library team: experience in providing library services and knowledge
of library management systems.
You are curious and eager to learn, and want to further develop your ability to analyse complex
information. You are keen to collaborate with others, pursue team goals and learn from other people’s
diverse perspectives. You strive to know and anticipate stakeholder needs, and will signal any need
for change and propose alternative solutions.

Further Information
Traineeships of six months, extendable up to 12 months in total.

Application and selection process
For further information on how to join us,

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