NATURE OF THE DUTIES AND PROFILE
The qualified temporary agent will act as Secretary-General of the ECR Group (type of post: head of unit or equivalent). S/he will be responsible, under the authority of the group's President and its Bureau, for managing the ECR Group secretariat. The staff member will be in charge of communicating with the ECR Group President, Presidency, Bureau and Members, organising the Group meetings, preparing the plenary sessions and their activities. The staff member will also actively contribute to assisting rapporteurs and Members in their political work by drafting position papers, analysis, speeches etc. in the various fields of activity of the CoR thematic commissions.
More specifically, the Secretary-General is responsible for:
- Planning, coordinating and supervising the work of ECR Group secretariat, including the human resources and financial aspects.
- Ensuring a timely management of all activities of the ECR Group in compliance with the applicable rules and procedures.
- Ensuring appropriate communication between Members, staff and CoR secretariat general for any questions relating to the ECR Group activities.
Travelling outside of Belgium is part of the job.
The ideal candidate should have strong management skills, great availability (for example frequency of meetings, irregular working hours), flexibility, sound judgement, a methodical approach, discretion and adaptability to varying workloads as well as the capacity for leading a team in an international environment. S/he must, amongst other things, be capable of grasping wide-ranging problems, be able to respond rapidly to changing circumstances and to communicate effectively.