COR/AD7-AD11/27/22 (M/F)  

Detail of the vacancy notice

Reference: COR/AD7-AD11/27/22
Directorate: Directorate E, Human Resources and Finance
Function Group: AD
Management: Yes
Deadline:14/07/2022 12:00
Job Title: Deputy Head of Unit
Unit/Service: Unit E.I – Strategic use of resources, Smart house
Grade: AD7-AD11
Location: Brussels

Your job and responsibilities

Do you possess a good knowledge of the functioning of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), especially the budget, internal control and planning and reporting procedures? Do you like working on horizontal coordination tasks, including liaising between business and IT stakeholders? Are you interested in a Deputy Head of Unit position?

The Directorate for Human Resources and Finance of the CoR is looking for a Deputy Head of Unit to directly contribute to the project "Tapping into the regional and local authorities' potential to strengthen the EU", to carry out a number of horizontal coordination tasks and to assist the Deputy Director in the running of the Strategic use of resources and Smart house Unit.

As Deputy Head of Unit, you coordinate various projects, horizontal files, prepare documents and briefings in collaboration with various internal and external stakeholders.

You coordinate and consolidate inputs from all Units within the Directorate on a number of horizontal topics such as the preparation of the Directorate's contribution to the Management plan, Annual Activity Report and the implementation of audit recommendations. You act as Internal Control correspondent for the Directorate.

You contribute to the digitalisation of the Directorate's activities, supporting Business Managers and assisting Directors in their preparation of IT governance meetings. You represent the Directorate in various bodies linked to document management and electronic signature and help define specific rules for the Directorate's documents and electronic workflows. You monitor the Directorate's digitalisation and simplification projects.​

You assist the Deputy Director in the planning and monitoring of the Unit's activities, you directly support other colleagues in their work and perform a quality check of documents prepared.

You will be part of a close-knit team working in a pleasant, cooperative atmosphere, where each colleague will be keen to integrate you into this motivating and positive working environment.

Are you the talent we are looking for?

  • You have completed university studies;
  • You possess a thorough knowledge of the Financial Regulation, planning and reporting cycle and internal control standards;
  • You can motivate, develop and successfully lead multicultural teams and maintain constructive relations with all client services and stakeholders; you possess a previous experience in managing teams of at least 3 years;
  • You have excellent written communication skills; 
  • You have excellent analytical and synthesis skills and organisational skills;
  • You are a good networker capable of establishing trustful relationships with internal and external stakeholders;

    · You show initiative and foresight, remaining equally efficient and working to the same high standard as when deadlines are short or there is a high workload; 

  • You are a rigorous person, with a strong sense of responsibility who knows how to work independently but with team spirit, endowed with a sense of interpersonal relationships and diplomacy as well as with integrity and discretion; 

  • You have a very good understanding of the political environment of the CoR and of the European institutions;


  • You have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU and a satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages. For functional reasons, a thorough knowledge of English and / or French is required;

  • You have a good command of IT applications and tools (Outlook, Excel, Teams, SharePoint, etc.) and a strong interest in IT modernisation. An experience managing IT projects would be an asset. ​

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