EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Recruteur
Région
Pays-Bas (NL)
Publication
lundi 19 juin 2017
Date limite
mardi 4 juillet 2017
Niveau d'expérience
> 10 ans d'expérience
Type de contrat
Fixe
Temps de travail
Temps plein

ABOUT EUROPOL

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) is an Agency of the European Union (EU) located in The Hague, Netherlands. Europol was established in 1995 by a Convention under Article K of the Treaty on European Union and set up as an entity of the Union in 2009 by Council Decision 2009/371/JHA. Regulation (EU) 2016/794 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishes Europol as a EU Agency.

Europol’s objective is to support and strengthen action by the competent authorities of the Member States and their mutual cooperation in preventing and combating serious crime affecting two or more Member States, terrorism and other forms of crime which affect a common interest covered by a Union policy. 
In order to achieve this mission, Europol currently employs 550 staff members and has a budget of EUR 117 million for the year 2017.

Europol’s main tasks are: 
• to collect, store, process, analyse and exchange information, including criminal intelligence; 
• to notify the Member States without delay of any information and connections between criminal offences concerning them; 
• to coordinate, organise and implement investigative and operational actions to support and strengthen actions by the competent authorities of the Member States; 
• to participate in joint investigation teams, as well as propose that they be set up; 
• to provide information and analytical support to Member States in connection with major international events; 
• to prepare threat assessments, strategic and operational analyses and general situation reports; 
• to develop, share and promote specialist knowledge of crime prevention methods, investigative procedures and technical and forensic methods, and provide advice to Member States; 
• to support Member States' cross-border information exchange activities, operations and investigations, as well as joint investigation teams, including by providing operational, technical and financial support; 
• to cooperate with relevant Union bodies and with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), in particular through exchanges of information and by providing them with analytical support in the areas that fall within their competence; 
• to provide information and support to EU crisis management structures and missions established on the basis of the Treaty on European Union, within the scope of Europol's objectives; 
• to develop Union centres of specialised expertise for combating certain types of crime falling within the scope of Europol's objectives; 
• support Member States' actions in preventing and combating forms of crime which are facilitated, promoted or committed using the internet, including, in cooperation with Member States, the making of referrals of internet content.


Equal opportunity

Europol is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications without distinction on the basis of gender, colour, racial, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, nationality, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. 
We aim to create and maintain a healthy and attractive work environment that supports women and men in their career planning and in achieving a healthy work-life balance.


BACKGROUND, MAIN PURPOSE AND TASKS OF THE POST

The Executive Director shall manage and ensure the efficient day-to-day functioning of Europol. He or she shall be the legal representative of the Agency.

The Executive Director shall be accountable to the Management Board (MB). Without prejudice to the powers of the Management Board, the Executive Director shall be independent in the performance of his or her duties and shall neither seek nor take instructions from any government or any other body.

The Executive Director shall provide leadership and direction in fulfilling Europol’s objectives and shall be responsible for the implementation of the tasks entrusted to Europol.


The specific responsibilities of the Executive Director include:

• Ensuring the strategic development of Europol with a view to supporting cooperation among law enforcement authorities in the Union. 
• Ensuring Europol’s operation in accordance with its objectives and tasks as set out in the Europol Regulation. 
• Preparing budgetary and planning documents submitted for the decision of the Management Board and implementing the multiannual programming and annual work programmes of Europol and other planning documents. 
• Implementing decisions adopted by the Management Board, supporting the Chairperson in preparing Management Board meetings and informing the Management Board on a regular basis regarding the implementation of Union strategic and operational priorities for fighting crime. 
• Preparing the draft consolidated annual report on Europol's activities and presenting it to the Management Board for adoption. 
• Maintaining cooperative relations with other Union bodies, authorities of third countries, international organisations and private parties, to the extent required for the accomplishment of Europol’s tasks. 
• Preparing an action plan following up conclusions of internal or external audit reports and evaluations, as well as investigation reports and recommendations from investigations by OLAF and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). 
• Protecting the financial interests of the Union by applying measures to prevent fraud, corruption and any other illegal activity. 
• The Executive Director may be invited by the Council to report on the performance of his or her duties and shall appear before the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG) to discuss matters relating to Europol activities. He or she shall be subject to the procedure for annual discharge by the European Parliament for the implementation of the budget.


REQUIREMENTS - ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

a. Candidates must 
• Be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen; 
• Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service; 
• Produce appropriate character references as to his or her suitability for the performance of the duties; 
• Be physically fit to perform the duties pertaining to the position (prior to appointment the successful candidate will be medically examined by one of the institution’s medical officers in order that the institution may be satisfied that the candidate fulfils the requirements of Article 12(2)(d) CEOS); 
• Produce evidence of a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the Union to the extent necessary for the performance of the duties.

b. Candidates must 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; 
• In addition to the above, at least 15 years of relevant professional work experience gained after the award of the diploma.


REQUIREMENTS

a. Professional experience: 
Essential: 
• Significant professional experience in the fields of law enforcement and/or internal security at strategic and operational levels, acquired in a national and preferably in a European and/or international context. Ideally this should include direct experience of international police cooperation. 
• Proven leadership skills in running a complex organisational structure involving staff members and partner stakeholders at an executive level (minimum 10 years of senior managerial experience) 
• Proven ability to lead and motivate a large team in a multicultural and multinational environment, including by providing strategic vision and initiative. 
• Evidence of leading innovation efforts in the field of law enforcement. 
• Solid administrative and management skills, in particular experience of budgetary, financial and human resources management in a national, European and/or international context.

b. Professional knowledge: 
Essential: 
• Thorough understanding of international police cooperation at a senior management level. 
• Strategic understanding of internal security threats in Europe and the institutional and operational framework available in the EU to mitigate them. 
• Excellent understanding of the interaction between national administrations and EU institutions, including an excellent knowledge of the EU legislation regarding internal security matters. 
• Clear understanding of technology issues related to internal security and law enforcement cooperation, including knowledge in the field of information exchange and data protection.


REQUIREMENTS - SELECTION CRITERIA

c. Leadership skills and competencies 
• Develop vision and strategy - developing a compelling mission, vision and strategy that has mid and long-term impact and can be understood and accepted by staff as meaningful for their daily work. 
• Drive performance - proactively and energetically implementing Europol’s mission, vision and strategy in such a way that Europol meets its organisational objectives. 
• Enterprising - identifying and realising opportunities for innovation that strengthen Europol’s relevance as a key actor in its field. 
• Networking - establishing effective relationships within Europol and building strategic alliances with the external environment. 
• Managing the business - demonstrating a deep understanding of the business and taking commitment to act upon these insights to secure operational excellence. 
• Inspiring people - inspiring long-term motivation and organisational loyalty by acting as a role model and by complying with the organisation’s mission and values.

d. General competencies: 
Communicating: 
• Excellent communication skills in English, both orally and in writing. 
• Excellent presentation skills, adept at influencing stakeholders in law enforcement, government, political and media environments.

Analysing & problem solving: 
• Excellent analytical, organisational and decision-making skills including the ability to establish clear priorities. 
• Excellent ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and to understand organisational dynamics.

Delivering quality and results: 
• Have a high degree of integrity and professional credibility. 
• Possess the ability to translate strategy into practice. 
• Be practical and results oriented with excellent decision-making skills.

Prioritising and organising: 
• Exhibit strategic understanding, display breadth of vision, the ability to grasp critical issues quickly and be able to apply strategic vision.

Resilience: 
• Excellent ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and to understand organisational dynamics. 
• Ability to operate in a stress-resistant, focused and balanced way.

Living diversity: 
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers in an international and multi-disciplinary work environment.

 

MAIN DATES 
Deadline for application: 4 July 2017 at 23:59 CEST 
Recruitment procedure: 3rd - 4th quarter 2017 
Starting date of employment: 1 May 2018

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