Temporary employment
Den Haag
Bachelor (EQF 6), Master (EQF 7)
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The HoD ICT will be expected to demonstrate a high level of proactivity in terms of timely business planning and delivery keeping up to pace with the rapidly evolving delivery needs and the established timelines based on a sound, transparent risk management approach to instigate and bring about corporate decision-making, taking into account Europol’s specific compliance framework as a EU public service authority. S/he will deliver Europol’s portfolio in a complex stakeholder environment, as Europol’s ICT change programmes affect and thus need to be synchronised with the portfolio of several EU agencies and in EU MSs in a concurrent manner, in particular for the implementation of the EU Interoperability Agenda. Furthermore, the Head of ICT will have to adequately identify and manage Europol’s operational requirements and translate them into data protection and security compliant requirements for Europol’s IT and information management capabilities. This includes, in view of the Europol Regulation recast having been initiated, the ability to suggest legislative and policy changes by effectively identifying, managing and translating the needs of the different (external and internal) law enforcement and other stakeholders at EU level, including other institutions and agencies, with different mandates and possibly conflicting needs or interests.


The successful applicant will have to carry out the following main duties:
• Support the Executive Director (ED) and Deputy Executive Director of the Capabilities Directorate in the fulfilment of Europol’s objectives, in particular those assigned to the post
• Provide leadership and direction of the Department, including the setting, implementation and delivery of policies and objectives
• Plan, direct and coordinate the use of the organisation’s resources in the delivery of the Department’s activities, maximising effectiveness and increasing efficiency
• Coordinate and support the ICT related delivery for Europol’s corporate information management capabilities, including the management of Europol’s operational requirements as well as the deriving data protection and security aspects, in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders such as Europol’s Data Protection Officer (DPO)
• Drive Europol’s ICT governance and the related innovation of Europol’s ICT portfolio in coordination with relevant stakeholders
• Manage corporate ICT related risks and the corresponding response actions, for ensuring corporate decision-making
• Ensure strong leadership for building external relationships, with a view to integrating the business requirements of Europol’s customers, i.e. MSs and third parties, as well as Europol’s governance stakeholders
• Coordinate the organisation’s initiative with respect to legislative and policy changes relevant to the post, in Europol’s specific operating context as a law enforcement service provider for MSs
• Perform business planning, business evaluation and performance management within the Department and assume responsibility for the quality of the Department’s products and services
• Keep current with emerging IT trends, dominant technologies and technological innovations
• Represent the Department and Europol as appropriate in internal and external meetings and conferences
• Perform any other task in the area of competence as requested by the management



a. Candidates must
• Be a national of one of the Member States of the EU 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