1. The Job
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and highly skilled Director who is experienced in the fundamental management responsibilities (such as financial and people management), is capable of working at senior and Board level, is resilient in challenging situations, and is firm, yet flexible, in adapting to ambiguity and change.
The Director we are looking for also has broad experience relevant to chemicals management, involving the use of scientific advice in a policy context.
It is envisaged that the Director can be recruited in different areas, such as Hazard Assessment, Prioritisation and Integration, etc.
S / he understands the business of the Agency, possesses necessary vision and communicates it clearly, is open to different points of view and engages others in the forming of the vision.
The expectation is that the Director will play a key role in adapting the Agency to the foreseeable strategic changes, driven by existing and new EU policies and challenges.
The Director, reporting to the Executive Director, will be a member of ECHA’s senior management team, responsible for ensuring the effective overall management of the Agency, and will be responsible for managing and providing leadership to one of the Directorates and coordinating the achievement of its objectives within the framework of the overall strategic planning of the Agency.
In particular, s / he will :
2. Minimum Qualifications
a. Successful completion of a full course of university studies attested by a degree, where the normal duration of university education is four (4) years or more.
b. Successful completion of a full course of university studies attested by a degree, where the normal duration of university education is three (3) years and at least one (1) year of relevant professional experience.
Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities or EEA authorities and qualifications recognized as equivalent by the relevant EU or EEA Member State authorities will be accepted.
3. Professional Experience
To qualify for this profile, you must have at the closing date for applications a total professional experience of at least fifteen (15) years acquired after achieving the minimum requirements stated out in 2.2 a) and b).
Of your total professional experience, at least seven (7) years must be in a field, or fields, relevant to the job; additionally, at least five (5) years must be in a management role (Head of Unit or equivalent, or higher).
4. Selection criteria
If you meet the eligibility criteria set out in section 2, you will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria.
The candidates who are judged to be the most suitable
on the basis of the selection criteria will be invited to the next stage of the selection process.
The following will be considered as assets :
The academic and professional qualifications, professional experience and knowledge and experience considered as an asset must be described as precisely as possible in your application .
5. How to Apply
You can submit your application and find more information (complete vacancy notice and application form) by following the 'Apply' button below.
ECHA is an equal opportunity organisation committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture, as the diversity of ECHA’s staff is essential to the Agency's success.
The deadline to fill in the application form is 2 December 2020 at noon 12 : 00, Helsinki time (11 : 00 a.m. CET).