Directorate: Directorate for Members, Plenaries, Strategy
Vacancy: COR/AD14/5 BIS/21
Type of post: DIRECTOR
Deadline: 23/04/2021 at noon (Brussels time)
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the political assembly that represents around 1 million regional and local elected politicians at EU level. Through the work of six commissions and plenary session, our 329 members work and vote on political opinions on draft EU legislation, hold political debates and participate in the EU legislative process and agenda setting.
The Directorate for Members, Plenaries, Strategy (Directorate A) consists of four units with a total of around 50 officials and other staff members. The main tasks of the Directorate are to ensure strategic planning, horizontal coordination and foresight, to prepare and run the meetings of the Plenary Assembly, the Bureau and the Conference of Presidents and to facilitate effective relations with other EU institutions and national associations of local and regional authorities. As of 2022, the Directorate will also manage all protocol aspects relating to official ceremonies and events as well as the CoR's institutional correspondence.
Under the direct authority of the Secretary-General, the Director manages the Directorate for Members, Plenaries, Strategy.
In order to grant the highest degree of diversity of senior managers, in case of equal merit of several candidates, preference will be given to female candidates.
The main tasks of the Director for Members, Plenaries, Strategy include the following:
The selection procedure is open to all candidates who are a national of one of the Member States of the EU and have a professional experience of at least fifteen years in an area relevant to the position, at least five must have been acquired in a managerial post (type of post: head of unit or equivalent and higher). Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of one of the official EU languages as main language and at least a satisfactory knowledge of a second official EU language. A good knowledge (minimum B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ) of English or French is required; at least a satisfactory knowledge of the other of these two languages will be considered as an asset.
In response to Government orders restricting face-to-face contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, the CoR has implemented a remote candidate screening and flexible remote work policy.
The application files must be submitted by 23 April 2021 at noon (Brussels time). For the full list of eligibility and selection criteria, the contents required in the application file and further information on the screening process, please refer to the full vacancy notice on the CoR jobs portal: https://cor.europa.eu/en/about/jobs/Pages/CDR-AD14-5-BIS-21.aspx.