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Officer – Information Technology

The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) is the secretariat of the EEA Grants and Norway Grants, and is affiliated to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Brussels.

We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to fill a vacancy for an Information Technology Officer in the Grants Management Systems and IT team.

The overall objectives of the Grants are to reduce economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and the 15 Beneficiary States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia).

The Grants are based on a programme model where the Beneficiary States are responsible for the programmes and for projects implemented under the programmes. Some programmes, for example in the areas of energy, innovation as well as Civil Society, are operated by the FMO.

The allocation for the current funding period (2014-2021) totals €2.8 billion. The priority sectors are:
• Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness;
• Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction;
• Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy;
• Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights and Freedoms;
• Justice and Home Affairs.

The FMO offers an international, stimulating and diverse workplace, with a current staff of over 60 employees comprising 18 nationalities. Our values are: professionalism; cooperation; and trust, responsibility and respect. More information can be found on our website at: www.eeagrants.org.

The position is open to nationals of EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and to nationals of the member states of the European Union.

Aðrar upplýsingar

The FMO is having a grants management system (named Grace) for the current funding period (2014-2021) developed externally. The Grace application is a documentation, information, reporting and business process system which is custom designed for the EEA Grants and Norway Grants. The Grace system is expected to be used by over 1000 users in 20 countries around Europe.

The successful candidate will work in a team which is responsible for the grant management systems of the organisation, this includes project management, analysis, implementation, testing, maintenance and user support for Grace and maintenance and user support for previous grants management systems.

The position is placed in the Compliance and Administration Department of the FMO. As for the Grace work the Officer will report to FMO’s Deputy Director, who leads the Grace project.

The main tasks of the successful applicant will be the following:
• Support application management of the grants management system;
• Liaise with stakeholders and gather requirements;
• Analyse and prioritise user requirements, including problem analysis and follow-up;
• Drive contributions needed for ensuring that the organisation has end user friendly and effective IT application;
• Facilitate the communication between FMO and Grace supplier;
• Manage change requests;
• Prepare and execute testing;
• Manage deployment of new versions of Grace;
• Prepare documentation, presentations and training material;
• Train end users, both within the organisation and to external users;
• Management of IT projects;
• Assist in other IT related tasks when needed.

The position involves travel.

University degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline.
Project Management and/or Agile Certification would be an advantage.

Required experience
• Minimum of seven years of relevant work experience related to IT development;
• Experience working with Scrum or other Agile processes;
• Solid experience in business and functional analysis;
• Solid experience in IT project management.

Desired experience
• Hands on programming experience;
• Previous experience with configuration of MS SharePoint;
• Previous experience with development in MS SSRS.

• Analytical, structured and result-oriented approach;
• A strong commitment to acquire business knowledge and understanding;
• Very good IT development and information management knowledge;
• Knowledge of project management principles, methods and practices in an IT environment;
• Knowledge of SQL;
• Good presentation skills and ability to present complex issues in a clear manner;
• Proactive and cooperative outlook;
• Good negotiation skills and strong interpersonal abilities, including a dynamic and flexible attitude, and cultural sensitivity;
• Self-reliance and autonomy, but also facility for team work;
• Ability to multitask and work to tight deadlines.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (the working language of the FMO).

Employment Terms
Grade: A4
Annual Salary: EUR 92,050

Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the grade. The Director of the FMO reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level different from that advertised. Through its recruitment policy, the FMO wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.

We offer a very interesting and challenging position in a dynamic and diverse environment and the opportunity to work in a team of highly qualified people. Salaries and related payments are exempt from taxation by the EFTA Member States, and as regulated in headquarters agreements, in the EFTA host states. Depending on the candidate’s family status, benefits and allowances may apply.

Interested applicants should apply online via the EFTA e-recruitment tool: http://jobs.efta.int/

Please note that only applications received via our web tool will be considered.

Deadline for submission of application: 13 November 2018.



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