Group Leader Procurement (ECDC)

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Application Deadline:

November 12, 2018 @ 23:59hrs (Brussels Time)

Important Note:

Applicants must use the official application form provided on the ECDC website.

Applications must be email to

Position: Group Leader Procurement

Reference #: ECDC/AD/2018/RMC-GLP

Position Type

Temporary (5yrs 0mos)

Telework Eligibility


Clearance Required


Estimated Salary

Minimum 42200 SEK / Month

Physical Work Location:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) 

Gustav III:s Boulevard 40

16973 Solna


Ph: +46 (0)8 586 010 00 

Fax: +46 (0)8 586 010 01 



Position description:

Applications are invited for the above Temporary Agent post at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The Jobholder will report to the Head of Section Legal Services and Procurement.

Why is this role important?

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005. It is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases.

According to Article 3 of the Founding Regulation, ECDC's mission is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases.

In order to achieve this mission, ECDC works in partnership with national health protection bodies across Europe to strengthen and develop continent-wide disease surveillance and early warning systems. By working with experts throughout Europe, ECDC pools Europe's health knowledge to develop authoritative scientific opinions about the risks posed by current and emerging infectious diseases.

Once hired, you will:

Plan and supervise the work of the Procurement Group;

Ensure high quality procurement support to the ECDC units, sections and disease programmes;

Provide advice and support to project managers and authorising officers in the area of procurement and contract management, including advice on the most appropriate outsourcing strategy in line with the legal and procedural framework and principles of sound financial management;

Drive continuous evaluation, standardisation and improvement of procurement plans, processes, procedures, working methods and tools to ensure efficient and effective procurement across ECDC to efficiently meet changing objectives and priorities;

Coordinate and review files submitted to the Centre’s Committee on Procurements, Contracts and Grants (CPCG) in view of their compliance with applicable regulations;

Line manage the staff of the Group, including performance management;

Collaborate with internal and external auditing/controlling bodies;

Contribute to the creation of procurement training plans and contribute to training and other awareness raising activities on procurement-related matters;

Contributing to other activities of ECDC as required, within his/her field of competence.

What do we offer?

The successful candidate will be recruited as a Temporary Agent, pursuant to article 2f) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities, for a period of five yearswhichmay be renewed. The appointment will be ingrade AD 5.

Applicants should note the requirement under the EU staff regulations for all new staff to complete successfully a probationary period.

For any further information on contractual and working conditions, please refer to the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities, which are available at the following link:

Minimum requirements:

A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma;

Thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the Communities and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the Communities to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties;

Nationality of one of the EU Member States or of Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein;

To be entitled to his or her full rights as a citizen;

To have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service;

Meet the character requirements for the duties involved; and

Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post;

At least 5 years professional experience (following the award of the diploma), of which at least 3 years professional experience performing public procurement and contract management tasks relevant to the job description in the service of a European Union institution, agency or body, or in an international organisation, or in a national body performing procurement;

Very good knowledge and understanding of the EU financial regulations and internal control standards of the European institutions, agencies or bodies, or equivalent legislative frameworks;

Proven experience in managing a team;

Excellent level of English, both written and spoken.

Capability to motivate, organize, coordinate and manage work and responsibilities of team members;

Excellent customer and service orientation;

Solution oriented approach and a proactive way of working;

Excellent ability to work collaboratively and build strong working relationships;

Attention to detail and quality driven;

High capacity to work under pressure and within tight deadlines;

Excellent planning, coordination and priority setting abilities.

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