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25 July 2022

CEPOL is looking for a Head of Sector – Directorate (AD6).

The Head of Sector Directorate shall report to the CEPOL Executive Director and will be responsible for the coordination of the activities in the Directorate as well as the quality planning and coordination of actions necessary to analyse, draft and produce the corporate planning and reporting documents of CEPOL, such as Single programming documents / Consolidated Annual Activity Reports and other planning and reporting exercises.

Key Accountabilities

  • Coordinate activities of the Directorate, a sector that includes External Relations with the Liaison Office in Brussels, Governance, Communications, Quality Management, Internal Control, and management support including corporate activities and services under direct hierarchical responsibility of the Executive Director
  • Steer, manage and coordinate all activities of the Executive Director including representing the Executive Director in the meetings when requested and necessary, and ensuring a smooth, timely and clear communication flow between the Executive Director and Agency’s stakeholders, internal and external
  • Propose organisational steps necessary to ensure efficient performance of the Agency’s tasks and functions
  • Coordinate the preparation of documents, presentations and speaking notes for the Executive Director and take lead in drafting and editing messages and notes
  • Coordinate the elaboration of and contribute to the vision, content and planning of the strategy of the Agency including drafting, developing, and updating the Single programming document and all other Agency’s reports necessary for planning and reporting in close cooperation with relevant internal contact points in charge for the Agency’ s operations and administration
  • Assess, advise on and support the consolidated annual report on the Agency’s activities, including the accounts and a description of how the Agency has met its performance indicators; prepare the submission of both the annual report and the assessment to the relevant stakeholders
  • Advise and recommend Agency’s management concerning business planning
  • Supervise the work of Assistants in the Front Office

Essential Criteria

  • Proven experience of the planning cycle and programming documents of an EU agency/institution
  • Experience in strategy drafting, monitoring, setting targets, reporting against key performance indicators, translating the strategic goals into operational targets/activities and providing strategic advice
  • Very good knowledge of English language (it will be tested through the recruitment procedure)
  • Experience in coordination of different teams’ portfolios in a multinational and multicultural environment, good communication skills (please describe the size and complexity of the teams and the duration of your experience(s))
  • Experience in preparing briefings and speeches for management; representing an organisation in an international fora; (please describe: number of briefings, speeches and type of representations done)

Advantageous Criteria

  • Practical knowledge on the functioning of the EU bodies, various EU funding mechanisms and projects, as well as internal and external EU policy
  • Practical knowledge in provision/organisation of training and education
  • Law Enforcement work experience for at least 2 years
  • Experience in organisation and /or coordination of international events/visits/meetings

Interested? Read more here and apply for the vacancy before 11 September 2022, 23:55hrs, Budapest Time.



Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032