Senior Specialist - Medical Doctor in the Human Resources Unit at Europol (AD7) - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Europol/2020/TA/AD7/414

ABOUT EUROPOL

This selection procedure is intended to establish a reserve list of successful candidates (indicative number is 3).

Europol is a well-established and recognized organisation that became an EU agency in 2010. It is constantly looking for creative, self-reliant and energetic employees, who are up to the challenges involved in international crime-fighting, to work in its state-of-the-art headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Europol employs more than 1,000 personnel, including around 130 analysts, to identify and track the most dangerous criminal and terrorist networks in Europe. Our people come from a variety of professional backgrounds such as law enforcement, finance, legal, information technologies, human resources, communication, etc.

Working in close-knit teams, our specialists use their expertise and our cutting-edge technology to support investigations into serious organised crime and terrorism within and outside the EU.

A solid track record
Europol has:
• disrupted many criminal and terrorist networks
• contributed to the arrest of thousands of dangerous criminals
• helped recover millions of euros
• helped hundreds of victims of trafficking and abuse, including children

The working environment at Europol has a lot to offer. It is:
• highly collaborative
• intellectually stimulating
• multilingual
• multidisciplinary
• international

Prospective candidates should be prepared to work in a dynamic and fast-moving environment that requires a high level of flexibility, and should have the ability to perform well within a team.

Equal opportunity
Europol is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications without distinction on the basis of gender, colour, racial, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, nationality, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.
We aim to create and maintain a healthy and attractive work environment that supports women and men in their career planning and in achieving a healthy work-life balance.
Employment at Europol is open to nationals of EU Member States. There is no nationality quota system in operation, but Europol is striving for a broad range of nationalities in order to keep a well-balanced geographical distribution among its staff members.
If you would like to be part of a supportive team that allows you to make a strong contribution, and if you have seen a position that appeals to you, we’d like to hear from you.

BACKGROUND, MAIN PURPOSE AND TASKS OF THE POST

Under Europol’s organisational structure, the Capabilities Directorate hosts two Departments, being ICT (C1) and the Administration (C2) and the team managing Europol’s portfolio of information management products and services (CDBPM).

C2 Administration is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the following services, in the interests of the service and in compliance with the Financial and Staff Regulations and other applicable provisions:
• Planning and monitoring Europol’s financial and human resources at corporate level;
• Managing the recruitment, administration and development of Europol’s staff;
• Developing and implementing Europol’s policies, processes and procedures related to financial planning and administration;
• Facilities management, including the logistical management of Europol’s non-ICT devices.

The position of Senior Specialist – Medical Doctor is located within the Human Resources Unit.

The purpose of the position is to provide medical services for the staff of Europol under the supervision of the Company Doctor.

The successful applicant will have to carry out the following duties:
• Carry out medical and occupational health and safety services to all Europol Staff;
• The Medical and Occupational Health and Safety Services include:
- Pre-employment Medical Examinations;
- Annual Medical Examinations;
- Other Medical Examinations;
- Organisational Health advice;
- Contributing to the Risk Identification and Evaluation of Europol premises;
- Acting as consultant to identify workplace health hazards;
- Participation in Medical Committees and Invalidity Procedures;
- Home visits to staff members and other medical advice and services;
- Overseeing the staff member’s diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of occupational illnesses and/or injury;
- Preparing staff for return to work after illness or injury;
- Setting up and managing the contracts with third parties in relation to medical and occupational health services;
- Examining staff to determine the appropriate course of treatment;
- Recommending tests to determine extent of illness or help diagnose condition.
• Management of Medical Files which include the monitoring of sick leave;
• Support and deputize the Europol Company doctor in the execution of their tasks;
• Support the Head of Unit HR by providing professional advice, evaluation and interpretation of the developing and updating of medical standards;
• Perform any other tasks in the area of competence as assigned by line management.

REQUIREMENTS - ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

a. Candidates must:
• Be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen;
• Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service;
• Produce appropriate character references as to his or her suitability for the performance of the duties;
• Be physically fit to perform the duties pertaining to the position (prior to appointment the successful candidate will be medically examined by one of the institution’s medical officers in order that the institution may be satisfied that the candidate fulfils the requirements of Article 12(2)(d) CEOS);
• Produce evidence of a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the Union to the extent necessary for the performance of the duties.

b. Candidates must:
• Possess a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies in medicine attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is four years or more;
In addition to the above have at least 6 years of professional work experience gained after the award of the diploma.

REQUIREMENTS - SELECTION CRITERIA

a. Professional experience (assessed mainly during the Shortlisting phase):
Essential:
• At least 5 years of clinical work experience in occupational medicine gained after the award of the diploma;
• Professional experience in the areas of expertise which are most relevant to the tasks set out in section 2;
Desirable:
• Experience in working in a multicultural environment.
• Experience supervising staff.

b. Professional knowledge (assessed during the Selection procedure Written/Practical test and/or Interview):
Essential:
• The Medical Doctor must be registered in the “Beroepen in de Individuele Gezondheidszorg Register” (BIG register in The Netherlands) and in the relevant specialist register; (You can find the condition of the registration here: https://english.bigregister.nl/foreign-diploma/procedures)
• Knowledge of Dutch (at least level B2).

c. General competencies (assessed during the Selection procedure - Written/Practical test and/or Interview):
Communicating:
• Excellent communication skills in English, both orally and in writing;
• Excellent presentation skills;
• Ability to draft clear and concise documents on complex matters for various audiences.
Analysing & problem solving:
• Structured approach to work aimed at getting results;
• Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills;
• Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the internet.
Delivering quality and results:
• High degree of commitment and flexibility;
• High level of customer and service-orientation.
Prioritising and organising:
• Excellent organizational skills including the ability to plan own work load, establish clear priorities and exercise initiative;
• Ability to manage projects and familiarity with project management terminology and methodology.
Resilience:
• Strong ability to work well both independently and in a team;
• Very good interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively liaise with other departments, groups and teams as well as with external partners;
• Ability to remain effective under a heavy workload and demonstrate resistance to stress.
Living diversity:
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers in an international and multi-disciplinary work environment.
Advising:
• Ability to synthesise various data into a coherent and relevant whole, transforming it into a valuable and correct conclusion;
• Building constructive relationships with clients, adequately identifying and managing their needs and expectations, and giving well-grounded advice.

d. Fulfil the condition stipulated in Article 5 of the Decision of the Executive Director on the Duration of contracts of employment for Temporary Agents, on the start date of the possible contract of employment, which may be offered.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

The Contracting Authority sets up a Selection Committee, which consists of at least three members, one from the Human Resources Unit of Europol, one from the concerned Unit or Department and one designated by the Staff Committee.

The Selection Committee determines candidates’ suitability for the position by assessing their skills, experience and qualifications against the established job profile and makes an initial selection from the applications received.

The Selection Committee will invite the 5 highest scoring candidates (short-listed). All candidates having a score equal to the 5th highest scoring candidate will be included to the list of invited candidates.

Shortlisted applicants are invited to participate in a post-related selection procedure, generally consisting of written and/or practical tests and competency-based interviews.

The Contracting Authority makes a decision of appointment on the basis of advice from the Selection Committee. He will inform the Committee of his decision. All candidates who attend the selection procedure will be informed of the outcome.

Candidates who attended a selection procedure may request feedback on their performance of the written test and interview within three months after the selection procedure. Europol will not be in a position to respond to feedback inquiries received outside this time frame.

The Selection Committee’s work and deliberations are confidential. It is forbidden for candidates to make direct or indirect contact with the members of the Selection Committee or for anyone to do so on their behalf. All enquiries or requests for information or documentation in relation to the competition should be addressed to the Europol Recruitment Office.

Detailed information on the selection procedure, including the appeal procedure is available in the Europol Recruitment Guidelines, which can be found on Europol’s website

SALARY

Scale: AD7
The basic monthly salary is EUR 6.251,08(step 1) or EUR6.513,76(step 2).

The step in grade is determined on the basis of professional experience gained after the education required for the position and in line with applicable implementing rules.

Staff pay EU tax at source but salaries are exempt from national taxes. Compulsory deductions are made for medical insurance, pension and unemployment insurance.

Subject to the applicable conditions being met, as defined in the EU Staff Regulations (EUSR)/CEOS and further specified in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, allowances such as expatriation allowance (16% of basic gross salary) or foreign residence allowance (4% of basic gross salary), household allowance, dependent child and/or education allowance may be granted.

Staff enjoy worldwide insurance coverage by the Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme (JSIS) and are insured against sickness, the risk of occupational disease and accident.

Europol offers flexible working arrangements, a comprehensive provision for annual leave as well as parental leave supporting a healthy work-life balance.

Indicative net salary sample calculation AD7/1:
a) Staff member (single) in receipt of expatriation allowance (16%): EUR 6488
b) Staff member with two dependent children in their custody in receipt of expatriation allowance (16%): EUR 88297

The above information is indicative and for information purposes only. It is merely meant to give an indication of your possible net salary in light of the currently applicable amounts of the related allowances and the level of taxation. It has no legal value and no rights can be derived from it.

The information is based on figures applicable as of July 2019.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Probation period
Engagement for this position is subject to the successful completion of a probationary period of 9 months. Within this period the successful candidate will have to undergo a post-related security screening.

Europol reserves the right to terminate the contract of employment during or at the end of the probation period in accordance with Article 14 of CEOS.

Security screening and certificate of good conduct
All candidates who have successfully passed a selection procedure are required to apply for a national “certificate of good conduct” at the time an offer of employment is made.

The “certificate of good conduct” must be provided to Europol prior the signature of the employment contract. In case of unfavourable entries in the “Certificate of good conduct” Europol reserves the right not to award an employment contract.

However, the national certificate of good conduct does not substitute a valid full Personal Security Clearance Certificate (PSCC) that must be obtained for all Europol staff at the level indicated in the Job Description. A PSCC is a certificate issued by a competent authority establishing that an individual is security cleared. It contains the level of clearance, the date of issuance and the date of expiry. Failure to obtain the requisite security clearance before the expiration of the probationary period may be cause for termination of the employment contract.

The requested level of Security Clearance for this post is:
CONFIDENTIEL UE/EU CONFIDENTIAL

Contract of employment
The successful candidate will be recruited in the type of post Administrator and function group AD, grade 7 pursuant to Article 2(f) CEOS and Annex I EUSR.

The initial contract will be concluded for a period of 4 years (full-time – 40 hours a week).

The contract may be renewed, in principle, for a period of 2 years. Any further renewal shall be for an indefinite duration.

If the successful candidate is already a member of temporary staff 2(f) in the relevant function group, he/she will be offered the opportunity of contract continuity, subject to establishment plan availabilities.

The place of employment will be The Hague, The Netherlands.

For further information on terms and conditions please consult the EU Staff Regulations which are available on Europol’s website.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Privacy Statement
Europol respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. Your data will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data applicable to Europol under Article 46 of the Europol Regulation.

For additional information, please consult the applicable privacy statement available on our website.

Main dates
Deadline for application:  Extended until 23 April 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone

Recruitment procedure:   May 2020

Application process and selection procedure
Please refer to the EUROPOL RECRUITMENT GUIDELINES available on Europol’s websitefor further details on the application process and the selection procedure.

Contact details
For further details on the application process please call +31 (0) 70 302 5235 or +31 (0) 70 353 1146.

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Deadline

23 April 2020, 23:59:59 CEST

Contract type

Non-Restricted Temporary Agent

Unit/Group

Capabilities Directorate

Reports to

Head of Unit - Human Resources Europol Company Doctor