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  • Function title: Director of Central Route Charges Office & Finance
  • Reference: NOC-CF-2021-AD/313
  • Location: Brussels - Information about living in Brussels
  • Nature of competition: Internal and external competition
  • Applicable regulations: Staff regulations governing officials of the EUROCONTROL Agency
  • Grades for publication: AD14-15
  • Type of post: Director (AD14-AD15 )
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Duration: 5 Year (s)
  • Security clearance: Security vetting may be required in accordance with the relevant EUROCONTROL security provisions
  • Directorate/Service: CF - Directorate Central Route Charges Office and Finance
  • Competition publication date: 25/06/2021
  • Competition closing date: 03/09/2021 (23:59 Brussels time)
  • Job references may be consulted.

Your team

The Director Central Route Charges Office & Finance (DCF) functions as the Agency’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO)  and is required to work closely with the Director General, the PC, the SCF, the Enlarged Committee for Route Charges, as well as national authorities, airlines and financial institutions. 

Your role

In her/his function as the Director of the Central Route Charges Office:

  • Establish and collect air navigation charges and disburse these to the Contracting Parties.
  • Manage the funds held by the CRCO.
  • Manage relations on air navigation charges matters between the Agency and its stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the CRCO’s accounting system is appropriate for the task and prepare the annual accounts for the air navigation charges.
  • Manage and implement improvements to the Route Charges System and the operation of the CRCO.

In her/his function as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO):

  • Determine the financial strategy, identify financial risks and opportunities and oversee financial control of the Agency budget.
  • Manage accounting, including the preparation of the Agency’s annual accounts; manage procurement processes to ensure cost-effective and timely supply of critical services and goods; manage treasury activities, including cash and loan management, call up of Member States contributions, payment to staff and third parties and bank reconciliations.
  • Manages the relevant information services and underlying technologies necessary for the mission of the Directorate, in close collaboration with EUROCONTROL’s Technology Division.
  • Represent the Director General on the Pension Fund Supervisory Board (PFSB).
  • Ensure that the Directorate is the custodian of the Agency’s policies and rules for finance and contract matters.
  • Ensure the provision of services for finance, business planning and management processes to enable the effective management of the Agency, in these respective areas, and support external stakeholders.
  • Produce the Agency Business Plan and allocate the Agency’s financial resources.
  • Manage the relations between the Agency, the Organisation and external bodies to ensure that the Agency’s financial resources and financial position are consistent with its short- and long-term requirements.

In her/his function as a member of the senior management team:

  • Lead and manage the operations of the Directorate and its staff.
  • Contribute to the overall strategic management of the Agency.
  • Work as a team member of the EUROCONTROL Senior Management Group.

  • Carry out any other task in line with the main purpose of the job and/or as directed by the Director General.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • University studies of 4 years in a relevant field (e.g. finance, business, administration, economics or management).
  • Internal candidates should check on the intranet to see what level of in-house experience is considered equivalent to educational qualifications where appropriate.
  • Professional qualification or certification in Accountancy, Financial Analysis or Business Administration would be a definite advantage.
  • A minimum of 20 years’ professional experience in financial management or strategic activities, managing teams in large public or private sector organisations.
  • Experience at senior management level in service-oriented organisations, preferably in the public and private sectors and in a European environment.
  • Experience in financial management including debt recovery, and contract management.
  • Experience in business planning at corporate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver financial solutions to address complex problem areas.
  • Proficiency in understanding the structure of European air navigation services and a comprehension of ICAO and EU requirements would be an advantage.
  • Experience in planning, monitoring and implementing large and complex financial programmes.
  • Experience in effectively leading and implementing change and proven record of change management.
  • Political awareness affecting the aviation business.
  • Working as a team member to:
    • Define the Agency and Directorate strategic direction.
    • Make and implement collective and logical business decisions.
    • Work closely and supportively with the DG to shape policy.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively.
  • Be politically and organisationally aware of influences and cultures that impact the Agency.
  • Strategic focus: Defines the strategic direction of the Agency
  • Influencing: Builds alliances and develops influencing strategies
  • Decision making: Makes complex and long-term decisions
  • Leading: Defines direction and ensures implementation of the vision
  • Networking: Invests in networks instrumental in achieving business goals
  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment.
  • Professional conduct in line with the corporate behaviours of the Agency, i.e. result-driven, readiness to change, customer focus, integrity and team-player approach.
  • The working languages of the Agency are English and French. For this particular post, candidates must have an excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of French is not required for the performance of the duties for this post. Knowledge of French or another European language would be an advantage.

Useful information

  • Applications will be accepted from nationals of EUROCONTROL Member States only.
  • The appointment is for an initial period of 5 Years. The mandate may be renewed once to give a maximum total assignment of 10 years.
  • Before being appointed to the post, the selected candidate will be required to provide certified copies of his/her degree(s).
  • The successful candidate will be appointed at the grade, in the function group and to the type of post indicated in the vacancy notice, or if a group of grades has been published, in principle to the lowest grade.
  • Information on salary and benefits can be found on the web page
  • EUROCONTROL ensures equal opportunities, treatment and access for all candidates regardless of their sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or other opinions, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.
  • EUROCONTROL wishes to increase diversity in the talent pool and make the EUROCONTROL workforce representative of the diversity of the EUROCONTROL Member States.
  • Candidates should read the tips on how to apply. Item 1 includes information on the EUROCONTROL competency models (technical and behavioural). Candidates should refer to the behavioural competency model to find out the behaviours expected for the various different levels.