Contract Management Officer
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN17-17
2. About ECMWF *
ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of its forecasts, collects and processes large amounts of observations, and manages a long-term archive of meteorological data. Satellite and in situ observations provide the information for up-to-date global analyses and climate reanalyses of the atmosphere, ocean and land surface
For details, see www.ecmwf.int/.
ECMWF has been entrusted to operate the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on behalf of the European Commission until the end of 2020. Copernicus is the European Union (EU) flagship Earth-observation programme. The programme ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and will provide reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications.
3. Summary of the role
The position is in the Contract Management Section of ECMWF’s Copernicus Services Department. ECMWF is issuing competitive calls to procure most elements of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) operational services. The Copernicus Contract Management Section is responsible for both the negotiations of new contracts and to ensure compliance with the contractual arrangements of signed contracts. The Section will soon be managing more than 80 active service contracts focusing on data and information services delivery, studies and use cases, IT development services and communication and training activities. Contracts involve private and public entities from most of the EU and ECMWF Member States.
In this role, the Contract Management Officer will work closely with the Head of the Contract Management Section as well as with other members of the team. He or she will be in daily contact with the contractors and throughout the contract negotiation and implementation process, the successful candidate will collaborate with technical and scientific colleagues responsible for tracking the technical implementation of the contracts. For procurement, legal and financial aspects, the Contract Management Officer will work closely with colleagues in the Administration Department of ECMWF.
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
5. Personal attributes
6. Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge and skills (including language)
7. Other information
Principal Legal Officer: Grade A4
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A2 grade, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations and the annual basic salary will be Ł56,487 net of tax. This position is assigned to the employment category STF-PL as defined in the Staff Regulations.
Full details of salary scales and allowances are available on the ECMWF website at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs, including the Centre's Staff Regulations regarding the terms and conditions of employment.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Length of contract:To 31 December 2020, with the possibility of extension subject to continuation of funding by the Copernicus programme.
Location: The position will be based in the Reading area, in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
8. How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs/.
ECMWF has an Equal Opportunities Policy and applications from all suitably qualified candidates are welcome.
Staff are usually recruited from among nationals of the following Member States and Co-operating States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Staff from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases