Current vacancy in Task Force on Big Data
The Task Force on Big Data is looking for a National Expert on Secondment who can contribute to the fulfilment of the overall objectives and the implementation of the TF’s work programme, in particular: Contribute to the definition of ESS policies and programmes with regard to the use of Big Data for official statistics; Participate in programming, formulating and implementing training courses for European statisticians on the new skills needed to deal with Big Data sources; Contribute to the introduction of new measures of quality and accuracy to assess in the ESS statistical figures obtained from Big Data sources; Interface with other DGs, Member States, international organisations and other stakeholders on issues related to Big Data uses; Participate in research projects aiming at assessing the possibility of producing official statistics in specific fields from particular Big Data sources.
Deadline for applications: 25/09/2014. Vacancy notice
Current vacancy in Unit E.1
Eurostat Unit E.1 (Agriculture and fisheries) is looking for a dynamic SNE who, under the supervision of the Head of Unit, will carry out administrative tasks for the supervision and development of data collection, data management and validation for agricultural and fisheries statistics. He or she will follow up a number of critical projects, launched in the last few years, like the implementation of SDMX-ML format, the creation of data structure definitions (DSDs), the management of the Electronic Data files Administration and Management Information System (eDAMIS Web Forms system), the improvement of eDAMIS data collection system in general, the re-engineering of the new MDT production system as well as the harmonisation of code lists, in line with the principles of SDMX-ML standard. The production unit – in cooperation with the IT units – aims to develop a harmonized and forward data processing strategy for the domains of responsibility. Common solutions for data handling have to be sought, followed-up and controlled, by taking into account of needs of the different agricultural and fishery domains and reconciling national, international and EU approaches.
Deadline for applications: 25/09/2014 Vacancy notice
Current vacancy in Unit D.2
Unit D.2 (Excessive deficit procedure – EDP 1) is looking for a dynamic SNE to work as desk officer. Unit D.2 is responsible for the verification of government finance statistics relating to the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) for around half of the EU Member States as well as Candidate countries. The Unit cooperates closely with colleagues from the Directorate as well as with Member State experts and various institutions. We propose a job as desk officer for 2 Member States in a small a dynamic unit, with outputs of high visibility and importance. The main tasks include the assessment of the quality of the biannual deficit and debt data reported by countries, the preparation and participation in EDP visits to countries, the provision of advice and clarifications on specific methodological issues having an impact on government deficit and debt and the monitoring of developments relating to GFS in the countries under responsibility. In addition to country responsibilities, each desk officer also has responsibility for at least one horizontal EDP methodological topic.
Reduced deadline for applications: 25/07/2014. Vacancy notice
Current vacancy in Unit E.1
Eurostat Unit E.1 (Agriculture and fisheries) is looking for a dynamic SNE who, under the supervision of the Head of Unit, will work in several of these activities: Contribution to the development of agro-environmental indicators in particular through the improvement of statistics on agricultural inputs: i.e. fertilisers, pesticides, water, energy. Set up of permanent data collection systems with the Member States. Cooperation with other Commission DGs and International Organisations (FAO, OECD) on the settlement and improvement of the indicators with a specific focus on nutrient balances. Implementation of the pesticide statistics Regulation 1185/2009: definition of specific data transmission formats, data validation and analysis, updating and communication on data collection methodology, development of pesticide risk indictors in collaboration with other Commission DGs and International Organisations (FAO, OECD).
Reduced deadline for applications: 25/07/2014 Vacancy notice
Current vacancy in Unit B.1
ESTAT unit B.1 "Methodology and Corporate Architecture" provides Eurostat and the European Statistical System with service, guidance and expertise in the areas of statistical methodology, statistical confidentiality, research and innovation, information models and standards, enterprise architecture and modernisation in order to ensure the quality of European statistics and corresponding production processes, to maximise the use of data collected and to improve efficiency through interoperability, integration and standardisation of ESS processes. The offered post involves tasks related to the development, coordination and implementation of enterprise architecture principles and models in Eurostat and in the ESS. The expert would, in particular, contribute to: The development of enterprise architecture principles and models inside Eurostat and the ESS; Assess and monitor projects and processes from the Enterprise Architecture point of view; Contribute to the modernisation activities coordinated by Eurostat, both internally and in the ESS; Contribute to the establishment of an Enterprise Architecture culture in Eurostat. The post offers the opportunity to integrate the EA team in Eurostat and to work closely with colleagues in national statistical offices in the EU Member States, non-EU countries, international organisations and other units in Eurostat and in the Commission.
Deadline for applications: 25/07/2014. Vacancy notice