ECA/2019/23 - IT Digital Portfolio manager


The European Court of Auditors is the European Union (EU) institution based in Luxemburg and established by the Treaties (TEU and TFEU) as the sole auditor of the EU finances. As EU’s external auditor, the Court’s aim is to improve EU financial management and to act as an independent guardian of citizens’ financial interests. 

Within the Secretariat General of the ECA, the mission of the Directorate of Information, Workplace and Innovation (SG2) is to enable the European Court of Auditors to reach its strategical objectives by making effective and efficient use of information and by facilitating an optimal workplace, optimising the use of the technologies and the facilities management.

The principles of partnership with the users of the ECA and the promotion of innovation, both at business and technological levels, are fundamental values of our Directorate.


The successful candidate will participate, under the authority of the Director of Information, Workplace and Innovation, in the development and maintenance of IT applications and services in accordance with the IT plan of the ECA. 

In particular, the candidate will be responsible for a portfolio of digital services provided by the Directorate. This entails:

-   being an innovative digital professional who will create new digital services for the ECA;

-   redesigning the portfolio of services that will shape the new digital strategy of the ECA;

-   identifying and reviewing key business processes in order to adapt them to the digital world, transforming the way the ECA staff work;

-   being a solid IT Service Manager and an innovative Business Partner, playing a bridging role between technology and business at ECA;

-   managing digital projects from inception to deployment and transition to service;

-   being a key player in the adoption of modern IT methods and technologies like DevSecOps or innovative Cloud services.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, dealing with forefront technologies and innovative working methods.


This vacancy notice is open to applicants who, on the deadline for application, meet the eligibility conditions set out in the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union (hereinafter the Staff Regulations) and will have:

1. Qualifications

In accordance with Article 5 of the Staff Regulations:

- a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is four years or more, or

- a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma and appropriate professional experience of at least one year when the normal period of university education is at least three years, or

- where justified in the interests of the service, professional training of an equivalent level.

2. Professional experience and skills 

-   demonstrate excellent analytical and conceptual skills together with a sound verbal and written communication capacity;

-   possess an open-minded and dynamic personality with a deep sense of innovation;

-   a strong team player spirit enhanced by a sense of service orientation and user satisfaction is fundamental;

-   experience in software development methods such as RUP, Scrum or Agile methods is required;

-   knowledge of service management frameworks like ITIL and IT Governance frameworks like COBIT would be an advantage.

3.  Knowledge of languages

- thorough knowledge of one official language of the European Union;

- satisfactory knowledge of at least one other official European Union language;

- due to the nature of the duties to be carried out, a good knowledge of English or French (minimum B2 in understanding, speaking and writing), is required. Knowledge of both is desirable.

To assess your foreign language skills, see:


Deadline for applications is midday on 26 July 2019 (Luxembourg time).

Applications must be drafted in English or French and submitted only via the online form provided for the vacancy advertised.

Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:

- a letter of motivation;

- an up-to-date CV which must be in the "Europass" format; (see:;

- for officials working outside of the ECA: in addition to the two above-mentioned elements, a document confirming your function group, grade and status as an official, must be provided.

Please note that only the information provided in your CV and motivation letter will be taken into account in evaluating your application.

Applications failing to adhere strictly to these instructions will be rejected.


The Court has decided to launch this vacancy notice for an IT Digital Portfolio manager on the basis of Article 29.1 (a), (b) and (c) of the Staff Regulations.

Therefore, this vacancy notice is open ONLY to officials of the European Court of Auditors, officials of other EU institutions or EPSO competitions laureates.

In line with the Court’s equal opportunities policy and Article 1d of the Staff Regulations, the Court embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. The Court accepts applications without discrimination on any grounds and takes steps to ensure that recruitment is evenly balanced between men and women, as required by Article 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The Court also takes measures to reconcile working life with family life.


The Court is committed to ensuring that candidates' personal data are processed in compliance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council 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.   

For more information, see the specific privacy statement for employment vacancies which is available at the following address: 


If, at any stage in the selection procedure, you believe that a decision adversely affects you, the following options are available:

I. Request for the Selection Board’s decisions to be reconsidered

You may submit a written reasoned request for the Board’s decision to be reconsidered. Such a request must be submitted to the following address within 10 days of notification of the decision:

II. Complaints

Pursuant to Article 90(2) of the Staff Regulations, you may submit a complaint against the Court’s Decision to reject your application within three months of being notified thereof, to the following address:

The Secretary-General

European Court of Auditors

12, rue Alcide De Gasperi

L-1615 Luxembourg

III. Judicial appeal

Pursuant to Article 91 of the Staff Regulations, if your complaint is rejected and this decision affects you adversely, you may then file an appeal with the European Court of Justice. Such appeals must be filed by a lawyer within three months of notification of the decision to reject the complaint.

IV. Complaints to the European Ombudsman

If you believe that the handling of your application has involved maladministration by the European Court of Auditors, you may submit a complaint to the European Ombudsman, having first contacted the Court with the aim of settling the dispute. You must submit your complaint in writing within two years of discovering the relevant facts. An electronic complaints form is available on the European Ombudsman’s website. Complaining to the European Ombudsman will not suspend the above-mentioned appeal deadlines.

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