European Audiovisual Observatory is looking for its new Executive Director.
The European Audiovisual Observatory is an enlarged Partial Agreement under the Council of Europe.
The incumbent will provide leadership to, and ensure efficient management of the European Audiovisual Observatory, being accountable to the Observatorys Executive Council for the financial and budgetary management as well as the implementation of the Observatorys programme of activities, in compliance with Council of Europe values. The Executive Director is accountable to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, in particular as regards the application of the Staff Regulations.
The incumbent will ensure the following duties:
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The European Audiovisual Observatory
The European Audiovisual Observatory was established under an enlarged Partial Agreement of the Council of Europe, instituted by Resolution (92) 70 adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 15 December 1992, and established on a permanent basis by Resolution (97) 4 adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 20 March 1997, with an amended Statute adopted by the Committee of Ministers through Resolution (2000) 7.
The Observatory is a European public service body comprised of 39 member states and the European Union, represented by the European Commission.
The working languages of the Observatory are English, French and German.
The Observatory, which is an information centre for legal, economic and resource information and data relating to television, cinema, video and new media throughout Europe, was set up to meet the needs of professional circles in these sectors and to promote the development and transparency of the European audiovisual market.
Its tasks are to:
The decision-making body of the Observatory is the Executive Council, which is composed of a representative from each of the member states and the European Commission. The Advisory Committee consists of representatives from the professional organisations in the audiovisual field and the Observatorys partner institutions; they give advice and support to the Observatorys work.
Applications must be made in English or French using the Council of Europe on-line application system. By connecting to our website http://www.coe-recruitment.com you can create and submit your on-line application. Applications must be submitted by 5 March 2013 (midnight Central European Time) at the latest. All applications for this post must be made on the site of the Council of Europe by clicking here. The European Audiovisual Observatory can not accept direct applications for this post.
In accordance with Article 9.1 of the Statute of the European Audiovisual Observatory, the Executive Director is chosen by the Executive Council of the Observatory and appointed by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
The selection procedure will consist of a preliminary selection, and an interview with a recruitment panel. A second interview will be conducted by the Executive Council in June 2013.
The appointed candidate must be a national of a Council of Europe Member State. In accordance with the Staff Regulations of the Council of Europe, staff shall retire on reaching the age of 65.
The Council of Europe aims at filling the post as from 1 July 2013.
The mandate of the Executive Director is for a period of five years, which can be renewed by decision of the Executive Council. The first year constitutes a probationary period.
Under its equal opportunities policy, the Council of Europe is aiming to achieve parity in the number of women and men employed in each category and grade. In the event of equal merit, preference will therefore be given to the applicant belonging to the under-represented sex.
The Council of Europe welcomes applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief or sexual orientation.
During the different stages of the recruitment procedure, specific measures may be taken to ensure equal opportunities for candidates with disabilities.
Set up in December 1992, the European Audiovisual Observatory's mission is to gather and distribute information on the audiovisual industry in Europe. The Observatory is a European public service body comprised of 39 member states and the European Union, represented by the European Commission. It operates within the legal framework of the Council of Europe and works alongside a number of partner and professional organisations from within the industry and with a network of correspondents. In addition to contributions to conferences, other major activities are the publication of a Yearbook, newsletters and reports, the compilation and management of databases and the provision of information through the Observatory's Internet site.