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The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Corporate Services Directorate (CS), Information Management and Procurement Department (IMP), Corporate Information and Processes Division (CIP) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a (Associate) Data Governance Officer - Change Control. This is a full-time position at grade 4/5. The term of this contract will be 4 years. Panel interviews are anticipated for mid-FEBRUARY. The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.
Purpose As the (Associate) Data Governance Officer - Change Control, internally referred to as (Associate) Officer, you will be part of the Data Governance Unit, within the Corporate Information and Processes Division, and will work in collaboration with the EIB's data management/governance stakeholders. You will contribute to the ongoing establishment and improvement of data governance by contributing to the EIB's Data Governance Unit activities and initiatives in line with the EIB Group's Data Management and Governance Policy in order to implement and manage change-control processes, especially linked to the new Reporting Governance Framework and new governance processes for change control of production databases.
Operating Network The Data Governance Unit functions as the EIB's Data Governance Office (DGO) and comprises a team of data governance officers who together lead various initiatives and working groups in order to establish and improve data management and governance throughout the Bank. You will implement and enforce the Data Governance Unit's policies and standards through various initiatives and projects, specifically in the areas of reporting governance and controlling requests for live database changes. Reporting to the Head of the Data Governance Unit you will work closely in close cooperation with various Bank-wide stakeholders including data officers, data owners, reporting officers and data custodians in order to establish, implement and sustain various data governance initiatives, projects and working groups.
Contribute to the development and implementation of the Bank-wide corporate data governance action plans, standards, principles, projects, processes and solutions;
Define and implement the framework and processes for managing and validating live database data change requests with the data governance, business and IT stakeholders, and addressing the risks and weaknesses exposed in the related audit including but not limited to:
Challenging the need for live database data changes by evaluating alternative solutions;
Ensuring that any proposed database change which relates to a data quality production issue is flagged and handled as such;
Ensuring that root-cause analysis is performed for each change related to a data quality production issue;
Setting the appropriate level of management approval required depending on the criticality and/or sensitivity of the information to be updated;
Performing ex-post evaluations to avoid recurrent data changes;
Monitoring actively and providing regular reporting on data changes, ensuring these are properly documented and respect related standards.
Contribute to the implementation of the Reporting Governance Framework by:
Supporting the implementation of a ticketing system for managing requests for proposed changes to critical reports;
Monitoring the status and progress of requested changes to critical reports;
Organising weekly Change-Control Board meetings in order to evaluate proposed changes to reports and to ensure they are implemented by IT in the expected controlled manner;
Monitoring the Reporting Governance Framework in order to ensure that required actions and mitigation are performed by business areas;
Ensuring that the inventory of critical reports is up to date, in particular that metadata attributes are maintained and complete;
Providing guidance regarding reporting practices.
University degree in information technology, information management, business, finance or a related field with exposure to data or information governance and data management topics.
Minimum of three years' relevant professional experience, covering data governance and/or data management activities.
Experience ideally gained within the financial services sector and in an international context would be an advantage.
Strong knowledge of data governance and data management best practices, policies, standards and control frameworks.
Experience of managing change processes (change-control management) or providing managed services is a plus.
Solution-driven approach with a problem-solving mind-set.
Experience with metrics gathering, tracking and reporting.
Familiarity with data-related best banking practices and standards (e.g., BCBS 239).
Exposure to data management practices, including structured databases, data warehouses/analytical data stores, data modelling and metadata management.
Knowledge of source systems, data warehouse and reporting environments is a plus;
Excellent knowledge of English and good command of French(*). (Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage).
Achievement Drive: Continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation's needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation's mission, policies and rules.
(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (*). Deadline for applications: 17 th January 2020 (*). We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities. #LI-POST