Friday, February 19, 2016

IT Officer , Science Europe

Science Europe ( is an association of European Research Funding Organisations (RFO) and Research Performing Organisations (RPO) in 27 countries, with an Office based in Brussels.
It promotes the collective interests of the RFOs and RPOs of Europe and supports its Member Organisations in their efforts to foster European research. It aims to contribute to the development of robust research policy in Europe and to support the European Research Area through engagement with key partners and stakeholders. In doing so it is informed by direct representation of the scientific community in its reflections on policies, strategies and actions, through its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).
The Science Europe Office currently has a team of 17 staff.
Further information on Science Europe can be found at:
In order to support the activities of Science Europe, we are currently looking for an IT Officer.
This post will involve technical and operational support to staff, computer systems maintenance, technical website management, management of an online collaborative environment, and assistance with other tasks and projects as needed.
Contract duration: one year (available from April 2016).
The post is based full time in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Managing the day-to-day operation of the organisation’s computer systems, including network and all IT-related devices and peripherals;
  • Assisting in installing, testing, upgrading and maintaining systems software and hardware;
  • Troubleshooting and correcting hardware/software computer and network problems;
  • Performing health checks and administrative duties on all servers;
  • Monitoring back-up procedures and performing recoveries as needed and regular backup tests;
  • Documenting, escalating and raising incidents with relevant service providers;
  • Liaising with IT vendors and service providers;
  • Managing SE’s website and platforms (LimeSurvey, WordPress, CMS Made Simple), including backup and health checks;
  • Managing a SharePoint platform;
  • Supporting in-house software development, maintenance and upgrading;
  • Maintaining all records and documentation about the IT infrastructure, systems and data, including physical diagrams, processes, procedures, device and infrastructure monitoring, configuration, availability and capacity;
  • Identifying IT needs of the organisation and presenting recommendations for improvements;
  • Contributing to special IT and administrative projects as assigned; and
  • Assisting with other administrative tasks and projects as needed.
Essential Requirements:
  • You have excellent knowledge of current Windows operating systems;
  • You also have thorough knowledge of MS Office software;
  • You have knowledge of current server and networking technology:
  • Active domain controller
  • Exchange powershell
  • Linux CLI
  • Amazon EC2
  • ASP and VB script and VBA
  • VMWare and VM Backup system
  • You have knowledge of SharePoint, or other on-line collaboration tools;
  • You understand web design and management, as well as  HTML, CSS and JavaScript;
  • You are fluent in English, the working language of the Office;
  • You have good organisational, communication and team-working skills;
  • You are able to work pro-actively and on your own initiative;
  • You have a flexible approach to work, as required for this key role in an evolving organisation.
Desirable Elements:
The following skills and experience would be beneficial:
  • Knowledge of C++; and
  • Knowledge of other European languages, particularly French and/or Dutch.
Salary and Benefits
You will have the opportunity to help shape an evolving organisation, and a high level of autonomy and a great challenge is therefore guaranteed.
This position is full time (40 hours per week) for one year, with the possibility of extension.
Science Europe offers a competitive salary, in the range of €2,514 to €3,232 gross monthly salary, as well as benefits such as chèques repas (meal vouchers), ‘13th month’ (additional salary payment in December), hospital and group insurance and extra vacation days. The salary offered within this range will be dependent on level of experience.  
Please note that Science Europe is established under Belgian law, and that employment is within the Belgian tax and social security system. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Belgium.
How to Apply
Please apply by sending your CV and a cover letter in English to
Your cover letter (maximum two pages) should outline your suitability and motivation for the post.
Please also include with your application the names and contact details of two people who could provide a reference if you are short-listed for interview.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 10 March 2016.
Interviews are provisionally scheduled for Tuesday 22 March 2016.  If you know in advance that you will not be available on that date please indicate this clearly in your cover letter.
Further Information
Please direct any questions to; telephone + 32 (0)2 226 03 00. 

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