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eu-LISA is the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. They design, develop and operate large-scale information systems at the heart of Schengen, in the area of internal security, border management and judicial cooperation.

eu-LISA’s core mission is to keep Europe safe through technology, operating IT systems and providing services related to EU Justice and Home affairs policies. They aim to help the EU Citizens feel safe, protected, free, fairly treated and part of a united Europe.

eu-LISA believes in creating a positive and enjoyable work environment for their people and takes pride in nurturing a work environment that values and recognises the contributions of team members. As an organisation, they understand the importance of employee recognition in driving motivation and creating a fulfilling workplace.

Visit their website to learn more about their core activities and how you can be part of the mission to keep Europe safe.


About the job

Based in eu-LISA’s headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia, you will play a vital part in the role of the Deputy Executive Director, as you will work closely with the Executive Director to help shape and steer the Agency. In particular, you will be expected to focus in particular on compliance, risk and corporate management efforts

  • Assisting the Executive Director and replacing the Executive Director during their absence;
  • Strengthening the Agency’s capacity with corporate risk and compliance management efforts, especially regarding procurement and contract management;
  • Overseeing the Agency’s corporate risk assessment and risk management framework, as well as enhancing and implementing effective corporate risk management processes;
  • Guiding and giving general counsel on implementing legal requirements, steering efforts to consolidate the Agency’s legal capabilities;
  • Enhancing data protection and privacy compliance.
  • Liaising with external supervisory bodies and representing the Agency to EU bodies and Member States.

The Offer

  • To begin with, the salary is determined by the grade you have applied for, which corresponds to a basic monthly salary (currently EUR 14,790.98 for step 1, and EUR 15,412.50 for step 2) weighed by the correction coefficient of 98.9% for Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Depending on your individual and family situation, you may be eligible for various allowances such as expatriation, installation and household allowance, dependent child, or education allowance, ensuring your financial comfort. It is important to note that salaries are exempt from national taxation and subject to a lower tax raised by EU.
  • We offer a wide range of additional benefits such as health insurance, including sickness and accident insurance, hospitalisation, dental care, and preventive medicine coverage.
  • You will have access to a wide range of training programmes and learning resources.
  • You will receive a minimum of 24 days of annual leave per calendar year, with the possibility of additional leave based on age and grade, as well as home leave to travel to your home country where applicable. On top, you will benefit from an average of 18 eu-LISA holidays, including the Agency’s end of the year closure.
  • With their hybrid working arrangements, you can enjoy a healthy balance between teleworking from your place of employment and office presence. Additionally, you can work abroad for several days per year.
  • The initial duration of the contract is five (5) years, including a probationary period of nine (9) months, with the possibility of one contract renewal for another period not exceeding five years.

Check their website for more details and download their salary calculator.

Your experience and qualifications

  • Be a citizen of an EU Member State, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland.
  • Have completed university studies lasting at least four years or three years with one year of relevant professional experience.
  • Accumulate at least fifteen years of relevant full-time professional experience after obtaining your degree.
  • Possess proficient language skills: C1 level in one EU official language and B2 level in another, with English as the working language.
  • Demonstrate solid experience in compliance, risk and corporate management preferably obtained in the space of technologies/IT systems similar to the job’s duties.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of senior management experience, showing strong people management skills.
  • Display a deep understanding of change management principles and the ability to inspire teams.
  • Be adept at soliciting input from staff, partners, and stakeholders while maintaining productive relationships.


For a full overview of the task & duties, eligibility & selection criteria as well as the application and selection procedure, please consult the detailed vacancy notice on their eRecruitment platform.

The deadline for applications is on 11 April 2024 at 11:59 am CEST/12:59 pm EEST.


SectorIT; Security; Infastructure