Data and Analytics Officer

The Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) is the secretariat of the EEA Grants and Norway Grants and is affiliated to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Brussels. We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to take on the post of Data and Analytics Officer in the Results and Evaluation Unit of the FMO.

The overall objectives of the Grants are to reduce economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and the 14 Beneficiary States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia).

The Grants are based on a programme model where the Beneficiary States are responsible for the programmes and for projects implemented under the programmes. Some programmes and funds, notably regarding civil society, regional cooperation and decent work and a small number of energy and innovation programmes, are under the responsibility of the FMO.

The allocation for the funding period (2014-2021) totals €2.8 billion. The priority sectors in the period 2014-2021 are:
• Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness;
• Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction;
• Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy;
• Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights and Freedoms;
• Justice and Home Affairs.

The FMO offers an international, stimulating and diverse workplace, with a current staff of over 60 employees comprising about 20 nationalities. Our values are:
• Professionalism;
• Cooperation; and
• Trust, responsibility and respect.

For more information please check our website at:

The position is open to nationals of the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and to nationals of the member states of the European Union.


The Data and Analytics Officer provides services related to quality assurance and reporting of the data related to the EEA and Norway Grants.

More specifically, s/he creates and maintains quality assurance processes aimed at ensuring accuracy, completeness, and consistency of the data entered and stored in the grant management systems of the organisation. S/he is responsible for the reporting methodology on the Grants, for conducting analysis, and for drafting reports based on statistical and qualitative analysis of the progress of implementation and results of the Grants.

The Data and Analytics Officer works with information from multiple funding periods, each of which is managed in a dedicated grants management system. For the 2014-2021 financial period, the grant management system (GrACE) has been developed in .NET and MS SQL architecture.

The Data and Analytics Officer reports to the Head of the Results and Evaluation Unit.

• Develop, quality assure, and maintain statistical reporting tools (including SSRS);
• Develop guidance and processes for reporting on key performance indicators;
• Extract, analyse and interpret statistical and qualitative information;
• Prepare reports and communicate results of the Grants on a regular or ad-hoc basis;
• Put in place processes and plans for quality assuring the data stored in the grant management systems;
• Regularly assess the quality of the data and follow up on problematic issues;
• Provide support in data management and business rules relevant to data quality;
• Carry out training;
• Coordinate a cross-departmental data quality and reporting working group;
• Assist with business analysis and testing for the development of the grant management system;
• Other duties as assigned.

The position involves some travel.


A master’s degree in computer sciences, statistics, economics, or a related field. 


• At least 3 years of relevant experience in data management, analysis, and/or reporting;
• Extensive experience working with Microsoft SQL Server, or a similar database, using SQL queries;
• Experience developing reports using Microsoft business intelligence tools.

• Experience working with data warehouse;
• Experience with public administration and policy;
• Experience in data governance.


• Good knowledge of statistical methods;
• Analytical, systematic, structured, and strategic;
• Ability to write clear and succinct reports and analytical papers and to present complex issues clearly and convincingly;
• Strong interpersonal abilities, including a dynamic and flexible attitude;
• Ability to query and verify database results;
• Ability to multitask and work to tight deadlines;
• Self-reliance and autonomy, but also facility for teamwork;
• Ability to handle a high workload.


Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of another EFTA/EU language is an asset.

Employment Terms

Grade: A3/A4*
Annual starting salary: for A3 level - EUR 86,076.36 ; for A4 level – EUR 100,026.96

Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the grade. The Managing Director of the FMO reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level different from that advertised.

FMO is an employer dedicated to the principles of diversity and equal opportunities. We select our staff without discrimination on the basis of age, gender, religion, colour, culture, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, pregnancy or family responsibilities.

We offer a very interesting and challenging position in a dynamic and diverse environment and the opportunity to work in a team of highly qualified people. Salaries and related payments are normally exempt from taxation by the EFTA Member States, and as regulated in headquarters agreements, in the EFTA host states. Depending on the candidate’s family status, benefits and allowances may apply.

For further information on this position please contact: Mr Anton Popic, Head of Results and Evaluation Unit, tel. +32 2 2111 824, email For information regarding the recruitment process please contact Ms Vera Medinskaya, Head of Administration and HR Unit,, tel. +32 2 211 18 60.

Please note that only applications received via our web tool will be considered.

Deadline for submission of application: 4 December 2022.

Please note that it is planned to have the interviews on-line in January 2023. The candidate should ideally start in summer 2023, the exact date will be determined at a later stage.

* For level A3 the candidates will need to demonstrate at least between 3 to 6 years of relevant professional experience; for level A4 the relevant professional experience should be at least 6 years or more.

Apply here.