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Business Analist @ Departement Omgeving (Vlaanderen Connect)



Purpose of the Function
The function aims to map the current and future functioning of a domain of the department so that it can be effectively managed in all aspects. The objective is to clarify the business processes, systems and data in order to further develop them in function of new legislative initiatives as well as based on new technical possibilities (AI, Crossroads Databases,…). This is done by performing analyses, developing models and scenarios, identifying risks and challenges, and developing plans to manage them. As a Business Analyst, you are able to prepare data models and process analyses in a language that is understandable to the business. 

Tasks and Responsibilities
As a Business Analyst you will have the following duties and responsibilities: 

  • Mapping the research domain and associated services based on legislation, discussions with subject matter specialists and other stakeholders.
  • Actively look for opportunities to improve services or establish new services and find synergies in other domains.
  • Collaborate with business architects and technical specialists to develop business cases with investment proposals, describing different aspects of the proposal and identifying the return on investment as objectively as possible.
  • Follow up and guide the realization of investment proposals in close collaboration with other teams in the department, such as the development teams and the data publishing team.
  • Development of opinions on digitization and information management.
  • Facilitate the drafting and realization of business cases supported by appropriate functional documentation  
  • Technology landscape

Technological landscape
As a Business Analyst, you will create analyses and diagrams according to these models and diagrams: 

  • Unified Modeling Language (UML) 
  • Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)


Experience and Background
As a Business Analyst, you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Interest in the social relevance that Department of Environment stands for
  • Interest in environment-related issues
  • Experience communicating with various stakeholders
  • Have the ability to understand, elaborate and manage a domain
  • Have experience preparing data models and process analysis in a language understandable to the business
  • Have experience in BPM(N) and UML


  • Team player 
  • Working in a group 
  • Taking ownership
  • Flexible mindset



  • Very good and strong team culture, with different styles/approaches per team
  • Lots of collaboration and communication, providing growth opportunities for individuals
  • Open culture focused on teamwork/collaboration
  • Growth opportunities for all roles, with attention to individuals
  • Socially relevant context and concrete applications
  • Broad range of tasks including contact with users/business and possibility of assignment to specific domain
  • Technologically state of the art, but focus on stable business applications with unified builds
  • Many collaborations with other developers for common building blocks and more, within and outside own domain.

Working via Vlaanderen connect 
As a Business Analist you will be recruited as an employee for an open-ended contract through Vlaanderen connect. This entity is responsible for the recruitment of strategic ICT functions and makes them available to its member-government organizations, such as in this case: Department Environment

In this way, you enjoy the benefits of working for the Flemish Government, but can also count on market-based benefits that are usual for such a position. In addition, you can grow and develop yourself through the enormous potential of challenging positions via Vlaanderen connect in the Flemish government and local administrations.

  • A mobility budget (or company car with fuel card) to cover your transportation needs
  • Meal vouchers worth 7 euros per day, where you only contribute 1.09 euros per day
  • A hospitalization insurance to which you can add your family members
  • Group insurance to protect your future financially
  • A training budget to develop skills and career
  • Possibility to take care of your children during all school vacations at an advantageous rate
  • There is a good work-life balance at Flanders Connect, with a 38-hour work week, 28 days off and additional statutory holidays (11/07, 02/11 and 15/11). Flexible working hours are also offered and the possibility to work from home (max. 3 days/week).


Business Analist @ Departement Omgeving (Vlaanderen Connect)

Company, solutions and services

The Environment Department strives for a quality living environment with respect for people, animals and ecosystems. Hereby, environmental-ecological and spatial considerations and development choices are made in the interest of Flemish society, with the aim of achieving a sustainable use of various natural resources in a low-carbon, energy-efficient and climate-intelligent society. The Environment Department strives for a strong link between ecological, social and economic dimensions.

Values of the Department

The Department makes careful environmental, ecological and spatial considerations, and makes development decisions in the interests of Flemish society. It strives for the sustainable use of natural resources, in a society that is low-carbon, energy-efficient and climate-conscious. Moreover, a strong connection between ecological, social and economic aspects is pursued.

Structure of the organization and IT

The Environment Department consists of several departments:

  • Afdeling Beleidsontwikkeling en Juridische Ondersteuning (BJO)
  • Afdeling Dierenwelzijn
  • Afdeling Gebiedsontwikkeling, Omgevingsplanning en -projecten (GOP)
  • Afdeling Handhaving
  • Afdeling Partnerschappen met Besturen en Maatschappij (PBM)
  • Afdeling Vlaams Planbureau voor Omgeving (VPO)
  • Afdeling Strategie, Internationaal, Digitalisering en Organisatie (SIDO)

SIDO: Strategy, International, Digitization and Organization 

The Department of Environment's Strategy, International, Digitization and Organization (SIDO) Division is tasked with providing overall strategy, content coordination and support. This division is responsible for personnel and organizational policy, international policy, and participation in multilateral, European and inter-federal policy processes.

In addition, they monitor and coordinate international project work. The SIDO department is also responsible for communication and provides organizational support such as budget policy, budget execution, management of all funds (e.g. Climate Fund), management of a variety of revenues, public procurement advice, financial management system, management reporting, internal control and organizational control.

Digitization is an important aspect for the SIDO department. This department manages information security and provides a platform for integrated information systems. In short, the SIDO department plays a crucial role in creating a sustainable and high-quality living environment, and ensuring efficiency and effectiveness of the department's environment. The role of Business Analist is also located within the Digitization Team.

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