The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Finance Directorate (FI) - Strategy, Policies & Business Support Department (SPBS) – Financial Policies and Methodologies Division (FPM), at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a (Senior) Financial Policy Officer. This is a full time position at grade 5/6
The term of this contract will be 4 years Panel interviews are anticipated for mid September
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.
You will support the Finance Directorate (FI) in the design, implementation and revision of financial policies.
The Financial Policies & Methodologies (FPM) Division, within the Strategy Policies and Business Support Department (SPBS), is a new function established to provide FI management with methodologies and analysis supporting a wide range of strategic decisions.
As the (Senior) Financial Policy Officer you will report to the Head of Division and will work in close collaboration with the other members of the team, strengthening the analytical and policy functions of the Division.
The FPM division is new. The scope of its activities and responsibilities are still being shaped and the range of topics and policy issues looked at is broad. Given the specific role of FPM, the (Senior) Financial Policy Officer will also have frequent interactions with colleagues in other FI Departments and in other Directorates (in particular Risk Management, Legal, Financial Control).
Contribute to the design, testing, implementation and revision of financial policies related to FI activities (treasury, capital markets and back-office) and related to the financial management and financial risks managed in 1st line by the FI directorate (interest rate, FX, market, liquidity and counterparty credit risks). Examples of subjects typically include issues related to:
Assets & Liability Management
Fund Transfer Pricing
Liquidity and treasury management (overall and by currency)
Derivatives and XVAs
Economic and regulatory capital related to exposures managed by FI
Formulate recommendations to FI management on the above-mentioned topics
Contribute to the implementation of projects related to the above-mentioned topics
Perform financial analysis and impact assessment studies related to the relevant policy proposals, to support discussion points in permanent committees (e.g. ALCO) and working groups;
Actively follow best banking practices, industry practices and practices of other international financial institutions (IFIs) and multilateral development banks (MDBs) in above-mentioned areas;
Prepare notes and briefings on financial policies for FI management, in co-operation with team members and other relevant teams.
Develop constructive working relations within FI in order to ensure effective internal co-operation and communication
Represent FI in inter-directorates working groups
Coordinate FI position in permanent committees and working groups
Maintain relationships with key stakeholders at European institutions and represent the Bank in selected working groups
University degree, preferably in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or Law
At least 5 years of relevant professional experience acquired preferably in a major financial institution, a consultancy firm, a central bank, or a major international organisation
Exposure to one or several of the following constitutes an advantage:
General knowledge and professional experience or exposure to capital markets and treasury activities, within front office, middle office or risk management.
Experience in the implementation of projects in the relevant fields for FI (mentioned in key accountabilities)
Relevant experience in the development and implementation of financial models.
Good understanding of accounting principles.
Relevant exposure to project management
Good knowledge of the EIB's mission, financial and lending activities.
Excellent knowledge of English and good command of French (*). Knowledge of another EU language would be an advantage
Good communication and interpersonal skills and client oriented approach
Ability to write clear and concise reports
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 (*).
The level of functions in the job vacancy is only indicative and will be adjusted accordingly taking into account, among other things, the business need, as well as the selected candidate's experience and expertise
Deadline for applications: 16th August 2019
(*). We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.
Internal Number: 6184741
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