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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 end of April 2019.
You will support the Finance Directorate (FI) in the design of financial policies and methodologies and in the strategic decision-making in areas of critical importance to FI, by conducting research and analysis and providing general technical support to the implementation of FI or Bank-wide projects. You will cooperate with all the FI departments and frequently interact with other relevant directorates of the EIB.
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.
You will report to the Head of Division and will work in close cooperation 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 crafted and the range of topics and policy issues looked at is broad. Mentoring and guidance will be provided by senior colleagues.
As a (Senior) Financial Policy Officer, you should demonstrate proactivity, flexibility and a capacity to work autonomously. Given the specific role of FPM and its natural complementarity with the Operational Support and Monitoring (OSM) division, the (Senior) Financial Policy Officer will also have frequent interactions with colleagues in the OSM division.
You will have regular contact with colleagues in other Directorates, notably internally within the FI Departments, as well as other departments within the Bank, such as Risk Management and Financial Control
You will also have external contacts with International Financial Institutions and other Multilateral Development Banks.
Autonomy is given with operational guidance, the jobholder has to initiate action based upon interpretation of the situation and/or covered by precedents. In general mainly a review of end results.
Contribute to the design, testing, implementation and revision of financial policies related to FI activities (treasury, capital markets and back-office) and to the financial management and financial risks handled 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)
Economic and regulatory capital models related to exposures led by FI
Document properly the relevant policies and practices of the Bank.
Actively follow industry standards and practices of other international financial institutions (IFIs) and multilateral development banks (MDBs) in above-mentioned areas.
Contribute to the creation of a set of relevant financial metrics to support the decision making process and/or the strategy definition.
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.
Lead or contribute to dedicated FI or Bank-wide projects.
Develop constructive working relations within the Finance Directorate in order to ensure effective internal co-operation and communication, and represent the Directorate in inter-directorates working groups.
Provide general support to the Division and the Directorate
University degree, preferably in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or in quantitative areas such as Financial Engineering, Applied Statistics or Mathematics (but ideally complemented by either a relevant degree or professional experience in Finance, Economics or Business Administration).
Post-graduate studies or qualifications, such as ACT qualifications, CFA, PRMIA or GARP for Risk Management or CQF for Quantitative Finance will be an asset.
At least 5 years of relevant professional experience acquired preferably in a reputable consultancy firm, a major financial institution, a central bank or a major international organisation.
Relevant experience in 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 / performance management or risk management.
Experience in advisory and /or decision taking positions on ALM.
Experience in the development and implementation of financial risk models, with a focus on one or several of the following: interest rate, liquidity, market, FX or counterparty risks.
Experience in economic / regulatory capital models for capital markets and treasury activities.
Deep understanding of accounting principles related to FI activities.
Successful track-record in managing projects
Deep understanding of the best banking practices and industry standards related to one or more of the risks led in 1st line by FI (interest rate, FX, liquidity, market and counterparty credit risks) is considered a plus
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
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: 20th March 2019
(*) We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.
Internal Number: 5641278
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