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The term of this contract will be 4 years Panel interviews are anticipated for mid December 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.
Purpose Contribute to the daily payment transaction processing in order to enable fulfilment of the bank's commitments in a timely and accurate manner and limit the EIB operational and reputational risks.
Specific Post Environment The environment requires a very flexible time schedule as transaction settlement needs to be ensured before closing time/date (mostly same day). A daily clean desk approach and excellent communication within the unit are both required in order to reduce settlement risk. The EIB's centralised payment hub in BOT/TP(VAL) requires staff to have a broad knowledge of Treasury products as well as Borrowings (derivatives) and Loans instruments.
Operating Network The timely processing of all transactions and a proactive and intelligent intervention in case of anticipated or real problems are key to ensuring a well-functioning and effective back-office. Coordination, communication and efficient procedures are the keystones that ensure the correct environment for staff to function well.
TRANSACTION PROCESSING: Check the correctness of treasury transactions and ensure timely sending of confirmation and settlement messages in order to reduce operational and settlement risk.
ANALYSE AND RESOLVE OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS: In case of problems such as settlement failure, act quickly and accurately to analyse and resolve as efficiently as possible in order to keep settlement claims and overdraft costs low.
CORRECT IMPLEMENTATION OF AND ONGOING IMPROVEMENT OF PROCEDURES Contribute to the implementation of strategy/policy for the unit through the correct use and ongoing improvement of procedures in order to facilitate quick and effective BOT intervention, especially in a crisis situation.
IT SYSTEM CHECKS & UPGRADES: Monitor the performance of IT tools, report problems and participate in testing of IT upgrades in order to maintain the integrity of IT system data and processes at all times.
LOAN SUBSTITUTE PROCESSING: Check the correctness of loan substitute transactions and ensure timely sending of confirmation and settlement messages in order to reduce operational and settlement risk.
University Degree in a relevant field such as Finance, Accounting or Statistics and at least 3 years in a Back or Middle Office in a financial institution, notably in treasury and collateral processing
Knowledge of the financial sector in general
Good knowledge of the borrowing and lending operations
Experience with Back Office applications is an asset.
In-depth knowledge of frequently used SWIFT message types (especially confirmation & settlement messages) preferred
Good notions of accounting principles
Good command of all MS Office tools, including very good use of ExcelVery good knowledge of English and/or French (*) and a good command of the other
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 (*).
Deadline for applications: 6th November 2019. (*). We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.