Principal Banking Supervisor Leading Risk Assessment

ECB - European Central Bank

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Reference: 2017-054-EXT S
Functional area: Micro-Prudential Supervision I


You will be part of the Directorate General Microprudential Supervision I or II at the European Central Bank (ECB), which are responsible for conducting the direct and day-to-day supervision of significant banks within the scope of European banking supervision.

While understanding financial risks in general, you will be the key expert one of the following three fields:

  • market risk, interest rate risk and liquidity risk;
  • credit risk (including internal models and strategies for non-performing loans);
  • governance and/or business model risk.

As a Principal Supervisor you will:

  • conduct day-to-day supervision as part of Joint Supervisory Teams (JSTs) composed of staff from both the ECB and national competent authorities;
  • assess the risk positions of supervised banks, focusing on your field of expertise, while using a holistic approach;
  • coordinate teams of staff;
  • act as an opinion leader in your own area of expertise and as a reference point and mentor for other members of your Division/JSTs;
  • discuss supervision results with ECB senior management and senior management of the banks concerned, putting forward recommendations and monitoring the implementation of risk-mitigating actions, as well as assess the implementation of such actions;
  • contribute to the JSTs’ preparation of notes, memos, external publications and dossiers for the ECB’s decision-making bodies and internal committees;
  • proactively contribute to the development of supervisory methods and procedures for cooperation and information-sharing within European banking supervision.

Qualifications and experience:


  • a master’s degree in economics, finance, business administration, accountancy, mathematics, physics, statistics, law or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree in one of these fields combined with at least four years of relevant professional experience (in addition to the experience requested below);
  • extensive experience in risk management and control, including at least five years’ in-depth professional experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • market risk, interest rate risk and liquidity risk;
    • credit risk (including internal models and strategies for non-performing loans);
    • governance and/or business model risk.
  • an advanced command of English and a good command of at least one other official language of the EU;
  • three or more years’ experience in successfully leading and coordinating a team of highly qualified staff.


  • experience in advising policymakers on their key duties;
  • an excellent knowledge of risk management, methodologies and regulations, as well as of the functioning of financial institutions;
  • experience in working with multilingual and multicultural teams at European or international public or private organisations;
  • knowledge of additional EU languages.


You will also bring your ability to collaborate, communicate effectively at all levels, embrace and steer change, think analytically and challenge constructively, lead teams and deliver high-quality results.

Further Information:

Most of the contracts will be fixed-term contracts of three years, which may be extended subject to individual performance and organisational needs.

Some of the contacts will be fixed-term contracts which may be converted into permanent contracts after three years subject to individual performance and organisational needs.

Successful candidates may be required to travel extensively and perform tasks at locations other than the ECB.

To further enhance the diversity of its workforce, the ECB particularly encourages applications from female candidates.

How to apply:

Applications are to be made in English and submitted using our online application form. An "Applicants' Guide" can be downloaded from our recruitment pages.

For more information on how to apply, please visit

The recruitment process may include a pre-screening exercise, a written exercise, a presentation and interviews.

Further information on the ECB's conditions of employment for fixed-term positions can be found at

Applications are accepted from nationals of Member States of the European Union.

The requirements laid down in the vacancy notice must be met by the closing date for applications.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill the same position again, or similar positions, within 12 months of the selection decision.

This position has been allocated to salary band: H

Closing Date for Applications: Thu, 23 Mar 2017.

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