Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate
CEB - Council of Europe Development Bank
The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) is a multilateral development bank with a social mandate. The CEB contributes to financing the implementation of socially oriented investment projects through four sectoral lines of action, namely: strengthening social integration; managing the environment; supporting public infrastructure with a social vocation; supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. The Bank also plays an active role in the response to the migrant and refugee challenge in Europe.
In order to provide for the development of our activities, we are seeking a Paris-France based: Research Analyst, Group III, B5/B6, Vacancy Notice 12/2017.
The Directorate for Technical Assessment and Monitoring (TAM) is responsible for the CEB's entire technical analytical and support work for projects, throughout all phases of the project cycle, from identification (pre-appraisal), detailed technical preparation (appraisal), implementation and through to completion. In this work, the TAM ensures that the projects financed comply with evolving IFI standards and requirements; this includes issues such as climate change adaptability, development of social safeguards and related aspects. One of TAM's key responsibilities is to help develop project performance indicators so as to ensure effective measurement of the impact of the Bank's projects.
Reporting to the Director of the Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate, the incumbent will be in charge of the following tasks:
- To research information and data and develop the necessary analytical and empirical foundation, and draft reports to address the social and economic policy interactions in specific sectors of relevance for CEB;
- To contribute to the drafting of analytical briefings and speaking notes on macroeconomic, EU and social issues for the Governor and Vice-Governors;
- To contribute to the annual reports of the CEB and the Directorate, assessing the socio-economic impact of the Bank’s projects;
- To participate in the set-up and maintenance of a database of economic and social indicators on the main lines of action of CEB for CEB member countries;
- To coordinate with other specialists in order to gather information and provide technical assistance, inside and outside the Bank for the dissemination of findings on the role of social investment.
More generally, the incumbent will collaborate in any other task that may be requested of him/her within the framework of the Directorate’s activity.
Studies: Postgraduate university degree in economics, or equivalent.
- General knowledge of econometric techniques and at least 4 years of relevant professional experience acquired in an international organisation, financing body or research centre for economy and social sciences;
- IT skills: adept in the use of standard tools in office applications and commonly used economics databases;
- Experience with database management and data analysis would be an asset;
- Analytical skills: demonstrates problem solving and judgement skills to find appropriate solutions within a short delay; is able to analyse and structure ideas, synthesis of information and documents;
- Has strong writing skills to draft memos, minutes, correspondence;
- Conceptual thinking.
Language skills: Outstanding command of written and spoken English, and excellent working knowledge of French.
Personal skills and values:
- Highly developed sense of responsibility and initiative;
- Ability to work reliably and accurately under pressure;
- Good interpersonal and teamwork skills;
- Strong communication skills and capacity to liaise with all entities in the Bank and among the Bank’s stakeholders;
- Rigour, organisation and a results-oriented approach;
- Respect for diversity and different cultural backgrounds;
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
Nationality: Citizen of one of the Bank’s member states.
1) Contract: the CEB offers a 1-year appointment (corresponding to the probationary period) with the possibility of renewal;
2) Grade and salary:
- Group III (B5/B6);
- The basic salary is contingent upon the grade and step determined at the end of the recruitment process.
3) Benefits (determined by the candidate's personal situation):
- basic family allowance;
- dependent child supplement;
- one additional monthly dependent child supplement to a single-parent family;
- supplement for disabled and dependent parent subject to certain conditions;
- supplements for disabled or severely disabled child subject to certain conditions;
- education allowance (children) for expatriate staff members;
- settling-in and removal allowance for expatriate staff members and for non-expatriate staff members subject to certain conditions.
4) Taxation: the items included in Points 2) and 3) are not liable for income tax.
Deadline for applications is on 4 September 2017.
To find out more about this opportunity and apply, please visit http://ceb.profils.org/.
CEB offers competitive conditions of employment and the chance to work in an international environment alongside colleagues from 30 countries. The CEB is an equal opportunities employer.