Head of Unit, Talent Management

CEB - Council of Europe Development Bank

Head of Unit, Talent Management

Directorate of Human Resources
Vacancy Notice 20/2018

CEB - Council of Europe Development Bank

Paris, France

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) is a multilateral development bank with a social vocation. Established in 1956 in order to bring solutions to the problems of refugees, its scope of action has progressively widened to other sectors of action directly contributing to strengthening social cohesion in Europe. The CEB represents the major instrument of the policy of solidarity in Europe, in order to help its 41 Member States achieve sustainable and equitable growth.


The Directorate for Human Resources is looking for an experienced HR professional to strengthen its team. The incumbent will support the implementation of the HR Strategy and play a key role in change management initiatives. The incumbent will be an HR generalist with specific experience in the concept of Talent Management.

She/he will manage a small team responsible for recruitment and training/development.

The incumbent will report to the Director of Human Resources. He/she will be supervising HR subject matter specialists and contribute to developing, implementing and improving human resources policies in relation with the CEB’s strategy, to identify, recruit, develop and retain the right staff for the Organisation.

Within this general framework, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Manage, motivate and guide the Talent Management Team, ensure development and implementation of the latest thinking in talent management, optimize processes and policies for recruitment and training/development;
  • Manage the review cycle of HR policies and identify amendments and changes to HR policies and procedures. Research information and data for preparation of policy papers. Draft policies and procedures in cooperation with other experts of the Directorate and under the guidance of the Director and Deputy Director for Human Resources;
  • Review requests and advise on appropriate implementation and use of rules and policy guidelines. Report on results achieved on policies to the Director for Human Resources and Deputy Director and, propose streamlining/automation opportunities;
  • Support the Director and Deputy Director in analyzing (or reviewing) employment (total rewards) benefits and insurances, compare conditions and benchmark with other relevant IOs/IFIs;
  • Advice and support the Director and the Deputy Director on change management planning and implementation;
  • Propose new thinking on digitalization of appropriate elements of Talent Management;
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge of new practices and trends on career development, performance management and HR policies within other IFIs and in the private sector.

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.


Academic Background:

The candidate must have a suitable higher education degree (University degree, Master’s degree) in Human Resources, public, business administration or (administrative) law.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in HR management and policy development, policy and rule interpretation and implementation, Talent Management;
  • Experience from another International Organisation, in particular an International Financial Institution, would be an advantage;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, ethical awareness and ability to integrate a gender perspective into policies, tasks and activities;
  • Experience in carrying out analysis of legal issues with respect to HR.

Professional skills:

  • Proficiency in standard office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience in the use of HR IT solutions;
  • Planning and work organisation: ability to manage own portfolio of assigned files;
  • Strong writing and presentation skills: can communicate, present and draft activity reports clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work to challenging deadlines;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Problem solving and judgment skills;
  • Advising skills.

Language skills:

Perfect command of written and spoken English; knowledge of French, the other Bank’s official language, would be an asset.

Interpersonal skills and attitudes:

  • High level of integrity and discretion;
  • Respect for diversity.

Core competencies:

  • Innovation;
  • Adaptability;
  • Client orientation;
  • Results orientation;
  • Teamwork;
  • Communication.

Nationality: Citizen of one of the Bank’s Member States.


1) Contract: the CEB offers a 4-year appointment (including a one-year probationary period) with, under certain conditions, the possibility of renewal.

2) Grade and salary:

  • Grade A4/A5;
  • The remuneration package is composed of a tax free basic salary and applicable benefits.

3) Benefits (determined by the candidate's personal situation):

  • basic family allowance;
  • expatriation;
  • dependent child supplement;
  • one additional monthly dependent child supplement for a single-parent family;
  • supplement for a disabled and dependent parent subject to certain conditions;
  • supplements for a disabled or severely disabled child subject to certain conditions;
  • education allowance (children) for expatriate staff members;
  • installation allowance and reimbursement of travel and removal expenses subject to certain conditions.


Within the framework of its rules on equal opportunity, the Council of Europe Development Bank strives to ensure equal representation of men and women among its staff, both per category and per grade. In compliance with these rules, in the case of equal merit, preference is given to the candidate of the underrepresented sex (at the time when the Selection Committee makes its recommendation).

Deadline for application: 14 January 2019 at the latest.

Candidates may be required to take examinations.

For more information on how to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

Apply Now

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

Share this Job

© EuroJobsites 2018

EuroJobsites is a UK registered company number: 4694396 VAT number: GB 880 9055 04

Registered address: EuroJobsites Ltd, Unit 8, Kingsmill Business Park, Kingston Upon Thames, London, KT1 3GZ, United Kingdom

Newsletter | Recruit | Advertise | Privacy | Contact Us

© EuroJobsites 2018

EuroJobsites is a UK registered company number: 4694396 VAT number: GB 880 9055 04

Registered address: EuroJobsites Ltd, Unit 8, Kingsmill Business Park, Kingston Upon Thames, London, KT1 3GZ, United Kingdom

This website uses cookies to make your experience better. Continued use of this website means you accept our cookie policy.  Accept Cookies