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.
In order to provide for the development of our activities, we are seeking a Paris-France based Technical Advisor.
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.
TAM is comprised of Technical Advisors, senior experts in their respective sectors: Technical (civil engineering and related), Social/Economic (i.e. health, education, migrant and refugee issues) and Environment (water and sanitation, environments and energy efficiency).
The incumbent will report to the Director of the Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate. Working independently or within a team, as directed, he/she will have the following responsibilities:
The candidate must have a University Degree in Architecture, Civil or Environmental Engineering or Economics, with appropriate recognised accreditation (such as professional license) where relevant. A strong understanding of project finance and economics, preferably gained through a postgraduate (MBA-type) programme, would be desirable.
Sound knowledge of MS Office applications, including spreadsheets; experience in working with database software would be a plus.
Perfect command of written and spoken English, knowledge of French, the other Bank’s official language, would be an asset.
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:
3) Benefits (determined by the candidate's personal situation):
Closing date: 1 April 2019.
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