Head of Economic and Market Analysis

ESM - European Stability Mechanism

Head of Economic and Market Analysis

ESM - European Stability Mechanism

Luxembourg

Deadline for application: 03 May 2019

The Head of Economic and Market Analysis (EMA) leads, motivates, and manages a team of highly professional economists. S/he is responsible for the analytical and policy work on economic issues, plays a leading role in the ESM’s programme work on economic issues, and drives the department’s financial market monitoring, including its integration with the market intelligence and analysis done by other departments. As a member of the department’s management team, s/he contributes to the strategic and operational leadership of the department and the ESM overall. The selected person will report to the ESM’s Chief Economist.

The European Stability Mechanism (“ESM”) is the permanent crisis resolution mechanism for euro area countries. It has launched five financial assistance programmes, provided financial support, monitored repayment capacity, and engaged with partner institutions for programme design in areas of financial interest. The ESM has recently received an expanded mandate from European leaders, which it will implement in the months and years ahead. The ESM will have a stronger role in financial stability risk analysis and the design of policy measures in programmes jointly with the European Commission.

The ESM is a unique place to work with around 180 individuals committed to making a difference to the future of the euro area. It recruits talented professionals of any nationality from both the private and public sector.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Deliver on objectives critical to the ESM’s mandate as a crisis resolution mechanism, especially by developing and implementing the macro-economic and financial monitoring and analysis of the ESM, focussing on risk identification and management;
  • Ensure high-quality programme and post-programme work on economic and financial matters, by developing and maintaining the in-house skills and team motivation critical for extending financial assistance to a country in a crisis situation and monitor its repayment capacity;
  • Build and maintain the analytical infrastructure for the division’s tasks. Identify research priorities on economic and financial issues linked to the ESM’s stability and crisis management function, and advance the academic outreach;
  • Provide strategic and analytical support for the ESM’s financial functions (the Investment, Funding, Lending and Asset and Liability Management teams), build collaborative relationships that exploit the synergies between macro-financial analysis, and market intelligence and analysis;
  • Steer and support the ESM’s policy advisory on economic and financial issues, and facilitate ESM public communication, ensuring the timely and high-quality delivery of the division’s tasks, including regular reports, and analytical and policy papers;
  • Promote and enhance the ESM’s role and relations with peer institutions (such as the ECB, European Commission, IMF) with national authorities and with relevant academic and private sector institutions. Strengthen the cooperation with other regional financing arrangements in the Global Financial Safety Net;
  • Together with the Deputy Head of Division, ensure team management and development in an inclusive manner and in line with the ESM values and behaviours, to maintain and strengthen a high level of engagement and professionalism within the team.

KEY BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

  • University degree, preferably in Economics or Finance;
  • At least 15 years’ relevant professional experience, including a minimum of five years’ professional experience in a similar role and level of responsibilities;
  • At least five years’ professional experience with a proven track record in managing diverse and multicultural teams;
  • Programme work experience is considered a strong asset;
  • In-depth knowledge of economics, econometrics, and market analysis;
  • A publication record is desirable;
  • Fluent English (oral and written).

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Strategic and creative thinking;
  • Ability to lead and inspire;
  • Interpersonal and management skills;
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines;
  • Intellectual curiosity;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Persuasion, impact, and influencing skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong presentation skills.

Contract duration: 5-year fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension

The ESM provides equal opportunity to all candidates irrespective of their gender, nationality, age, race, culture, education, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or disability. To further enhance the diversity of our workforce, we particularly encourage women to apply.

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