Expert at EIOPA

EIOPA - European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

Expert at EIOPA

EIOPA - European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) is an independent European Union Authority established on 1 January 2011 by Regulation (EU) No. 1094/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010.

EIOPA is at the heart of insurance and occupational pensions in Europe. Our mission is to improve the functioning of the internal market by ensuring a high, effective and consistent level of prudential regulation and supervision. Through our activities we help protect insurance policyholders, pension scheme members and other beneficiaries. We furthermore play a key role in supporting the stability of the financial system, transparency of financial markets and products, and we contribute to strengthening coordination among financial supervisors at the international level.

EIOPA is part of the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS) which includes the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).

Further information on EIOPA is available on EIOPA's website: https://eiopa.europa.eu/.

For its offices in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, EIOPA is inviting applications for a position as

Experts at EIOPA

Job description

Major purpose

EIOPA is launching a call for candidates with the intention to create a reserve list of Experts for different areas within the Authority (e.g. supervisory consistency and quality, regulation, consumer protection financial analysis and data management). The successful candidates will contribute, as part of one of EIOPA's departments to fulfil EIOPA's strategic objectives.

Main responsibilities

  • Contribute as appropriate to EIOPA's core objectives and responsibilities of:
    • improving the functioning of the EU internal market in the field of pensions and insurance;
    • monitoring and identification of trends, potential risks and vulnerabilities stemming from the micro-prudential level, across borders and across sectors;
    • protection of policyholders, pension scheme members and beneficiaries;
    • strengthening the financial stability of the insurance and occupational pensions sectors supporting the stability of the financial system.
  • Contribute to relevant data analysis, develop financial stability, supervisory or policy products and services;
  • Liaise as appropriate with relevant internal and external counterparts and develop working relationships on an expert level;
  • Any other tasks as required.

REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility Criteria

  • Thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the Communities and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the Communities;
  • Be a national of a Member State of the European Union, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein;
  • Be entitled to his or her full rights as a citizen;
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service;
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post.

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Qualification: a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies, preferably in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Actuarial studies, or a related field attested by a diploma, when the normal period of university education is three years or more; Professional experience is not required;
  • Knowledge of the insurance and/or pension markets in Europe;
  • Experience in drafting, particularly expressing complex ideas and findings in clear and concise language;
  • Very good analytical skills;
  • Very good command of oral and written English communication;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Proven knowledge of:
    1. Prudential supervision of insurance undertakings; or
    2. Conduct of business supervision of insurance undertakings; or
    3. Sectoral reporting requirements such as Solvency II quantitative reporting requirements or national occupational pension requirements; or
    4. Insurance and/or pensions regulatory policy; or
    5. Internationals standards in the financial sector; or
    6. Financial and statistical analysis, preferably related to the assessment of insurance or occupational pensions European sectors risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Proven experience with:
    1. Supervision/consultancy/auditing of insurance or occupational pensions entities; or
    2. Sustainable finance, climate change or catastrophe risk scenarios/models; or
    3. Statistical and/or empirical software (e.g. Stata, SAS); or
    4.  Business intelligence tools (preferably SAS); or
    5. Programming skills (e.g. SAS, Visual Basic, Matlab, SQL);
    6. Working with large datasets and/or databases.
  • Proven experience in a multicultural environment;
  • Knowledge of a third EU language.

In addition to the above listed requirements, the following behavioural competencies have to be fulfilled:

  • Flexibility in terms of openness to taking over other tasks within EIOPA in view of the dynamic and evolving institutional environment;
  • Excellent team player sharing relevant information and supporting team members without taking over responsibility for their work, able to work in different teams with different levels of stakeholders in a multicultural environment;
  • Being able to have and express a critical view towards own performance and open to learn from experience;
  • Analytical capacity: being able to identify critical connections and patterns in information/data; recognises causes and consequences of actions and events that are not readily apparent; makes sound judgements based on rigorous, independent thinking;
  • Curiosity: being able to promote open discourse and engage through challenging dialogue: challenges the status quo and exercises professional scepticism; uses questions strategically, as a tool to advance insight, understanding and deepen awareness;
  • Influencing: being able to demonstrate resilience in difficult situations: pushes through resistance and continues to work with others in a constructive manner; identifies and responds constructively to underlying attitudes or behaviour patterns;
  • Communication: being able to frame clear communication messages in line with audience experience, background and expectations, in an engaging manner; stands ground when needed; adopts appropriate influencing styles;
  • Judgement: being able to ensure that strong logic and a compelling business case support decisions, balancing sound analysis with decisiveness; involves the right stakeholders in making decisions.

Place of employment

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Function group and grade

AD 5

Monthly basic salary

Step 1: 4,883.11 EUR
Step 2: 5,088.30 EUR

plus specific allowances where applicable*.

Indicative Start date

1 December 2020

Contract type and duration

Successful candidates may be offered an employment contract for three years as a Temporary Agent. The contract may be renewed for a second fixed-term period, and upon its second renewal converted into a contract of indefinite duration.

Reserve list

Possibility of reserve list with validity until up to 12 months.

*Summary of Conditions of Employment

  1. Successful external candidates will be classified either in step 1 or 2;
  2. Salaries are subject to a Union tax deducted at source and are exempt from national taxation;
  3. Depending on the individual family situation and the place of origin, the successful jobholder may be entitled to: expatriation allowance (16% of the basic salary), household allowance, dependent child allowance, education allowance, pre-school allowance, installation allowance, reimbursement of removal costs, initial temporary daily subsistence allowance, and other benefits;
  4. Annual leave entitlement of two days per calendar month plus additional days for grade, distance from the place of origin and in addition on average 15 EIOPA holidays per year;
  5. EU Pension Scheme (after 10 years of service);
  6. EU Joint Sickness and Insurance Scheme (JSIS), accident and occupational disease insurance coverage, unemployment and invalidity allowance and travel insurance;
  7. General and relevant technical training plus professional development opportunities.

Information reserved for applicants employed under Article 2(f) of the CEOS, in EU Agencies other than EIOPA:

According to EIOPA Management Board decision EIOPA-MB-15-072 adopting the implementing rules on the procedure governing the engagement and use of temporary staff under Article 2(f) of the CEOS, and in particular Article 12 (2), if a successful applicant from this external procedure, on the closing day for applications, as well as on the day of taking up duty at EIOPA:

  • is a member of temporary staff under Article 2(f) of the CEOS; and
  • is employed within his/her agency in function group and grade included in the range "AD5 - AD6".

EIOPA shall offer the applicant, in writing, the opportunity either:

a) to be assigned to the post by means of internal mobility, as per Article 10 of EIOPA-MB-15-072. In this case the contract at EIOPA will be in continuity with the contract of the previous agency (namely with regard to grade, step, seniority in step, and duration).

OR

b) to be assigned to the post on the basis of a new contract (first fixed-term) of three years duration, subject to the probationary period of 9 months, at the grade indicated in the external vacancy notice (AD5).

Application process

The recruitment process will include a panel interview and a written test. In addition, there may be a pre-screening exercise, a presentation to be delivered by the candidate and a bilateral interview.

Applications should be submitted in English language including:

(1) Curriculum Vitae clearly indicating (among all):

  • Qualifications (please list exact dates of your academic qualifications gained);
  • Responsibilities, experience and skills gained in previous positions (please list exact dates of your work experience gained);
  • Nationality/Citizenship;
  • Language skills.

and

(2) Motivation Letter of no more than one page, explaining why you are interested in the post and what would be your added value you would bring to EIOPA if selected.

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of the eligibility and selection criteria specified in the vacancy notice and these must be met by the closing date of the vacancy notice.

Applications should be submitted via the ''Apply ''button, specifying in the subject the reference number above. Deadline for application is 23:59 CET on 31 May 2020.

The successful candidate will be required to make an annual declaration in respect of any interests which might be considered prejudicial to his/her independence. Before recruiting a member of staff, EIOPA's Executive Director will examine whether the successful candidate has any personal interest which may impair his/her independence or any other conflict of interest. To that end, the successful candidate, using a specific form, shall inform the Executive

Director via the Ethics Officer of any actual or potential conflict of interest.

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