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European Cooperation Officer

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European Cooperation & Strategy Directorate

Term of contract

4-year (inc. 1-year probation)




Reporting to the Director of the European Cooperation & Strategy Directorate (ECS), the incumbent will develop the cooperation between the CEB and the European Commission, other European Union (EU) institutions and European stakeholders.

Within this framework, he/she will:

  • Monitor bilateral and multilateral cooperation instruments between the CEB and the EU, as well as EU current affairs of importance to CEB.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of cooperation strategies and instruments with the EU, in particular CEB loans and EU funds blending mechanisms.

For these purposes, he/she will:

  • Maintain and develop relationships with relevant European and international financial institutions that participate in project-oriented cooperation with the EU to obtain relevant information in close cooperation with other CEB Directorates.
  • Carry out research and draft briefing notes, reports, terms of reference and other documents; where relevant coordinate and introduce these documents.
  • Under the responsibility of the ECS Director, to animate and coordinate the CEB internal European Committee and act as its Secretary
  • Represent the Bank, whenever needed, in meetings convened by the European institutions and organise meetings, workshops, seminars in the related cooperation fields.
  • In cooperation with the Head of the Donor Relations Fiduciary Accounts Division: provide support in negotiations with the EU regarding contribution agreements; contribute to reporting on EU financed Trust Funds as well as other instruments and when necessary present it to management and the EU institutions.
  • Provide advice and propose improvements on current and future activities, on the results achieved as well as on the risks and opportunities inherent in such developments or events.
  • Contribute to developing, implementing, monitoring action plans policies, methods, procedures, etc.


Academic background: The candidate must have at least a masters' level education degree, preferably in economics, law or political science.

Professional background and technical skills:
• At least 8 years' professional experience, including extensive knowledge of cooperation with the European Union, its governance and its financing instruments. Knowledge of international financial institutions will be an asset.
• Planning and work organisation: manages own work portfolio, ability to plan and manage his/her own calendar, work load and deadlines.
• Information management: researches relevant information, analyses and integrates a large amount of varied information and opinions, and identifies key issues.
• Ability to analyse and structure ideas; capacity for synthesis; ability to translate analytical findings into practical recommendations.
• Problem solving and judgment skills.

IT skills:
• Proficiency in the use of IT tools, including specific applications related to the field of competence concerned

Communication and language skills:
• Ability to draft clearly and concisely and to work in a multicultural environment
• Negotiating skills
• The minimum requirement is fluency in one of the Bank's two official languages (English/French) and a basic knowledge in the other. Knowledge of other languages spoken in the Bank's Member States would be an asset.

Interpersonal skills:
• Rigour
• Organisation,
• Strong capacity for work
• Sense of initiative
• Frequent travel required

Personal attitudes and personal values:
• Integrity
• Discretion

Core competencies:
• Innovation
• Adaptability
• Client Orientation
• Result Orientation
• Team Work
• Communication

Nationality: Citizen of one of the CEB's Member States.

Job location

Job location



55, avenue Kléber, FR-75116 Paris

Applicant criteria

Employment Conditions

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 A2/A3
• 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

Recruitment 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).

Send letter of application with curriculum vitae by 15 September 2019 at the latest.

Candidates may be required to take examinations.