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Funding Officer


General information

Job details

Allocation

Finance Directorate / Funding Division

Term of contract

4-year (inc. 1-year probation)

Grade

A3

Description

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), established in 1956, is a multilateral development bank with a unique social mandate.

The CEB works to strengthen social cohesion and build thriving communities in Europe by financing projects that promote inclusive growth, support vulnerable groups and bolster environmental sustainability.

 

Within the framework of the CEB’s funding operations, we are looking for an experienced, skilled and dynamic Funding Officer to join the Funding Division to assist the Head of Funding Division and the Senior Funding Officer to execute and secure funding transactions in compliance with the CEB’s funding programme, financial framework and rules. The role includes managing the global relationships with banks, institutional investors and other fixed income market participants. As part of a small team where polyvalence and cooperation are essential, the role covers a wide range of funding activities as well as involvement in projects to further develop the CEB’s funding toolkit.

 

Accountabilities

  • Execute and secure funding transactions via syndication or private placement (MTN or N-bonds) in compliance with the funding programme, financial framework and rules to cover the Bank’s lending, investment and repayment needs.
  • Contribute to establish the CEB’s funding strategy
  • Carry out hedging operations in various currencies, structures and maturities
  • Monitor current market developments and investor demand.
  • Prepare presentations on the Bank’s funding-related activities. Participate in meetings, roadshows and communication activities with investors to promote the CEB and raise funds in international capital markets. Participate in IFI working groups to exchange on best practices.
  • Follow up on documentation related to funding transactions in liaison with the Office of the General Counsel, the Projects, Settlements, Payments & Collateral Division as well as the Accounting Unit.
  • Prepare daily market updates and analysis. Follow developments on Sustainable Finance or Fintech issues. Manage and develop databases.

Profile

Academic background:

  • University degree with specialisation in banking, finance or engineering.

 

Professional skills:

  •  Minimum 7 to 10 years of experience in capital markets, with in-depth knowledge of fixed income markets including derivatives

 

IT / Technical skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Practical experience of using Bloomberg and Reuters.
  • Experience of managing databases.

 

Communication and language skills:

  • Excellent capacity to deal with different points of views and to communicate on critical issues while remaining assertive in front of people with authority.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills: proven ability to  communicate, present and draft reports clearly, concisely and convincingly.
  • Excellent level of English.
  • Knowledge of French, the Bank’s other official language, would be an asset.


Core competencies:

  • Innovation
  • Adaptability
  • Client Orientation
  • Result Orientation
  • Team Work
  • Communication

Nationality:

  • Citizen of one of the Bank’s Member countries*

*CEB member countries are: Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Holy See, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.

Job location

Job location

France

Location

55, avenue Kléber - 75116 Paris

Applicant criteria

Employment Conditions

1) Contract: the CEB offers an initial 4-year appointment (including a one-year probationary period) with, under certain conditions, the possibility of renewal and conversion into open ended contract.

2) Grade and salary
• Grade A3
• Monthly salary starting at 7,780 EUR plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax
For more information, please consult the CEB Basic Salary Scale in section 5. Benefits of the CEB website

As an international organisation, the CEB enjoys a special status which means that our staff members receive their salaries free of income tax. In addition to this, our offer includes allowances* and medical and personal insurance. All of our staff members benefit from a generous contributory pension plan which provides them with either a pension or a leaving allowance.

*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

The CEB welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of CEB member countries* (see Profile).

Within the framework of its rules on equal opportunity, the Council of Europe Development Bank strives to ensure the recruitment of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications from CEB member countries candidates should be made in English or French using the Bank's online application system at https://ceb.profils.org before the deadline of 13 September 2020.

Candidates may be required to take examinations, including digital interviews in connection with this selection. In the current context, the first steps of the selection process will be conducted remotely.