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Director - Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate


General information

Reference number

PE-19/2022-250  

Job details

Allocation

Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate

Term of contract

3-year (incl. 1-year probation)

Grade

A6/A7

Closing date

2/28/2023

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.

The Technical Assessment & Monitoring Directorate (TAM) supports the fulfilment of the CEB’s social development mandate by seeking to strengthen the quality and to scale up the benefits of the Bank’s lending operations and of the operations financed by third parties whose implementation is supported by the Bank. It comprises the Technical Advisors Division (TAM-TA), including the Environmental and Social Sustainability Unit, and the Procurement Division (TAM-PROC), dealing with both project-related procurement and corporate procurement.

TAM is currently looking for an experienced leader, driven by the social mandate of the Bank to set strategic goals and to lead the Directorate’s work in a results-oriented way.

The successful candidate will lead and motivate a multicultural team of approximately 30 professionals with the support of TAM’s management team. Reporting directly to the Governor, the TAM Director will be a member of the senior management team and contribute to the development and implementation of the Bank’s five-year Strategic Framework, recently approved for the period 2023-2027.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Translate the goals of the CEB’s Strategic Framework into clear and actionable goals for the Directorate and its Divisions, in coordination with TAM’s management team
  • Develop and lead TAM’s management team, ensure its cohesiveness and buy-in into the Bank’s and the Directorate’s objectives, and support their capacity to manage their respective teams for the fulfilment of the Directorate’s goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the delivery of the Bank’s technical preparation and appraisal of new projects being considered for CEB financing, and for the technical monitoring of approved projects under implementation or just completed. in close collaboration with the Directors of other Directorates, Divisions and their staff.
  • Identify and lead the analysis of structural, country or regional issues that need to be addressed.
  • Manage the Directorate’s resources to meet planned objectives and accommodate new requirements that may arise during the year, in coordination with TAM’s management team.
  • Advise the Governor, executive bodies and internal committees on key sector and thematic issues as well as technical aspects of the Bank’s projects, by participating in strategic working groups and in CEB management meetings.

Description (continued)

  • Lead, develop, propose and subsequently implement new policies and procedures needed to ensure that, in its project development, technical appraisal and financing modalities, the CEB’s approach is in line with peers’ practices and fit-for-purpose for the Bank’s business model and resources.
  • Oversee communication related to key sector and thematic issues as well as technical aspects of projects, both within and outside the Bank, including to shareholders and borrowers.
  • Represent TAM on high-level committees within the CEB and in strategic working groups with other international financial institutions (IFI) on issues related to key sector and thematic issues as well as technical aspects of social projects.

Profile

Academic background:

  • A university degree in a relevant subject (such as engineering, social studies, procurement, finance, economics, or business administration), preferably complemented by an advanced degree (e.g. Master’s or MBA), preparing for the management of complex development and investment projects.

 

Professional background:

  • Demonstrated professional track record, spanning at least 15 years in international public or private sector organisations, and including at least 5 years of senior-level leadership and people management experience, with demonstrated positive results. A minimum of five years in project lending responsibilities, preferably with an IFI, is highly desirable.
  • Solid technical, hands-on, project management experience is an essential pre-requisite.
  • Demonstrated successful project lending responsibilities, with a focus on sectoral/technical, environmental, social and procurement aspects.
  • Good knowledge of the structure of European programmes for social investments in the countries where the CEB operates.
  • Operational experience in the implementation of development and social investment projects and policies in developing countries.
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking, including an ability to translate concepts and general policy orientation into concrete proposals.
  • Excellent capacity to develop and maintain an efficient professional network.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.


Language skills:

  • Excellent command of one of the two official languages (English and French), both oral and written, and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.
  • Knowledge of other member countries languages would be an asset.


Core competencies:

  • Teamwork: strong skills in building and leading teams and contribute to the cohesiveness of the Bank's senior management.
  • Innovation: proven capacity to translate creative ideas into strategies and plans for improvements.
  • Adaptability: demonstrated cultural, intellectual, and interpersonal flexibility.
  • Client and service orientation: excellent capacity to build confidence with internal and external stakeholders by acting as a CEB ambassador.
  • Result orientation: pragmatism and self-confidence, ability to make decisions in an autonomous and diplomatic way.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills: capacity to convince by focusing on key messages that engage the audience.

Profile (continued)

 

Nationality:

  • Citizen of one of the Bank’s member countries: 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, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye.

Job location

Location

55, avenue Kléber - 75116 Paris

Applicant criteria

Employment Conditions

1) The CEB offers an initial 3-year appointment (including a one-year probationary period), with, under certain conditions, the possibility of renewal.

2) Grade and salary:

  • A6/A7
  • Depending on level of experience, monthly basic salary starts at € 14,000, plus allowances based on eligibility, minus deductions for medical and social insurance as well as for pension; remuneration exempt of French income tax.
  • Grades are established without any discrimination (including gender discrimination)

For more information, please consult the CEB Basic Salary Scale in section 5. Benefits of the CEB website

As an international organisation, CEB remuneration is exempt of income tax in France. In addition, our offer includes allowances* and medical and personal insurance. Staff members benefit from a contributory pension plan which provides them with either a pension or a leaving allowance.

* Benefits determined by personal situation:

  • basic family allowance
  • expatriation
  • dependent child supplement
  • additional dependent child supplement for a single-parent family
  • supplement for a disabled and dependent parent
  • supplements for a disabled or severely disabled child
  • education allowance (children) for expatriate staff members
  • installation allowance and reimbursement of travel and removal expenses

Recruitment Conditions

The CEB welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of CEB member countries.

The CEB is committed to workplace gender equality and strives to ensure the recruitment of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, as well as their age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability.

The CEB has obtained the EDGE gender equality certification. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

In order to minimise bias, our selection processes include steps such as digitally recorded interviews, written tests and interactive interviews. Please note that initial steps in the selection process will typically be conducted online (remotely).

Applications (CV and motivation letter) 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 midnight Paris time on 28 February 2023.