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Monitoring Manager


General information

Job details

Allocation

Loans & Social Development Directorate / Operations Support Division

Term of contract

4-year (inc. 1-year probation)

Grade

A2/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.

At the heart of the project lifecycle management, the Loans & Social Development Directorate (L&D) co-operates closely with other CEB services to develop the Bank’s loan and grant operations.

The Project Monitoring Unit in L&D is currently looking for a skilled Monitoring Manager to contribute to the design and ensure monitoring of the progress of projects financed by the CEB in order to ensure its compliance with loan and project financing policy and financing agreements and contribute to the objectives of the Bank’s development Plan.

The successful candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of project management, excellent analytical capacity and strong communication skills to operate efficiently in a multicultural environment. S/he will report to the Head of the Project Monitoring Unit and work in close collaboration with the project teams.

Main responsibilities


Project appraisal:

  • Define the relevant monitoring modalities for the measurement of project progress and outputs with Borrowers at the project appraisal stage

Contracting:

  • Provide comments on the Project loan/grant agreements with regards to disbursement methods, monitoring methods and project description
  • Design the monitoring report template for each project to be negotiated with the borrower
  • Validate the Framework Loan Agreement (FLA) clauses concerning the project financing and monitoring aspects

 Project implementation:

  • Evaluate the progress of projects through the analysis of eligible expenditures, costs and contracts, work schedules, as well as physical and social objectives
  • Respond to project implementation related changes and propose next steps adapted to the CEB policy and the borrower’s needs
  • Monitor the Borrower's absorption capacity and ensure the sub-project's identification considering the Bank’s policies and requirements
  • Monitor the use of grants and technical assistance funded by different sources such as trust funds
  • Evaluate the volume of funds to be disbursed in accordance with contractual obligations
  • Draw accurate conclusions and make recommendations and follow-up proposals
  • Authorise loan disbursements and produce monitoring reports
  • Participate in on-site missions to clarify monitoring aspects of a project
  • Produce and present annual or semi-annual portfolio reviews to highlight critical issues, to respond and integrate changing circumstances and to formulate adapted solutions in order to address and discuss monitoring issues

Description (continued)

Project completion:

  • Analyse the completion of CEB-financed projects making sure that technical, procurement, Environmental and Social Sustainability, compliance and other requirements are duly satisfied by the Borrower, and produce a final report

Other duties and responsibilities:

  • Improve and adapt IT project follow-up tools in parallel to policy or instruments changes
  • Contribute to horizontal tasks related to project cycles or to any other duties related to the activities of the Unit

Profile

Academic background:

  • Advanced university degree in economics, business administration, engineering or equivalent

 

Professional background:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a financial institution, international organisation or a development agency
  • Expertise in economics, banking and financial management
  • Experience in solving problems related to monitoring activities
  • Very good capacity to carry out financial and economic evaluations of projects
  • Very good understanding of project progress monitoring and project indicators
  • Strong capacity to manage own work portfolio, and to anticipate workload and deadlines
  • Demonstrated capacity to obtain relevant information on Borrowers and countries, to analyse large amounts of financial and technical information, including diverging views, and structure ideas, synthesise complex information and documentation, and to translate analytical findings into relevant advice and practical recommendations.
  • Proficiency in the use of IT tools, including specific project management software tools

Communication and linguistic skills:

  • Good capacity to deal with different points of views and to communicate on critical issues while remaining diplomatic and assertive in front of people with authority
  • Strong ability to communicate, present and draft reports clearly, concisely and convincingly
  • Excellent knowledge of English (one of the CEB’s official languages) is required; a very good command of French (the other official language) is strongly desired
  • Knowledge of the other member country languages is an advantage

Core competencies:

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

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, Turkey

Job location

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 of the contract.

2) Grade and salary
• Grade A2/A3
• Monthly starting salary range between 6 522 EUR and 8 047 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*.

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.

The CEB leads a gender equality policy and holds an EDGE certification. 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 2 May 2021.

Candidates may be required to take examinations, including digital interviews in connection with this selection.

*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.