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Chair, Disciplinary Board and Conciliation Board

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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 CEB is seeking a Chair of the Disciplinary Board, who will also act as a Chair of the Conciliation Board.


The Disciplinary Board (DB), advises the Governor on disciplinary matters. The DB is composed of an external Chair and four staff members (two appointed by the Governor and two designated by the Staff Committee). The DB renders an opinion to the Governor. 


The Conciliation Board (CB), following an administrative claim submitted by a staff member and upon a request by the Governor, tries to reach a conciliation/amicable settlement by addressing a written recommendation to the Governor. The CB is composed of the Chair of the DB, acting as Chair of the CB, a member appointed by the Governor and a member designated by the Staff Committee.


The Chair shall be completely independent in the performance of his/her duties. 


Main Responsibilities:


The Chair presides over the Boards’ proceedings, including by:

  • participating in the setting up of the Disciplinary Board;
  • coordinating and providing guidance and leadership to the other Boards members on the legal aspects of the proceedings;
  • taking procedural decisions, in light of the applicable rules and the issues at stake;
  • ensuring that the Boards’ opinion/recommendation is clear, reflects a sound interpretation of CEB’s Regulations and Rules and applicable case law, contains implementable recommendations and is transmitted to the Governor in a timely fashion.

The Chair may also be required to participate in the drafting of the rules of procedure of the Conciliation Board.


Academic Background:

  • Advanced university degree in law, preferably in international administrative law, law of international organisations or labour law.

Professional Background:

  • Excellent knowledge of international administrative law, including international administrative tribunals’ case-law, legal procedures and general principles of law relating to disciplinary matters in international organisations, obtained through at least ten years’ professional experience in the application of international administrative law and/or administration of international organisations, especially international financial institutions,  preferably as a judge, arbitrator or an officer in dispute resolution systems of international organisations.


  • Very good spoken and written command of the CEB’s two official languages: English and French.

Technical Skills and Core Competencies:

  • Understanding of the CEB’s legal framework;
  • Very good analytical and writing skills;
  • Good judgment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to handle sensitive contentious matters in strictest confidentiality and inspire trust;
  • Impeccable professional ethical record;
  • An established reputation for integrity and for dealing fairly, comfortably and responsibly with all constituents;
  • Ability to perform his/her duties in full independence and in a fully unbiased manner.

Localisation du poste


55 avenue Kleber 75116 Paris

Critères candidat

Conditions d'emploi

Duration of appointment and remuneration
• The term of office of the Chair shall be four years.
• The Chair will receive a fee for the handling of each case and will be reimbursed with respect to travel and accommodation expenses.

Conditions de recrutement

Applications should be made in English or French using the Bank's online application system at before the deadline of 15 September 2021.