(Associate) Mandate Officer

  • Competitive
  • Luxembourg
  • Contract, Full time
  • European Investment Bank.
  • 14 Feb 18 2018-02-14

The (Associate) Mandate Officer will primarily ensure the delivery of horizontal aspects related to the design, management and implementation of risk sharing mandates (RSM), as well their integration in a coherent mandate management framework, which will be developed along consistent lines with other similar mandates/initiatives and cover all stages of the mandate lifecycle. He/she will contribute to the team’s role of central Operations Directorate interface for mandate specific policy tasks in order to ensure that the delivery of the RSM remains consistent with the mandates’ objectives.



The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Operations Directorate (Ops) - Mandate Management Department (MM) – Risk Sharing Mandates Division (RSM), at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:

 

(Associate) Mandate Officer

This is a full time position at grade 4/5


The term of this contract will be 4 years
The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.

 


Purpose

The remit of the Mandate Management Department includes the facilitation of consistency in mandate development and life-cycle management processes, for both new and existing mandates, and the provision of high value added to operational Departments, Senior Management and to other Directorates implicated by expected growth in mandate activity, notably via enhanced support with respect to governance issues. This also comprises the proposal and development of appropriate tools, methodologies, policies and procedures, covering the mandate lifecycle, thereby promoting a collaborative and constructive approach and developing synergies across mandates.

The Risk Sharing Mandates Division (RSM) is responsible for the implementation of three of the most significant mandates currently being undertaken by the EIB: European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), and financial instruments under Horizon 2020 (InnovFin).

The (Associate) Mandate Officer will primarily ensure the delivery of horizontal aspects related to the design, management and implementation of risk sharing mandates (RSM), as well their integration in a coherent mandate management framework, which will be developed along consistent lines with other similar mandates/initiatives and cover all stages of the mandate lifecycle.

He/she will contribute to the team’s role of central Operations Directorate interface for mandate specific policy tasks in order to ensure that the delivery of the RSM remains consistent with the mandates’ objectives.

 

Operating Network

The selected candidate will report to the Head of Unit responsible for the RSM-tasks to which he/she is assigned.  He/she will work in close co-operation with the other members of the Division and Department, in particular with colleagues providing expertise on RSM policy, colleagues dealing with RSM monitoring and reporting and colleagues providing specific RSM expertise. He/she will regularly cooperate with other Services of the EIB Group working on mandate/partnership-related activities. He/she will also be involved in mandate management related discussions with the European Commission and RSM governing bodies.

 

Accountabilities
•Contribute, with the support of other Services of the EIB Group, to the preparation of transaction summaries and review adherence to RSM-specific criteria, rules and procedures.
•Assist the senior Mandate Officers in the different stages of delivery of their tasks and, in particular, for the preparation of the various documents necessary for the approval of the various RSM governing bodies (such as the EFSI scoreboards).
•Support the origination of operations under RSM at both the level of knowledge sharing, product development and the structuring of complex individual operations.
•Contribute to the delivery of tasks originating from the RSM governance bodies, in close cooperation with the RSM Secretariat (if any), and coordination with other Services of the EIB Group.
•Provide input in the strategy and the policy development process for the delivery of the RSM by EIB.
•Provide support for the delivery of various tasks related to RSM policy related issues, providing relevant documentation and analysis
•Coordinate the design and the negotiation of RSM amendments and participate in relevant contract negotiations to ensure adequate rules of implementation.
•Advise loan officers and other internal colleagues on RSM-specific processes and templates with a proactive problem-solving approach.
•Cooperate cross-functionally on monitoring and reporting functions, ensuring consistency across RSMs.
•Prepare briefings, presentations and other documentation about the RS mandates to increase awareness, internally and externally, of RSM objectives among the relevant stakeholders.
•Deal with mandate specific day-to-day requests from internal and external stakeholders.
•Maintain relationships with other key mandate related services.


Qualifications
•University degree, ideally in Finance/Economics or a business related discipline.
•At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in a position of similar level of responsibilities, preferably gained in an financial institution or international organisation - Familiarity with the institutional and regulatory framework relevant to the RSM would be an asset.
•Experience in drafting policies as well as clear and concise summary reports to senior and institutional audience
•Good understanding of processes and procedures related to the administration, control and monitoring of lending operations.
•Exposure to the EIB Group activities in particular would be an advantage
•Excellent knowledge of English and a good knowledge of French (*). Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage.

 

Competencies
•Achievement Drive: Continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
•Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
•Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
•Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.

 


(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages


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