Policy Expert (m/f/d)

European Banking Authority 5<y Senior Level  Paris, Île-de-France, France 7 Jul 2020

Job Description

The European Banking Authority seeks

Policy Expert (m/f/d)

The Authority

The European Banking Authority (“EBA”) is an independent European Union Authority established on 1 January 2011 by Regulation (EU) No. 1093/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 .

The Mission

With a view to improving the functioning of the European Union internal market, the EBA contributes to ensuring a high quality, effective and consistent level of regulation and supervision in its areas of competence. It also promotes public values such as the stability of the financial system, the transparency of markets and financial products, and the protection of depositors and investors.

It works to prevent regulatory arbitrage and guarantee a level playing field, strengthens international supervisory coordination, promotes supervisory convergence and provides advice to the Union institutions in the areas of banking, payments and e-money regulation and supervision, and related corporate governance, auditing and financial reporting issues.

As an integral part of the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS), the EBA works closely together with her sister authorities, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the European Securities Market Authorities (ESMA), as well as the Joint Committee and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).

Further information on the EBA is available on the EBA website: www.eba.europa.eu.

The European Banking Authority is seeking a suitable candidate for the position of a Policy Expert in the area of supervisory reporting at its offices in Paris, France.

Job description

Main purpose

The Policy Expert will support the EBA’s policy work on supervisory reporting and contribute to development of high-quality reporting standards as well as ensure their effective and consistent application. The Policy Expert will also contribute to the EBA’s work on integrated reporting and increasing efficiency of reporting.

Main responsibilities: 

  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of the EBA reporting framework (reporting requirements, Data Point Model, validation rules);
  • Contributing to the EBA’s work on integrated reporting and projects on increasing efficiency of reporting;
  • Preparing policy stances, policy advice, guidelines, binding technical standards and opinions/reports in the area of reporting;
  • Externally representing the EBA at a technical level in his/her area of expertise;
  • Providing support to internal committees and subgroups and their chairpersons;
  • Cooperating effectively with EU competent authorities, EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders, especially with a view to the development of coordinated and possibly joint policy stances, guidelines and standards;
  • Supporting and contributing to other activities of the Reporting, Loans Management and Transparency Unit.



Eligibility Criteria

To be considered eligible, candidates must satisfy all the criteria listed below, by the deadline for submitting applications.


  • Be a national of one of the Member State of the European Union, or a national of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway);
  • Be entitled to his/her full rights as a citizen;
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service;
  • Have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union;
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post



To be eligible, a candidate must have

a) A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is at least three years, or

b) A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is four years or more.

Professional experience

To qualify for the position a candidate must have, in addition to the above, at least seven years, or at least six years, of proven full-time professional experience after completing the education as mentioned above.

The work experience for eligibility purposes is counted from the award of a diploma up to the closing date of applications.

Knowledge of languages

For working purposes, as English is the working language of the EBA9 , an excellent knowledge of the English language, both written and spoken, is required. Native English speakers will be tested to prove their second language skills, in accordance with section 1.1 of the vacancy notice.

Selection criteria

In addition to the above, the following selection criteria will be used:

  • At least 4 years of professional experience (included in the required years of professional experience mentioned in section 1.2.2) in the field of financial sector, EU banking, regulation or supervision;
  • At least 2 years of professional experience (included in the required years of professional experience mentioned in section 1.2.2) in the area of reporting of financial institutions in developing requirements, implementing or preparing regulatory reports;
  • Experience on granular data and/or in developing data modelling/dictionaries, reporting solutions;
  • Proven experience in drafting technical reports, policy documents and/or regulation: please give specific examples of the documents you have drafted in your application; • Experience in working on complex and horizontal regulatory or supervisory topics: please give specific examples in your application;
  • Experience in providing information and giving presentations to management on regulatory/supervisory developments: please give specific examples in your application. It would be advantageous for candidates to have:
  • Knowledge of bank analysis and/or Pillar 3 disclosures;
  • Knowledge/experience in RegTech/SupTech. Candidates are required to clearly demonstrate through specific examples how they meet the abovementioned selection criteria. Applications will be assessed based on the Eligibility and Selection criteria specified in sections 1 and 2 of the vacancy notice. For this position, candidates are expected to fullfil the following competencies which may be assessed during interviews:
  • The ability to manage their own workload and work without close supervision;
  • Be able to demonstrate good coordination skills and the ability to ensure projects are completed in a timely and professional manner;
  • Have a highly developed sense of responsibility;
  • Have very good communication skills;
  • Be a good team player with strong inter-personal skills and the ability to work efficiently under time pressure.

Equal opportunities

As a European Union Authority, the EBA will apply a policy of equal opportunities and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures.

Selection procedure

The selection procedure will include the following:

  • A selection committee will be established for each vacancy notice whose members are of the same or higher grade than the advertised position. Candidates invited to interviews and to sit written tests shall be informed of the composition of the selection committee in the invitation.
  • The selection committee will analyse the application documents (curriculum vitae, motivation letter, and eligibility criteria grid) of applicants with reference to the eligibility and selection criteria and will establish a shortlist. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to interviews and to sit written tests. Written tests will be carried out in English and will be related to the job and designed to test the ability to communicate in written English, knowledge and competencies related to the job, and drafting skills. Total mark for written test: 10 points. The minimum score to pass: 6 points. The interview will aim to assess the motivation and the professional knowledge of the candidates as well as their suitability to perform the duties mentioned under main responsibilities. The interview will be held in English. The total mark for the interview: 10 points. The minimum score to pass: 6 points. Successful candidates with a total score equal to and above 12 points will be placed on the reserve list, which will be valid until 31 December 2021. It may be renewed. Inclusion on the reserve list does not guarantee recruitment. The successful candidate will be selected from the established reserve list which may also be used for the recruitment of a similar post depending on the needs of the EBA. When a vacancy becomes available, candidates on the reserve list may be contacted for an additional interview. In accordance with Articles 11 and 11a of the Staff Regulations (SR) and Articles 11 and 81 of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS) the successful candidate will be required to make a declaration of the conflict of interest before recruitment. The EBA’s Executive Director will examine whether the successful candidate has any personal interest which may impair his/her independence or any other conflict of interest in relation to the position offered and will adopt appropriate measures. To that end, the successful candidate, using a specific form shall inform the Executive Director of any actual or potential conflict of interest. Please note that the selection committee’s work and deliberations are strictly confidential and that any contact with its members is strictly forbidden. Any contact made by the candidates or third parties in order to influence the members of the selection committee in relation to the selection constitutes grounds for disqualification from the selection procedure.

Appointment and conditions of employment

Contract type, duration and starting date:

The successful candidate will be offered a temporary agent10 fixed-term contract of three years with a probation period of nine months and the possibility of extension.

The estimated starting date is 1 October 2020.

Information reserved for candidates employed as temporary agents under Article 2(f) of the CEOS in other EU agencies: If the successful applicant from the external selection procedure is already a member of temporary staff 2(f) in another EU Agency, the relevant provisions of the Decision of the Management Board laying down general implementing provisions on the procedure governing the engagement and use of temporary staff under Article 2(f) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union(EBA/DC/2015/126)11 will apply.

Function group and grade:

The successful candidates shall be recruited as a temporary agent at grade AD 7. The estimated monthly basic salary is from € 6251.08. The details of the whole remuneration package are provided in Articles 62 – 70 and Annex VII to the Staff Regulations. For more information, please refer to Careers page of the EBA: http://www.eba.europa.eu/about-us/careers

Summary of the conditions of employment

  • Salaries are exempted from national tax; instead a Union tax at source is paid;
  • The correction coefficient applicable to the remuneration of officials and other servants under Article 64 of the Staff Regulations for France shall apply;
  • Depending on the individual family situation and the place of origin, staff members may be entitled to the following: expatriation allowance, household allowance, dependent child allowance, education allowance, installation allowance and reimbursement of removal costs, initial temporary daily subsistence allowance, and other benefits;
  • Annual leave entitlement – two days per calendar month plus additional days for age, grade, and 2.5 days of supplementary home leave granted to staff entitled to the expatriation allowance or foreign residence allowance;
  • EU Pension Scheme (after 10 years of service);
  • EU Joint Sickness and Insurance Scheme, accident and occupational disease insurance coverage, unemployment and invalidity allowance;
  • Travel insurance when travelling on missions. 5.4 Place of employment The offices of the European Banking Authority are located on Floors 24 – 27, Europlaza, 20 Avenue André Prothin, 92927 Paris, La Défense, France.

Submission of Applications

Applications including a curriculum vitae in the Europass format12, a motivation letter, and a filled eligibility criteria grid, dated and signed should be submitted in English to the following address: EBA-Applications@eba.europa.eu by 21 July 2020 at 12.00 noon Paris time. Please indicate the reference number of this selection, your name and surname in the subject of your email.

EBA will disregard any application received after deadline. Applicants are strongly advised not to wait until the last day to submit their applications, since heavy internet traffic or fault with the internet connection could lead to difficulties in submission. The EBA cannot be held responsible for any delay due to such difficulties.

Only complete applications will be accepted and considered. In order for the application to be considered complete candidates must send all documents: curriculum vitae in the Europass format, motivation letter, and eligibility criteria grid dated and signed and a copy of the document formally recognising your qualification within the EU, if applicable, (see footnote 7) before the deadline.

Candidates should assess and check before submitting their application whether they fulfil all the requirements as specified in the vacancy notice, particularly in terms of qualifications and relevant professional experience.

Professional experience indicated on the curriculum vitae is only counted from the time the candidate obtained the certificate or diploma required for the position and if it is on a paid basis (including study grants or internship grants). PhDs may be counted as professional experience if the candidate received a study grant or salary during the period of the PhD studies. The maximum duration counted for a PhD is three years provided that the PhD has been successfully concluded by the closing date for applications of the selection procedure.

Start and end dates of all previous positions and whether they were full time or part time must be indicated on the curriculum vitae. Freelance or self-employed candidates must provide either a copy of the entry in the relevant trade register, or any official document (for example a tax return document) showing clearly the length of the relevant professional experience. Details of any professional experience, training, research or studies must be given on the application form. Candidates must be able to provide of supporting documents clearly showing duration and nature of experience upon request.

The address indicated on the curriculum vitae will be used as the location from which the candidates invited to interviews travel.

At this stage, please do not send supporting documents (copies of ID cards, passports, diplomas, etc.) unless it is to demonstrate the recognition of your qualification within the EU, if applicable.

Data protection

EBA will ensure that candidates’ personal data are processed as required by Regulation (EU) 2018/172513. This applies in particular to the confidentiality and security of such data.

Appeal Procedure

Candidates who consider that their interests have been prejudiced by any decision related to the selection procedure can take the following actions:

Request for review of the decisions taken by the Selection Committee

Within ten days of the date of the letter notifying the candidate of a decision taken by the Selection Committee, he/she may submit a written request for a review of such a decision, setting out the reasons for the request, to the following e-mail address: EBA-vacancies@eba.europa.eu.


a) The candidate may lodge a complaint under Article 90(2) of the Staff Regulations within the time limits provided for, at the following address:

The Executive Director
European Banking Authority
Selection procedure: Ref. BMIC RLMT TA 4/2020 Repl
20 Avenue André Prothin
CS 30154
92927 Paris La Défense CEDEX

b) The candidate can submit a judicial appeal to the General Court under Article 270 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and Article 91 of the Staff Regulations.

For details of how to submit an appeal, please consult the website of the General Court: http://curia.europa.eu/

Complaint to the European Ombudsman

It is also possible to lodge a complaint to the European Ombudsman pursuant to Article 228 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and in accordance with the conditions laid down in 13 Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (OJ L 295, 21.11.2018, p. 39) 9 the Decision of the European Parliament of 9 March 1994 on the Staff Regulations and the general conditions governing the performance of the European Ombudsman’s duties14. For details of how to lodge a complaint, please consult the website of the European Ombudsman: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/ Please note that complaints made to the European Ombudsman have no suspensive effect on the period laid down in Articles 90(2) and 91 of the Staff Regulations for lodging, respectively, a complaint or an appeal with the General Court. Furthermore under Article 2(4) of the general conditions governing the performance of the European Ombudsman’s duties, any complaint lodged with the European Ombudsman must be preceded by the appropriate administrative approaches to the institutions and bodies concerned.


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