Adviser – Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Human Resources

General Information

Type of contract Fixed-term contract, which may be extended subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Who can apply? EU nationals

Salary I (bracket 2 - step 1) full time monthly net salary: €9,037 plus benefits, for further information see what we offer.

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 09.09.2022

Your team

You will report directly into the senior management team in the Directorate General Human Resources. Our Directorate General has over 100 professionals providing HR services to over 3,800 ECB employees. We enable our colleagues to excel, every day.

In your role as the Diversity and Inclusion Officer, you will catalyse and coordinate collaborative work across the organisation to promote a culture of inclusion and a working environment where all colleagues feel respected and valued. 

You will work with the Director General, the HR management team and other HR staff, as well as with other key stakeholders in the institution, to deliver tangible solutions that inspire our colleagues.

You will engage with leaders and other colleagues and motivate them to continue to place diversity and inclusion at the forefront of the ECB’s agenda. You will guide and oversee work on the diversity and inclusion portfolio and identify opportunities to further increase awareness and expertise. You will  incorporate researched diversity and inclusion practices into the ECB’s daily business. As the centre of expertise, you will design and implement state of the art, concrete concepts in which the ECB can further embrace diversity and inclusion.

The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

Your role

As the Diversity and Inclusion Officer, you will: 

  • as the centre of expertise, catalyse and coordinate diversity and inclusion initiatives;
  • drive culture change in the workplace to promote equity, creating the vision and setting the parameters and milestones to foster diversity and inclusion across the ECB;
  • continuously improve and implement the ECB’s diversity and inclusion strategy, coordinating work on the measures it entails; 
  • lead work on monitoring the progress of our diversity and inclusion strategy, drawing up reports and proposing any action to be taken; 
  • set out the principles of diversity and inclusion for all ECB staff, crafting compelling messages to ensure our approach to diversity and inclusion is valued and respected; 
  • identify, prepare and monitor diversity and inclusion data, providing reports and making informed decisions based on relevant data and analytics; 
  • build strong relationships across the ECB to deepen your understanding of its functioning and increase awareness of how diversity and inclusion play a critical role;
  • maintain a wide variety of internal and external networks to ensure that your solutions align with emerging trends; 
  • oversee external certification processes while recommending and promoting measures that ensure all requirements are met and the ECB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion meets international standards;
  • represent the business area and the ECB by participating in and/or chairing internal and external meetings, maintaining excellent working contacts with members of the Eurosystem, the Single Supervisory Mechanism and other relevant international and European organisations.

This position offers you excellent opportunities to shape the ECB’s diversity and inclusion strategy and further embed it in the way we work. You will bring passion for innovation and a sky’s-the-limit mindset and be at the forefront of the ECB’s effort to promote inclusive culture.
You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. 

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • a master’s degree or equivalent (see How you can join us for details on degree equivalences);
  • in addition to the above, at least seven years’ experience in driving culture change within large multicultural organisations and in building, developing and implementing global strategies to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace; 
  • a proven ability to shape the vision and set the parameters and milestones for diversity and inclusion, as well as to craft and disseminate compelling key messages to ensure that our approach is valued and respected; 
  • a track record of identifying, preparing and monitoring diversity and inclusion data and providing reports and analytics to measure the efforts undertaken; 
  • an ability to build relationships and collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders, networks and groups both internally and externally, at all levels;
  • a sound understanding of the best HR practices, including current and future policies and trends;
  • the ability to communicate convincingly and take effective decisions;
  • an analytical, conceptual and solution-oriented mindset; 
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

You engage collaboratively with others. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You pursue team goals and can draw on the strengths of a diverse team to get the best results. You facilitate change and can articulate strategic priorities and scenarios for your team.

You are motivated to contribute to the ECB’s mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe. 

You are motivated to be part of our team and to develop and use your skills and competencies to achieve the objectives of this position. 

Working modalities

We would be happy to discuss a part-time arrangement for this role.

Further information

The contract offered will be fixed-term, the appointment being for five years as of the exact starting date of the selected person.

Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent subject to organisational needs and budgetary constraints. This may result in a staff member with a non-convertible fixed-term contract being offered a convertible contract in accordance with the ECB Conditions of Employment.

For additional information on this specific vacancy, please send your questions to Samantha Harris, Senior Talent Acquisition Expert –, before Friday 5 August and thereafter from Monday 29 August. 

Application and selection process

The recruitment process for this position will be conducted remotely. It may include an interview in the pre-selection phase and – if you are invited to participate in the subsequent selection phase – a written exercise, a presentation and interviews. 

If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list (see step 4 of How we hire), from which you might be considered for similar positions within the ECB.

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