Supervisor Business Model, Capital Adequacy and Crisis Resilience (ESCB/IO)

Horizontal Line Supervision

General Information

Type of contract Short-term contract, which may be extended to up to 36 months subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Contract end date 30.06.2023

Who can apply? EU nationals working for national central banks of the ESCB, international governmental organisations or other employers performing central banking or banking supervision tasks.

Salary F/G (1) (minimum full time monthly net salary €6336 and benefits, see further information section)

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 30.06.2022

Your team

You will be part of Business Model, Capital Adequacy and Crisis Management Division (BCC) in the Directorate Horizontal (DG HOL). The DG HOL Directorate has ca. 270 staff providing horizontal risk and subject matter expertise to line supervision. DG HOL is currently working on credit risk, capital market, non-financial risks, business models, capital planning & crisis management, stress testing, supervisory policy and methodologies. 

The BCC division contributes and supports Joint Supervisory Teams’ (JSTs’) firm-specific action, by bringing horizontal assessments on viability, sustainability, recoverability and resolvability assessments. We also provide know-how on capital planning and internal capital adequacy assessment processes as well as guidance on the crisis management framework and toolkit to be implemented in crisis situations.

In your role as Supervisor ECB/IO, you will be part of a team of appr. 33 members of staff who are responsible for providing subject matter expertise on Business Model, Capital adequacy and Crisis resilience. 

The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) is the system of banking supervision in Europe. It comprises the ECB and the national supervisory authorities of the participating countries.

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 a Supervisor you will: 
  • support the JST’s with a number of crisis bank relationships; 
  • coordinate between JST’s, BCC and relevant stakeholders;
  • engage and collaborate with other divisions to ensure alignment;
  • support the whole BCC division where necessary;
  • provide expert analysis and input regarding a crisis bank;
  • contribute positively to staff morale;
  • coordinate projects with diverse stakeholders within Expert Groups and NCA networks or with other divisions within and outside DG-HOL;
  • foster cooperation both across vertical and horizontal DG’s;
  • establish and maintain good working relationships with stakeholders.

We are seeking a candidate for this role who demonstrate the potential for growth, and we support the selected candidate in their future development of the required knowledge or skills or competencies.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to what work is a dynamic, fast paced environment contributing to the orderly functioning of European banking system. 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 in in economics, business administration, finance or another relevant field  (click here for details on degree equivalences);
  • in addition to the above, a minimum of five years’ professional experience in the field of banking supervision;
  • Sound understanding of banks’ balance sheets, profit and loss statements and financial projections; 
  • Expertise in the European crisis management framework and related policy work;
  • 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 pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.

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 aims of this position.

Working modalities

Working for European banking supervision involves spending short periods of time abroad for on-site visits or training. This important part of our work is complemented by an environment in which well-being and a good work-life balance are fostered. Playing a role in European banking supervision also entails collaborating in multinational and multicultural teams and operating in the context of different national frameworks, for which a strong ability to use different EU languages for business purposes is an asset.]

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

Further information

The contract(s) offered will be short-term ESCB/IO, the appointment being for 12 months as of the exact starting date of the selected person, extendable to up to 36 months.

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to the hiring manager, Stefan Wilmink, on +49 (0) 1622132695 between 9am – 5pm up to the closing date of the competition.

Application and selection process

The recruitment process for this position will be conducted remotely. It will include online 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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