Team Lead - Climate Change Coordinator

Banking Supervision & Entities Oversight
Specialised Institutions & LSIs
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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 H (bracket 1 - step 1) full time monthly net salary: €7,699 plus benefits, for further information see what we offer.

Role specialisation General Banking Supervision

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 10.03.2022

Your team

You will be part of the Climate Risk Coordination Group, which includes representatives from all ECB Banking Supervision business areas. The Group liaises with national supervisory authorities and oversees the implementation of European banking supervision’s climate risk roadmap, which foresees the integration of climate-related and environmental risks into our supervisory approach.

European banking supervision comprises the ECB and the national supervisory authorities of the participating countries. We are working to ensure that banks safely and prudently account for climate-related and environmental risks and that the supervisory framework properly addresses these risks. 

In your role as Climate Change Coordinator, you will lead the team coordinating the implementation of the climate risk roadmap by the Joint Supervisory Teams.

The Joint Supervisory Teams are one of the main forms of cooperation between the ECB and the national supervisors. They carry out ongoing supervision of the significant banks under the ECB’s direct supervision.

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 Climate Change Coordinator, you will:
  • coordinate the assessment of banks’ practices to safely and prudently manage climate-related and environmental risks and disclose such risks transparently under the current prudential framework (in line with the ECB Banking Supervision guide on climate-related and environmental risks);
  • ensure appropriate information flow and progress on the climate risk roadmap by working with the Climate Risk Coordination Group members, Joint Supervisory Teams, and representatives from ECB Banking Supervision’s horizontal functions, national supervisory authorities and the ECB’s climate change centre; 
  • contribute to the dialogue, working groups or drafting teams established with key external partners, such as the European Commission, European Banking Authority, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and Network for Greening the Financial System;  
  • prepare input for progress reports, briefings, speeches and ECB publications on supervisory practices and assessments related to climate-related and environmental risks;
  • help to identify potential areas for enhanced analysis, including supervisory methodologies and standards, for significant institutions and, in liaison with national supervisory authorities, for less significant institutions; 
  • develop training courses aimed at enabling supervisors to gain an understanding of environmental and climate-related risks, supervisory expectations, assessments of banks’ progress with regard to the supervisory expectations, and climate risk stress test methodologies and results.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to contribute to tackling one of the biggest challenges for banks and supervisors in the years to come. 

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 a field of interest to the ECB (click here for details on degree equivalences); 
  • ­in addition to the above, a minimum of three years’ professional experience in the field of banking supervision, central bank activities, financial stability or financial services (including consulting, auditing or other advisory services in a supervisory or regulatory context);   
  • ­proven experience of the potential impact of climate-related and environmental risks on financial institutions and professional experience with addressing these risks in practice; 
  • ­up-to-date knowledge of European and international progress in integrating climate-related and environmental risks into regulatory frameworks;
  • ­a proven track record in leading and implementing complex projects or tasks in a supervisory or regulatory context, including impactful stakeholder management, service orientation and demonstrating an innovative mindset;
  • ­strong communication and presentation skills gained in a multicultural environment, and the ability to engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including senior management and staff; 
  • ­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.

  • background knowledge of the scientific fundamentals of climate change and environmental degradation.
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 skilled at encouraging people to develop their abilities and are able to build up high-performing teams.

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 aware of your strengths and areas for development and know what motivates you to perform at your highest level.

Further information

The formal title for this position will be Team Lead - Banking Supervision. 

This is a one-year fixed-term contract 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, send a short message to the hiring manager, to arrange a call.

Application and selection process

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