Principal Expert on External Relations - Hoofdinhoud
|officiele benaming||Principal Expert on External Relations|
|organisatie||Europese Unie (EU), Europese Autoriteit voor Verzekeringen en Bedrijfspensioenen (EAVB)|
|standplaats||Frankfurt am Main|
|sluitingsdatum||zondag 13 mei 2012|
|schaal minimum||8.064 EUR plus specific allowances where applicable*.|
20 April 2012
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
is currently inviting applications for a position as Principal Expert on External Relations for its Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.
EIOPA is at the heart of insurance and occupational pensions supervision in the European Union. It is part of the European System of Financial Supervision, consisting of three European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board. EIOPA is an independent advisory body to the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission.
EIOPA's core responsibilities are to support the stability of the financial system, transparency of markets and financial products as well as the protection of insurance policyholders, pension scheme members and their beneficiaries. The successful candidate will join EIOPA at its starting phase. EIOPA has a friendly, close5knit office of international staff, located at prestigious premises in Frankfurt.
Further information on EIOPA is available at www.eiopa.europa.eu.
Principal Expert on External Relations
Major purpose The successful candidate will build and maintain EIOPA's external relations with a wide and diverse range of institutions and individuals such as the EU institutions, non5EU governments and the chairs of EIOPA's stakeholder groups. The successful candidate will be part of the Policy Unit and coordinate the External Relations Team, within that Unit.
∑ Be responsible for EIOPA staff's contribution to the assessment of equivalence between the Solvency II Framework and the insurance framework in other countries.
∑ Be responsible for the development and maintenance of EIOPA's external relations with EU bodies, representatives of third
countries and key international bodies dealing with insurance and pensions.
∑ Be responsible for EIOPA's relations with its two Stakeholder
Groups: insurance and reinsurance, and occupational pensions.
∑ Coordinate the work and performance of the External Relations Team, including recruitment and appraisal, whenever appropriate.
∑ Take on board any other relevant responsibilities as appropriate.
∑ Thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the Communities and a satisfactory knowledge of another language
of the Communities;
∑ Be a national of a Member State of the European Union, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein;
∑ Be entitled to his or her full rights as a citizen;
∑ Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service;
∑ Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post.
a)a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies, when the normal period of university education is four years or more; or
b)a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies, and appropriate professional experience of at least one year, when the normal period of university education is at least three years.
∑ Have at least 12 years of proven full5time professional experience in a field relevant for this position acquired after the qualification required under a) or b) above, of which at least 3 years in a similar position, preferably in a multicultural environment.
∑ Proven experience of liaising, negotiating and resolving issues with stakeholders at high level in the financial sector.
∑ Proven experience of coordinating a team.
∑ Very good project management skills.
∑ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
∑ Excellent command of oral and written English.
∑ Working knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
∑ Proven experience and knowledge of the insurance and/or occupational pensions sectors.
∑ Good knowledge of the European and International Regulatory Frameworks for insurance and/or pensions.
∑ Very good knowledge of the EU institutions and international institutions in the fields of insurance and pensions.
∑ Knowledge of a third EU language.
For the above position, the following behavioural competencies have to
∑ Candidates are expected to be flexible to take over other tasks within EIOPA in view of the dynamic and evolving institutional environment;
∑ Excellent team player sharing relevant information and supporting team members without taking over responsibility for their work, able to work in different teams with different levels of stakeholders in a multicultural environment;
∑ Being able to have and express a critical view towards own performance and open to learn from experience.
∑ Brings informed and balanced perspectives when forming policy judgements.
∑ Effectively transfers ideas to others and ensures mutual comprehension on both ends.
∑ Can negotiate skilfully in tough situations with both external and internal groups and come to common resolutions, exploring the underlying needs for all parties' perspectives and searches for options that meet those needs.
∑ Provides challenging and stretching work and consistently follows up.
∑ Understands the key organisational goals and the wider context
in which we work.
∑ Manages multiple assignments and tracks progress on numerous processes simultaneously.
Place of employment
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Function group and grade
Monthly basic salary
8.064 EUR plus specific allowances where applicable*.
1 July 2012
Contract type and duration
Temporary Agent fixed5term contract of three years with possibility of extension.
Possibility of reserve list with validity until up to 12 months.
*Summary of Conditions of Employment
1.Salaries are exempted from national tax, instead a Community
tax is paid at source;
2.Annual leave entitlement of two days per calendar month plus additional days for grade, distance from the place of origin and in addition on average 15 EIOPA holidays per year;
3.General and relevant technical training plus professional development opportunities;
4.EU Pension Scheme (after 10 years of service);
5.EU Joint Sickness and Insurance Scheme, accident and occupational disease insurance coverage, unemployment and invalidity allowance and travel insurance;
Depending on the individual family circumstances and the place of origin, the staff member may be, in addition, entitled to:
8.Dependent child allowance;
10.Installation allowance and reimbursement of removal costs;
11.Initial temporary daily subsistence allowance;
The position is open to candidates of EU institutions and Agencies, secondees of EIOPA Member and Observer Authorities and candidates from external third parties.
The recruitment process will include a panel interview and a written test. In addition, there may be a pre5screening exercise, a presentation to be delivered by the candidate and a bilateral interview.
Further information can be obtained from the Director of Regulations, Daniela Rode (by email email@example.com or phone +49
69 9511195317) or from Justin Wray (by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +49 69 9511195332).
Applications should be submitted in English language including (1) a CV clearly indicating responsibilities and experience gained in previous positions (please list exact dates of your work experience and academic qualifications gained) and (2) a motivation letter of no more than one page, explaining why you are interested in the post and what would be your added value you would bring to EIOPA if selected. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of the eligibility and selection criteria specified in the vacancy notice and these must be met by the closing date of the vacancy notice.
Applications should be submitted to email@example.com, specifying in the subject the reference number above. Deadline for application is
23:59 CET on 13 May 2012.
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