(Senior) Risk Management Officer - Global Emerging Markets

  • Competitive
  • Luxembourg
  • Intérim, Plein-temps
  • European Investment Bank.
  • 15 janv. 18 2018-01-15

The (Senior) Risk Management Officer, internally referred to as (Senior) Officer Credit Risk Management, will act as the Operational Manager for the Global Emerging Markets (“GEMs”) Risk Database Consortium.

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Risk Management Directorate – Management & Business Support Division, at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:


(Senior) Risk Management Officer - Global Emerging Markets


This is a full time position at grade 5/6

The term of this contract will be 4 years

Panel interviews are anticipated for mid/ end of February.

The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs,

with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.



The (Senior) Risk Management Officer, internally referred to as (Senior) Officer Credit Risk Management, will act as the Operational Manager for the Global Emerging Markets (“GEMs”) Risk Database Consortium. GEMs compiles and shares data on the credit default, rating migration and recovery experience of its members, being mainly International Financial Institutions, in their emerging market activities. The successful candidate will drive a process of change within GEMs, acting as the main interface for the Consortium, with a view to taking GEMs towards a more formalised arrangement that is scalable, cost-covering and oriented towards better catalysing private finance into emerging markets and developing countries. S/he will need to build a solid understanding of the database, its capabilities and its potential and be able to promote these externally, in a convincing and engaging manner, to a wide range of forums and audiences.


Operating Network

The successful candidate will report to the Head of the Management and Business Support Division in the Risk Management Directorate and will work in close cooperation with different International Financial Institutions. The role will involve, from the start, extensive interaction with representatives of International Financial Institutions and, going forward, an increasing interaction with banks, institutional investors, rating agencies and standard-setting bodies. 



  • Relate GEMs to broader strategic policy objectives and promote its potential externally to financial institutions and institutional investor community;
  • Lead GEMs towards a more formalised, scalable platform, better able to catalyse private finance into emerging markets and developing countries;
  • Produce marketing material and engage with potential users and external stakeholders.
  • Develop the structure of GEMs as part of a new business line
  • Manage the institutional relationships with members of the Consortium;
  • Manage the relationship with 3rd party data management service providers;
  • Maintain an in-depth technical understanding of the processes and methodologies of GEMs and deliver improvements as needed;
  • Lead the development and monitoring of the methodologies and data definitions employed in the Risk Database Consortium
  • Ensure the accuracy of GEMs data and oversee preparation of the GEMs Annual Report.



  • Candidates should have both direct risk management experience and a strong ability to communicate, promote ideas and achieve buy-in between financial institutions.
  • University degree, preferably in finance and economics, ideally in risk management or financial mathematics. Post graduate education in a related field would be an advantage
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in Risk Management or another technical field with strong communication dimension and/or multi-stakeholder project management
  • Knowledge of the Bank’s standard computer applications, in particular Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent knowledge of English and/or French(*), with a good knowledge of the other. (Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage).



  • Achievement Drive: Continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.


(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages


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