Adviser – European Central Bank (ECB)

Job Vacancy: Adviser, Banking Supervision Data Division

Reference: 2017-176-EXT

Closing Date for Applications: Tue, 15 Aug 2017

Functional area: Statistics


The Banking Supervision Data Division (S/SUP) forms part of the Directorate General Statistics (DG/S) at the European Central Bank. It comprises two sections, Supervisory Data Management and Supervisory Data Services.

We are now hiring an Adviser. We are responsible for developing, collecting, compiling and disseminating the datasets and quantitative risk reports for supervisory purposes. This entails the coordination, receipt, quality management and reconciliation of supervisory data of credit institutions, including those based on the Implementing Technical Standards of the European Banking Authority (EBA). We establish the governance framework for Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) data management from all supervised banking groups and individual institutions and provide Banking Supervision colleagues with reliable data quality assessments of banks, dashboards and other specific data collections. We also publish supervisory banking statistics of significant banks.

To further enhance the diversity of our team, we particularly encourage applications from female candidates.

As Adviser you will:

  • coordinate a team of highly qualified professionals who collect, validate and disseminate non-ITS supervisory data (Stress Test, STE, fee factors, etc.) and produce derived statistics for quantitative supervisory analysis processes
  • coordinate the exercises towards steady-state reporting schemes for new sets of supervisory data;
  • facilitate the sharing of supervisory data with relevant stakeholders beyond those involved in banking supervision;
  • act as Secretary to the Working Group on Banking Supervision Data;
  • establish and maintain a high level of expertise in order to provide sound methodological guidance and analytical advice on supervisory data;
  • coordinate, from a business user’s perspective, software development projects relevant to the team;
  • help the divisional management to design the Division’s strategy and objectives;
  • coach and guide team members to support their professional development and manage their performance;
  • foster a healthy working atmosphere to ensure that the team remain motivated, competent and committed to achieving the goals set ;
  • coordinate the team as its members prepare notes, memos and dossiers for internal and external committees, working groups and decision-making bodies;
  • contribute to the maintenance of effective and smooth working relations with the national central banks and national supervisory authorities as well as with all internal and external partners and counterparties on the issues relevant to the Division in order to deliver results proactively.

Qualifications and experience:

You will bring to the role:

  • a master’s degree in economics, business administration, finance, financial mathematics, statistics, accounting or another field relevant for the position, or a bachelor’s degree in one of these fields combined with four years of relevant experience;
  • ideally, five years of professional experience in areas such as financial or risk reporting, banking, banking supervision, statistics or financial stability;
  • at least three years of experience in successfully coordinating and leading a team of highly qualified professionals;
  • experience in the private sector – in finance, risk, reporting or auditing – or in the Single Supervisory Mechanism, a national competent authority, the Eurosystem or other relevant European and international bodies would also be an asset;
  • ideally, experience in coordinating dossiers with policy content or advice and implementing policy-relevant analysis and reporting frameworks; leading projects related to the collection of supervisory data and managing relevant stakeholders;
  • knowledge and experience of European and/or national supervisory reporting frameworks for banks (e.g. ITS, COREP, FINREP, Stress Test or STE), as well as of the concepts and tools used in banking analysis and risk assessment models;
  • a strong analytical and quantitative background;
  • good presentation skills for presenting information in non-technical terms;
  • an advanced command of English with proven drafting ability;
  • a good knowledge of at least one other official language of the European Union;
  • a working knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access;


You will also bring your ability to develop others, think strategically, lead teams, collaborate and communicate, focus on results, leverage diversity and manage change.

Further Information:

Fixed-term contract which may be converted into a permanent one after five years subject to individual performance and organisational needs.

Read more and apply here.


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