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Policy Adviser

Brussels 26 August 2014

EBF a.i.s.b.l.

Avenue des Arts 56, B-1000 Brussels

+32 (0)2 508 37 11 Phone

+32 (0)2 511 23 28 Fax

www.ebf-fbe.eu

 

The EBF is seeking to recruit at a full time position, a policy adviser who will be responsible for building consensus and developing policy positions, designing and delivering lobbying strategy, and coordinating members’ actions. Working with and lobbying the European institutions to achieve an appropriate regulatory and supervisory framework in the EU.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Within the EBF Financial Markets team, specific focus will lie on the post-trade aspects within the financial markets regulatory policy mandate. This would involve providing the Secretariat to, and contribute to the further development of, the relevant EBF Working Group in the field of Clearing and Settlement policy and operations, as well as anticipating regulatory developments, EBF position-building and advocacy work in the field of derivatives, with particular emphasis on operational post-trade issues, such as:

• Securities and back-office operations,

• Central counterparty (CCP) clearing issues,

• Corporate actions processing (removal of Giovannini Barriers),

• Target 2 Securities implementation.

In that context, under the EBF Financial Markets Committee (FMC), key responsibilities are:

  • Contributing to the development of the Financial Markets Committee’s work programme and focus, including the set-up and ongoing management of the secretariat of the relevant technical working groups.
  • Drafting and delivery of positions / responses to consultations on relevant legislation, according to the above job description, and supporting, where necessary, the communication of EBF’s messages in the area of financial markets.
  • Ongoing direct contacts with policy makers in the area of financial services (e.g. the European Commission, the European Parliament, national financial attachés, ESMA and ECB). Maintaining the EBF relationship with such institutions as "partner of choice".

PROFILE

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years relevant experience of financial markets or banking issues and (preferably also in) EU public affairs.

In addition, the candidate should:

• hold a university degree in finance, law or political sciences;

• have an excellent understanding of the EU decision making process. Experience working in an EU institution and/or holding a Master’s degree in EU studies is highly appreciated;

• be fluent in English – written and spoken (other languages an asset);

• possess excellent drafting and advocacy skills;

• demonstrate strategic and analytical thinking skills;

• have very good communication skills and team working skills;

• have strong organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure;

• be able to work on politically sensitive subjects and to generate agreement among members with diverse interests.

 

ORGANISATION STRUCTURE

Member’s vacancies

The person reports to the Executive Director of the Wholesale & Regulatory Affairs Policy Department.

The person would work in close collaboration with the Secretary of the Financial Markets Committee, and other colleagues within the Secretariat.

This is a challenging position, which will be rewarded with a competitive and attractive package.

APPLICATIONS

Please send your application (including one letter explaining why you are interested + curriculum vitae) to Ms. Pina Elégant, Internal Affairs & Human Resources Executive Director by 15 September 2014 at the latest email: ebf-hr@ebf-fbe.eu or mail: European Banking Federation, 56 Avenue des Arts -1000 Brussels, Belgium.

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