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EIB - European Investment Bank

Senior Evaluator

EIB - European Investment Bank

Luxembourg

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Inspectorate General (IG) Directorate - Operations Evaluation Division, at its headquarters in Luxembourg: Senior Evaluator.

This is a full time position at grade 5/6

The term of these contracts will be 4 years

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.

Based on the assessment of their respective professional qualifications and experience, candidates will be selected for the position on an appropriate level, Junior Fraud Investigators (Grade 4), Fraud Investigators (Grade 5) and Senior Fraud Investigators (Grade 6).

Purpose

The selected candidate will support the implementation of the independent evaluation function of the EIB Group, by contributing to thematic and project evaluations and to other relevant evaluation activities.

Operating Network

The Evaluator (internally referred to as Senior Officer Lending Evaluation, Officer Lending Evaluation or Junior Officer Lending Evaluation) reports to the Head of EIB’s Evaluation Division (EV). Within the framework of thematic and project evaluations the Evaluator may also work under the responsibility of a Team Leader. S/he will have regular contact with colleagues across all Directorates within the EIB Group.

Specific post environment

Evaluations ensure that the EIB Group is accountable for the activities it undertakes and highlight best practices and points for improvement. Evaluations inform the choices made by the EIBG’s decision makers, shaping the way the Bank and the Fund work.

EV typically analyses the performance of individual projects, sector-wide policies, programmes, partnerships and financing instruments. This is done both during and at the end of the EIBG’s activity cycle. EV does not conduct ex-ante assessment or monitoring of projects. Evaluations address the relevance of the EIBG’s activities with respect to its policy engagements. They also measure the results of the Bank’s activities against the expected objectives. They consider the resources that have been mobilised and the sustainability of results. Finally, evaluations identify key improvements for the EIBG to enhance its performance and contribution.

A thematic evaluation is carried out by a team of evaluators under the responsibility of a Team Leader and typically involves: the analysis of EIB’s relevant policies and strategies; a portfolio review; the in-depth analysis of a sample of individual operations (which includes field work); the drafting a thematic report that combines together findings, conclusions and recommendations; a consultation and dissemination process.

EV’s work builds on professionalism by relying on internationally recognised methodologies and contributing to evaluation networks. EV acts as an independent function to ensure its activities are impartial, objective and credible. EV has constant interaction with stakeholders within and outside the Bank, to ensure the usefulness and dissemination of its work.

Accountabilities

The Evaluator will, according to his/her level of seniority, carry out different tasks and responsibilities. These include: 

  • Participate in the design of evaluations, undertake data collection and analysis, implement project evaluations and contribute to thematic reports;
  • Ensure that the evaluations are compatible with internationally accepted standards in the field of evaluation, while taking full account of the specificity of the EIBG;
  • Ensure that all assessments are impartial and of a high quality, and reflect, as necessary, divergent views held by other EIBG directorates;
  • Contribute to the follow-up of EV recommendations;
  • Manage external consultants, contribute to effective teamwork;
  • Follow and report internally on a selection of Bank and Fund activities in the areas related to EV work;
  • Actively participate in internal working groups where EV representation is required;
  • Occasionally represent EV in external evaluation matters (Multilateral financial institutions, European Commission, etc.);
  • Contribute to other EV activities, as relevant. 

Qualifications

  • Master degree preferably but not exclusively in one of the following fields: Evaluation, Economics, European Studies, Finance or Engineering;
  • At least 5 years (Grade 5) and 7 years (Grade 6) of relevant professional experience. This includes – but is not restricted to – experience in evaluation, banking, international relations, public administration management, and economic research;
  • Able to think analytically and systematically, applying judgement on the basis of evidence and reasoning;
  • Able to think conceptually, understanding a situation by identifying patterns and addressing underlying issues by bringing facts together, developing innovative and creative insights;
  • Experience in quantitative analysis would be an advantage;
  • Hands-on experience carrying out evaluations or similar studies (e.g. impact assessments) would be an important advantage;
  • Knowledge of the operations and project cycle of the EIB – or those of other International Financial Institutions – would be an advantage;
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office tools;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and French(*), with a good knowledge of the other. (Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage).

Competencies

  • 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.

Deadline for applications: 27th July 2017

Apply directly via this link.

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