EIOPA - European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

Data and Business Intelligence Specialist

EIOPA - European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Ref. 1712CAFGIII

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) is an independent advisory body to the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission that was established on 1 January 2011.

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 (ESFS) which includes also the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).

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.

Further information on EIOPA is available on EIOPA’s website:

For its offices in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, EIOPA is currently inviting applications to draw up a reserve list of successful candidates for a position as Data and Business Intelligence Specialist.

Job description

Major purpose

The successful candidate, as part of the Data & Business Intelligence Team, will contribute to data collection, management and dissemination of Solvency II reporting templates. The Data and Business Intelligence Specialist will perform all activities related to improving quality of Solvency II reporting data, including monitoring completeness, data quality improvement in terms of defined quality indicators and liaising with national competent authorities to solve quality issues.

Main responsibilities

  • Data collection, management and dissemination;
  • Business Intelligence;
  • Running completeness reports for each Solvency II reporting deadline;
  • Running defined quality improvement process including frequent communication with national competent authorities;
  • Maintaining and contributing to the data quality process;
  • Monitoring defined data quality indicators;
  • Taking measures to improve data quality indicators;
  • Handling Solvency II data queries;
  • Any other task as required.


Eligibility Criteria

  • 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;1
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service;
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post.2

Essential Skills

  • Qualification:

(a) A post-secondary education attested by a diploma; or

(b) A secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education and appropriate professional experience of three years.

  • Have at least 2 years of proven full-time professional experience in a field relevant for this position acquired after the qualification required under a) or b) above;
  • Proven experience in working with large datasets and/or databases;
  • Proven experience in efficiently running work intense data management processes;
  • Very good command of oral and written English;
  • Very good working knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desirable Skills

  • Good knowledge of Solvency II quantitative reporting requirements;
  • Experience in an multicultural environment;
  • Knowledge of Business Intelligence Tools (preferably SAS);
  • Programming skills (e.g. SAS, Visual Basic, Matlab or SQL);
  • Knowledge of a third EU language.

For the above position, the following behavioural competencies have to be fulfilled:

  • Flexibility 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;
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with staff and management at all levels, both inside and outside the organization;
  • Makes service improvements based on feedback; has an organized method for improving quality;
  • Prioritizes tasks and pay attention to detail, also under time pressure;
  • Ensures timely and responsive actions to serve clients.

Function group and grade

CA Function Group III

Monthly basic salary

CA FG III Grade 8/Step 1: 2619,87 EUR

CA FG III Grade 9/Step 1: 2964,22 EUR

CA FG III Grade 10/Step 1: 3353,83 EUR

plus specific allowances where applicable*.

Start date

16 November 2017

Contract type and duration

Successful candidates may be offered an employment contract for three years as a Contract Agent. The contract may be renewed for a second fixed-term period, and upon its second renewal converted into a contract of indefinite duration.

Reserve list

Possibility of reserve list with validity until up to 12 months, in case of more than one successful candidate.

* Summary of Conditions of Employment

1. Successful external candidates will be classified in Grade 8/Step 1, grade 9/Step 1 or Grade 10/Step1.


Monthly basic salary4

Monthly net salary, including specific allowances5

FG III/GRADE 8 /Step 1

2619,87 EUR

3250,75 EUR


2964,22 EUR

3562,79 EUR

FG III/GRADE 10 /Step 1

3353,83 EUR

3936,07 EUR

3. Depending on the individual family situation and the place of origin, the successful jobholder may be entitled to: expatriation allowance (16% of the basic salary), household allowance, dependent child allowance, education allowance, pre-school allowance, installation allowance, reimbursement of removal costs, initial temporary daily subsistence allowance, and other benefits.2. Salaries are subject to a Union tax deducted at source and are exempt from national taxation.

4. 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.

5. EU Pension Scheme (after 10 years of service).

6. EU Joint Sickness and Insurance Scheme (JSIS), accident and occupational disease insurance coverage, unemployment and invalidity allowance and travel insurance.

7. General and relevant technical training plus professional development opportunities.

Application process

The recruitment process will include a panel interview and a written test. In addition, there may be a pre-screening exercise, a presentation to be delivered by the candidate and a bilateral interview.

Applications should be submitted in English language including:

(1) Curriculum Vitae clearly indicating (among all):

  • Qualifications (please list exact dates of your academic qualifications gained);
  • Responsibilities, experience and skills gained in previous positions (please list exact dates of your work experience gained);
  • Nationality/Citizenship;
  • Language skills.


(2) 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, specifying in the subject the reference number above. Deadline for application is 23:59 CET on 24 September 2017.

The successful candidate will be required to make an annual declaration in respect of any interests which might be considered prejudicial to his/her independence. Before recruiting a member of staff, EIOPA’s Executive Director will examine whether the successful candidate has any personal interest which may impair his/her independence or any other conflict of interest. To that end, the successful candidate, using a specific form, shall inform the Executive Director via the Ethics Officer of any actual or potential conflict of interest.

For more information on the selection process of temporary agents and on the contractual and working conditions, please, refer to:

1 Prior to the appointment, the successful candidate will be asked to provide a Police certificate confirming the absence of any criminal record.
2 Before being engaged, a candidate shall be medically examined by one of the institution’s medical officers in order that the institution may be satisfied that he fulfils the requirements of Article 12 (2)(d) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities.
3 Implementing rules concerning the use and engagement of contract agents.
4 The basic salary is to be weighted by the current correction coefficient for Germany.
5 An estimation of net salary, including the deduction for tax and social security and adding the allowances (this estimation has been calculated with expatriation allowance, household allowance and with one dependent child allowance). Allowances depend in any case on the personal situation of the candidate.

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