Trust Fund Manager

CEB - Council of Europe Development Bank

Trust Fund Manager

Donor Relations & Fiduciary Accounts
Directorate for European Cooperation & Strategy
Group II (Grade A2 – A3)
Vacancy notice n°05/2018

CEB - Council of Europe Development Bank

Paris, France


The Trust Fund Manager supports CEB services in the delivery of grants. The CEB awards grants to projects which target vulnerable population groups. Such grants, which are often provided in conjunction with the Bank’s loans, mainly finance technical assistance or investments.

The Trust Fund Manager mobilises and contracts donor funds, monitors financial flows and reports on grants. He/she works within the Donor Relations and Fiduciary Accounts Department. Presently, the Department has six staff and manages 31 trust funds, whose total balance stand at EUR 190 million.

Under the direct supervision of the Director for Donor Relations and Fiduciary Accounts, the Trust Fund Manager has the following responsibilities:

Contribute to the drafting of the legal documentation (including contribution and grant agreements). Ensure compliance with internal and external regulatory requirements.

Participate in fundraising and reporting:

  • Draft fundraising material and present it to existing and potential donors;
  • Draft reporting material, including operational and financial data, present it to management, CEB shareholders and donors.

Oversee the following administrative tasks:

  • Open and maintain trust funds;
  • Process contribution payments and grants disbursements;
  • Monitor trust fund resources inflows and outflows;
  • Prepare automated reporting;
  • File documentation related to trust fund operations;
  • Provide information to Internal Audit, Auditing Board, External Audit;
  • Liaise with Donors and other stakeholders on trust fund-related issues.

If need be, the Trust Fund Manager may carry out the above-mentioned tasks.

Contribute to the Department’s strategic development:

  • Ensure alignment between the Bank's strategic goals and its trust fund activity, inter alia by making proposals regarding the establishment of new trust funds, providing recommendations on policy issues regarding trust fund operations;
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, promotion and monitoring of policies, action plans, procedures and operating methods;
  • Ensure compliance of trust fund activity with best practices and donor requirements, particularly the European Union regulatory framework for financial management;
  • Contribute to the development of IT tools;
  • Represent the Bank in forums and networks of experts on trust fund activity and exchange knowledge on best practices.



  • At least a Bachelor degree in a relevant field, e.g. social sciences, finance, accounting or business administration.

Professional and technical skills:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience, ideally within the trust fund management unit of an international organisation. Experience in managing European Union funds would be a plus;
  • Strong numerical, analytical and spreadsheet skills;
  • Ability to design and enforce procedures;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent English, both written and spoken. Knowledge of French would be a plus;
  • Experience in drafting legal, reporting and fundraising documents;
  • Excellent planning and organization skills;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively as part of a team.

Personal attitudes and values:

  • Focus on results and continuous improvement; concern for quality and efficiency;
  • Integrity;
  • Discretion;
  • Respect for diversity.


  • Citizen of one of the CEB’s Member States.


1) Contract: the CEB offers a 4-year appointment (including one-year probationary period) with, under certain conditions, the possibility of renewal.

2) Grade and salary:

  • group II (A2/A3);
  • the basic salary is contingent upon the grade and step determined at the end of the recruitment process.

3) Benefits (determined by the candidate's personal situation):

  • basic family allowance;
  • expatriation;
  • dependent child supplement;
  • one additional monthly dependent child supplement to a single-parent family;
  • supplement for disabled and dependent parent subject to certain conditions;
  • supplements for disabled or severely disabled child subject to certain conditions;
  • education allowance (children) for expatriate staff members;
  • installation allowance and reimbursement of travel and removal expenses subject to certain conditions.

4) Taxation: the items included in Points 2) and 3) are not liable for income tax.


Within the framework of its rules on equal opportunity, the Council of Europe Development Bank strives to ensure equal representation of men and women among its staff, both per category and per grade. In compliance with these rules, in the case of equal merit, preference is given to the candidate of the underrepresented sex (at the time when the Selection Committee makes its recommendation).

To submit your application, please visit our online recruitment site:

Deadline for applications: 3 April 2018 by midnight (Paris time).

Candidates may be required to take examinations.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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