Knowledge Management Lawyer

Frankfurt, Germany
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:

Knowledge Management Lawyer

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Reference: 2018-238-EXT

Type of contract: Fixed-term contract until 14 September 2020, which may be extended subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Who can apply: EU nationals

Salary: F/G band and benefits

Working time: Part-time

Place of work: Frankfurt, Germany

Closing date for applications: Friday, 2 November 2018

Your team

You will be part of the Knowledge Management (KM) team in the Directorate General Legal Services (DG/L). DG/L has approximately 120 staff advising on all legal aspects of the regulatory, contractual and institutional framework of the European Central Bank (ECB), the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the Single Supervisory Mechanism. Given the strategic importance of KM for both DG/L and the ECB as whole, our work currently includes deepening the KM culture in DG/L and strengthening its KM practices and processes.

In your role as a Knowledge Management Lawyer you will be part of a team of 12 experts responsible for providing legal KM support to lawyers in all divisions of DG/L. You will work closely with DG/L subject-matter experts as well as colleagues from other business areas.

Your role

As a Knowledge Management Lawyer you will:

  • contribute to DG/L KM practice notes and templates;
  • provide tailored responses to ad hoc research requests received from DG/L lawyers;
  • develop consolidations of DG/L doctrine/know-how;
  • contribute to enhancing DG/L processes and systems for tracking and monitoring legal developments of relevance to the ECB and the ESCB;
  • identify “key topics” of interest to the ECB and the ESCB;
  • promote the KM culture within DG/L;
  • contribute to the DG/L legal training programme for experts;
  • participate in the development of the KM team strategy and regular business plans.
This position offers you excellent opportunities to contribute to a culture of collaboration and exchange and to improve best practices. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • a master’s degree or equivalent in Law or an equivalent professional legal qualification obtained in an EU Member State;
  • in addition to the above, a minimum of three years’ relevant professional experience as a lawyer providing advice in fields related to the ECB’s competences;
  • a good understanding of the legal KM function in law firms and in-house legal departments;
  • an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of at least one other official language of the EU.


  • a professional legal qualification which allows you to be recognised as a lawyer in an EU Member State pursuant to Council Directive 77/249/EEC of 22 March 1977 to facilitate the effective exercise by lawyers of freedom to provide services;
  • postgraduate studies in financial or EU Law and/or a record of relevant academic publications in either/both of these fields;
  • evidence of active contributions to KM work products or initiatives;
  • an advanced command of French or German;
  • knowledge of document management systems and legal databases, e.g. OpenText Livelink and LexisNexis.

You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.

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