2020 Graduate Programme (Banking and Risk Management)

2020 Graduate Programme (Banking and Risk Management)

Description

Are you a recent or soon-to-be graduate of a bachelor’s or master’s programme in mathematics, financial engineering, computer science or a related quantitative field? Do you have an interest in the practical application of advanced analytics (eg machine learning and artificial intelligence) or other fields of fintech such as blockchain technology? Would you like to conduct a research project looking into their potential application in our investment or risk management processes?

The Banking and Risk Management graduate programme offers the opportunity to undertake a largely self-directed project for up to 11 months. It allows you to innovate and bring fresh perspectives and new ideas into our business. Specifically, you will look at how emerging technologies can be used to solve complex analytical and quantitative business problems, or to help us develop new business opportunities or products. Your output will directly contribute to BIS banking and risk management activities.

Together we will scope, define and agree on the project, which will depend on your skills and interest/expertise. You will be assigned to work in one of these two units:

  • Financial Analysis – the central point of reference within our Banking Department for knowledge, information and intelligence in reserve/investment management techniques and products. The unit provides services in the form of analytical, technical and advisory support and contributes to the development of our Banking activities.
  • Risk Management – ensures that credit and market risks which BIS and its clients are exposed to are identified, appropriately measured, controlled, monitored and reported. The unit develops corresponding policies and proposals, and monitors adherence to defined rules and trading limits.

You will collaborate with leading banking and risk management professionals from around the world, and be part of a stimulating organisational culture characterised by effective collaboration, high-quality output and attention to detail. You will enjoy exposure to ideas and projects beyond your immediate speciality and will play a valuable part in supporting the wider central banking community.

Joining us is not just about launching your international career, it is about doing meaningful work for the public good and serving the global community.

Programme duration:   Up to 11 months Programme location:   Basel, Switzerland Programme start date:   October 2020

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree completed between 2018 and 2020
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Interest in banking, risk management and the application of new technologies relevant for the financial sector
  • Experience in fintech applications (machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology) gained, for example, in the context of the master’s thesis
  • Practical experience of coding in Python, Matlab, Microsoft C#.net or similar

What we offer:

Working as part of a highly skilled and multidisciplinary team in either the Banking Department or Risk Management, we offer a uniquely rewarding, international work environment that gives you exposure to a range of quantitative and technology-driven projects. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities. This is your opportunity to work in an international environment alongside colleagues from more than 60 countries.

If you are selected, you will receive a contract for up to 11 months (non-renewable). You will receive a competitive salary net of Swiss income tax, health insurance, return travel and accommodation in Basel.

Application Closing Date:  Sunday, 20 October 2019 (5pm CEST).

2020 Graduate Programme (Monetary Economics and Financial Stability)

2020 Graduate Programme (Monetary Economics and Financial Stability)

Description

Are you a recent or soon-to-be graduate of a bachelor’s or master’s programme in economics, statistics, finance or a related field? Do you want to acquire practical experience in policy research and analysis? Are you interested in global monetary and financial stability issues? Do you want to work in Basel, Switzerland for up to 11 months?

The Monetary Economics and Financial Stability graduate programme give you the opportunity to work in an international financial institution at the intersection of research and policy.

The programme will give you practical experience in data-related work or policy analysis supporting central banks and other financial regulatory authorities, and in contributing to high-level meetings and BIS publications.

Depending on your skillset and experience, you will be assigned to the Departmental Research Support unit (in our Monetary and Economic Department), the Financial Stability Board (FSB) or the Financial Stability Institute (FSI).

You will work with top experts from around the world and be part of an intellectually stimulating organisational culture characterised by effective collaboration, high-quality output and attention to detail. You will enjoy exposure to ideas and projects beyond your immediate speciality and will play a valuable part in supporting the wider central banking community. The programme is aimed at enriching your work experience in order to help you in your pursuit of a PhD.

Joining us is not just about launching your international career, it is about doing meaningful work for the public good and serving the global community.

Programme duration:   Up to 11 months Programme location:   Basel, Switzerland Programme start date:   October 2020 Principal accountabilities:

  • In close collaboration with research analysts and policy experts, contribute to the BIS’s publications and meeting materials
  • Create graphs and tables for use in publications and at key meetings on global financial topics
  • Maintain databases for internal and external use, and provide solutions to issues related to large data sets and firm-level data
  • Conduct data quality control and help test and implement new statistical applications
  • Support economic research and analysis by collecting, processing and conducting statistical and econometric analysis of data from a wide range of sources

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree completed in 2019 or 2020
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Data processing and visualisation skills
  • Programming skills in standard statistical packages (MATLAB, Stata, EViews) and/or other data management tools (Python, R, SQL)
  • Familiarity with various data sources would be an advantage (Datastream, Bloomberg, etc)
  • For candidates interested in the programme at the FSB or FSI, exposure to topics such as financial regulation and supervision, fintech and/or corporate restructuring/crisis management would be an advantage

What we offer:

We offer a unique, highly rewarding, international work environment that will give you exposure to a range of data sets and policy issues of interest to central banks. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities. This is your opportunity to work in an international environment alongside colleagues from more than 60 countries.

If you are selected, you will receive a contract for up to 11 months (non-renewable). You will receive a competitive salary net of Swiss income tax, health insurance, return travel and accommodation in Basel. Application process:

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter setting out your motivation for joining and your specific areas of interest that are relevant to the programme. Please also provide us with the names and email addresses of two referees that we may contact at the appropriate time.

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019 (5 pm CEST).

Finance Analyst

Please note this is only a profile and not a live Vacancy. If you are interested in this role, chat to UNOPS recruiters at the upcoming Global Careers For Women event on 10 October


Finance Analyst

Background Information – IPAS

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UNOPS Integrated Practice Advice and Support (IPAS) serves all the regions and headquarters, primarily with advice and solutions to everyday implementation challenges. IPAS consists of a diverse team of subject matter experts in the six practice areas of HR, Administration, Legal, Finance, Procurement, Project Management and Infrastructure. IPAS has three main roles:

Support to operations in the field offices: IPAS provides timely advice and supports actively finding of solutions to everyday implementation challenges, based on policy and best practices. It also provides operational support in specific areas.

Business efficiency: IPAS recommends changes to policies, processes and operating standards based on the feedback and experience of the field offices. IPAS also ensures transparent and efficient project implementation, in line with policy and business needs.

Body of knowledge: IPAS contributes to research and coordination within the policy groups and project practitioners. It provides structured knowledge and subject matter expertise which is used across practice areas to provide coherent and tailored advice to the requesting offices.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the Head of IPAS Finance supervision, the incumbent will work closely with Operations Centres and field offices, primarily to provide everyday support and solutions to corporate implementation initiatives. The incumbent will keep a balance between operational implementation efficiencies and policy/rules requirements, and also contribute towards long-term solutions by channelling practical recommendations through the Practice Advisor for improvements in policies and processes for efficient project implementation.

Summary of functions:

  1. Banking and cash management
  2. Project Accounting
  3. Reporting
  4. Audit
  5. Knowledge management and innovation

1. Banking and cash management

  • Take lead role in banking-related accounting processes and transactions.
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations against Cash book and General Ledger for HQ managed bank accounts.
  • Provide clear guidance and support on the eld bank accounts reconciliations. Respond to queries received from UNOPS field offices on nance/banking issues.

2. Project Accounting

  • Analyze and reconcile the General ledger accounts and adjust the accounting entries accordingly.
  • Review of supporting documents for vouchers and receipts, ensuring completeness of supporting documentation, accuracy and compliance with IPSAS.
  • Review and confirms adjustments to the project expenditures as may be required.
  • Review and confirm appropriateness of operational transactions processed as per applicable policies, regulations, rules and interpretive guidelines.

3. Reporting

  • Prepare and analyze ad hoc nance reports, investigates and prepares adjustments as required.
  • Prepare recurring, ad hoc or special reports as required.
  • Support to the preparation of monthly schedules, quarterly and year-end treasury statement.
  • Assist Field Oces with Financial reporting and analysis.
  • Resolve Financial Reporting system issues with Finance Group.
  • Provide reports as needed for year-end closure activities.

4. Audit

  • Assist with audits and self-audits and quality assurance activities as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of ad-hoc reports as requested by internal/external auditors.
  • Support the implementation of audit recommendations as may be required.

5. Knowledge management and innovation

  • Contribute to the development of internal capacity across the organization in terms of project nance.
  • Organize training events and design/set training agenda to build capacity of stakeholders on project nance. Determine and make available sufficient and expert resources for training events.

Impact of results:

The responsible and transparent financial analysis and reporting of financial resources to governing bodies, clients, partners and stakeholders enhance the visibility and image of the UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and consequently strengthen its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services in the country served.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

  • Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related discipline is required.
  • A combination of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related eld plus additional work experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master/Advanced degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant progressively responsible job-related experience in nance or accounting is required at the national or international level (if in possession of advanced university degree).
  • Some experience in UN organization an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Full working knowledge of English.
  • Knowledge of another UN language such as Spanish or French is desirable.

Research Analysts

Research Analysts

Description

We are currently recruiting for a number of Research Analyst positions at our head office in Basel, and are looking for people with master’s degrees in economics, statistics, finance or related subjects and at least one year of job experience to work in the following area:

Research Support

In this role, you will support the Bank’s economists in their research. As part of a team with an excellent working atmosphere, you will collect, process and analyse statistical and econometric data from a range of sources including central banks, supervisory authorities and international organisations.

  • You will create graphs and tables for use in publications and at key meetings to discuss global financial topics.
  • You will maintain statistical databases for internal and external use, and provide solutions to issues related to large data sets and firm-level data. You will also conduct data quality control to ensure that data of the highest standards are provided.
  • You will keep abreast of methodologies and technical developments, and take part in the testing and implementation of new statistical applications.
  • You are a skilled user of econometric software packages and knowledgable about statistical concepts applied in finance and/or economics. You are experienced in retrieving data from Bloomberg and Datastream. Experience using statistical packages/tools/libraries (ie Eviews, Stata or Matlab) would be an advantage. You have strong data skills, are a fast learner and enjoy working across a range of topic areas.

Do you have the skills we are looking for and a strong academic track record? Would you like to work in an international financial institution at the heart of the central banking community and contribute to our global mission? If you are interested in joining this collaborative team, we look forward to receiving your application. Please include your CV and letter of motivation in one single PDF file.

Application closing date: 8th October 2019

Grants Management Analyst, Multiple positions

Interested in this role? Chat to UNOPS Recruiters at the upcoming Global Careers For Women event on 10 October 2019. 


Background Information – Job-specific – Grants Management Analyst

The Joint Peace Fund (JPF) has been set up by 11 international donors to support the nationally owned peace process in Myanmar. This fund is set to run until at least through December 2021.  JPF’s overarching strategic objective is:  inclusive peace is reached through agreements and strengthened stakeholders, institutions, and processes.  The structure of its strategic approach broadly reflects the shape of the nationally owned peace process: strengthening conflict management mechanisms created by ceasefire agreements; supporting formal and informal negotiations and dialogues; and promoting inclusivity through broad participation in the peace process.

Under the structure of the Joint Peace Fund, the roles of Trustee, Contract Manager and Technical Secretariat have been separated. UNOPS acts as the Trustee and Contract Manager (TCM) and the Nordic International Support Foundation (NIS) is the grantee acting as Technical Secretariat (TS). Both organizations work closely together as a single team to ensure the smooth operations of the JPF with oversight from the Fund Board.

As a multi-donor trust fund JPF’s innovative design takes a holistic approach, using a “collaborative design” methodology that focuses on funding a broad range of stakeholders.   The JPF support reflects the belief that the road to peace in Myanmar lies in an inclusive approach, from the high-level negotiation process to remote communities working for peace in their villages.  JPF strives to maintain an accurate and timely knowledge management system, directly linked to its monitoring, evaluation, reporting processes, so that the fund’s strategic and operational investments achieve maximum impact in support of the JPF’s strategic objective. UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

Functional Responsibilities

The Grant Management team, as part of the Trustee and Contract Manager (TCM) team, is in charge of managing the grants with implementing partners.

The Grant Management Analyst will work under the day-to-day operational and technical supervision of the Grants and Contracts Specialist in the TCM. The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. He/She will collaborate closely and engage actively with the Technical Secretariat (TS) of the JPF. Specific tasks will include:

Grant management 

  • Prepare grant awards requests, draft grant agreements and subsequent amendments, using the approved templates ensuring that all agreements and amendments are constructed and issued in line with UNOPS legal and financial rules and regulations;
  • Review grant budgets submitted by implementing partners (IPs), verify their consistency with prevailing market rates; assist in discussion/negotiation of costs/fees as required; provide critical feedback to the implementing partners and Technical Secretariat;
  • Ensure that reporting requirements are adhered to and liaise closely with the Technical Secretariat teams, and the supervisor on any delays or difficulties;
  • Review financial reports and inform the programme focal points or the supervisor on the findings;
  • Work closely with the TCM Finance Analyst on changes in the grants values, and update on payment schedules for cashflow planning;
  • Review payment requests and ensure payments are processed based upon the grant agreement and agreed payment schedules;
  • Communicate with and provide guidance/advice to implementing partners on grant-related and financial matters, in collaboration with the Technical Secretariat;
  • Monitor IPs’ financial management of grants through main office and field visits, spot checks of project accounts, and including selective monitoring of sub-grantees;
  • Resolve routine operational and process issues related to grant management, and refer complex issues to the supervisor with recommendations for courses of action;
  • Ensure operational and financial closure of grants in line with requirements;
  • Contribute to the coordination and follow up on the audits of Implementing Partners;
  • Highlight risks and delays to the supervisor as appropriate.
  • Capacity assessment and Capacity building
  • Assist in financial and operational capacity assessments of the IPs, and follow-up actions identified in the assessment reports;
  • Provide day-to-day help and guidance to the IPs and coordinate with the Technical Secretariat to ensure IPs’ understanding of, and compliance with JPF operational guidelines, terms and conditions of the grant agreement, and UNOPS requirements;
  • Actively compile issues, lessons learned and best practices, and share knowledge and best practices within the TCM and with IPs, on financial and organizational management;
  • Contribute to the overall knowledge sharing and collaboration within the Grant Management team, UNOPS Myanmar Programme Management Office (PMO), and MMOC;
  • Contribute to the implementation and success of the PMO Center of Excellence.

Documentation:

  • Monitor information related to contractual arrangements – on audits, inventories, utilization and all such elements in the contracts and grants;
  • Maintain a database/archive of all grant related information and documentation of all the implementing partners of the JPF;
  • Keep the supervisor updated on progress and issues, and prepare briefing materials as requested for discussions on grant status;
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Deliverables

Deliverable will be agreed with the supervisor, based on the annual work plan and the TOR. Monitoring and Progress Controls

The Grant Management Analyst will report to the Grants and Contracts Specialist, who will monitor his/her performance as per these ToR. Monitoring will look in particular at the following: Efficient, timely execution and follow-up of tasks as per the scope of responsibilities detailed above; Proactive and professional interaction with colleagues at UNOPS and the Technical Secretariat to exchange information and feedback on requests in an effective and efficient manner; Demonstration of UNOPS competencies and behaviours at the expected level when interacting with IPs, stakeholders, and colleagues from the JPF and MMOC.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Project Management or related field is required Master’s degree with above mentioned field will be considered as an asset. Completion of Prince 2 Foundation certificate is an advantage

Experience

Minimum of 2 years of experience in contracts/grant management and/or project administration and/or project support is required; Good knowledge of contractual and accounting principles and modalities is required; Experience in organizational development or in designing office systems (finance, human resources, procurement & logistics) is a bonus; Experience in capacity-building is a bonus; Experience in field monitoring visits of partners is a bonus; Prior experience with UNOPS is an advantage; Previous successful involvement with, and a good knowledge of the development and humanitarian sector/working with UN, Donors, or NGOs is an advantage; Strong computer skills, including internet navigation and office applications (MS Office); good knowledge in the use of Excel spreadsheets; Thorough knowledge of UN rules and procedures in budget or grant management and contracting is highly desirable; Demonstrated ability to conduct financial and budget analysis is essential, and an excellent numeracy skill is an asset.

Languages

Fluency in both English and Myanmar/Burmese languages is required (written and oral expression)

Application Closing Date – 29 September 2019

Chief, Financial Resources Management Service, D1

Chief, Financial Resources Management Service, D1

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Direct all the activities of the Financial Resources Management Service which include: provision of accounting, payments, payroll, treasury and budgetary services to UNOV/UNODC and other UN entities supported by UNOV. Review, establish and revise financial policies, procedures, standards and tools that are consistent with UN policy and practices to ensure proper budgetary, accounting and financial control. Ensure compliance with the UN Financial Rules and Regulations.
  • Manage the financial resources of UNOV/UNODC, including the UN regular budget appropriations, and extra-budgetary funds by monitoring the receipt, flow and use of resources and advising the senior management on the possible level of resource allocation. Establish clear budget goals and provide guidance on and supervision of budget preparatory process. Manage the UNOV/UNODC staffing table and the budgetary implications. Direct the financial planning, budgeting and implementation of the operational budgets of UNOV/UNODC, issuing allotment advices and reviewing and monitoring budget implementation. Provide sound financial advice and support to programme managers on programme budgeting to enhance transparency of and effectiveness in the use of resources. Manage the cost recovery procedures, including negotiation and establishment of MOUs with client organizations, billing and regular provision of performance indicator reports to clients. Review and clear funding agreements for all activities under the delegation of authority. Review draft host country agreement for all entities serviced by UNOV. Review and assess budgetary and accounting procedures and practices and make proposals to Headquarters or introducing changes as appropriate;
  • Supervise and direct the preparation of all UNOV/UNODC budgets and financial statements, including the audited financial statements of the Fund of the United Nations International Drug Control Programme and the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Fund;
  • Coordinate oversight of UNOV/UNODC through pre-audit/oversight reviews, audit/oversight planning and follow up of all oversight recommendations made by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), the UN Board of Auditors and relevant external oversight bodies;
  • Formulate and implement the substantive work programme of FRMS. Oversee the management of activities undertaken by the Service, to ensure that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion. Coordinate the work in the different areas both with the Division and UNOV/UNODC, and with other organisations of the United Nations System, as appropriate;
  • Coordinate and oversee the preparation of budgetary and financial reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies;
  • Ensure that a) the outputs produced by the Service maintain high-quality standards, b) that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data, c) all outputs produced by the Units under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates;
  • Assist the Director, DM, in preparing the work programme of the Service, determining priorities and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery;
  • Undertake and oversee administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of FRMS, including setting priorities and establishing work plans and deadlines, guiding, supervising and developing staff, overseeing the recruitment of staff/personnel for the Service in accordance with the Delegation of Authority framework and taking due account of geographical and gender balance, evaluating staff performance, interviewing and evaluating candidates for job openings;
  • Participate and represent the Division and the United Nations in inter-agency committees of the Vienna-based organizations and the UN common system, and in international, regional or national meetings, providing programmatic/substantive expertise on relevant issues;
  • Perform other work related duties as may be required.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Has expert knowledge in the field of financial resources management in general and in specific areas such as accounts, budget and audits in particular. Has comprehensive knowledge of United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules, policies, procedures and operations. Has proven ability to plan and organize work, requiring an in-depth understanding of its strategic direction and ability to integrate the work of FRMS into the Division’s work programme. Has proven analytical skills and ability to provide technical advice in programme/budget planning and management to managers. Has ability to defend and explain difficult issues with respect to key decisions and positions to staff, senior officials and members of intergovernmental bodies. Has proven ability to communicate complex concepts orally and ability to prepare written reports that are clear, concise and meaningful. Is able to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Has proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling work environment, including the ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff and design training/skills enhancement initiatives to ensure effective transfer of knowledge/skills. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
  • Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
  • Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization: proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in finance, accounting, public administration, business administration and/or management, economics or related area is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible professional work experience with an excellent performance record in financial resources management in large, multicultural institutions as well as programme and project planning, analysis and budgeting is required. Proven experience in management and technical leadership and in overseeing and being accountable for the correct application of rules and regulations is required. Demonstrated experience in managing large and diverse teams is required. Demonstrated working experience in managing extra-budgetary resources and cost-recovery arrangements is required. Experience with the work of the General Assembly, Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions and Committee for Programme and Coordination is highly desirable. Work experience in senior officer assignments at the United Nations or similar international organization is desirable. Experience working with an advanced ERP system, preferably SAP and with IPSAS is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Application procedure

Deadline for applications is 16 October 2019 

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Director, Financial Institutions

Director, Financial Institutions

Post Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Appointment Type: Three-year fixed term appointment

Position purpose

The Director FI develops and manages the financial sector operations portfolio in the member states and performs all duties related to the overall management of the Department.

Key functions and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the VP Banking, the Director FI, has the overall responsibility for the management, pipeline and development of relevant portfolio in the member states. The Director FI, leads the strategic planning in the area of his/her specialization, including setting of targets, and monitors services provided by his Department to all relevant Bank’s Divisions.

More specifically the Director FI:

  • Proactively generates business through direct PR and evaluates received proposals.
  • Leads-manages the process of identification, origination, structuring and negotiation of all kinds of complex lending, equity and guarantee operations (from non-recourse to full recourse / corporate secured and unsecured private and public sector loans and guarantees).
  • Oversees disbursement and project implementation of lending, equity and guarantee operations.
  • Supervises the monitoring and reporting process of all operations of the Department to ensure that early action and corrective measures are taken in order to safe guard the good performance of the Department’s portfolio.
  • Participates in recovery/restructuring Working Groups for the operations when s/he is an Operation Leader.
  • Leads and oversees the strategic planning of the FI: develops goals and objectives for the department in line with the strategy and business plan of the Bank and takes responsibility for their achievement.
  • Performs all responsibilities related to the management and supervision of staff, including setting of work plans, training and performance evaluation. Provides mentoring and coaching to ensure learning and development of staff.
  • Drafts new and/or updates existing internal policies and procedures related to the Department’s activities, in line with international best practices.
  • Promotes the Bank through participation in congresses, conferences, working groups.
  • Undertakes other relevant tasks that may be assigned by the Division Head and as may be required by the policies of the BSTDB.

Core Competencies:

  • Professionalism: maintains a level of expertise and professional knowledge commensurate with the respective position and job description.
  • Results Orientation: demonstrates ability for achieving results against an internal or external standard of excellence.
  • Communication and interaction with impact: Transfers efficiently and effectively information and messages, wields effective tactics for persuasion.
  • Client/stakeholder orientation – ensures appropriate service of high standard to internal and/or external customers and develops constructive and sustainable business/ customer relationships.
  • Teamwork: effectively cooperates with others aiming at the achievement of team objectives.
  • Cultural sensitivity/Diversity: supports and promotes an environment that holds opportunities for all, regardless of race, gender, culture and age.
  • Integrity: maintains standards of objectivity, independence and discretion. Behaves ethically and in consistency with institutional core values.
  • Accountability: exhibits a strong sense of responsibility for one’s work and resulting consequences.
  • Innovation and change: is open to and applies novel ideas and thinking to improve processes, methods, systems or services. Accepts and adapts to changes.
  • Critical thinking: clarifies goals, examines assumptions, evaluates evidence, accomplishes actions, and assesses conclusions.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking: comprehends the Bank’s strategy and actively contributes to its development and implementation, with the purpose of achieving results in line with the institutional visions, values and mandate.
  • Inspiration to others: focuses, aligns and builds effective analysis and solutions and is able to convince others to implement initiatives by forming effective groups; guides, motivates and empower decision makers and staff to optimize institutional performance.
  • Enhances mandate fulfilment: focuses, aligns and builds effective analysis and communication towards implementing, clarifying and improving mandate fulfilment, with outreach to all levels across the Bank.
  • Developing people: treats staff/colleagues as the most valuable asset; creates an enabling working environment, encouraging staff to develop and perform to the best of their ability.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Banking, Finance or Accounting, Risk Management.
  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience in banking, of which the last 5 years in financial institutions.
  • At least 5 years of full-fledged senior-level managerial responsibilities (including responsibility for the unit’s work planning and organization, career development recommendations for and performance appraisal of the employees under supervision, etc.).

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Good knowledge of a member country language.
  • In-depth knowledge of the financial sector and in-depth understanding of country and bank risks.
  • Strong marketing and negotiation skills.
  • Advanced understanding of investment and financial analysis and their application in investment decisions and transaction structuring.
  • Demonstrated coaching, mentoring & leadership skills.
  • Sound level of banking/lending skills with a strong credit background and demonstrable competence in structuring and executing transactions.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation and communication skills.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the region of the BSTDB’s operations.
  • At least 5 years of experience in an international development financial institution.
  • Experience in screening, origination, structuring, negotiation and execution of debt transactions.
For a candidate to participate in the competitive selection for this position, s/he must meet at least the following minimum requirements:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Banking, Finance or Accounting, Risk Management.
  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience in banking, of which the last 5 years in financial institutions.
Application procedure

Deadline for applications is 17 September 2019 (5:30pm Greece time).

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Centre Heads, BIS Innovation Hub

Centre Heads, BIS Innovation Hub

Description

The BIS Innovation Hub is a new unit of the BIS with multidisciplinary teams located in Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and Switzerland. Its mission is to (i) identify and develop in-depth insights into critical trends in financial technology of relevance to central banks, (ii) explore the development of public goods to enhance the functioning of the global financial system, and (iii) serve as a focal point for a network of central bank experts on  innovation.

The BIS seeks qualified candidates for the Centre Head for each of its three Innovation Hub centres located in Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and Switzerland. The Centre Heads would report to the Head of the BIS Innovation Hub in Basel.

Purpose of the job:

  • Together with other Centres of the multi-locational BIS Innovation Hub (the “Hub”), contribute to the overall strategy of the Hub to foster international collaboration on innovative financial technology within the central banking community in order to improve the functioning and efficiency of the international financial system.
  • Lead efforts to scout new technologies to increase knowledge in areas of critical interest to central banks and to produce global public goods in these areas.
  • Design and execute a range of projects on digital innovation as part of the global agenda of the Hub, leveraging the regional strengths and specialist skill sets of the Hub Centre.
  • Develop networks in the region bringing together central banks, academic communities and the private sector with a focus on digital innovation and it application to the financial system.
  • Provide direct oversight of the operations of the Hub Centre, ensure its effective functioning and project goals.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Under the direction of the Head of the Hub support the mission of the Hub by identifying critical trends in technology of interest to central banks and identifying projects for development with a view to the production of global public goods in the technology space.
  • Design and oversee the execution of project-related activities that explore the impact of technology developments on financial markets and central banks in line with the established priorities of the Hub. Coordinate research on potential topics.
  • Closely monitor performance of projects in relation to objectives, regularly reassess progress and adapt as needed in consultation with the Head of the Hub and the host central bank to ensure concrete outcomes, fast-paced delivery and an efficient allocation of resources.
  • Ensure effective collaboration with host central bank, and where applicable, support outreach activities of the Hub in close collaboration with the BIS Chief Representative of the region.
  • Build a regional network of central bank experts on innovation, and promote exchange of views and knowledge-sharing.
  • Support the Head of the Hub in effective coordination of the Centre’s activities across regional centres.
  • Support the Centre’s continued development of expert knowledge on innovative technologies related to the work of the Hub and actively encourage the sharing of insights.

Relationships and representation

  • Actively engage with counterparts in central banks, international organisations, the private sector and Fintech community to develop and maintain strong and collaborative relationships.
  • Establish and develop contacts with the BIS committees, standard-setting bodies, and international organisations.
  • Represent the BIS, or ensure that it is adequately represented, at relevant Fintech events in the region.

Leadership

  • Provide leadership and direction to staff promoting functional excellence and continuous improvement. Develop and strengthen internal talent.

Qualification and work experience:

  • Advanced degree from a university of international standing.
  • At least 10 years’ of experience of which at least 5 years’ of relevant work experience within central banking, economic research, the financial industry or the technology sector, with a focus on handling transformations, fintech policies and operations of relevance to the mission of the Hub.
  • Deep knowledge of fintech issues, such as latest technology architectures, developing trends and expert knowledge of financial technologies and their implications for the global financial system.
  • Extensive experience in understanding of public policy issues; understanding of central banking operations would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated track record of extensive engagement with FinTech ecosystem and partners.

Skills:

  • Strong leadership with proven ability to manage high-performance multi-disciplinary teams to execute complex projects consistent with the mandates of the Centres.
  • Track record of effective business and resource management.
  • Previous experience interacting with central bank senior officials would be an advantage.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and ability to apply creative and innovative thinking to solve complex problems.
  • Strong results orientation with enthusiasm, drive and energy to deliver.
  • Ability to create a fast paced, dynamic work environment in which colleagues from diverse backgrounds work flexibly, effectively and constructively.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

 

Application Closing Date:  30th September 2019

Advisers, BIS Innovation Hub

Advisers, BIS Innovation Hub

The BIS Innovation Hub is a new unit of the BIS with multidisciplinary teams located in Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and Switzerland. Its mission is to (i) identify and develop in-depth insights into critical trends in financial technology of relevance to central banks, (ii) explore the development of public goods to enhance the functioning of the global financial system, and (iii) serve as a focal point for a network of central bank experts on  innovation.

The BIS seeks qualified candidates for the Adviser positions for each of its three Innovation Hub centres located in Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and Switzerland. The Advisers will report to the location’s Centre Head.

Purpose of the job:

  • Lead projects on innovation, policy or regulation in support of the mission of the BIS Innovation Hub (the “Hub”), identifying critical trends of interest to central banks and developing global public goods to improve the functioning and efficiency of the international financial system.
  • Supervise and execute projects of the Hub, leveraging strengths and specialist skill sets of the Hub Centre, building on the policy expertise of the BIS and its Committees.
  • Scout relevant technologies within the region supporting these projects with the objective of delivering global public goods in the financial technology sphere.
  • Develop networks from central banks, academic communities and the private sector with a focus on digital innovation and it application to the financial system.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Under the direction of the Hub Centre Head, lead projects of critical interest to central banks in the financial technology sphere.
  • Execute projects in line with the established priorities of the Hub to ensure effectiveness of the Hub in its innovation and policy mandates.
  • Report on the performance of projects as set by the Centre Head to ensure concrete outcomes.
  • Support effective coordination of the Centre’s activities in close collaboration with the host central bank and the other regional teams in the BIS Innovation Hub.

Relationships and representation

  • Establish and develop contacts with the BIS committees, standard setting bodies, research community and international organisations.
  • Represent the BIS at official meetings, industry and academic conferences and relevant Fintech events.

Qualification and work experience:

  • Advanced degree from a university of international standing.
  • More than 5 years’ of relevant work experience within central banking, economic research, the financial industry or the technology sector.
  • Strong knowledge of and/or hands-on experience with financial technology and/or policy and regulation in the innovation and fintech area.
  • Experience in financial infrastructure or financial stability analysis and good understanding of public policy issues.
  • Sound knowledge of financial technologies and their implications for the functioning of the global financial system.
  • Practical experience in leading projects and a track record of successful delivery.

Skills:

  • Track record of effective business and resource management. Previous experience at a central bank or in a role interacting with central banks and official institutions would be an advantage.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and ability to apply creative and innovative thinking to solve complex problems.
  • Strong results orientation with enthusiasm, drive and energy to deliver.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic work environment with colleagues from diverse backgrounds work flexibly, effectively and constructively.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application Closing Date: 30th September 2019

IAIS Senior Policy Advisor (Executive Coordinator)

Background

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) is currently inviting applications for the position of Senior Policy Advisor (Executive Coordinator). The IAIS represents insurance regulators and supervisors from 200 jurisdictions.The IAIS works closely with other international institutions to promote global financial stability.

Job description:

Reporting directly to the Secretary General, the Executive Coordinator works closely with the IAIS Senior Management Team (SMT) to facilitate the effective and efficient workflow management and coordination of Secretariat activities, in a “Chief of Staff” capacity. Duties include the following:

  • Acting as an adviser to the Secretary General and senior management team on progressing the activities of the Association.
  • Facilitating effective decision-making by the Secretary General and SMT.
  • Acting as a conduit for pertinent and often confidential information respecting the operation of the Secretariat and the IAIS’ policy development work.
  • Coordinating the execution of strategic initiatives.
  • Ensuring that IAIS internal policies and procedures are followed.
  • Performing any other relevant work as assigned or delegated.

Job requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • Extensive experience working with executives and advising decision makers / senior management, preferably in a public sector organisation.
  • Proven record of accomplishment of working strategically and collaboratively across teams.
  • Effective, versatile and action-oriented.
  • Experience in managing high profile projects and activities in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Demonstrated independence, proactivity, diplomacy and the ability to build consensus amongst diverse stakeholders.
  • Capacity to work well in time- and/or information-constrained circumstances.
  • Ability to work constructively with colleagues from a wide variety of backgrounds and nationalities within the Secretariat and within the IAIS membership.
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken).
  • High-quality written and verbal communication skills and with a demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts in a simple and clear manner both internally and externally.

Desirable experience including (but not limited to):

  • Familiarity with the business, supervision and regulation of insurance as well as other financial services (eg banking and securities).
  • Good knowledge of the work of the IAIS.
  • Skills in at least one of the other two official IAIS languages (French, Spanish) will be a plus.

Application closing date: 29 September 2019