Economist for the EU Institutions and Fora Division

  • Added Date: Friday, 11 January 2019
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2019

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Type of contract:
Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2020, which may be extended subject to individual performance and organisational needs
Who can apply:

EU nationals

F/G band and benefits
Working time:
Place of work:
Frankfurt, Germany
Closing date for applications:
Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Your team

You will be part of the EU Institutions and Fora Division in the Directorate General International and European Relations. Our Division maintains working relationships with other EU institutions, such as the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Parliament. It prepares ECB policy positions and briefings relating to non-macroeconomic internal and external policies of the EU and the euro area, as well as institutional issues, including those discussed by the ECOFIN Council and associated fora (such as the Eurogroup) and the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. The Division also coordinates efforts to ensure that the ECB (including its banking supervision arm) fulfils its obligations in respect of accountability to other EU institutions.

Your role

As an Economist, you will:

  • provide analytical input to the development of the ECB’s stance on policy issues related to the activities of the Division;
  • draft briefings, speeches and articles;
  • maintain relations with EU institutions, monitoring their activities and contributing to the preparation of external meetings;
  • represent the ECB at meetings with other EU institutions.

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • a master’s degree or equivalent (read more) in economics, political science, law or another relevant field;
  • an in-depth knowledge of the functioning of EU institutions and fora, as well as the EU’s institutional set-up and policy affairs;
  • a thorough understanding of economics and, in particular, the core tasks of the ECB and the foundations and functioning of Economic and Monetary Union, including banking union;
  • ideally, a publication record, a specialisation in political economy or institutional theory and related work experience;
  • experience of coordinating multiple work streams, tasks or policy responses across business areas and within teams while working under time pressure;
  • an advanced command of English, and an intermediate command of at least one other official language of the EU.

  • a track record of successfully leading collaborative projects with some degree of autonomy;
  • strong analytical and drafting skills, and the ability to swiftly process and synthesise complex information derived from multiple sources.

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. You are skilled at encouraging people to develop their abilities and are able to build up high-performing teams.

Working modalities

We are willing to discuss part-time arrangements.

Further information

For additional information, you can speak to the recruiting manager, Lucas ter Braak, on +49 (0)69 13447974.

The contract offered will be fixed-term, the appointment being for 12 months as of the exact starting date of the selected person.

The recruitment process for this position may include an on-site written exercise, a presentation and interviews.

Application and selection process

For further information on how to join us, read more.

This vacancy is archived.

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