European Investment Bank (EIB)
Education Economist
European Investment Bank (EIB)
The EIB is the European Union's bank. We are the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. We work closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy.
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Published: 10 days ago
Application deadline: Apr 10
Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Education Economist

The EIB, the European Union's bank is seeking to recruit for its Projects (PJ) - Innovation & Competitiveness (INCO) Department - Education and Public Research Division at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:

Education Economist
This is a full time position at grade 5/6

The term of this contract will be 4 years

The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.

Purpose

The Education Economist will carry out the assessment of the economic and financial viability of projects and programmes in the education sector, and in accordance with EIB procedures. The candidate should have expert knowledge of the structures, functions and financing of education systems as well as proven experience of policy analysis in comparative education and employment.

Operating network

The Innovation and Competitiveness Department focuses on supporting investments in the knowledge economy. He/she will report to the Head of Division for Education & Public Research and will work in close contact with the other engineers and economists from the INCO Department, and cooperate with other services in the Bank.

Accountabilities

  • Prepare country and sector studies covering Europe and the European Neighbourhood;
  • Apply empirical tools to assess education and labour market performance in Europe;
  • Appraise the economic and financial viability of investment projects in the education sector;
  • Identify lending priorities and projects that best match country needs;
  • Monitor the implementation of on-going projects in the education investment portfolio;
  • Liaise with the European Commission, OECD and IFIs and represent EIB at sector events; and
  • Provide analytical support for other sectors including public research and health.

Qualifications

  • Master degree in Economics, or other related field. Preferably with major topics on Education Economics, Labour Economics or Comparative Education Policy Analysis
  • PhD in Economics would be an advantage
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience of working with IFIs and EU sector policies would be advantageous
  • Excellent knowledge of English or French (*) and good command of one of the other EU languages would be an advantage

Competencies

  • Achievement Drive: continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.

(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages

Deadline for applications: 10th of April 2017

Interested?

Please apply via the ‘Apply’ button.

We believe that Diversity is good for our people and our business. We promote and value diversity and inclusion among our staff and candidates; irrespective of their gender, age, nationality, race, culture, education and experience, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or disability

Keywords: Vacancy, Fulltime, Luxembourg, Education Economist, analytical support

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