responsibilities of the Operations Evaluation Division do not include ex-ante assessment or monitoring of projects.
In recent years, the Operation Evaluation Division carried out primarily large-scale, strategic evaluations. These evaluations are in most cases ex-post and can take a considerable period of time (12 to 18 months).
They are carried out by a team of evaluators and typically involves : the analysis of relevant policies and strategies, a quantitative analysis of the relevant portfolio of operations, case studies or the in-depth evaluation of a sample of individual operations (which includes field work), a variety of quantitative or qualitative methods drawing overall conclusions and recommendations, drafting a synthesis report that summarises findings, conclusions and recommendations, leading the consultation process and ensuring dissemination.
However, the Operations Evaluation Division is currently working on the diversification of its products. The selected candidate will have an exciting opportunity to bring his / her past experience to bear in shaping the Division's product mix and carrying out various types of (ex-post) evaluations.
Carrying out thematic major evaluations and leading evaluation multi-disciplinary project teams of 4 to 6 staff and / or teams of consultants;
Ensuring effective teamwork and quality of evaluation work from structuring to the dissemination of the synthesis report;
Guaranteeing that evaluations follow internationally-accepted norms in the field of evaluation, while taking full account of the specifics of the Bank;
Ensuring that all reports are impartial and of a high quality;
Contributing to elaborating and implementing the strategy and the programme for the evaluation activity in the EIB Group;
Developing, improving and implementing evaluation systems, processes, procedures and instruments based on best practice inside and outside the EIB.
Furthermore, as an evaluation expert, you will
Follow the Bank's activities in the areas related to EV work and to the specific evaluations for which he / she is responsible;
Actively participate in internal Bank working groups, where EV representation is required;
Represent the Bank in external events on evaluation matters (Multilateral financial institutions, European Commission, etc.).
To be successful you need
University degree at least at Masters level, preferably with studies oriented towards social sciences, particularly economics or engineering;
At least 10 years of relevant professional experience mainly in assessing projects / programs / policies, including their results / impacts;
Experience in leading project teams to carry out large scale ex-post evaluations involving a variety of qualitative and / or quantitative methods;
Experience working in or with IFIs and / or EU Institutions would be an advantage;
Strong analytical skills and good knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis methods;
Considerable organisational and planning skills to run complex evaluations, and motivate, coach, work with and supervise project teams;
Excellent English, both written and spoken; good command of French (*) and / or another EU languages would be an advantage.
Your core competencies at EIB
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.
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At the European Investment Bank, investing in our colleagues is as important as investing in the projects we finance. We aim to offer an enriching professional environment where you will find numerous opportunities to develop while enjoying your personal and family life.
Our people enjoy a good work-life balance, benefiting from our integrated social programmes and broad career advances.
Learning and development opportunities;
A diverse environment;
Flexible working arrangements;
An attractive health insurance and pension schemes;
Benefits supporting your family : family, children, education allowances, free European school and other;
Help with relocation, housing, expenses and allowance;
Variety of sport and leisure activities just at your work premises;
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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 rapidly build up 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.
We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation / identity, or disability ( ).
Deadline for applications : 23rd March 2020.
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We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.