Vacancy: Policy Adviser – Anti Money Laundering
EBF (the European Banking Federation) works at the heart of the European banking sector. Our daily activities are determined by the dynamics between European integration, finance, public policy and financial regulation. It is our job to bring together 32 national banking associations in Europe and represent some 3,500 banks – large and small, wholesale and retail, local and international.
We create a platform for representation and for a constructive exchange of ideas and expertise between banks, regulators, supervisors and other entities that drive the innovation and sustainability of the banking sector. As a team we tend to aim higher and learn, work and deliver together in an informal, impact-driven manner.
The EBF is seeking to recruit, at a full-time position, a Policy Adviser – Anti-Money Laundering (AML) who will be instrumental in designing and delivering an EBF advocacy strategy and in making sure that members’ actions in the field of anti-money laundering are coherent, result-oriented and based on a shared understanding of urgencies and developments by all relevant stakeholders.
- Coordinate the drafting, planning and implementation of the EBF strategy and objectives with regard to AML;
- Help engage and unite the different stakeholders who contribute to an effective regulatory framework and an aligned agenda on AML ring in Europe;
- Coordinate internal EBF Committees and Working Groups on AML and help ensure their output in terms of relevant strategic results;
- Help anticipate regulatory developments and coordinate EBF position-building and advocacy work in the field of AML;
- Support member associations and banks in implementing AML related regulations and rules;
- Draft and deliver positions/responses to consultations on relevant legislation and support, where necessary, the communication of EBF’s messages in the area of AML;
- Actively build ongoing direct contacts with key stakeholders in the area of AML (EU institutions, with the particular focus on the European Parliament, European Supervisory Authorities, international entities / standard setters, official bodies, other associations).
Successful candidates fit for the following profile
- University degree in economy/law or any other related field;
- Thorough knowledge of EU public affairs with at least one year of working experience, preferably an EU institution;
- Excellent understanding of the EU decision making process;
- Excellent organisational skills and capacity to prepare large meetings, setting out agendas, discussing with experts about relevant content, overseeing the administrative work and taking responsibility on the development of the meeting/event;
- Effective communication and team working skills;
- Excellent influencing skills, persuasiveness and sense of diplomacy;
- Ability to blend the views and inputs provided by EBF members to draft joint position papers in response to public consultations;
- Capacity to adopt pragmatic viewpoints including on the implementation of regulation in credit institutions across EU Member States;
- Excellent writing skills in English;
- Good interpersonal and bridge builder skills and ability to work under pressure;
- Openness to assume responsibilities on a variety of technical matters;
- Strategic and analytical thinking skills in a project-driven environment.
The ideal candidate will show considerable commitment to his/her work, enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards the various projects for which he/she will be responsible
Internal Career Development
At EBF, we take the professional and personal development of Policy advisers and all other staff members very seriously. As part of that development, policy advisers may be asked to move to different files after 1-2 years of employment and will be asked to assume project roles and activities in addition to their assigned policy area.
1 June 2020
How to apply
Please send your curriculum vitae with a letter of motivation to EBF Recruitment at email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 24 April 2020
Disclaimer: Please note that, due to high interest in positions at the EBF, we may not be able to respond to every application. If you have not heard from us before 31 May 2020, you may assume that we will not move your application forward. We really appreciate your interest in working with us and wish you best of luck in your search. Thank you for your understanding.