Senior Adviser, Frankfurt

Organization: European Central Bank (ECB)

Country: Germany

City: Frankfurt, Germany

Office: ECB Frankfurt

Closing date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Senior Adviser


You will report directly to the Director General Statistics, advising her and the Head of the Data Integration and Services Section on data management and governance issues in the ECB, European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), the system of banking supervision in Europe. Our Directorate General has about 350 staff providing statistical products, services and a wide range of disaggregated data to inform monetary policy and banking supervisory decisions at the ECB and to serve the general public. We work closely with the national central banks of the ESCB, national banking supervisory authorities, Eurostat, the banking industry and other international bodies. You would join at a very interesting time as we further develop the data culture in the ECB, ESCB and SSM to meet the demands of a digital and globalised world. Are you willing to take on the challenge? The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply, irrespective of your gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other characteristics.

As a Senior Adviser you will:

play a key strategic role in data management at the ECB, to ensure it reaps the full benefit from a common framework, standardisation and the coordination of best practices by working, in particular, on the development of the ECB’s reference data architecture and its ability to deliver data in a consistent, efficient and integrated way to all users while enabling advanced analytics;
communicate and collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders, standard-setting bodies and regulating bodies, and bring together different opinions to find workable compromises;
establish and lead cross-functional and cross-divisional project teams in developing data management and governance principles and fostering their implementation, as well as in developing and promoting ways to create and share reusable analytical solutions.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to be involved in the development of policy advice and in projects of great relevance for the Directorate General and the ECB as a whole. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Please note that as part of a system change over process we tentatively expect to take the recruitment system offline as of Friday morning 16 October until early on Tuesday 20 October. Please therefore use the time available prior to this system downtime to complete your application. For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to the hiring manager, Silke Stapel-Weber, on +49 (0)69 1344 17902. The recruitment process for this position may include an online interview via WebEx in the pre-selection phase and -‘ if you are invited to participate in the subsequent selection phase -‘ a presentation, a written exercise and interviews.


a master’s degree or equivalent in economics, data science or a related field (for details on degree equivalences,;
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in addition to the above, a minimum of five and ideally seven or more years‘ experience at national or international level in the banking industry, bodies regulating the banking industry, standard-setting bodies or international statistical organisations;
a sound understanding of the challenges involved in working and leading teams;
professional experience in data and project management;
excellent communication, facilitation and stakeholder management skills;
an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages,


a PhD in economics, data science or a related field;
a publication record in data, data methodologies or data analytics;
You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and can draw on the strengths of a diverse team to get the best results. You support the efforts of team members to develop their abilities and are able to build up high-performing teams. You facilitate change and can articulate strategic priorities and scenarios for your team. You are motivated to contribute to the ECB’s mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe. You are motivated to be part of our team and to use your skills and competencies to achieve the objectives of this position.