FEMIP Secondment Programme
Funded by the Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment Partnership (FEMIP) Trust Fund
The European Investment Bank seeks qualified professionals from public sector organisations or private sector entities in the Mediterranean Partner Countries who are committed to working to improve people’s lives, and who wish to contribute to the work of their respective institutions by promoting economic and social progress in these countries.
This is an annual programme and its goal is to offer successful candidates an opportunity for professional development and global experience in an international environment, with wide exposure to the EIB’s various business activities.
The programme will strengthen the institutional cooperation of the Mediterranean Partner Countries with the EIB by bolstering common activities, both upstream and project related.
The programme, funded by the FEMIP (Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment Partnership) Trust Fund, will look for candidates specialising in a field relevant to international investment and development banking, such as:
finance (in particular project finance, SME financing, credit and risk analysis)
The objective of the programme is to support and exchange capacity building both within the EIB and within the organisation of the secondee upon his return after the secondment.
Eligibility to apply
The secondment programme is open to:
officials from different ministries (Finance, Economy, Transport, Environment, etc.), from Central Banks, other public sector organisations
candidates from the private sector across the Mediterranean Partner Countries
The secondment candidates must be supported by their employer and meet the following criteria:
be a national of the Mediterranean Partner Countries only (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia)
be proficient in English and French, with a good command of one of the local languages of Mediterranean Partner Countries countries. Knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage
hold a degree in a field such as economics, law, finance and engineering, depending on the profile of the post to be filled
have at least three years of professional experience obtained after graduation from the last degree
be interested in working as part of a team undertaking a combination of analytical, research and operational work
During the recruitment procedure, the EIB will request the candidates to provide an endorsement letter from their employer signed by the authorised employer representative. Preferably the letter would be attached as the last page to the CV with the application.
The endorsement letter should:
certify the current position held by the candidate
confirm the employer’s agreement in principle with the programme and support the secondee’s candidacy
confirm the return of the secondee to his position after the secondment is completed
What we offer, what will you contribute
The FEMIP Trust Fund will support this secondment programme by providing to the selected secondees a lump sum amount to allow for an appropriate secondment allowance and related insurance coverage. This will be reflected in a secondment agreement to be signed between the EIB and the candidate’s own organisation.
Selected candidates will remain employed by their sending organisation. Secondees will be responsible for their own accommodation costs. Travel expenses related to EIB work will be borne by the EIB.
Each successful candidate commits to a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years in the programme, to be spent at the EIB headquarters in Luxembourg or at one of the external offices.