Economist - Adviser European/International Affairs


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Apply until: 
23 September 2018


The National Bank of Belgium (NBB) is recruiting an Economist - Adviser in European/International affairs (F/M) for its International and Eurosystem Coordination department.

This is an interdisciplinary team that reports directly to the Board of Directors, assisting them in the preparations for their international meeting. This includes files that are discussed at several institutions such the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), the European Union (EU), the International Monetary Fund (IMF)... To perform these tasks successfully, the department maintains close contacts with the other national central banks in Europe, the ECB and numerous other international organisations.

The department offers an amiable and dynamic working environment, a large variety of subjects being covered and a multidisciplinary approach.


  • analysing policy documents of European and international institutions
  • preparing stances of the NBB in the ECB and European and international fora, in close collaboration with the experts in the relevant departments
  • coordinating files that are on the agenda of decision-making bodies of the ECB and European and international fora
  • ensuring consistency in the stances of the NBB in European and international fora
  • promoting a proactive approach of the NBB, especially in sensitive or strategically important files.


  • hold a Master’s Degree in economics, applied economics or business engineering
  • have experience in European or international affairs and/or a policy unit
  • have strong analytical skills and a sense of synthesis
  • be able to quickly identify the key issues and political sensitivities of a file
  • have excellent knowledge of English, Dutch and French
  • have good writing skills, including in English
  • be communicative, able to work as part of a team and have diplomatic skills
  • be able to formulate policy stances in a quick and creative manner.

Working conditions


  • 23/09/2018: closing date for applications
  • September 2018: 3 online reasoning tests (abstract, numerical and verbal) (± 80 min.)
  • October 2018: interview (45-60 min.)
  • October/November 2018: assessment center (entire day).
Applications will only be considered if they are accompanied by a covering letter, a CV and a copy of the diploma(s) and the corresponding annexes (list of ECTS points if available). Foreign diplomas must be accompanied by an attestation of equivalence.