Ref. : 202305TAAD 5 (External)
Type of post : Temporary agent
Category and Grade : AD 5
Publication start : 02/05/2023 19:11
End of publication : 30/05/2023 23:59
Place of employment : Frankfurt am Main

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) is an independent European Union Authority established on 1 January 2011 by Regulation (EU) No. 1094/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010.

EIOPA is at the heart of insurance and occupational pensions in the EU.

Our mission is to contribute to a sound, effective and consistent level of regulation and supervision of insurance and occupational pensions sectors in Europe, and to promote transparency, simplicity and fairness in the market for consumer financial products or services across the internal market for the benefit of EU citizens. Through our activities we help protect insurance policyholders, pension scheme members, customers and consumers and other beneficiaries. We furthermore play a key role in supporting the stability of the financial system, transparency of financial markets and products, and we contribute to strengthening coordination among financial supervisors at the international level.

EIOPA is part of the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS) which includes the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).

Further information on EIOPA is available on EIOPA’s website:

As an European Union Authority, EIOPA is committed to fostering an inclusive and dynamic working environment, providing equal opportunities to all its employees and applicants. EIOPA is committed to ensuring gender equality and to preventing discrimination on any grounds. EIOPA actively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds, across all abilities, without any distinction on any ground such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age, marital status or family situation or sexual orientation. 

Job Purpose


Major purpose

EIOPA is launching a call for candidates with the intention to create a reserve list of Experts for different areas within the Authority (e.g. digital finance, operational resilience, data science and data management, sustainable finance, oversight, supervisory processes, prudential regulation (insurance and pensions), consumer protection (conduct of business policy and supervision), recovery and resolution of undertakings and financial analysis. The successful candidates will contribute, as part of one of EIOPA’s departments to fulfil EIOPA’s strategic objectives.

Main Responsibilities

  • Contribute as appropriate to EIOPA's core objectives and responsibilities of:
    • improving consumer protection and rebuild trust in the financial system; 
    • ensuring strong, effective and consistent regulation and supervision, taking account of the interests of all member states and the different nature of financial institutions; 
    • bringing about more harmonised and consistent application of the rules for financial institutions and markets across the EU; 
    • strengthening the oversight function, including oversight of cross-border groups;
    • promoting coordinated supervisory responses from the EU. 
  • Contribute to the digital transformation of EIOPA in the areas of data science, financial stability and supervisory tools and process;
  • Contribute to continued integration of sustainable finance in EIOPA’s areas of responsibilities;
  • Liaise as appropriate with relevant internal and external counterparts and develop working relationships on an expert level;
  • Any other tasks as required.

Eligibility Criteria

Thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the Communities and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the Communities;

  • Be a national of a Member State of the European Union, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein;
  • Be entitled to his or her full rights as a citizen [1];
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service;
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post [2];

[1] Prior to the appointment, the successful candidate will be asked to provide a Police certificate confirming the absence of any criminal record.

[2] Before being engaged, a candidate shall be medically examined by one of the institution’s medical officers in order that the institution may be satisfied that he fulfils the requirements of Article 12 (2)(d) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities.

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Qualification: a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies, attested by a diploma, when the normal period of university education is three years or more;
  • Knowledge of the financial sector (insurance and/or pension markets, or digital finance or related) or Cyber security/operational resilience;
  • Very good command of oral and written English communication;
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of:

a) Prudential supervision of insurance/pensions undertakings; or

b) Conduct of business supervision of insurance/pensions undertakings; or

c) Digitalisation of the financial sector and use of new technologies in the financial products and services; or

d) Cyber security of the insurance/pensions market and operational resilience, including management of cyber security threats or incidents; or

e) Data science, big data, machine learning, blockchain and cryptography, programming languages, Digital Finance and protection data regulation; or   

f) Insurance and/or pensions regulatory framework, such as Solvency II, IDD, IORP II; or

g) International standards in the financial sector (ICP from IAIS, IFRS, ISA, etc.); or

h) Sustainable finance issues especially in relation to underwriting aspects but also investment; or

i) Sectoral reporting requirements such as Solvency II quantitative reporting requirements or national occupational pension requirements; or

j) Financial, actuarial or statistical analysis, preferably related to the assessment of insurance or occupational pensions European sectors risks; or

k) Recovery and resolution of financial undertakings.

  • Experience with:

a) Supervision/consultancy/auditing of insurance or occupational pensions entities; or

b) Cyber security and operational resilience; or

c) Risk management/financial/actuarial department of insurance or occupational pension entities; or

d) Legal or policy department of insurance or occupational pension entities; or

e) Sustainable finance, climate change or catastrophe risk scenarios/models; or

f) Statistical and/or empirical software (e.g. Stata, SAS); or

g) Business intelligence tools; or

h) Programming skills (e.g. SQL, R, Python, SAS, Visual Basic, Matlab); or

i) Working with large datasets and/or databases, analysing, validating and transferring using reporting taxonomy.

  • Proven experience in a multicultural environment;
  • Knowledge of a third EU language.

Behavioural Competencies required

For the above position, the following behavioural competencies have to be fulfilled:

  • Flexibility in terms of openness to taking over other tasks within EIOPA in view of the dynamic and evolving institutional environment;
  • Excellent team player sharing relevant information and supporting team members without taking over responsibility for their work, able to work in different teams with different levels of stakeholders in a multicultural environment;
  • Being able to have and express a critical view towards own performance and open to learn from experience;
  • Analytical capacity: being able to identify critical connections and patterns in information/data; recognises causes and consequences of actions and events that are not readily apparent; makes sound judgements based on rigorous, independent thinking;
  • Curiosity: being able to promote open discourse and engage through challenging dialogue: challenges the status quo and exercises professional skepticism; uses questions strategically, as a tool to advance insight, understanding and deepen awareness;
  • Influencing: being able to demonstrate resilience in difficult situations: pushes through resistance and continues to work with others in a constructive manner; identifies and responds constructively to underlying attitudes or behaviour patterns;
  • Communication: being able to frame clear communication messages in line with audience experience, background and expectations, in an engaging manner; stands ground when needed; adopts appropriate influencing styles;
  • Judgement: being able to ensure that strong logic and a compelling business case support decisions, balancing sound analysis with decisiveness; involves the right stakeholders in making decisions.

Contractual conditions

Place of employment
Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Monthly basic salary

Step 1:  5,361.87 

Step 2:  5,587.18


Plus specific allowances where applicable*.

*Summary of Conditions of Employment

1. Successful external candidates will be classified either in step 1 or 2.

Grade / step[1]


Monthly basic  salary[2]

Monthly net salary, excluding allowances

Monthly net salary, including specific allowances[3]

AD 5 Step 1 




AD 5 Step 2 





[1] Implementing rules concerning classification in step on appointment or engagement of temporary agents

[2] The basic salary is weighted by the current correction coefficient for Germany (100.60%)

[3] An estimation of net salary, including the deduction for tax and social security and adding the allowances (this estimation has been calculated with expatriation allowance, household allowance and with one dependent child allowance). Allowances depend in any case on the personal situation of the candidate. 

2. Salaries are subject to a Union tax deducted at source and are exempt from national taxation; 

3. Depending on the individual family situation and the place of origin, the successful jobholder may be entitled to: expatriation allowance (16% of the basic salary), household allowance, dependent child allowance, education allowance, pre-school allowance, installation allowance, reimbursement of removal costs, initial temporary daily subsistence allowance, and other benefits; 

4. Annual leave entitlement of two days per calendar month plus additional days for grade, distance from the place of origin and in addition on average 15 EIOPA holidays per year; 

5. EU Pension Scheme (after 10 years of service); 

6. EU Joint Sickness and Insurance Scheme (JSIS), accident and occupational disease insurance coverage, unemployment and invalidity allowance and travel insurance; 

7. General and relevant technical training plus professional development; 

8. Modern and flexible working conditions, combining presence in the office and teleworking opportunities (some geographical restrictions apply). 


Indicative Start date

1 December 2023


Contract type and duration

Successful candidates may be offered an employment contract for three years as a Temporary Agent. The contract may be renewed for a second fixed-term period, and upon its second renewal converted into a contract of indefinite duration.


Reserve list

Possibility of reserve list with validity until 31 December 2024 with possibility for extension.


Information reserved for applicants employed under Article 2(f) of the CEOS, in EU Agencies other than EIOPA: 

According to EIOPA Management Board decision EIOPA-MB-15-072 adopting the implementing rules on the procedure governing the engagement and use of temporary staff under Article 2(f) of the CEOS, and in particular Article 12 (2), if a successful applicant from this external procedure, on the closing day for applications, as well as on the day of taking up duty at EIOPA:

  • is a member of temporary staff under Article 2(f) of the CEOS, and 
  •  is employed within their agency in function group and grade included in the range “AD5 - AD6”,

EIOPA shall offer the applicant, in writing, the opportunity either: 

a) to be assigned to the post by means of internal mobility, as per Article 10 of EIOPA-MB-15-072. In this case the contract at EIOPA will be in continuity with the contract of the previous agency (namely with regard to grade, step, seniority in step, and duration). 


b) in case the eligibility, qualification and professional experience requirements for the grade indicated in this external vacancy notice, (AD5) are met, to be assigned to the post on the basis of a new contract (first fixed-term) of three years duration, subject to the probationary period of 9 months, at the grade indicated in the external vacancy notice (AD5).

Recruitment procedure

The recruitment process will include a panel interview and a written test. In addition, there will be pre-screening exercises (written test and phone interview). 

The online application form should be submitted in English language.  
(1) Curriculum Vitae clearly indicating (among all):

  • Qualifications (please list exact dates of all your academic qualifications gained)
  • Responsibilities, experience and skills gained in previous positions (please list exact dates of all your work experience gained)
  • Nationality/Citizenship
  • Language skills

(2) Motivation explaining why you are interested in the post and what would be your added value you would bring to EIOPA if selected.

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of the eligibility and selection criteria specified in the vacancy notice and these must be met by the closing date of the vacancy notice. 

Vacancy Notice publication start date: 2 May 2023

Application Deadline:  30 May 2023 23:59 CET

Applications after the deadline are not considered. 

The successful candidate will be required to make an annual declaration in respect of any interests which might be considered  prejudicial to their independence. Before recruiting a member of staff,  EIOPA’s Executive Director will examine whether the successful candidate has any personal interest which may impair their independence or any other conflict of interest. To that end, the  successful candidate, using a specific form, shall inform the Executive Director via the Ethics Officer of any actual or potential conflict of  interest. 

For more information on the selection process of temporary agents and on the contractual and working conditions, please, refer to: 

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