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Head of Investor Protection and Sustainable Finance Department


  • Organization: ESMA - European Securities and Markets Authority
  • Location: Paris
  • Grade: Senior level - AD-12, Administrator - Open to citizens of an EU country
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Banking and Finance
    • Environment
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed
ESMA is organising a selection procedure for the post of Head of Department (Investor Pro-tection and Sustainable Finance) to staff one vacant post and to constitute a reserve list of suitable candidates. Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks: Policy and Supervisory convergence: • driving the policy development and analysis of regulatory developments at European level in the fields of Investment Management, Investor Protection, Corporate Finance, Corporate Reporting, and Sustainable Finance; • driving the supervisory convergence work in the areas under the responsibility of the De-partment, using various tools to achieve greater consistency in the application of legisla-tion and effectiveness of supervision across national supervisory authorities; • providing strategic direction in the areas of Sustainable Finance and Investor Protection to support ESMA’s delivery on these key strategic priorities, and • supporting the work and activities of ESMA’s relevant Standing Committees. Management of the Department: • leading the Investors and Issuers Department, and building on the strengths of the indi-viduals in creating a strong team; • acting as a channel for the exchange of information between senior management and the staff members of the Department; • being directly responsible for the management and coordination of the human resources of the Department with the support of the four Heads of Units; • defining the Department work programme, coordinating work with other departments, and representing the Department in management meetings, before senior management, and before the Management Board and the Board of Supervisors; • setting the objectives of the Units within the Department, monitoring and assessing achievements to meet the objectives within the set deadlines and in accordance with high quality standards; • Managing, motivating, and supporting Heads of Units towards the attainment of objec-tives and the motivation and engagement of staff; • developing and fostering strong relations with National Competent Authorities, EU institu-tions and other relevant stakeholders, and • providing regular reporting to the Executive Director and ESMA Boards on the work un-der his/her responsibility. Strategic leadership: • implementing ESMA’s strategic orientation and developing multi-annual/annual planning (defining the Department’s work programme, annual management plans and activity re-ports in co-operation with other Departments); • fostering strong strategic relations and enhancing cooperation with national securities regulators, EU institutions, EBA/EIOPA/ESRB (European System of Financial Supervi-sion institutions) including through the Joint Committee, non-EU regulators, and other relevant stakeholders in the areas of competencies; • representing ESMA and the Investors and Issuers Department externally, whether in con-ferences and seminars or bilaterally with stakeholders, and • supporting the efficient management of ESMA by being an active contributor to the Man-agement Team and to the collective work to achieve the Authority’s strategic objectives.
This vacancy is now closed.
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