2015 European Investment Bank Junior Graduate Programme

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Application Deadline: August 16th 2015

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union’s bank, in the framework of its GRAD programme, is seeking to recruit for its Secretariat General (SG) – Communication Department (COM), at its headquarters in Luxembourg,a: Graduate (GRAD)

Appointment to GRAD positions is for an initial period of 2 years, with possibility

 for extension up to a maximum of 4 years


The successful candidate will join our Communications Planning, Evaluation and Brand Unit. S/he will support more senior members of the team in developing and coordinating communications around EIB themes, priorities and campaigns across the organisation; evaluate communications impact; and support the organisation in managing EIB Group brands.

Operating Network

Under direct supervision of the Head of Unit; cooperates closely with other Heads of Division and Heads of Unit in the Department.


  • Contribute to developing and implementation of planning tools across all units in COM and throughout the organisation
  • Contribute to developing instruments and coordination mechanisms ensuring that all EIB departments are involved in developing a coherent corporate narrative and contribute to coordinated corporate communications planning
  • Consolidate input into the planning process within the COM Department, based on analysis and understanding of organisational priorities and environment, including audience identification, stakeholder mapping and partnerships
  • Contribute to monitoring of the ongoing work in the department
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation systems, allowing the EIB to assess the impact of its communications work


  • University degree, preferably in communications
  • Sound understanding of the Bank’s mission, strategy, policies and organisation, and of its institutional and political context
  • Experience in strategic communications would be an advantage
  • Experience in working in a complex institution is a plus
  • Excellent drafting skills in English
  • Excellent knowledge of English and/or French (*), with a good knowledge of the other
  • Your work experience should be limited to a maximum of two years after graduation, excluding summer jobs and internships


  • Good analytical skills with a sound judgement and practical approach to problem solving
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work reliably and accurately under pressure
  • Rigorous and well organised
  • A team player, equally capable of assuming initiative and effectively managing priorities and own workload
  • Strong diplomatic skills and ability to operate in international environments

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