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Director of Policy & Partnerships

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EDFI ( is the Association of European Development Finance Institutions. EDFI represents 15 development banks and investment funds that are backed by European governments to promote sustainable investment in the private sector in emerging and frontier markets. EDFI’s members have invested over €100 billion in more than 15,000 projects in developing countries outside the EU. The mission of EDFI is to promote members’ professional networks, inform policy, and drive innovation in industry standards. EDFI also manages facilities that promote financial cooperation among European DFIs and the EU institutions. Over 30 dedicated professionals now work within the EDFI Secretariat and the EDFI Management Company (

The EDFI Secretariat is in Brussels (EU quarters: Rue de la Loi).
In anticipation of future developments and growth, EDFI has a vacancy for a (m/f):

Director of Policy & Partnerships


The mission:
The Director of Policy & Partnerships will manage EDFI’s public affairs work and partnerships with the EU and international financial institutions. The role is to ensure that EDFI is a valued voice and partner to our international counterparts.


  • Monitoring relevant EU policy and regulatory processes such as budget and financial architecture, sustainable finance, taxation, and banking and capital market issues.
  • Monitoring other relevant international policy initiatives, e.g., from OECD, Basel Committee.
  • Maintaining “EDFI Policy Tracker”, exchanging updates with policy & regulatory affairs focal points in member institutions, and weighing appropriate responses to new developments.
  • Coordinating joint policy formation and engagement with member institutions, drafting responses to consultations, position papers, regulatory initiatives etc.
  • Coordinating targeted policy engagement on priority issues.
  • Building working relationships and consult regularly within EU institutions, other regulatory bodies, associations and other relevant peer institutions.
  • Promoting engagement with international financial institutions and representing EDFI in international task forces and working groups.


The ideal Director of Policy & Partnerships is a public affairs professional with proven and successful experience in international economic and financial affairs and has the following profile:

  • University degree in economics, policy, law or other relevant course of study
    10 years of experience in financial services sector or related professional services field
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar position of international public affairs and/or strategy, preferably in an EU institution, business association, consultancy etc.
  • Knowledge of development finance sector is an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, public service mind-set
  • Well-organised and diligent with a demonstrated track-record of professional results
  • Team player with ability to work in multi-cultural environment
  • Language: fluent English and advantage if French


  • The Director of Policy & Partnerships at EDFI will have the opportunity to help shape European development finance and reach the global climate and sustainable development goals.
  • EDFI offers a competitive package in line with qualifications and a dynamic international work environment.
  • All candidates must be eligible, able and willing to work in Belgium (Brussels).

  • Placed on:Fri 24 January 2020
  • Location: Brussels

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