ACP Trainee - Projects Directorate - Environment & Sustainable Territorial Development Department - Urban Development Division, Luxembourg

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European Investment Bank


Monday 22nd January 2018

EIB Posting

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking for its

Projects Directorate - Environment & Sustainable Territorial Development Department -Urban Development Division

at its headquarters in Luxembourg:


(under ACP Internship Programme)

Duration: 6 months (with possible extension for a total of up to 12 months)

(fixed start date: 1st September 2018)

The Programme, set up with the support of the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement (the Cotonou Agreement*), is open to young nationals from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries that ratified the Cotonou Agreement (*) and which are eligible to development financing and co-operation under the European Development Fund (EDF). (Angola - Antigua and Barbuda - Belize - Cape Verde - Comoros - Bahamas - Barbados - Benin - Botswana - Burkina Faso -Burundi - Cameroon - Central African Republic - Chad - Democratic Republic of Congo – Republic of Congo - Cook Islands - Cote d'Ivoire - Djibouti - Dominica - Dominican Republic - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Fiji - Gabon - Gambia - Ghana - Grenada - Republic of Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Guyana - Haiti - Jamaica - Kenya - Kiribati - Lesotho - Liberia - Madagascar - Malawi - Mali - Marshall Islands - Mauritania - Mauritius - Micronesia - Mozambique - Namibia - Nauru - Niger - Nigeria - Niue -Palau - Papua New Guinea - Rwanda - St. Kitts and Nevis - St. Lucia - St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Solomon Islands - Samoa - Sao Tome and Principe - Senegal - Seychelles - Sierra Leone - Somalia - Suriname -Swaziland - Tanzania - Timor Leste - Togo - Tonga - Trinidad and Tobago - Tuvalu - Uganda - Vanuatu - Zambia – Zimbabwe).

Objective of the traineeship

The overall duty of the trainee is to collaborate with the supervisor by coordinating deliverables from consultants and other IFIs involved in a newly launched ACP-OCT Climate Change and Solid Waste Facility. In addition, the trainee will be offered the opportunity to work in a major international financing organization within a multicultural environment, to gain a deeper understanding of development finance and the impact of EIB's work on Solid Waste and Climate Change and to expand knowledge by learning from experienced professionals and apply it in a business context.


Under the supervision of Senior colleagues, the trainee will prepare reports as required and assist in the implementation of solid waste projects in the selected countries.

  • (S)He will review documents and other information provided by the consultants and other stakeholders as required;
  • (S)He will prepare project Monitoring Reports based on an established working programme. If necessary, participate in monitoring missions with relevant Bank colleagues;
  • (S)He will support with any other related tasks or projects as deemed necessary by the Division;
  • (S)He will be provided also with practical knowledge of the workings of the EIB;
  • (S)He will be involved in technical, financial feasibility studies of waste projects including environmental and social assessment of those projects.

Academic qualifications and professional skills

  • University degree in a business related subject, preferably in Civil engineering, Environmental Sciences or Economic, Business Administration, etc;
  • The candidate should have some professional experience necessary in environmental management systems preferably in solid waste. Project preparation experience would also be valuable;
  • Applicants must have good command of the Bank's internal working languages (French/English);
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English; knowledge of French would be an advantage.


  • Achievement Drive
  • Change Orientation
  • Collaboration
  • Organisational Commitment

Please note that deadline for application is the 22nd January 2018.

The ACP Internship Programme is open to students who are nationals of the ACP partner countries only. The goal of the Programme is to offer successful candidates an opportunity to improve their skills as well as the experience of working in an international multicultural environment.

*As initially signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, revised in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 and revised in Ouagadougou on 22 June 2010.

More information on our Internship Programme and Provisions for In-service training can be consulted on our EIB website;

Source: UN Jobs

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Deadline/closing date: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018