European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Member of The Ebrd Administrative Tribunal

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Job Description

Background: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "EBRD") is an international financial institution established and acting on the basis of an international agreement known as the Agreement Establishing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development dated 29 May 1990, as amended (the "EBRD Agreement"). As an international organisation whose status, privileges and immunities are established by the EBRD Agreement, the EBRD has its own internal justice system to provide for the review and settlement of disputes of an employment or administrative nature. The system provides for an administrative review (the EBRD’s Administrative Review Committee) and a second tier consisting of an appeal to the EBRD Administrative Tribunal (the "Tribunal"). The EBRD is seeking to appoint one individual as a member ("Judge") of the Tribunal. This is not a full-time assignment, and the workload will be subject to the number and frequency of appeals received by the Tribunal. The Tribunal: The Tribunal has five members. Pursuant to the EBRD’s Directive on the Appeals Process and Rules of Procedure (“Appeals Process”), members are called upon to serve as Judges to examine and hear appeals against administrative decisions once all preceding channels for review have been exhausted, as necessary. If the Tribunal considers that an appeal is well founded it may grant appropriate remedies to the appellant, including measures that rectify the administrative decision complained of, or compensatory remedies. The President of the Tribunal is appointed by and from among the Judges. For each appeal, the President of the Tribunal selects three Judges to consider and decide on that appeal. The work of the Tribunal is supported administratively by a secretariat. The Tribunal bases its recommendations and decisions on staff members’ contracts of employment, the internal Law of the EBRD and generally recognised principles of international administrative law. Decisions of the Tribunal can be found on the EBRD website: Click here Candidate's profile: The individual will be appointed for a three-year term starting in December 2020 and may be re-appointed. The EBRD Appeals Process require that all Judges be nationals of different EBRD member states. As of December 2020, the following nationalities are already represented on the Tribunal: American, Greek, Dutch and Spanish. The Judges cannot be working or have worked for the EBRD in any capacity (including as a current or former staff member or officer or current or former member of the Board of Directors or the Board of Governors). The successful candidate shall have the following qualifications and skills:
  • A degree in law and qualifications required for appointment to high judicial office in the country in which they are qualified to practice law.

  • Extensive professional experience in law in the areas of the international civil service and/or the Administration of international organisations.

  • Be a person of high moral character.

  • Be a person who is available for a term of three years, with the possibility of re-appointment.

  • A high degree of professionalism and independence.

The ability of a candidate to satisfy any of the following additional criteria would be advantageous:
  • experience as a judge on administrative tribunals of other international organisations; and

  • experience in litigation and/or arbitration, preferably as a judge or arbitrator.

Submission: Interested individuals are hereby invited to submit their application, including details of prior relevant experience in the areas of employment relations, the international civil service or the administration of international organisations, and cover letter to: Yara Amer, Office of the General Counsel, amery@ebrd.com by 4 September 2020. Selection process: As part of the selection process, the EBRD intends to interview a number of individuals who have been shortlisted on the basis of criteria laid down in the section relating to "Candidate's profile". It is expected that interviews will be held in September/October 2020 virtually via web video conference. Invitations will be sent to interviewees at least five (5) calendar days prior to the interview dates. Individuals not selected for interview will not be considered further. The selected individual will be appointed as a Judge of the Tribunal by the EBRD Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the President of the EBRD. The successful candidate will be appointed on an annual retainer and, as the member may be assigned to examine and hear appeals, remuneration will consist of a uniform daily fee rate for all AT members, plus justified expenses, if any.
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