Seconded economic and policy expert

Seconded economic and policy expert


The secondment at ECSDA is open to all ECSDA members. For a CSD, it offers a possibility to quickly and deeply train an employee in the European policy-making and main areas impacting the entire industry. It may be appropriate to your junior to mid-level employees willing to grow and open up their vision to issues of a pan-European scale. It would be particularly relevant to experts working in the areas of legal, compliance, product, and network management and operational areas where further harmonisation is relevant. The main condition is that the employee should be trained in English writing and already have some knowledge of their CSD. Full-time secondment engagement is preferable, but we can also arrange for a part-time one provided that confidentiality and separation of tasks are duly respected. 

  • Political & regulatory monitoring: analyse and concisely communicate the EU policy and global legislative developments related to financial services to the members of the association;
  • Research on a variety of topics;
  • Drafting memoranda and newsletters, help in the preparation of position papers;
  • Attending & reporting on external events;
  • Ensure the preparation and consistent follow-up of the meetings and decisions;
  • Provide general support to the team, including in the organisation of high-level events and discussions with various stakeholders.

Requirements for the applicants

  • Exceptional writing skills and (near-) native spoken English;
  • Organised, with an attention to detail;
  • Master (or another 5-year graduate) degree in law and/or finance;
  • Knowledge of the European decision-making process and willingness to learn more about it;
  • Distinct soft skills – self-starter, well-organised, diplomatic, ready to take ownership, solution-driven, creative and going the extra mile, ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Autorisation to work in Belgium.

Important information

  • The secondment will start as soon as possible
  • The secondment is full-time and will last 6 months

How to apply

The application should be first endorsed by the relevant ECSDA Board member who will liaise with the ECSDA Secretary General

Application must contain

  • A CV in English;
  • A cover letter in English specifying why you would like to join ECSDA.