Member of Secretariat, Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI)

Office location: Basel
Department: Monetary & Economic Department
Unit: Committee on Payments & Market Infrastructures (CPMI)
Employment - Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline: 31/10/2017



The Secretariat of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) has a Member of Secretariat vacancy that would suit either an experienced policy expert or a research economist with a solid understanding of financial market structures and developments, including financial market infrastructure oversight and related regulatory issues.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Defines and carries out research and policy analysis to be included in BIS publications and professional journals.

  • Provides secretariat support for the CPMI and its working groups and task forces. Ensures and organises the support activities of a particular subgroup, in coordination with the subgroup chair and line manager.

  • Prepares background analysis for meetings of high-level central bank officials on financial market infrastructure issues.

  • Organises the preparation, publication and distribution of reports drawn up by the CPMI or its subgroups.

  • Monitors and analyses developments in financial market infrastructures and their implications for the functioning and stability of the financial system.

  • Establishes and maintains professional contacts and effective communication within the BIS, with the central banking and regulatory communities, and with selected market participants and industry groups.

  • Represents the BIS and the CPMI in meetings hosted by central banks and at other international organisations. Gives presentations on the work of the CPMI at seminars and conferences.

Qualification, experience and skills required:

  • Advanced degree in economics, finance, law, information technology or related fields from a university of international standing.

  • Solid understanding of financial market structures and developments, including financial market infrastructure oversight and other regulatory issues.

  • Advanced expertise and experience with issues related to financial market infrastructures, in particular their resilience and risk management.

  • Excellent analytical skills and experience with data analysis.

  • Several years of experience in analysing developments in or assessments of financial market infrastructures for central banks or other public authorities. International experience would be beneficial.

  • Excellent drafting and communication skills in English for both technical and non-technical audiences. One or more additional major languages would be an asset.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Willingness to travel.

  • Team spirit and good interpersonal skills.


The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff. We encourage applications from female candidates.


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