Senior Analyst

within Financial Stability


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Senior Analyst

within Financial Stability


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  • Grade:

    6
  • Type:

    Indefinite
  • Closing Date:

    20/09/2019
  • Job code:

    FS/007/19
  • Team:

    Financial Stability
  • Date Posted:

    06/09/2019

About Financial Stability


The Financial Stability function is responsible for identifying and assessing risks which have the potential to spread within the financial sector and the real economy (systemic risks).  Through its own research and analysis of the financial sector, which covers the banking, insurance and securities sectors, the function contributes to the formulation of policies aimed at mitigating identified risks.

The Role


As Senior Analyst within Financial Stability you will mainly be assisting in the mentoring, guiding and developing of more junior team member as well as working on the following:

  • Undertaking advanced research utilising econometric and financial modelling, which will ultimately help to unveil risks and vulnerabilities;
  • Actively contributing to the work carried out in the development of a financial system stress testing and sensitivity analysis framework;
  • Contributing to the identification and surveillance of new and emerging risks developing within the financial system;
  • Preparing and reviewing technical and analytical reports and briefing notes on systemic and/or other associated risks;
  • Contribute towards the MFSA’s publications in the area of financial stability.
  • Assisting in the formulation of recommendations on any risk-mitigation or supervisory measures required to address relevant risks;
  • Advising and acting as a point of reference to other members of staff in your area of expertise;
  • Attending and assisting in technical meetings at organisational, national and European level;
  • Reviewing and providing technical feedback on working documents.                

About You


We are looking for candidates with experience in financial sector analysis as well as a keen interest in developing risk monitoring metrics. You will be expected to be flexible and dynamic and add value to a multidisciplinary team responsible for the exercise of the above functions. You are also required to have excellent oral, written and presentation skills.

You must have advanced knowledge of Excel, including VBA, other data analysis packages such as Python and R would be considered as an asset. Similarly, experience in relation to financial stability/research publications will be useful.

The role calls for an academic qualification in Honours Degree in financial, economic or other relevant studies at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level as well as 5 years' experience in a related area.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience within the financial services environment, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

How to apply

or query further information


Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application to [email protected]

Other Important Information


The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on www.ncfhe.org.mt under MQRIC heading.

The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage www.mfsa.com.mt.

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate's appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.

Job Permit: 662/2019