EBRD · Publicerad 20 feb

The EBRD is launching its exciting 2017 development programme to recruit junior international professionals to the Bank. The International Professionals Programme (IPP) is a focused and intensive programme for a group of 12 professionals, who demonstrate high potential, to join this unique financial institution.

During the programme, participants will rotate through assignments in relevant departments, including one assignment to a Resident Office, in one of our countries of operation.

Throughout the programme, participants undertake a tailored training plan which encompasses in-depth technical training on core skills required for the job as well as personal and business skills development. Participants are supported by an HR Business partner who manages the programme overall, a senior mentor who provides individual formal management supports throughout the programme, as well as secondary supervisors / line managers assigned to provide on-the-job training, guidance, help with the management of the workload etc. during the rotations. Networking and collaboration between the programme members is also encouraged.

Participation in the programme will be for a 24 month duration under a fixed term contract. A competitive salary will be offered, together with a range of benefits including a completion payment for staff who successfully complete the programme. Relocation assistance will be available for those eligible.

At the end of the programme, high performing participants will be eligible to apply for permanent positions at the Bank.

Background

The Economics, Policy and Governance Department (EPG) consists of a team of around 60 economists, political counsellors, economic analysts and support staff. It contributes to the operational, policy engagements and strategy work of the EBRD and provides intellectual leadership on the development of well-functioning market economies in the EBRD´s region of operation, which comprises all countries in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, Mongolia, and most recently Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as Cyprus and Greece.

EPG supports the Bank in increasing its impact through enhancing its operations and policy engagements. EPG does this by supporting and assessing the quality of the Bank's interventions through economic analysis focused on its projects, by leading and supporting reform engagements in countries of operation (through country diagnostics and policy objectives), by providing political and political economy analysis in support of operations and high-level dialogues with the leadership of the EBRD´s countries of operation. It also supports better governance and business environment through a number of targeted products (including Investment Councils and Business Ombudsman institutions) and serves as the Bank's knowledge hub on economics, policy and governance. EPG also assesses compliance to Article 1 in the context of country strategies.

EPG wishes to recruit an IPP analyst to work in one of its three main pillars, i.e. either the Sector Economics and Policy, Country Economics and Policy or Governance and Political Affairs.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

The IPP will work under the general direction of one of the EPG Directors. Key tasks and responsibilities will depend upon the pillar the IPP will be assigned to and may include:

Contributing to the country diagnostics work led by EPG;
Monitoring and assessing macroeconomic developments and structural reform progress in the Bank's countries of operation and contributing to the annual review of the EBRD sectoral transition indicators;
Monitoring of the Bank's operations and policy engagements, including some travel to the region;
Assisting the economists in the Sector Economics and Policy pillar, including supporting their relationship with the Banking and Risk Departments during all stages of sector and project work, from project design and assessment to post-signing monitoring;
Contributing to the work of the governance and political affairs pillar by supporting the design and implementation of governance projects across the EBRD countries of operation as needed, as well as contributing to the political analysis carried out by the pillar;
Ad hoc assignments, including background research on specific companies or sectors, macro and other policy developments, drafting of briefings, presentations, and short sector analyses;
Compilation and maintenance of relevant datasets.

Essential Skills, Experience & Qualifications

As a minimum candidates must have either a Master degree (or equivalent) in economics focused on policy-oriented or applied microeconomics/macroeconomics with 1-2 years of relevant working experience or a recent Ph.D. degree in economics (or a related field) from a leading university.
Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including knowledge of Excel and other standard software;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
Familiarity with the EBRD region of operations, particularly work or study experience in the region, and knowledge of one or more languages of the region would be an advantage.

Competencies & Personal Attributes

Technical & Professional expertise - Has the ability to make effective and appropriate use of the technical skills and knowledge described above.
Analysis and Problem Solving - The ability to tackle issues and problems in a logical and practicable manner.
Team Working - Ability to build effective working relations with clients and colleagues to deliver the objectives of the team and the Bank.
Communication Skills - the ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal formats at the right time to counterparts both internally and in the market place. Effectively articulates and presents his/her view of the market.
Integrity - Takes actions consistent with the EBRD´s business principles - code of conduct, business ethics.
Versatility/Adaptability - Demonstrates initiative, flexibility and adaptability to proactively and positively respond to changing needs of clients. Fast learner, rapidly incorporates new work knowledge and content into own role.
Results Orientated - Results oriented and resilient, output driven, able to overcome obstacles to deliver on time and in budget the required targets.
Mobility - Willingness to travel and undertake assignments in other locations.
Motivation - Commitment and passion for working toward the Bank's mission.

This job description is not limited to the responsibilities listed and the incumbent may be requested to perform other relevant duties as required by business needs.

For any further information, please contact IPP@ebrd.com

Diversity is one of the Bank's core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

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