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Analyst, Green Economy and Climate Action

Posted: 17 Feb 2021 Closes: 3 Mar 2021
London, GB Competitive
Fixed term & Full time EBR_19965

The Analyst will be part of a business unit that undertakes strategic engagement and provides specialist inputs to develop donor co-financed products related to the Green Economy Transition (GET) initiative of the EBRD. The business unit is responsible for engagement with EU institutions and bilateral partners, while also working hand-in-hand with a different unit focused on the multilateral climate funds and carbon markets. The Analyst will be responsible for conducting policy and market research, supporting external partner engagement and handling submissions and processes related to donor funding for technical cooperation (TC) and concessional financing (non-TC).

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Strategic donor engagement for financing product development
    • Conduct research and data analysis on GET aspects relating to different sectors, countries and stakeholders to help with development of financing proposals and for internal knowledge development.
    • Analyse and summarise aspects of EU climate/green policy relevant to GET, providing briefing notes on specific topics.
    • Conduct analysis on concessionality approaches to be applied as part of EBRD donor funded financing instruments.
    • Provide technical and coordination support on internal and external activities related to GET priority areas, with one likely area being Just Transition.
    • Support the teams involvement in external technical-financial working groups such as EEFIG (Energy Efficiency Financing Institutions Group); or the European Battery Alliance. Provide coordination support on donor facilities or proposals in development, such as for InvestEU, the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility, Instrument for Pre-Acession Assistance, the next phase of the EFSD (European Fund for Sustainable Development) guarantee, or bilateral donor instruments.
    • Provide early-stage support to operation leaders on donor-funded technical cooperation and investment project preparation. Facilitate implementation of donor facilities, such as by managing internal information and awareness by drafting and updating operational manuals and instruction sheets for teams using the funding.
    • Monitor implementation and provide updates for donors as needed and in coordination with the Bank's Donor Co-Finance team and other relevant colleagues.
    • Represent, or support others to represent, the Bank in relevant meetings/ committees/ conferences in order to be able to represent the Bank's GET activities in sufficient detail.
  • TC and non-TC Management
Under the guidance of the lead TC manager for Green Economy and Climate Action, take up a reasonable portion of the following team responsibilities:
    • Support the programming work within Green Economy and Climate Action for GET donor funds.
    • Manage TC performance and impact reporting in line with relevant EBRD systems.
    • Manage TC and non-TC submissions within the internal processes, ensuring that all elements of submissions are made in time and that required approvals are gained.
    • Support TC Operation Leaders throughout the TC procurement process.
    • Create specific TC results matrices in close co-operation with the Operation Leader.
    • Manage non-TC payments.
    • Track TC related indicators for reporting, e.g. volume of TC and non-TC funds under management, numbers of TC assignments and/or non-TC co-finance processed and, GET classification of TC and non-TC.
    • Manage TC client contributions.
    • Manage TC invoicing.
    • Support or lead in relation to donor reporting, as appropriate

Other duties may include supporting the Unit Lead and other colleagues in internal and external matters relating to donor support e.g. by providing input to reports, strategies and presentations and maintaining an inventory of donor sources (that maps their mandate to support regional, sectoral and key themes, their funding approval cycles and typical documentation requirements).

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion to help address the climate and environmental crises, to work in a highly skilled team at the forefront of climate/green finance and policy and to specifically focus on strategic co-financing and technical collaborations with the EU institutions and with individual donor partners.

Education and Skills
  • Relevant degree such as engineering/ technology, industrial business, environmental/climate sciences, economics, finance or international policies in sustainable development.
  • Broad understanding of climate, energy and resource policy, and/or in-depth understanding of one specific related topic.
  • Qualitative and quantitative research skills and experience: ability to develop and manage spreadsheets and incorporate into management reports; ability to draft text for internal process documents, press releases, websites and to fulfil narrative reporting requirements.
  • Computer literate (advanced Excel, MS Office suite).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Required Experience
  • 2+ years in a consulting, finance, engineering, research/policy or comparable environment.
  • Understanding of the EBRD region advantageous.
  • Understanding of the EU institutions and funding landscape advantageous.

Desirable Attributes
  • Enjoys working independently, and also as part of a team.
  • Self-starter
  • Good organisational and programme/ project management capacity

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. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.

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