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Analyst Green Economy Specialist

Posted: 18 Jun 2021 Closes: 18 Jul 2021
London, GB Competitive
Permanent & Full-time EBR_21709

Purpose of Job

The Analyst, Green Economy Specialist is responsible for supporting the deployment of the Bank´s Green Economy Transition approach (GET 2.1), which seeks to increase the total amount and impact of the EBRD´s green investments. The Analyst will support the senior members in the team in the development of green and Paris Alignment methodologies and will provide assistance for the assessment and reporting of project-related GET impacts and, assessment and reporting on GHG emissions.

The role will provide support for conducting environmental and regulatory assessments of projects to quantify their physical impacts and contribution towards achieving GET objectives and support the Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) of projects and outcomes. In pursuing this objective this role closely interacts with Banking, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change team, EPG, Policy & Stakeholder Engagement units, OGC, DCF, Treasury, data Management, Communications department and other IFIs.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Develop research for the establishment and implementation of a methodology that guides GET-related activities according to the Bank´s mandate to promote transition and a well-functioning and sustainable market economy, and which effectively supports the EBRD in scaling up its green economy activity to reach 40% of its total annual investment;
  • Support in-depth environmental and regulatory assessments of projects to quantify their physical impacts and contribution towards achieving GET objectives;
  • Engage with other EBRD teams that design, appraise and monitor selected investment projects with a view to increase their impact, with particular emphasis on GET-related aspects;
  • Support the regular screening of project proposals and advising ESD on which projects require GHG or GET assessments, in line with the Bank's policy and guidelines.
  • Assist EBRD environmental specialists with defining the scope of GHG and GET assessments and preparing Terms of Reference for environmental and social due diligence consultants.
  • Support the development of tools and guidance for identifying, quantifying and articulating GHG and GET impact of projects, and for monitoring verification and reporting on the results GHG and GET assessments at the project and portfolio level.
  • Act as a source of advice in GHG and GET related issues and help provide written guidance for ESD staff on issues related to climate change, greenhouse gases and GET.
  • Assist ESD in the preparation of internal and external reports on the Bank's GHG approach, methodology and overall performance, in particular for EBRD annual Sustainability Report.
  • Support the delivery of specific TC assignments or provide comments to the other teams' TC work based on identified opportunities for broader Bank's policy dialog and E&S benefits creation at project, sector or country levels.
  • Support the streamlining and automatisation of data collection and analysis for climate risk assessment and, more broadly, for the overall green finance process.
  • Provide input to sector and country strategies/policies, papers or other initiatives.
  • Carry out research in a broad range of topics, as requested by senior members of the team.
  • Supporting senior staff in researching, drafting and preparing presentation material for a wide range of environmental, climate and nature-related topics.
  • Support the ESD in planning and organisation of meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

Knowledge:
  • Understanding of scientific, economic and political dimensions of environmental issues. Ability to apply those to the assessment of EBRD investment projects, and to guide authorities on the development of appropriate regulations and market mechanisms;
  • Proven analytical and quantitative skills. Published research in the relevant fields is an advantage;
  • Investment projects' experience and ability to understand credit analysis is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with the EBRD region of operations and the countries of Central and South Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia and South-Eastern Mediterranean, particularly work or study experience in the region, is an advantage.
  • Understanding of IFI's working environment, policies and procedures, and ability for organisational alignment;

Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams as well as independently;
  • Effective time management and organisational skills and ability to multi-task without losing attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of an additional language, which is either one of EBRD official languages or spoken in EBRD countries of operation, is an advantage;
  • Ability to plan and organise work unsupervised;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to operate in a multicultural environment and build effective working relationships with internal/external clients and colleagues;
  • Practical programming skills in Visual Basic or other similar language will be a strong advantage.
  • Negotiation, persuasion and influence skills in internal and external engagement activities to deliver the team's and Bank's objectives, based on strong interpersonal and effective communication skills;
Experience:
  • Demonstrable track record in one or more of the following areas: (a) resource efficiency; (b) environmental services and industries; (c) climate change mitigation and/or adaptation; (d) natural capital and green infrastructure; gained for example through full-time employment in a relevant financial or governmental institution, regulator, consultancy/company, think tank or academia;
  • Familiarity with the EBRD region of operations and the countries of Central and South Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia and South-Eastern Mediterranean, particularly work or study experience in the region, is an advantage.

Qualifications:
  • At least a bachelor university degree in environmental science, engineering or related field.
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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