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Intern - Access to Finance & Entrepreneurship, Gender & Economic Inclusion

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 Closes: 25 Nov 2020
London, GB Competitive
Internship EBR_18744

Purpose of Job

Under the overall direction of the Associate Director, Access to Finance and Entrepreneurship, and the supervision of the Associate Economists, Intern will provide technical assistance for the implementation and monitoring of the EBRD's Strategy for the Promotion of Gender and Economic Inclusion Strategies.

Support strategic policy research on gender equality and economic inclusion, drive internal and external communications and event management, and coordinate the Pillar's activities with the relevant staff members in headquarters and resident offices.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

The Intern's responsibilities will be mainly to:

  • Provide technical input at any stage of the project cycle (from project design and assessment to post-signing monitoring) of investments with gender and/or inclusion components by collecting and analysing background data to support project scoping, due diligence and structuring, and drafting of relevant documents;
  • Provide technical input in the development and implementation of TC projects, incl. conducting background desk research, drafting ToRs, collecting input for donor reporting, etc;
  • Provide technical input in the preparation of sector-wide assessments and project impact assessments and measurements for gender and inclusion issues incl. sectoral baselines, benchmark setting, etc;
  • Support specialists in the development of policy engagement activities and capacity building tools;
  • Identify and research gender mainstreaming practices in international financial institutions, financial institutions, private equity and venture capital, governments and private sector.
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal & external communication engagements and knowledge products, through conducting background research and drafting of (parts of) website articles, position papers and studies;
  • Support the team and the Bank's senior management in preparing and/or participating in internal and external events, such as drafting of briefing notes, presentations and speeches; organising brown bag lunches, panels at HQ and Annual Meetings, etc;
  • Contribute to compilation and maintenance of relevant datasets;
  • Contribute to compilation and maintenance of relevant datasets, update reference libraries and intranet resources;
  • Provide technical input in the development and implementation of TC projects, incl. conducting background desk research, drafting ToRs, collecting input for donor reporting, etc;
  • Perform other administrative tasks as required.

Qualifications & Skills / Experience & Knowledge

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in economics, gender studies, international development, business administration or social sciences with a gender focus, or a related field from a leading university;
  • Excellent IT skills, including use of presentational and communications software (e.g. PowerPoint);
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and qualitative skills, including knowledge of Excel and methods used in social research;
  • Facility with database/analytic software (eg Stata; MatLab) and information providers (e.g. Bankscope, Orbis, Bloomberg, FAO stat, WTO tariffs and World Bank WDI) would be an advantage.
  • Prior experience working with international organisations or gender-lens investment is an asset.
  • Experience with developing and designing capacity building materials, communications and training products and/or strategies desirable.
  • Excellent communications, partnership and interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with EBRD staff and clients from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with the EBRD region of operations and work or study experience in the region is helpful;
  • Knowledge of one or more languages of the region is an advantage;
  • Results oriented with good time management skills and ability to devise creative solutions;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.

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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