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Posting Title:Green Financial Systems
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Skill Required: Accounts And Finance,
Preferred Experience: 0-2 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 24th Aug, 2022

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Jobs Descriptions:

The Principal, Green Financial Systems, is responsible for leading the Bank’s Green Economy Transition (GET) approach with financial institutions and stakeholders, to deliver impact to the wider economy. This includes pursuing credible pathways to adopt business practices that make finance flows consistent with a transition towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Reporting to one of the three regional Associate Directors in the Green Financial Systems team of the Bank’s Climate Strategy and Delivery Business Group, the Principal will support all aspects related to the implementation of the EBRD’s Climate Stars programme, funded by the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), as well as the EBRD’s Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF), funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). As such, the Principal shall be competent in undertaking all phases of the project cycle, including project origination, structuring, execution, implementation and monitoring, as well as all aspects of technical cooperation, climate finance, policy dialogue, and capacity building activities.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Work as a senior member or leader of a project team to develop new green financial products and contribute to all aspects of project structuring and execution, including implementing and monitoring, particularly related to the aforementioned CTF and GCF funded programmes.
  • Undertake marketing and business development efforts that build reputable market contacts to develop deal flow and cross selling of the Bank’s competencies.
  • Lead the identification and structuring of GET components for EBRD investments, including the associated implementation and operational risks, with particular emphasis to the CTF and GCF funded programmes.
  • Oversee related due diligence processes ensuring they meet the Bank’s standards.
  • Contribute to internal documents to be submitted to the Bank’s committees (e.g. Executive Committee, Operations Committee, Strategy and Policy Committee, Technical Cooperation Grant Review, Budget and Administrative Affairs Committee, Financial and Operations Policies Committee, Board of Directors), amongst others, including to ensure these are aligned with the terms and conditions set out by the CTF and GCF.
  • Green Financial Systems contribute to donor engagement and technical cooperation (TC) processes, including funding applications, consultant procurement, and supporting regular reporting to donors, in particular but not limited to the CTF and the GCF, etc.
  • Green Financial Systems structure and manage outsourced assignments (in cooperation with relevant units within the Bank) in a leading role or support function, to improve the investment climate and strengthen EBRD impact in the area of green economy transition and the goals of the Paris Agreement, including gender-responsive and inclusive climate action. This may include technical services to clients for project preparation, verification or governance, or selected policy engagement activities with local authorities or industry associations, particularly those related to the CTF and GCF programmes.
  • Green Financial Systems manage the monitoring, reporting and verification of financial institutions’ use of proceeds and progress on making finance flows consistent with a transition towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
  • Green Financial Systems develop standardised implementation approaches and operational guidelines and toolkits that enable internal and external stakeholders to enhance EBRD impact.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications 

  • Degree in a technical discipline such as engineering, economics or a related discipline. Other disciplines such as behavioural or political science considered.
  • Significant relevant, technical and commercial work experience gained from: i) an engineering and/or consultancy organisation; or ii) a company operating in the energy, chemical or manufacturing sectors; or iii) a bank, equity fund, advisory services, corporate finance firm; with a demonstrable track record of successful project development.
  • Sound understanding of business and finance principles.
  • The ability to combine technical and commercial skills is advantageous.
  • Knowledge and experience with green finance initiatives, the financial institutions sector and the needs of various economic sectors active in the EBRD region.
  • People management skills. Proven performance in managing consultants and related assignments as project lead or via project preparation and implementation tasks.
  • Good understanding of policy analysis and policy formulation in the areas of climate change, resource efficiency, energy efficiency and technology transfer.
  • Good understanding of climate finance. Experience with working with multilateral climate funds like the Climate Investment Funds and the Green Climate Fund is advantageous.
  • Experience in emerging markets, including EBRD countries of operations.
  • Computer literacy and excellent written/oral communication skills in English are essential; other languages from the EBRD region (in particular Arabic and/or French) are advantageous.
  • Ability to operate consistently within business guidelines and ethics and work sensitively in multicultural environments, building effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work to and meet tight deadlines and to plan and organise work unsupervised in a logical and efficient manner.
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in verbal and written formats, appropriate to the audience at the time and confidence in handling senior stakeholders.

What is it like to work at the EBRD?

Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people’s lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in.

The EBRD environment provides you with:

  • Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
  • A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
  • An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital  transformation at the heart of what we do.

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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