EBRD London, UK
Mar 24, 2017Permanent
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was founded in 1991 when communism was crumbling in Europe and ex-Soviet countries needed support to nurture a new private sector and democracy. Today we invest to help build market economies from central Europe to central Asia and the southern and eastern Mediterranean. We are now the largest single investor in our region. Owned by 65 countries and two intergovernmental institutions, we provide project financing for banks, industries and businesses. We also work with publicly owned companies to support privatisation, restructure state-owned firms and improve municipal services. Wherever we are active, we promote policies that bolster the business climate. Requisition ID4361Office CountryUnited KingdomOffice CityLondonDivisionBankingDept. / Bus. GroupEnergy & Natural ResourcesBusiness UnitNatural ResourcesContract TypeRegularContract LengthPosting End Date05/04/2017 The Bank's Natural Resources Team () seeks to recruit a Senior Banker to initially focus on the Natural Resources sectors across Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) countries (mainly Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan) and off-shore projects in the Mediterranean Sea. The Senior Banker will also act as the Natural Resources Team's expert on a specific business sector across all of the Bank's countries of operation. The Senior Banker is first and foremost responsible for delivering results from business/pipeline development, client management and policy dialogue areas. The Senior Banker must be competent in undertaking all tasks related to, and understands all aspects of, project development and implementation, including project origination, structuring, execution, implementation and monitoring, for all types of investment instruments offered by the Bank. Completing tasks to a high degree of accuracy. The Senior Banker, in his/her role as an operation leader, is expected to take responsibility for effective leadership of his/her project team/s, supervision of junior banking staff, while contributing to their coaching and providing mentoring assistance, as required. Accountabilities & Responsibilities Business Development * A critical activity for the Senior Banker is to focus business development efforts in order to develop a broad deal flow. * Assist with the critical screening of project proposal flow that is generated through business development efforts, liaising with other colleagues and teams within the Bank to identify sound and executable investments that meet the mandate of the Bank. Structuring and Execution * The Senior Banker will lead operation teams (or coach a more junior operation leader) on complex transactions and contribute to all aspects of project structuring and execution. * As an operation leader: Lead structuring, negotiation (including review of legal documentation) and the execution of transactions, working with clients, authorities, consultants and internal units; * Manage the resources and the work load of the project teams under his/her supervision; * Oversee the project due diligence process to ensure it meets the Bank's standards; * Ensure any technical cooperation assistance is appropriately and timely deployed to support the projects and/or contribute to policy dialogue initiatives. Ensure that all transactions within his/her responsibility are completed within the specified time frames to a high standard (including all internal memoranda and Board reports) and in line with the policies, procedures and objectives of the Bank. Policy Dialogue * In cooperation with relevant units within the Bank (such as the Policy Vice-Presidency) and the SEMED country team, contribute to policy dialogue, in a leading role (project level initiatives) or supporting function (national level initiatives). Assist in providing necessary support, in the form of relevant information or documentation or meeting participation, towards efforts to procure grants and technical cooperation funds to complement investment projects or required as part of policy dialogue efforts. Portfolio Monitoring, Value Creation and Reporting * As operation leader: Take overall responsibility for the effective monitoring of his/her projects, including verifying the quality of regular monitoring reports; taking the lead in maintaining or supervising the management of client relationships; actively managing the resolution of any implementation issues in cooperation with relevant Portfolio Managers; managing and supervising junior bankers, who assist in monitoring. * Supervise implementation and monitoring of, and reporting on, relevant TC assignments to ensure their compliance with donor reporting requirements, operational objectives and that all reports are of a high quality. * Take responsibility for ensuring timely notification of any critical portfolio issues to the relevant Portfolio Managers and/or Management to be able to take timely decisions. Staff Management * Act as the people manager of a number of more allocated junior colleagues in the Natural Resources Team and assist guiding a number of staff from the SEMED Country Group relative to their support to the Natural Resources Team's business. * Assist in recruiting, training, coaching and mentoring junior bankers, involving them in all aspects of the project cycle (appraisal, execution, implementation, monitoring and business development), ensuring work load distribution amongst the project team members; contribute to the development of their professional competence; * Develop productive relationships within the organisation to able to work effectively in a country/sector matrix structure and in a multi-cultural working environment. Qualifications & Skills / Experience & Knowledge Qualifications and Skills * Master's degree preferred or equivalent experience in the areas of expertise. * Professional qualification such as ACA, CFA, ACCA, or CIMA desirable. * Strong quantitative/numerical skills are critical with the ability to interpret financial information and to design and use financial models. * Credit analysis skills, with the ability to interpret accounts, understanding local and international accounting principles and practice of credit analysis. * Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office and spread sheet packages including financial analysis and modelling modules. * Excellent understanding of relevant systems and processes. * Stakeholder management skills. * Coaching, mentoring & leadership skills. * Relationship management and negotiation skills. * Ability to work to deadlines and under time pressure. * Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Experience & Knowledge * Significant relevant financial industry experience from an investment or commercial bank, private equity firm, asset management firm, or auditing/financial consulting firm operating to international standards. Relevant industry experience and practical experience of leading complex transactions through the project life cycle. 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. Profile: The Bank's Natural Resources Team () seeks to recruit a Senior Banker to initially focus on the Natural Resources sectors across Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) countries (mainly Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan) and off-shore projects in the Mediterranean Sea.