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Associate Manager

Posting Date: 27-Jul-2022

Location: Athens, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 30384
Office Country Greece
Office City Athens
Division Banking Sectors  
Contract Type Fixed Term 
Contract Length 2 years 





The Associate Manager supports on the delivery of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project preparation within the Greek Project Preparation Facility (GPPF) established by the EBRD and the Ministry of Development and Investments of the Government of the Hellenic Republic (the "MoD"). This facility is managed by the PPP Advisory Unit in SIG and the Donor Co-Financing team within EBRD


The purpose of the job is to assist the Principal Manager in managing all the projects under preparation and support in different PPP-related strategies under preparation in Greece.


The Associate Manager will work with and under the supervision of the Principal Manager and will assist the Principal Manager in the process of evaluation of projects, approval by the parties, support in the tender the work to external consultants and overview the consultants’ work together with the Greek authorities. The consultants will directly manage the communications with the consultants working in the preparation of infrastructure projects and ensure compliance with the contractual terms and the scope of work.


In fulfilling these objectives, the Associate Manager will liaise with the EBRD internal and external stakeholders including several Greek stakeholders as requested by the Principal Manager. The Associate Manager will manage workloads to ensure all the PPP projects under preparation are delivered as per the plan and with the required quality.


Accountabilities & Responsibilities


Familiarise and comply with the Contribution Agreement between EBRD and the Greek Government as well as the Concept Note, which defines the procedures to assess, approve and undertake new projects under the Facility.  While the Concept Note details each step of the preparation, implementation and reporting, in terms of key responsibilities and processes, the following will be part of the responsibilities of the successful candidate:


  • Assist the Principal Manager in overseeing the GPPF pipeline;
  • As a team member with the Principal Manager, communicate on daily basis to the Greek PPP Unit on the development of projects under the Facility
  • Assist the Principal Manager in assessing and agreeing on concept of projects to be prepared under the Facility and in preparing the Terms of Reference for the external consultants;
  • Coordinate with the EBRD Procurement Department in the selection of consultants, signing of advisory contracts and mobilisation;
  • Coordinate with the EBRD PPP Advisory Unit for results-oriented outcomes ensuring consistency and meeting conditions under the approvals of the GPPF by both the EBRD and the MoD.
  • With support from the EBRD PPP Advisory Unit and under the supervision of the Principal Manager, work with the General Secretariat for PPPs and different Greek authorities on the review and assessment of potential PPP projects that are under preparation separately. This may include review of:
    • feasibility studies and PPP structuring documents of a project
    • tender documents and agreements of the project
    • evaluation reports
    • execution version of the project’s agreements
    • financing agreements
  • As requested by the Principal Manager provide input into the design and development of projects in coordination with different stakeholders, including the private sector in Greece, and potential foreign investors;
  • Assist the Principal Manager in designing and processing of technical co-operation including preparation of terms of reference and internal approval documentation;
  • Monitor and update headroom utilisation under the GPPF for both project preparation and policy dialogue activities.
  • Monitor implementation and results for all projects that benefit from the support of the Facility and flag potential risk and address the concerns, if any, to the Principal Manager as necessary;
  • Manage, monitor and ensure the deliverable submission schedule in close supervision of the ongoing assignments;
  • Assist the Principal Manager in ensuring that all relevant deliverables, procurements and project documents meet EBRD Environmental and Social policies;
  • Assist the Principal Manager in preparation of all required reporting to the MoD;
  • As requested by the Principal Manager, prepare periodic and ad-hoc reports for internal and external stakeholders, and presentation materials;  
  • Coordinate visibility of the Facility and ensure the projects supported by GPPF are implemented in line with the relevant visibility action plan agreed with the Greek Government.
  • Assist as required, with liaising and coordinating efforts including scheduling the internal and external meetings, inbound and outbound visits and other corporate events as necessary; 
  • Prepare and distribute minutes of the important meetings;  


Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Some proven experience in PPP Project preparation including with advisory on PPP transactions
  • Exposure to private sector and experience in the financial sector, working with banks and/or large advisory firms would be an advantage
  • Master degree in the country of education
  • Proven project management skills including ability to manage a project team throughout the infrastructure project cycle, sound decision making skills and problem resolution ensuring adherence to established procedures for project approvals and management;
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Proficient in Greek and English
  • Ability to communicate effectively (informing, presenting, advising, negotiating) at different levels within the organisation as well as with external stakeholders in Greece;
  • Ability to prioritise and make suggestions to the Principal Manager to fulfil the team’s objectives;
  • Previous experience of structuring and managing technical assistance / donor funds (or similar) is an advantage
  • Excellent written (report writing, correspondence) and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and diplomatic skills
  • Proven, strong analytical skills, including the ability to interpret data
  • Computer literate
  • Attention to detail

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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