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Posting Date: 11-Mar-2019

Location: Casablanca, MA

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 14952
Office Country Morocco
Office City Casablanca
Division Banking
Dept. / Bus. Group Southern & Eastern Mediterranean
Business Unit SEMED - Casablanca (Morocco)
Contract Type Regular
Contract Length
Posting End Date 27/03/2019 

Background

Casablanca Resident Office is looking for an Analyst Banker to monitor the private corporate debt portfolio. Indeed, For a period of at least 2-3 years the Analyst will be focusing on managing existing projects in the private corporate debt portfolio, contributing to the effective implementation and monitoring of the Bank’s projects.

He/She will be involved in project origination in the corporate sector, supporting more senior bankers, but his/her role in origination will be limited. The focus of the Analyst may change according to business needs and as directed by the Director, Head of Morocco.

This is a new position. It is in an exciting opportunity for a junior banker interested in working in a vibrant country with an important and growing corporate debt portfolio. In total, Casablanca RO includes 12 bankers and 26 staff.

 

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Portfolio Associate Director (‘PAD’) / Director, Head of Morocco and in line with the terms of reference for the Portfolio Operation Leader (‘POL’), the Analyst’s main tasks will include, inter alia:

  • Take responsibility as POL or Team member for the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of all projects to which the Analyst is assigned, including compliance with project agreements and Bank procedures related to disbursement; monitoring of progress of the project implementation and financial performance of the client; assessing evolving risk factors and monitoring and assessing covenant compliance.
  • Detect and resolve early signs of distress through proactive client engagement, planning and executing client visits and reporting promptly on potential breaches or issues. The Analyst may participate in or lead restructurings of portfolio transactions.
  • Prepare timely and comprehensive monitoring reports and include recommendations for corrective actions where required and ensure these proposed corrective actions and recommendations are brought to the attention of more senior team members; perform timely processing of waivers, amendments and consents and conduct self-evaluation of projects and provide feedback to origination teams.
  •  As TC operation leader, ensure effective implementation and monitoring of TC assignments to ensure their compliance with donor reporting requirements, operational objectives and that all reports are of a high quality;
  • Be alert about new financing opportunities with portfolio clients, and if and when such opportunities are detected, seek immediate guidance from PAD, who will duly inform relevant Head of RO and Sector Director;
  • Undertake regular surveillance of local economic, political, regulatory and sector environments in the country and region that could affect credit standing of the clients as well as the Bank’s internal reporting

 

The responsibilities of the Analyst are designed to allow the Analyst to progressively undertake more complex tasks and build the scope of responsibilities based on acquired experience and expertise.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Relevant degree from a leading business school or university (e.g., economics, finance, accounting, business administration, law); top tier leading business schools in Morocco or from abroad preferred.
  • Proven interest and sound understanding of business and finance
  • 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.
  • Good understanding of relevant systems and processes.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to meet deadlines under time pressure.
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English and French; Moroccan Arabic is an advantage.

Experience & Knowledge:

  • 2 years of financial industry experience from an investment or commercial bank, private equity firm, asset management firm, or auditing/financial consulting firm operating to international standards.
  • Exposure to industry/country experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Moroccan market.

 

 

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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