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Analyst, Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

Posting Date: 10-Feb-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 19684
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division IPAM
Dept. / Bus. Group Board of Directors
Business Unit IPAM
Contract Type Fixed Term
Contract Length 2 years
Posting End Date 08/03/2021 

Purpose of the job


The Analyst will support the functions and activities of the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM) and assists the IPAM team in everyday tasks related to case management, access promotion, management of the IPAM Case Registry including drafting of quarterly reports and the IPAM Annual Report.  The role supports the IPAM team through research and desk reviews of operational documents related to cases, as well as tasks related to coordination of the IPAM team engagement with relevant stakeholders. The role is key in ensuring that everyday activities and outputs are aligned to the Bank’s Policies and Procedures and consistent with the IPAM principles of transparency, predictability and accessibility. The role also supports the outreach and advisory functions of IPAM as needed.


Accountabilities & Responsibilities


The Analyst reports to the Chief Accountability Officer and provides support to the team as per her guidance in the areas of case management, outreach and general operational delivery of the annual work programme and active caseload in compliance with the Project Accountability Policy under which IPAM operates, by: 


Case Management

  • Providing support to the team in the intake of Requests, receiving and tracking incoming requests, and processing them as per the relevant procedures
  • Gathering and reviewing project and complaint documents provided by all Parties during registration, preparing case files, coordinating translation of documents and updating case database and case summaries as per internal guidance and procedures
  • Coordinating and participating in calls and meetings with relevant stakeholders, drafting aide memoires and summaries and recording relevant case processing events within the case file
  • Drafting communications in culturally appropriate fashion as per established standards and ensuring timely responses
  • Develop strong knowledge of EBRD policies and procedures in support of the analytical work performed by IPAM
  • As per the Access to Information Policy, reviewing IPAM reports and ensure alignment with said policy; flagging confidential information and updating risk assessments as per guidance provided.
  • Maintaining and updating the IPAM Case database and Case Registry; providing administrative support in case recording and filing, updating relevant case information and documents in different platforms such as case registry as per the Project Accountability Policy and internal administrative guidelines.
  • Undertaking research activities related to case portfolio and other IPAM related tasks, and providing initial analysis.


Outreach and Administrative

In coordination with the Outreach Lead

  • Proposing a social media action plan within the scope of the IPAM outreach strategy and implement approved activities
  • Proposing and implementing planned outreach activities (internal and external)
  • Updating the IPAM website and intranet periodically under the principle of transparency and predictability
  • Updating the stakeholder engagement database and proposing new and creative
  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders to promote access to the Mechanism and understanding of its mandate building
  • Supporting the development of IPAM guides, booklets and brochures, as well as other outreach materials including PowerPoint presentations aimed at explaining IPAM’s purpose and function as well as ongoing activities to its key stakeholders.
  • Drafting reports, including quarterly and annual reports, dashboard, coversheets, and case summaries
  • Develop terms of reference and follow up on the work of consultants as needed
  • Maintaining continued engagement with relevant units of the Bank to ensure alignment with institutional objectives and seeking to establish synergies where relevant


Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • University degree, in a related field (Political Science, Law, Economic Development, Environmental/Social Sustainability, Development Finance and Human Rights);
  • Good knowledge of a project cycle preferably in an IFI;
  • Prior work in an accountability mechanism will be considered an advantage;
  • Experience engaging with civil society organisations and vulnerable communities;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and spoken;
  • Passion for engaging with relevant stakeholders in a multicultural environment and demonstrated sensitivity to various contexts and cultures;
  • Strong analytical skills and capacity to transfer learnings into action
  • Solid IT skills with experience in the use of excel and other related software for data analysis.
  • Highly responsible and committed to delivering in a timely and robust fashion.
  • Attention to detail
  • Works well under pressure
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • Knowledge of an additional EBRD official language desirable, preferably Russian and/or Arabic;
  • Ability to use social media as an institutional tool to promote access;
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines, multitask and self-initiative; and
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team.

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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