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Analyst, TFP with Legal Background

Posting Date: 04-Jan-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 18606
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Banking
Dept. / Bus. Group Financial Institutions
Business Unit Trade Facilitation Programme
Contract Type Short Term
Contract Length 11 months
Posting End Date 18/01/2021 

New Opportunity for an Analyst with Legal Background and Interest in Trade Finance


Core role: To provide support / participate in the development and administration of the programme under direct and continuous supervision of more senior bankers with a special focus of support to assist in the legal and documentary business of the programme. The Analyst will gain knowledge of EBRD’s trade finance activities, working with Financial Institutions in a number of EBRD’s Countries of Operation.


The Analyst contributes to all or any phases of the project cycle within the Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP), including project origination, structuring, execution, implementation and monitoring.


The Analyst may assist the Head of TFP or TFP bankers – operation leaders in business/pipeline development and/or client relationship management.


The Analyst will take responsibility for the tasks assigned to him/her by the operation leader or a more senior banker, which may include undertaking comprehensive due diligence, including financial, market, integrity and EBRD policy compliance, as well as effective post-signing implementation and monitoring.


The Analyst carries out these tasks as part of a project team under the guidance of the operation leader or under the supervision/guidance of a more senior banker.


Accountabilities & Responsibilities


1. Business Development


  • Assist the operation leader or a more senior banker, as required, with business development efforts;
  • Assist the Head of TFP or operation leader in managing client relationships within an assigned geographical area to ensure the development of trade finance.


2. Structuring and Execution  


  • Assist in the legal work of the programme which includes drafting, negotiating and signing of new agreements, checking of conditions precedents and dealing with general legal enquiries.
  • Work on transactions within the TFP, including all aspects of transaction structuring and execution, including background checks; analyse and evaluate potential risks related to the proposed transactions;
  • Communicate with other internal units of the Bank and clients, at the operational level at all or any stages of the project cycle within the TFP;
  • Support the operation leader or a more senior banker with origination and establishment of the TFP facilities, including tasks related to due diligence and drafting of specific assigned portions of Bank documents and correspondence;
  • Ensure that all tasks assigned to the Analyst are completed within the specified time frames to a high quality and in line with the policies, procedures and objectives of the Bank.

3. Value Creation, Portfolio Monitoring and Reporting

  • Support the operation leader or a more senior banker in the development and monitoring of TFP-related TC projects, including preparation of terms of reference and internal approval documentation, to ensure the know-how transfer supplements the utilisation of the TFP facilities;
  • As requested by the operation leader or a more senior banker, undertake assigned tasks related to the monitoring of projects within the TFP, including checks of the transaction-specific documents to ensure compliance with the TFP agreements and related Bank procedures;
  • Research, analyse and provide background information on developments on the international trade finance market, market trends, legal developments, etc.

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 & Skills / Experience & Knowledge


Qualifications and Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in law. Master’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in legal work
  • Knowledge of trade finance instruments
  • High customer orientation and strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proven analytical skills, strong numerical and financial skills, with ability to interpret financial information.
  • Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office packages.
  • Good understanding of relevant systems and processes.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and to tight deadlines.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Good command over the local/country language is an advantage.


Experience & Knowledge:


  • Relevant commercial work experience, including knowledge of trade finance.
  • Ability to operate sensitively in multicultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.

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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