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Analyst or Associate, Capital Markets Development

Posting Date: 13-Jan-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 25645
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division VP, Policy and Partnerships
Dept. / Bus. Group Capital Markets Development
Business Unit Capital Markets Development
Contract Type Short Term
Contract Length 12 months
Posting End Date 27/01/2022 

 

 

We are open to hiring this role at either Analyst or Associate level, depending on experience.

 

Purpose of Job

 

The role contributes to the EBRD’s efforts to establish more sustainable local currency financing through financial sector reforms and to the development of more efficient and self-sustaining capital markets in its Countries of Operations.

 

The Analyst or Associate is a member of the CMD team, which serves as a centre of excellence within the EBRD on key issues related to local capital markets development.

 

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

 

Diagnostic and analytical work:

  • Support the CMD Team in producing high quality analytical reports that adequately analyse capital market development issues such as the current state of local financial and capital markets in terms of institutions, market infrastructure and the regulatory environment;
  • Collect and update of relevant data about markets, conduct analysis of various capital markets and products, contributing to wide range of activities of the CMD team and the Bank;
  • Maintain relevant CMD databases and research products;
  • Maintain and regularly update the team’s diagnostic assessments and country and product policy/operational briefs reflecting strategic priorities in the local capital markets development area and ensure that the strategic priorities are properly reflected in the Bank’s country and other relevant sector strategies.

 

Policy dialogue:

  • Support senior team members in designing, managing and conducting policy dialogue with relevant stakeholders to promote capital market development (including in local currency);
  • Assess financial market development needs of and reforms in EBRD COOs to achieve more sustainable domestic capital markets;
  • Support CMD senior team members in establishing buy-in from key stakeholders (e.g. government authorities, central banks, regulators, IFIs and other market participants) on the importance of developing more efficient and sustainable financial systems.

 

Transaction design and support:

  • Review and contribute to CMD comments on investments flowing through the Operations Committee to maximise the capital market development impact of the EBRD’s investments;
  • Assist the EBRD’s Banking Department in specific banking transactions with capital market or local currency relevance, including with preparing and updating of the project documents’ Capital Market Annexes.

 

Capacity building:

  • Liaise with other CMD team members to raise awareness of CMD’s strategy and priorities including participation in relevant conferences, workshops and seminars and preparation of relevant EBRDpublications and to ensure knowledge gained from various CMD activities is stored in an organised manner and disseminated effectively across the EBRD;
  • Support and when required lead organisation of workshops and seminars on specific topics relating to the CMD priorities to enhance internal and external knowledge of the relevant capital market topics, serve as secretary of relevant communities of practice and bank-wide groups; 
  • Prepare drafts of articles, presentations, speeches and other materials as required;
  • Coordinate updates of CMD intranet and internet sites;
  • Follow new capital market trends and products happening globally and update CMD team about such developments as needed. 

 

Technical Cooperation (TC) projects:

  • Support the design, development and management of TC projects involving external consultants, including setting appropriate success indicators for TC that ensure projects are effectively contributing to the policy priorities and recommendations identified, and are well aligned with relevant country strategies and the wider strategic priorities for the Bank (including in the areas of sustainable finance, innovation and inclusion);
  • Supervised by senior team members, manage TC projects delegated to them and administrative work related to TC projects;
  • Actively engage in the selection and performance of external consultants to ensure that they provide quality service and value for money.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

 

Academic qualifications:

  • Degree in Finance, Economics, Law or Accounting or related fields.

 

Experience:

  • Prior experience of financial markets, including some post-graduate work experience in financial markets, as well as specific knowledge of how capital markets operate and how capital market development should be sequenced in emerging markets;
  • Prior policy experience, including sufficient post-graduate work experience in capital markets development and/or regulation, would be beneficial;
  • Ability to work across organisational boundaries; must be able to foster collaboration among different business units; previous experience of consensus building to achieve a common objective in an environment with competing interests would be very beneficial;
  • Comfortable operating in a multi-cultural environment and with an interest and motivation for the Bank’s mission.

 

Technical skills:

  • Strong writing and presentation skills: previous experience producing policy notes, assessment reports and thematic reports in International Financial Institutions, think-tanks, consultant firms or other international organisations with a development mandate is highly desirable;
  • Strong analytical mind and research skills: must be able to research various capital market development topics with minimum supervision; a curious and analytical mind is needed to question habits and current methods and to generate imaginative and innovative ideas; must be able to articulate observations and arguments in a convincing and concise manner; 
  • Strong organisational skills: must be able to undertake multiple and wide ranging tasks concurrently; ability to deliver quality outputs within often tight deadlines; prior experience organising conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. would be a plus;
  • Ability to support the design, management and execution of technical cooperation projects;
  • Ability to support the engagement and, when required, engage in policy dialogue with various stakeholders including government entities – this entails good interpersonal, organisational, diplomatic and presentation skills.

 

 

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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