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Associate, BA IT Insight & Innovation

Posting Date: 03-Dec-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID


Office Country

United Kingdom

Office City



IT Insight & Innovation

Dept. / Bus. Group

VP, Human Resources & Corporate Services

Business Unit

MD IT Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Contract Length

3 years













Purpose of Job


Part of a wider Insight & Innovation team in IT, the Associate works with business stakeholders on requirements elicitation and business case formulation (using a range of Agile techniques). The team member will work closely with architecture and application owners to support demand management across the Bank’s user groups, with an opportunity to specialise in one of the Bank’s core areas, such as Trading & Risk, Compliance, Finance and Operations departments.


Accountabilities & Responsibilities


  • The role will be responsible for engaging with business stakeholders as part of a project or as part of the demand management process (early assessment of IT initiatives).


  • Work closely with product owners, SME, business stakeholders and IT disciplines to transpose valued needs into requirements captured by appropriate methods and artefacts.
  • Carry out investigation, capture and prioritisation of business requirements using a variety of Agile techniques.
  • Capture business cases.
  • Engage with stakeholders through interviews, workshops, focus groups and other engagement methods.
  • Ensure appropriate requirements sign off from key stakeholders, where necessary.
  • Perform analysis across end-to-end business process to understand change impact, where necessary creating alignment from technical to business capabilities.
  • Assess data sets and evaluate differences and bottlenecks.
  • Promote Agile principles and practices to continuously improve working practices within the team
  • Work as part of SCRUM teams on major projects and initiatives.
  • Implement and maintain requirements traceability as these mature through sprints/ iterations.
  • Contribute towards team best practice.
  • Support testing, business readiness, adoption of functionality by business users as it is incrementally deployed into production.
  • Stay up to up-date with current market and industry trends by attending internal learning opportunities and external events such as seminars and industry events, bringing new thinking and ideas back to the team.

Qualifications & Skills / Experience & Knowledge


Education & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Masters preferred or equivalent experience in the area of expertise
  • Professional Agile Business Analysis qualification an advantage


Knowledge & Experience:

  • Relevant experience in conducting Agile business analysis
  • Experience formulating business cases/ ROI
  • Sound knowledge of the entire IT project delivery lifecycle and development processes
  • Understanding of banking processes a distinct advantage
  • Proven track record of delivering innovative IT initiatives
  • Understanding of functions Treasury, Risk, Finance and Operations a distinct advantage
  • Experience in applications such as Summit, SAP, SWIFT, as well as risk management applications a plus



  • Clear thinker and problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills, with understanding of process documentation & data analysis
  • Ability to develop deep business knowledge
  • Fluency in written and spoken English mandatory
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with all levels of staff required   
  • Fine interpersonal skills, in particular service orientation, organisational awareness and people empathy
  • Good organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • A diligent and conscientious approach to completing work, adhering to agreed deadlines and an excellent level of quality

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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