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Associate, Green Cities

Posting Date: 10-Sep-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 23002
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Banking
Dept. / Bus. Group Green Economy & Climate Action
Business Unit Policy Products
Contract Type Fixed Term
Contract Length 2 years
Posting End Date 26/09/2021 

The Associate, Green Cities is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of Green City Action Plans (GCAPs) and related investments and policy assignments under the Bank’s Green Cities Framework (GrCF). The Associate will also support the Bank’s wider Green Cities Team to ensure a) compliance of investment projects with GrCF impact requirements, b) good or excellent Transition Impact (TI) ratings through policy uplift and c) assistance with delivering quality GCAPs. The Associate will be one of the Bank’s representatives with clients, government authorities and other stakeholders on Green Cities.

 

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

 

Under the direction of the Associate Director:

  • Review and provide critical comment on investment and GCAP documents prepared under GrCF
  • Support the development of GCAPs in accordance with the GCAP methodology, including liaising with relevant bankers and sector specialists
  • Liaise with relevant city representatives to support the implementation of GCAP recommendations including policy and investments
  • Maintain and improve the GCAP methodology
  • Support the implementation, monitoring and review of GCAPs
  • Conduct analysis on trends in urban sustainability investment and planning
  • Represent the Bank at relevant working-level meetings on Green Cities at the project, city, sector, country and international levels as required
  • Keep abreast of developments in the specific Green Cities-related areas, including with other IFIs, and provide comprehensive in-depth analysis, research and advice on these areas to the GECA and other Banking teams

 

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

 

  • Relevant degree with a focus on urban sustainability or climate change or environment and sustainable development
  • Relevant experience in developing and implementing urban sustainability policy and/or investments through multilateral, governmental, city or civil society organisation, or within a development finance institution
  • Understanding of the urban sustainability, energy, environment, climate change and development challenges in the EBRD region
  • Relevant experience of planning and delivery of complex, multi-disciplinary projects
  • Well–developed stakeholder engagement skills
  • Well-developed analytical skills
  • Ability to draft complex papers relating to urban sustainability, energy and climate change
  • Good strategic planning skills
  • Experience in managing projects and teams of consultants
  • Experience of communicating complex policy and technical issues to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience dealing with senior government officials on policy-related issues
  • Excellent oral and written English skills. Russian, French, Turkish or Arabic would be advantageous
  • Computer literate (advanced Excel/Powerpoint, MS Word)

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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