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Associate Director, Design & Transform

Posting Date: 16-Sep-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 31686
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division CTO Data & Transformation  
Contract Type Fixed Term 
Contract Length 4 years 
Posting End Date 30/09/2022 





Purpose of Job


The Associate Director, Design & Transformation will report directly to the Director, Design & Transformation. This role will play a key part in realising the Bank’s plans and be a key contributor in seeing plans through to the final state.


This role will be highly visible and influential, it will interact with the most senior managers in the Bank (The Board, ExCom and MD’s) as well as engaging with more junior staff to ensure a joined up approach is taken, and the delivery of the programme of work in support of the Banks mission and strategic direction.


The Associate Director will also need to work effectively within a dynamic, high-pressure environment and contribute to the strong team cohesion.





  • Ensuring appropriate input into the strategic options, analysis, data, documentation and advice is in place to support decision-making.
  • Manage delivery of project plans and associated outcomes.
  • Identifying and managing risks, issues and interdependencies and facilitating the resolution of issues and risks.
  • Responsible for collating the Banks current internal processes and assigning relevant KPI’s to these in order to define the Banks current operating model.
  • Compile employee data on the roles associated with in scope teams/departments and analyse and present this data to show key metrics and associated costs.
  • Accountable for ensuring that the correct risk and mitigation assessment is completed against plans by working closely with the Risk Management team & the Principal, CTO Risk. Analyse and assess the findings for the Director, Design & Transformation to review.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all relevant information is documented in Business Cases and the correct Bank employees have had insight and input into the scope.
  • Responsible for compiling process plans and project structures associated with projects and ensuring those relevant Bank departments are addressing allocated work Completion of location analysis along with associated financials applicable to different options.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all relevant supporting documentation is completed and has the appropriate in-putt from stakeholders such as service level agreements, operating models and IT infrastructure plans.



Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications 


  • Educated to degree level or significant relevant experience
  • Accounting qualification or working towards this would be desirable or significant relevant experience
  • Experienced manager of people, financial oversight, processes and systems
  • Experience in project or programme management and change management would be advantageous
  • Demonstrated, strong analytical and decision making skills when dealing with highly complex material
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Proven ability to influence and work well with others, with the personal authority to effectively harness the cooperation of peers across departments;
  • Demonstrated judgement skills and a track record of  strong solution-orientation and problem-solving;
  • Political awareness and diplomatic skills, in order to influence a wide range of stakeholders.




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 and expecting our employee to attend the office 50% of their working time.

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