Associate Director, Project Integrity, Sub Sahara & Africa

Posting Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 34842
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division OCCO  
Contract Type Regular 
Contract Length  
Posting End Date 23/07/2024 





Purpose of Job


The Associate Director, Project Integrity assists the Bank in managing its project related compliance and integrity related risks. In particular, the role assists the Director, Project Integrity in managing the work of the OCCO Project Integrity Team by acting as a mentor to the other team members as well as undertaking ‘peer review’ and ‘quality assurance’ of team members’ work. The role also reviews Bank Operations assigned to them to ensure that they fully comply with the Bank’s integrity related policies. The incumbent represents OCCO at Bank Committees on relevant projects and represents the Bank from time to time at external meetings such as at OECD, FATF, relevant regional

body. Development opportunities arise through a range of unpredictable and challenging tasks.


Accountabilities & Responsibilities


  • Under limited direction of the of the Director, The role, inter alia:
  • Manages integrity and reputation risks associated with Bank operations as allocated. Is expected to manage the more difficult and complex matters referred to OCCO.
  • Assists the Director in managing team work flow, reporting and project allocation. Compiling Project Integrity Team statistics and providing data and assessments for OCCO’s quarterly and annual report to the Audit committee.
  • Coaches, trains and guides a number of the Team’s Principals.
  • Advises Banking teams on Terms of Reference for the engagement of integrity firms which will conduct integrity due diligence, reviewing the integrity reports and determining whether further investigation is required in order to adequately assess potential risks as well as advising whether identified risks are acceptable and working with Banking and Credit to identify possible mitigants;
  • Provides training and guidance aimed at promoting awareness of and compliance with the Bank's ethical standards and requirements; Undertakes a range of tasks associated with the core role, related to the policy, procedure and efficiency/effectiveness goals of PI.
  • Undertakes integrity related capacity building initiatives – either internal training or client facing enhancements.
  • Directly accountable for the engagement and effective overall management of staff including recruitment, compensation (as agreed with the Head of Department, if applicable), performance management, coaching and development.
  • Champions and role models the Bank’s Behavioural Competencies and Corporate Behaviours, ensuring adherence within the team(s) so that the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct are exhibited at all times



Qualifications & Skills / Experience & Knowledge


  • A finance or law degree or other related post graduate degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrable professional experience in banking, compliance, or auditing with proven experience in making decisions based on judgement;
  • Understanding of the international standards regarding compliance, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering;
  • Understanding/awareness of integrity issues arising in the countries in which the Bank operates / plans to operate;
  • Knowledge or experience of Southern Saharan Africa, North Africa or other countries of operation of the EBRD will be an advantage, as will fluency in French, Russian or Arabic. These are not prerequisites however.
  • Proven experience coaching and/or supervising others


Competencies & Personal Attributes


  • High integrity and discretion;
  • Good team player who is able to work within a small team and who has sufficient confidence and ability to work with senior banking, credit, and legal officers in the Bank;
  • Ability to handle pressure, to work to challenging deadlines, and with a positive problem-solving attitude;
  • Excellent understanding of how to evaluate integrity and reputational risks;
  • Good analytical skills with ability to engage constructively on possible solutions;
  • Good presentation skills with ability to conduct training courses for all levels of Bank Officials and externally;
  • Excellent and persuasive advocacy skills, often without easy facts to prove a point. Ability to communicate succinctly.
  • Independent and persevering; very good negotiation skills;
  • Attracted to the mission of the Bank as well as its multicultural environment.
  • Diplomatic, considerate, with gravity, emphatic, convincing, able to build good rapport,
  • Pro-active in seeking solutions on a cooperative basis and with the ability to accept and propose decisions that are not necessarily in line with ones’ own.



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.


Please note, that due to the high volume of applications received, we regret to inform you that we are unable to provide detailed feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted (for further consideration).

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