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Director, Deputy Secretary General

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Posting Date: 06-Dec-2018

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 14591
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Office of the Secretary General
Dept. / Bus. Group Office of the Secretary General
Business Unit Shareholder Relations
Contract Type Fixed Term
Contract Length 2 years
Posting End Date 04/01/2019 




The Director, Deputy Secretary General, Shareholder Relations is a member of the senior management team of OSG, supporting the Secretary General and senior management of the Bank on governance and shareholder issues involving the Board of Directors and the Board of Governors. 

The Director may deputise for the Secretary General at meetings of the Board of Directors and in other high-level fora, including Board Committees and management Committees of the Bank. The Director also serves as a member on a number of other management Committees.

The EBRD has 69 shareholders, represented on both the Bank’s Board of Governors and Board of Directors. OSG has responsibility for coordinating and facilitating relations between the Bank’s management and its shareholders.  The Director role in particular develops and strengthens relations with non-recipient shareholders as well as being the institutional centre for systematically monitoring developments in these for the benefit of the Bank’s management (visits, meetings and various shareholder issues).


Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Work with the Secretary General to develop relations with shareholders, particularly through systematic contacts with the Board Directors but also, in close cooperation with the Board, a network in diplomatic circles and international organisations for the benefit of the EBRD
  • In close cooperation with the President’s Office and relevant departments, develop regular and systematic contacts with Board members as well as monitor national developments and decision-making processes in non-recipient shareholders of the Bank; organise and manage instruments and resources dedicated to the systematic monitoring of political and economic developments in non-recipient countries and, to the extent necessary, non-member countries.
  • Develop proposals for the planning of contacts on the part of the Bank’s senior management with officials in non-recipient shareholders, preparing visits, meetings and briefings for meetings with officials from non-recipient shareholders, coordinating, where necessary, contributions from other departments.
  • Chair Shareholder Interaction Group, comprising high level representatives of other departments, aimed at coordinating ExCom members travel, meeting and shareholder interaction; liaise with Board members and shareholder/government authorities in preparing visits/meetings/contacts.
  • Represent, as appropriate, the Secretary General in international and in bilateral meetings.
  • Oversee the development of the Annual Meetings, Protocol and Event Management services provided by OSG, in particular:
  • Engage in and oversee development of concept of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors and Business Forum; coordinate programme development in close cooperation with the President’s Office, Communications department and panel convenors within the Bank; help align topics, issues and messages in preparation and delivery of AGM; preparation of AGM budget (including sponsors and marketing).
    • Engage in and oversee the development of strong relationship with government authorities of host country governments and authorities of other governments involved in the AM (e.g. Investment Outlook Sessions).
  • Engage in and oversee the planning, coordination and execution of Board Consultation Visits, working together with the Board members and other departments in the Bank.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • University degree or higher.

  • Capacity to develop and maintain relations with high representatives of member countries and international organisations.

  • Extensive professional experience in the field of international (bilateral or multilateral) relations.

  • Political acumen and sound knowledge of the internal political and economic situation in EBRD member countries.

  • Strong partnership and communication skills with ability to motivate highly skilled senior professionals to deliver business objectives effectively in a multi-cultural and results oriented organisation.

  • Professional experience in the organisation of large-scale complex international meetings, knowledge and understanding of protocol matters.

  • Proven record of high level leadership and communication skills, people management and team working skills.

  • 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.
  • Champion and role model 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

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.

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