Director, Integrity and Reputational Risk

Posting Date: 28 Jun 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 34802
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division OCCO
Full-Time/Part-Time​ Full Time
Contract Type Fixed Term
Contract Length 4 Years with option to extend for a further 4 years
Posting End Date 21/07/2024 




















Purpose of Job


The Director, Project Integrity assists the Bank in managing its compliance and integrity risks associated with all of Bank’s Operations.  In particular, the Director manages the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer (OCCO) Project Integrity (PI) Team, ensuring that Bank Operations are fully assessed for compliance and integrity risks.  The role interacts with bankers, internal audit, senior management and Board officials in directing the PI Team.  He/she must: identify and recommend strategies to the MD, CCO that mitigate integrity and reputational risk in Bank Operations and that ensure that the PI Team operates in an as efficient way as possible, taking into account the latest technologies; promote good corporate governance, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist finance, change management, and international sanctions (AML/CFT/IS) practices in the Bank’s countries of operations; and lead the training efforts in order to enhance the Bank’s internal culture of integrity in projects.


The Director, PI is responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders in other international organisations, and promotes the Bank’s PI functions both within the Bank and in the wider international organisation community.


The Director, Head of Project Integrity is also required to assist the MD, CCO with certain strategic tasks, including: facilitating an effective professional and enabling environment within OCCO; considering the latest technologies to better streamline OCCO’s work; completing OCCO’s operational requirements, such as responding to internal audit findings; and overseeing OCCO’s budget. 


Accountabilities & Responsibilities


Accountable to, and under the limited direction of the MD, COO:

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the PI in OCCO to ensure high-quality, timely and effective support and consistent advice on integrity, compliance and reputation matters is provided to the Bank’s management and the Board, and proactively manages the pipeline of activity.
  • Provides leadership and vision to the team and is responsible for all aspects of managing, supporting and developing the team to deliver the team strategy and objectives.
  • Through the MD, CCO, advises the Operations Committee on complex matters relating to integrity and reputation risk arising from bank projects, to prevent or resolve critical areas of integrity or reputational concern.  As required, represents the MD, CCO at the Operations Committee.
  • Maintains dialogue and cooperation with other multilateral development banks and international organisations in the areas of integrity advice on projects and, most specifically, actively contributes to international cooperation designed to further improve anti-corruption, AML/CFT/IS strategy, policy and effectiveness, related integrity and governance matters, and combat corruption. 
  • Represents the Bank at OECD, FATF regional bodies, and presents at relevant international events.
  • Considering the most effective use of technology, develops and assists with delivery of the Bank-integrity and compliance training programmes, including: integrity training to all new joiners to the Bank; integrity refresher courses and other courses within the Bank.  Assists with the development of the Bank’s programme of consultancy and seminar work in countries of operations, liaising with funding donors and external consultancies on delivery.
  • Identifies and actively works to implement operational changes, where enhancements are needed in order to protect the Bank’s integrity and reputational position, and ensure efficient delivery of thePI’s work.
  • Represents the MD CCO at Board / OCCO dialogue with Board Directors.
  • Lead special initiatives/projects and other ad hoc assignments.
  • Directly accountable for the engagement and effective overall management of staff including recruitment, talent, 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.


Qualifications & Skills / Experience & Knowledge


  • A postgraduate degree in law (LLM or JD) or Master’s degree in a relevant area (finance, banking, accounting) or equivalent experience.  Membership of a professional, legal, financial, banking or chartered accounting society.
  • Demonstrated extensive relevant professional experience, at a senior level.
  • Experience of interacting and challenging senior executives on complex matters, operating with tact and diplomacy.
  • Significant experience building strong working relationships with business leaders, colleagues, and key stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external to the bank, including developing and utilising effective networks.
  • Demonstrated strong people management skills, including workforce and resource planning.
  • Proven extensive expertise in the practice areas of: compliance; AML/CFT/IS strategies and procedures; and international integrity, anti-corruption and compliance standards, that are applicable to complex international financial institutions and their exposures/markets
  • Experience using and implementing new technologies to achieve efficiencies and improvements in the work of a function.
  • Proven successful leadership of diverse teams in a multi-national organisation. 
  • Proven ability to negotiate, influence and positively engage with internal and external stakeholders on a wide variety of issues.
  • Thorough understanding of EBRD’s mission, mandate and processes.
  • Integrity training design and delivery experience
  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring experience/skills.
  • Excellent command of English with ability to communicate clearly and concisely; familiarity with other languages used in the Bank’s countries of operation is an advantage.


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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