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GECA Associate, Intermediated Green Finance

Posting Date: 24-Nov-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 24167
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Green Economy & Climate Action
Dept. / Bus. Group Green Economy & Climate Action
Business Unit Green Economy Financing Facilities
Contract Type Short Term
Contract Length 12 months
Posting End Date 08/12/2021 

The Associate will be responsible for integrating the Bank’s Green Economy Transition (GET) approach into Banking operations. Reporting to the Head of Intermediated Green Finance and Policy Products, the role includes taking on responsibility for effective leadership of GET delivery via financial institutions, including all aspects of technical cooperation management, policy dialogue activities, and capacity building. As such, the Associate will be competent in undertaking all tasks related to EBRD project life cycle development and implementation, including project origination, structuring, execution, monitoring, technical cooperation and donor financing.


Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Work as a project team member to develop new green financial products and contribute to all other aspects of project structuring and execution, including implementing and monitoring.
  • Undertake marketing and business development efforts in the relevant sector and countries to build reputable market contacts to develop deal flow and cross selling of the Bank’s competencies.
  • Lead identification and structuring of Green Economy Transition components for EBRD investments, including the associated implementation and operational risks.
  • Oversee related due diligence processes ensuring they meet the Bank’s standards.
  • In cooperation with relevant units within the Bank, conduct selected policy dialogue projects and contribute to policy dialogue activities in a leading role or support function with local authorities and industry associations to improve the investment climate and strengthen the EBRD impact in the area of green economy transition.
  • Structure and manage outsourced assignments for technical and policy services to clients. These will include project preparation and policy advice, as well as the monitoring and verification of financial institutions’ use of proceeds.
  • Provide necessary support, in the form of relevant information or documentation for meetings, efforts to procure grants and technical cooperation funds, or as part of policy dialogue efforts.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Relevant degree in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering or economics); a combination of technical and commercial skills is advantageous.
  • Significant relevant, technical and commercial work experience gained from: i) an engineering and/or consultancy organisation; or ii) a company operating in the energy, chemical or manufacturing sectors; or iii) a bank, equity fund, advisory services, corporate finance firm; with a demonstrable track record of successful project development.
  • Knowledge and experience with green finance initiatives and the financial institution sector.
  • Proven track record in managing consultants and related assignments, including the implementation of IT-based solutions.
  • Sound understanding of business and finance principles
  • Good understanding of policy analysis and policy formulation in the areas of climate change, resource efficiency, energy efficiency and technology transfer.
  • Experience in emerging markets, including EBRD countries of operations.
  • Computer literacy and excellent written/oral communication skills in English are essential; other languages from the EBRD region are advantageous
  • Ability to operate consistently within business guidelines and ethics and work sensitively in multicultural environments, building effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work to and meet tight deadlines and to plan and organise work unsupervised in a logical and efficient manner.
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in verbal and written formats, appropriate to the audience at the time.

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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