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Japanese Grant Funded Principal Banker X 3

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Posting Date: 11-Mar-2019

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 14858
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division VP, Human Resources & Corporate Services
Dept. / Bus. Group Human Resources
Business Unit Talent Acquisition
Contract Type Regular
Contract Length
Posting End Date 31/03/2019 

 

 

Representatives of the EBRD will visit Tokyo for a recruitment mission to conduct preliminary interviews for employment in the EBRD. Interviews will be held in Tokyo on April 15-18

 

The Opportunity

 

The EBRD is working in partnership with the Japanese Ministry of Finance to support three initial 2-year fixed term contracts placement for Principal Bankers. In order to qualify you must be a Japanese national.   First stage interviews will be held in Tokyo 15 -18 April

 

This is an opportunity as an experienced Banker to develop your career within the world of multilateral development banking. All positions have the possibility for extension and full relocation support is offered.  Start date is flexible but it is anticipated that each position would start in summer 2019

 

 

 The EBRD

 

The EBRD serves the interests of all its shareholders - 67 countries from five continents plus the European Union and the European Investment Bank - not just those countries which receive its investments (€9.5 billion in 2018).

 

Uniquely for a development bank, the EBRD has a political mandate in that it assists only those countries ‘committed to and applying the principles of multi-party democracy and pluralism’. Safeguarding the environment and a commitment to sustainable energy are also central to the EBRD’s activity. A commitment to promote ‘environmentally sound and sustainable development’ was made explicit at its founding. In 2018 ‘green finance’ accounted for 36 per cent of its total annual investment. 

 

 We all stand to gain from the EBRD regions' closer and deeper integration into the global economy and their economies’ continued progress on their transition journeys.

 

 

 

PRINCIPAL BANKER

 

The Project life-cycle involves several stages from origination to signing, followed by implementation and monitoring until full completion and repayment or exit. All the stages involve different tasks such as business marketing, project due diligence analysis, structuring and approval, negotiation and signing of project agreements, disbursement and monitoring.

 

The role of the Principal Banker is to contribute, as a senior project team member, to the structuring, implementation and monitoring of complex transactions, and to lead, as an operation leader, the development of less complex debt and equity transactions, and the effective implementation and monitoring of an assigned number of portfolio projects, in line with the Bank’s operational objectives. 

 

The Principal Banker supervises, both as senior team member and as operation leader, more junior colleagues to ensure efficient processing of deal flow and portfolio monitoring.

 

The Principal Banker is able to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders in relation to business development, project execution, implementation and monitoring, policy dialogue, co-financing arrangements and donor funding, as applicable.

 

A substantial degree of independence is given to the Principal Banker, and he/she is expected to ensure effective project teamwork and progressively take on overall responsibility for increasingly complex transactions.

 

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

 

1.            Structuring and Execution

 

  • Work as a senior project team member with more experienced operation leaders on complex transactions, contributing to all aspects of project structuring and execution, including supporting the operation leader with the management of the project team;
  • Lead structuring, negotiation (including review of legal documentation) and the execution of transactions, working with clients, authorities, consultants and internal units;
  • Manage the resources and the work load of the project teams under his/her supervision;
  • Oversee the project due diligence process ensuring it meets the Bank’s standards;
  • Ensure quality and appropriateness of TC assistance components which support the investments or contribute to policy dialogue initiatives;
  • Ensure that all transactions within his/her responsibility are completed within the specified time frames to a high standard (including all internal memoranda and Board reports) and in line with the policies, procedures and objectives of the Bank.

 

2.            Portfolio Monitoring, Value Creation and Reporting

 

  • As a senior project team member perform all such tasks as may be assigned by the operation leader and provide constructive portfolio monitoring advice, guidance and supervision to more junior members of the project team.
  • Take overall responsibility for the effective monitoring of all projects within his/her responsibility, including verifying the quality of regular monitoring reports; taking the lead in maintaining or supervising the management of client relationships; actively managing the resolution of any implementation/monitoring issues in cooperation with relevant Portfolio Managers; managing and supervising more junior bankers who assist in portfolio monitoring;
  • Supervise implementation and monitoring of, and reporting on, relevant TC assignments to ensure their compliance with donor reporting requirements, operational objectives and that all reports are of a high quality;
  • Take responsibility for ensuring timely notification of any critical portfolio issues to the relevant Portfolio Manager and/or Management, ensuring availability of adequate data and information for the Portfolio Manager and/or Management to be able to take timely decisions.

 

3.            Policy Dialogue

 

  • In cooperation with relevant units within the Bank (e.g., Policy VP, OCE) and Banking country teams (if applicable), contribute to policy dialogue, in a leading role (project level initiatives) or supporting function (national level initiatives);
  • Assist in providing necessary support, in the form of relevant information or documentation or meeting participation, towards efforts to procure grants and technical cooperation funds to complement investment projects or required as part of policy dialogue efforts.

 

4.            Business Development

 

  • Assist with marketing and business development efforts in the relevant sector and countries to build reputable market contacts in order to develop a broad deal flow and cross selling of the Bank’s competencies;
  • Assist with the critical screening of project proposal flow that is generated through business development efforts, liaising with other colleagues and teams within the Bank to identify sound and executable investments that meet the mandate of the Bank.

 

 

Qualifications & Skills / Experience & Knowledge

 

Qualifications and Skills:

 

  • Master’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in the areas of expertise.
  • Professional qualification such as ACA, CFA, ACCA, or CIMA desirable.
  • Strong quantitative/numerical skills are critical with the ability to interpret financial information and to design and use financial models.
  • Credit analysis skills, with the ability to interpret accounts, understanding local and international accounting principles and practice of credit analysis.
  • Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office and spreadsheet packages including financial analysis and modelling modules.
  • Excellent understanding of relevant systems and processes.
  • Stakeholder management skills.
  • Coaching, mentoring & leadership skills.
  • Relationship management and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under time pressure.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Good command over the local/country language is an advantage.

 

Experience & Knowledge:

 

  • Significant relevant financial industry experience from an investment or commercial bank, private equity firm, asset management firm, or auditing/financial consulting firm operating to international standards.
  • Practical experience of participating in and leading complex transactions through the full project life cycle.

 


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