Share this Job

Principal - Digital ASB

Posting Date: 26-Jul-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 30184
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Banking Sectors  
Contract Type Regular 
Contract Length  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose of Job

 

The Principal “Digital - Advisory for Small Business” (the “Principal”) will play a key role in the design and implementation of the expansion of the SME F&D’s advisory and knowledge-sharing activities through digital channels.  The overall aim (and main objective of the Principal) is to increase the MSME outreach to 1 million MSME by 2025, through the delivery of digital projects and programmes leveraging on the collaboration with strategic external partners.

 

The position will report directly to the Director, Financial Products, with a matrix report to the Head of the EBRD’s Digital Hub. As digital activities span across multiple SME initiatives, The Principal will play an important part in the delivery of the Advice for Small Businesses within the SME Finance & Development Team, with a focus on all digital aspects and digital initiatives, including business planning and operations, overseeing new product development initiatives, development of strategic partnerships, designing products and programmes, quality management, and fund-raising.

 

Within the team, the Principal interacts regularly with the Director (to whom s/he reports), Principal Managers in the field, the Associate Directors, the ASB team, and the SME F&D management team. Beyond the team, the Principal works with representatives at the appropriate level of donor organisations, EBRD Associate Directors, and stakeholders in the countries of operation. In particular, the Principal will be in charge of developing and maintaining collaborative, strong relationships with the “EBRD Digital Hub”.

 

 

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

 

  • Lead on strategic planning and implementation of the Digital SME Program and ensure the delivery of the Group’s digital objectives, the priority being the overall increase in the MSME outreach to 1 million MSME by 2025.
  • Provide strategic leadership on digital trends and their opportunities/risks to advance the Group’s digital agenda.
  • In co-ordination with the Director, Financial Products and HROD develop a strategy to upskill existing resources (knowledge and skills) and / or recruit new expertise to achieve the Group’s digital targets.
  • Engage with private sector partners (main target, with a strong focus on large corporates, Financial Institutions and Fintechs), governmental and sectoral organisations, IFI counterparts, to build joint multi-year digital programs and collaborations.
  • Engage with multiple stakeholders at various levels including across departments and levels of seniority to ensure buy-in, delivery and accountability for digital delivery
  • Develop and manage relationships with selected donors and stakeholders in order to secure funding, including designing new programmes with the local teams, supporting the negotiation of funding agreements, and support for SME F&D activities.
  • Oversee the successful development of global digital programmes and products that involve key stakeholders from across the bank and key players in the private sector.
  • Work with the Director/Associate Director to originate, develop and implement selected new digital products and initiatives for ASB working with other departments in the Bank as necessary.
  • Review and take responsibility for approval of new digital market development activities put forward by country teams in line with Bank policies and procedures and oversee the selection and management of external consultants (with an expertise in digital) engaged to provide services to ASB across countries.
  • Directly accountable for the engagement and effective overall management of the Team including recruitment, performance management, coaching and development. Where matrix reporting is in place, work jointly with the country counterpart when setting objectives and completing performance appraisals for relevant staff.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

 

  • Strong track record in digital marketing, digital partnerships and the use & development of digital tools to outreach large numbers (> 250k) of end-users.
  • Strong network of digital development practitioners across the private sector, IFIs, and IOs and proven experience in stakeholder engagement, internally and externally.
  • Excellent understanding of the drivers of digital transition and how they can be embedded into advisory activities.
  • Deep understanding of results-based approaches to assess digital delivery, and best-in-class processes.
  • Relevant professional experience, preferably some of it in an International Financial Institution (IFI), with focus on digital development. 
  • Experience with and deep understanding of small businesses – their development challenges, financing needs, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Some experience in people management, coaching junior members.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, and experience in impact measurement.
  • Strong writing skills; experience in writing reports.
  • A strong track record in managing processes and different teams in order to successfully bring programmes and products from the “drawing board to the market”
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interface with multi-country teams.

 

 

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.


Job Segment: Strategic Planning, Sustainability, Bank, Banking, Performance Management, Strategy, Energy, Finance, Human Resources