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Principal, Project Integrity

Posting Date: 19-Jan-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 25004
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Risk and Compliance Group
Dept. / Bus. Group OCCO - Project Integrity
Business Unit OCCO - Project Integrity
Contract Type Regular
Contract Length
Posting End Date 20/01/2022 


Job Description


The mission of the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer (OCCO) is to protect the integrity and reputation of the Bank, to promote ethical standards of behaviour and to strengthen the Bank’s accountability and transparency. OCCO assists in identifying, assessing, and monitoring integrity risks arising from failure to comply with the Bank’s standards and policies and contributes, in an independent manner, to the Bank’s effective management of integrity risks.


The Project Integrity Principal (PIP) role is one of the specialist support functions in the investment process, with a thematic focus on Bribery and Corruption, Money laundering/Terrorism Financing and Sanctions. The primary responsibility of the PIP is to provide specialist advice on integrity and reputational risks in the EBRD’s projects and operations to the Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Management of the Bank, via the Director, Head of Project Integrity. The PIP, analyses, verifies, interprets and assesses integrity concerns and compliance risks, making recommendations and proposing an appropriate course of action to the EBRD’s senior management and committees.  The PIP will in due course be responsible for the integrity aspects of the EBRD’s operations in a number of countries.


The PIP is expected to develop strong working relationships with a wide variety of EBRD management and staff across seniority levels. The PIP also develops and leads on certain client-focused anti-corruption and AML/CFT Capacity Building initiatives internally and externally




This is not a standard ‘regulatory compliance’ role. This position will suit someone pro-active in seeking solutions on a cooperative basis and with the ability to accept and propose decisions that are not always in line with their own.


  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to deal with a considerable volume of transactions worked on simultaneously
  • Ability to provide clear and concise advice while confronted with limited information and time, as well as to tight deadlines set by business needs.
  • Ability to engage diplomatically and convincingly with a wide range of counterparties across the bank, maintaining respect and adding value to all interactions.





  • Liaise with other members of OCCO, Banking and Credit on the gathering of information. The PIP analyses, verifies, interprets and assesses the information and identifies integrity and reputational risks.
  • Provide solid, well-founded advice and reflection on integrity related issues and provide an appropriate course of action to mitigate integrity-related risk is proposed to the Bank’s Committees and the Board.
  • Provide advice on a wide range of matters relating to integrity, reputation and compliance risk including integrity-related policies,  assist in audits and information sessions for the Board
  • Provide training and guidance aimed at promoting awareness of and compliance with the Bank's ethical standards and requirements.
  • Represent OCCO in internal and external fora, including donor assemblies and annual special funds meetings; engage with donors, auditors and other relevant parties on integrity-related matters.
  • Travel sometimes at short notice, to resident offices in the Bank’s countries of operation and other relevant locations.
  • Keep abreast of international standards in sanctioning regulations, standards of good corporate governance and AML/CFT procedures to incorporate related risks in the assessment.
  • Develop, lead and monitor ad hoc and strategic capacity building initiatives, including Anti-Corruption Action Plans and AML/CFT Trainings.
  • Be involved in ad-hoc project management, public speaking and other matters important to the pursuit of the Bank’s mission
  • Monitor compliance with the Bank’s internal procedures on a quarterly basis



The Individual


  • Most probably a postgraduate degree, possibly in finance, law or other relevant field.  
  • Professional experience in one or more of: banking, compliance, or auditing, understanding of the subject matter of several departments such as Credit and proven experience in making decisions based on judgement. Knowledge of Capital Markets would be an additional advantage. Experience in compliance, conflicts of interest, and control room functions would be a plus.
  • Good analytical skills, excellent understanding of how to evaluate integrity and reputational risks with ability to engage constructively on possible solutions.Sound judgement and an ability to credibly justify a decision is critical.
  • High integrity and discretion; and with an ability to both hold a position and appropriately flex it when that is the right thing for the mission of the Bank.
  • Independent and persevering; very good negotiation skills. A competent authority with a capability to convince and to be respected and able to build good rapport.
  • Good team player who is able to work within a small team and who has the ability, gravity and confidence to work with senior banking, credit, and Legal Officers in the Bank.
  • Good presentation skills with ability to communicate convincingly verbally in writing.
  • Ability to conduct integrity training courses for all levels of Bank Officials.
  • Ability to handle pressure, to work to challenging deadlines, and with a positive problem-solving attitude
  • Understanding of the international standards regarding compliance, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering
  • Possess or be willing to rapidly develop expert knowledge of the integrity risk landscape in the EBRD’s Countries of Operation.
  • Excellent command of English with ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Proficiency in preferably at least another relevant language of a country of operation will be considered as a strong plus.
  • Attracted to the mission of the Bank as well as its multicultural environment
  • Above all, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate intelligence, a balance of humility and confidence, gravitas, good judgement, flexibility, excellent communication skills, and an ability to influence successfully in a multicultural and high calibre, stretching environment.

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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