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Principal or Associate, Sustainable Business & Infrastructure, Climate Strategy Delivery

Posting Date: 04-Aug-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 30868
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Policy and Partnerships
Full-Time/Part-Time​ Full Time
Contract Type Fixed Term
Contract Length 2 years  
Posting End Date 18/08/2022 





















We are open to hiring the postiion at either Principal or Associate level, depending on the candidates experience


Purpose of Job


The Associate/Principal supports and expands the activities of the Bank in the area of climate change and circular economy  and related investments, through the identification and the development of dedicated projects and project components, innovative financing schemes and new partnerships and initiatives in order to align investments consistent with Low Carbon Pathways aligned with the Paris Agreement


The role will entail: i) identifying, defining and structuring low carbon investments working across the regional and banking matrix with private and public sector Clients in all relevant sectors of the SIA team, ii) supporting the definition of innovative investment vehicles to promote, aggregate and scale up EBRD investments; iii) supporting the development and implementation of technical assistance assignments to ensure GET investment activity;  iv) supporting the delivery of relevant policy dialogue activities with local authorities  to accelerate the decarbonisation of the sectors; v) supporting the implementation of relevant market/sector/country analytics to inform investment programmes.


Reporting to the Head of Sustainable Industry and Agribusiness, the Associate/Principal will support all activities within the banking life cycle related to the implementation of the transactions covering areas such as support to business/pipeline development, client management, policy dialogue, donor funded report, and all aspects related to the implementation of the program.



Accountabilities & Responsibilities 


  • Under the direction of the Head of Sustainable Industry and Agribusiness, support banking teams with marketing and business development efforts in the relevant sectors.
  • Work as a team member at project level to identify investment opportunities for climate and sustainable resource technologies (energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials efficiency, waste minimisation, circular economy), with specific focus on corporate sector operations.
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Sustainable Industry and Agribusiness and other senior members of the GECA team, lead the identification and structuring of capital investment appraisals of sustainable resource investments and review the associated implementation and operational risks.
  • Undertake marketing and business development efforts in the relevant sector and countries to build reputable market contacts and develop deal flow and cross selling of the Bank’s competencies.
  • As a project team member, influence clients in order to structure and deliver GET element of banking transactions to ensure that GET is mainstreamed/maximised in the projects financed by EBRD and transactions comply with internal governance e.g. Paris Alignment;
  • Work as a project team member to develop new products and contribute to all other aspects project structuring and execution, including implementing, and monitoring.
  • Support the implementation of relevant market/sector/country analytics to promote specific GET investments.
  • Assist in providing necessary support, in the form of relevant information or documentation for meeting participation, towards efforts to procure grants and technical cooperation funds to complement investment projects or required as part of policy dialogue effort.
  • Support the delivery of policy dialogue assignments and formulation of policy dialogue interventions required to put in place and improve regulations enabling GET investments, with particular focus on buildings;



Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications 


  • Relevant degree (minimum Master Level) in a technical, engineering or science discipline, (e.g. process/chemical/industrial/civil-building/mining engineering). A combination of technical and commercial skills is advantageous.
  • Good technical and commercial work experience gained from: i) an engineering and/or consultancy organisation; or ii) a company operating in the energy, chemical, construction, or manufacturing sectors; or iii) a bank, equity fund, advisory services, corporate finance firm; within a period of  4-8 years and demonstrable track record of successful project development/deployment.
  • Knowledge and experience with energy/resource efficiency technologies and practices with a very strong awareness and interest in the related issues (energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste management, process optimisation, materials efficiency, circular economy and operation of commercial assets etc.)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Paris Agreement and of the design/development/implementation of Low Carbon Roadmaps/Pathways.
  • Good understanding of business and finance principles.
  • Good understanding of policy analysis and policy formulation in the areas of climate change, resource efficiency, energy efficiency, technology transfer and energy.
  • Experience in emerging markets, specifically the EBRD region.
  • Computer literacy and excellent written/oral communication skills in English are essential. Knowledge of French, or Russian, or Arabic are of significant advantage.
  • 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 and confidence in handling senior stakeholders.
  • The ability to tackle issues and problems in a logical and practical manner.




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.

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