Analyst, TFP Central Asia

Posting Date: 20 Jun 2024

Location: Tashkent, UZ

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 34781
Office Country Uzbekistan
Office City Tashkent
Division Banking Sectors  
Contract Type Regular 
Contract Length  
Posting End Date 05/08/2024 

 

 

 

 

Purpose of Job

 

The Analyst supports TFP Business Leader Central Asia (TFP BL) with all phases of project/ deal life cycle within the Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) with a focus on origination of trade finance transactions under established TFP facilities/ limits ensuring active utilisation of TFP facilities/ limits and on operations: structuring, pricing and execution of originated trade finance transactions. The Analyst will also support TFP BL with business/pipeline development and client relationship management. The role will have a regional focus on Central Asia.

 

The project cycle within the TFP involves several stages from origination and establishment of TFP facilities/ limits to active facility utilisation and monitoring. All the stages involve different tasks such as business development, client relationship management, project and deal due diligence, facility structuring and securing facility approval from various stakeholders and committees, negotiation and signing of facility documentation, facility/ limit establishment, country pricing reviews and active facility utilisation which includes deal/ pipeline origination, deal structuring, pricing negotiation and execution.

 

The Analyst will take responsibility for the projects and tasks assigned to him/her by TFP BL or a more senior banker, which may include carrying out country pricing reviews in CA region on a regular basis, supporting capacity building activities in CA region, including management of CA targeted e-learning and workshop/ webinar/ seminar/ conference organisation.

 

The Analyst will carry out these tasks as part of TFP Team under the guidance of TFP BL or under the supervision/guidance of other senior bankers.

 

The TFP team is based in EBRD HQ and in addition to the head of the team includes 20 bankers and 2 administrative staff. At present, there are over 120 issuing banks in 27 countries participating in the Programme, working with over 800 confirming banks and their subsidiaries throughout the world. In 2023, the TFP supported more than 1,900 trade finance transactions with a total volume of €4.2 billion.

 

Central Asia (CA) region in the TFP counts six countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), 18 existing issuing banks and over USD500mln worth of TFP limits. TFP business in CA region has been developing at a high pace in the recent years, both organically (with existing and new issuing banks) and on the back of extensive capacity building investment into local issuing banks. The Analyst position was created to support the growing demand for TFP in CA region. Thus the ultimate purpose of this operations/ execution focused role, would be to support TFP BL to grow the TFP business in CA region.

 

The Analyst role will be based in Tashkent where TFP BL for CA is currently based. The successful candidate will be expected to travel to EBRD HQ for training and to work closely with HQ based TFP colleagues remotely day to day carrying out operations/ deal execution.

 

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

 

1. Business Development

 

  • Assist TFP BL for CA, as required, with business development efforts in CA region;
  • Assist TFP BL for CA in managing client relationships within an assigned geographical area to ensure the development of trade finance;

 

2. Operations: Structuring and Execution

 

  • Work on originated TFP transactions, including all aspects of transaction structuring and execution, including background checks; analyse and evaluate potential risks related to the proposed transactions;
  • Check transaction specific documentation to ensure compliance with TFP agreements and relevant TFP procedures;
  • Carry out spot checks at issuing banks’ premises on a regular basis;
  • Assist preparation of/ prepare country pricing reviews on a regular basis;
  • Communicate with internal units of the Bank and clients, at the operational level at all the relevant transactional stages;
  • Support TFP BL for CA with origination and establishment of the TFP facilities, including tasks related to due diligence and drafting of specific assigned portions of Bank documents and correspondence;
  • Ensure that all tasks assigned to the Analyst are completed within the specified time frames to a high quality and in line with the policies, procedures and objectives of the Bank.

 

3. Value Creation, Portfolio Monitoring and Reporting

 

  • Support TFP BL for CA and other senior bankers in the development and active monitoring of TFP-related TC projects, including preparation of terms of reference and internal approval documentation, to ensure the know-how transfer supplements the utilisation of the TFP facilities;
  • Research, analyse and provide background information on developments on the international trade finance market, market trends, legal developments, etc.
  • The responsibilities of the Analyst are designed to allow the Analyst to progressively undertake more complex tasks and build the scope of responsibilities based on acquired experience and expertise.

 

Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Knowledge:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • High customer orientation and strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proven analytical skills, strong numerical and financial skills, with ability to interpret financial information.
  • Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office packages.
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively as a team member, including in remote working environment, and to tight deadlines.
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English and Russian.
  • Relevant work experience - desirable
  • Knowledge of Trade Finance - desirable
  • Ability to operate sensitively in multicultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.

 

 

 

 

 

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 and expecting our employee to attend the office 50% of their working time.

 

Please note, that due to the high volume of applications received, we regret to inform you that we are unable to provide detailed feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted (for further consideration).


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