EU Analyst or Associate Manager
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, United Kingdom
Closing Date for Applications:
Positioned within the multilateral team of the Donor Co-Financing department (DCF), the Analyst/Associate Manager (position level will be determined by the candidates experience) will contribute to the ongoing management of European Union (EU) donor funds as well as funds from other multilateral donors. The role is closely linked to a growing portfolio of EU budgetary guarantees, which the EBRD uses in support of investment projects across many of its countries of operations.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of a senior team member, the incumbent is expected to carry out the following tasks:
- Work independently on management of selected donor funds;
- Assist with the compliance aspect of DCF’s work, in particular providing comments about the eligibility of donor funds at the time of (internal) EBRD approval of projects/programmes;
- Allocate and track financial resources, and ensure efficient and compliant utilisation of donor funds;
- Liaise with Banking teams, the legal team and support units on any amendments or waivers to donor agreements, payment requests, financial queries, commitment of funds, etc.;
- Coordinate the progress and financial reporting on donor funds, helping to ensure that reporting deadlines are met, and that reports are of the appropriate quality for donor requirements;
- Ensure that all relevant notices, claims and other relevant documentation related to EU budgetary guarantees are processed in line with the legal requirements and in a timely manner;
- Coordinate for the Bank verification missions, evaluations and monitoring of EU funded projects/programmes performed by the EU;
- Revise relevant donor policies and procedures and support teams in implementing these.
- Work with internal teams to ensure accuracy and consistency between donors’ requirements and Bank’s procedures.
- The responsibilities of the Analyst/Associate Manager are designed to allow the incumbent to progressively undertake more complex tasks and build the scope of responsibilities based on acquired experience and expertise.
Qualifications & Skills / Experience & Knowledge
Qualifications and Skills:
- Master’s degree and relevant experience;
- Experience in managing donor funds in multilateral context;
- Familiarity with EU funded programmes and instruments would be an advantage;
- Strong process management skills, including ability to work across departments and with external stakeholders;
- Proven numerical and financial skills with the ability to interpret financial information;
- Experience with SAP or equivalent accounting system would be an asset;
- Computer literacy with emphasis on Excel;
- Ability to complete tasks to a high degree of accuracy;
- Ability and motivation to make new and useful ideas work;
- Good communication and problem-solving skills;
- Fluent English language skills, both verbal and written.