The postholder would be an integral member of the Corporate Strategy team. S/he would support delivery on a number of files across all pillars of the team’s work, working in partnership with other members of the team. The analyst would also focus on background research and analysis, and implementation monitoring relating to some of the team’s core work areas.
The postholder would report to the Deputy Director, but work with all colleagues in the team, and have exposure to a number of internal and external counterparts.
Section 3 – Background
Corporate Strategy – a function that reports directly to the President and is represented at Excom – has four main pillars of work:
Leads the Bank’s strategic planning, including advising the President on strategic matters; developing the Bank’s vision, long-term directions and action plans; helping to implement the Bank’s corporate strategies across departments and with external counterparts; and scanning and analysing opportunities and risks in the Bank’s strategic environment;
Advances both long-term and shorter-term strategic priorities that have cross-departmental implications, political sensitivities or are presidential priorities;
Develops and manages the Bank’s institutional relations with key players in the global financial architecture, including international financial institutions and other international organisations, as well as with key platforms and fora such as the G7 and G20;
Incubates and fosters new approaches, products and ideas to keep EBRD relevant and cutting edge that are then mainstreamed into the Bank’s operational and policy departments.
Section 4 – Facts / Scale
The Corporate Strategy team at present consists of the Managing Director, Deputy Director, two Principals, an analyst and an executive assistant.
Section 5 – Accountabilities & Responsibilities
Make substantive contributions to the analysis underlying the medium- to long-term strategic directions of the Bank.
Conduct research on topics relevant to the strategic priorities of the Bank and present findings in a way that is concise and can be used in related papers.
Monitor external developments and global trends of interest to the Bank’s operations and strategy, as part of the team’s horizon scanning.
Design and implement research projects as needed.
Maintain informal links with teams across the Bank to monitor and keep abreast of delivery of strategic commitments across the Bank.
Manage special projects on request.
Specific deliverables will include (but are not limited to):
Contributing to the Bank’s institutional strategic products (e.g. the annual rolling Strategy Implementation Plan or the Corporate Scorecard revision);
Contributing to the WB/IMF Spring/Annual Meetings materials (e.g. briefing notes, research for speeches);
Supporting EBRD institutional relationships with selected external organisations by accumulating knowledge about the institutions, proactive monitoring of developments in them, and drafting briefing notes in support of the Bank’s strategic engagement;
Conducting research and contributing to policy papers and presentations for Senior Management and Board on key developments of strategic importance to the Bank’s strategy;
Preparing briefing notes and talking points for meetings, speeches, and presentations; and
Maintaining and updating the team work plan document and monitoring progress against it.
Section 6 – Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Excellent analytical skills – Ability to analyse and process large data sets.
Strong research skills – Ability to research and distill information with speed and efficiency.
Organisational awareness – Ability to understand the formal and informal structure of the Bank and its business environment. Ability to effectively use its information and resources to get things done.
Ability to multitask – Self-motivated, ability to work independently to meet deadlines and to plan and organise work in a logical and efficient manner. Ability to manage competing deadlines and workstreams for multiple managers.
Strong time-management skills – Ability to work quickly, delivering accurate products often under tight deadlines.
Excellent writing skills in English and an eye for quality and detail – The necessary skills to prepare high-quality analytical and written submissions.
Communication skills – Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in verbal and written formats, appropriate to the audience at the time
Strong team player.
Sound judgement, including the ability to anticipate problems or bottlenecks and a keen sense of when to escalate issues or find a solution independently.
Good familiarity with Power Point, Excel and key Microsoft applications.
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.