The Analyst provides support and guidance to Operation Leaders/Project Teams in FIBG and other designated units in the delivery of grants including grant mobilisation, utilisation and reporting. This includes drafting grant-related documents, advising on all aspects of grant administration as well as compiling, analysing and presenting data related to grants utilised under FIBG programmes.
The FI Grants Management is a proactive unit within the Financial Institutions Business Group (FIBG) responsible for daily administration and overall management of TC and non-TC grants, the FIs consultancy budget, and other associated activities. The Team ensures that grants are mobilised, committed, deployed and reported upon in an efficient, accurate and transparent manner, applying the highest professional standards, given the fiduciary duty that the Bank assumes vis-à-vis Donors funds.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
- Provide support and guidance to FI bankers and project teams members, under the supervision of the relevant manager, on all aspects of the grants (TC and non-TC) in project preparation, Ops Com and TC Com submission, procurement process, contracting and consultant management, grant administration, internal and external donor reporting, including substantive and procedural issues;
- Work as part of project teams to liaise with internal Bank departments (TC Team, Donor-Co-financing, Funds Accounting, FI Portfolio Team) and external stakeholders for the purposes of grant implementation;
- Supervise incentive payments to Partner Financial Institutions and investment incentives to sub-borrowers and ensure follow up on any discrepancies with the relevant parties;
- Support particular facilities, frameworks, initiatives, specific product or geographic areas, and donor/fund relationships, as designated by management;
- Assist OLs and Project Teams in the structuring of the grant component of an investment project/framework, in line with EBRD policies and procedures
- Draft or review TC documentation or documentation with TC components including TC budgets, project profiles, terms of reference, and related donor reports and requests;
- Monitor the utilisation and allocation of donor funds under funding framework
- Monitor project progress against objectives, donor contribution agreements and consultancy contracts;
- Conduct analysis, reporting and planning exercises in related areas as tasked by management;
- Co-ordinate with EvD and Internal Audit, as well as Donors external auditors as the case may be, with respect to evaluations and audits of grant supported operations;
- Prepare regular reports on FIBG grants utilisation, analyses on issues which apply team-wide, and act as a focal point for internal or external discussions which relates to the processes and procedures used by the Grants Management Team
- Support and deputise for Managers with respect to technical meetings, steering committees and other ad hoc meetings and tasks.
- Provide support to Managers to mentor/train junior staff and oversee their work for designated assignments
- Implement other tasks (e.g., presentations/analysis, pipeline preparation, etc.) as and when required.
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
- Strong academic background;
- Relevant work experience;
- Exposure to loan documentation and loan operations;
- Strong numerical, analytical, and spreadsheet skills;
- Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy essential;
- Excellent written (report drafting, correspondence) and verbal communication skills;
- Ability to take responsibility, work independently and proactively as a member of a team;
- Strong organisational and administrative skills and experience;
- A client-orientated team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to prioritise work, adapt quickly to continuously changing priorities and learn on the job;
- Understand and enforce complex procedures;
- Excellent English essential, both written and spoken. Knowledge of Russian, French or Arabic would be useful but not essential.
Diversity is one of the Banks 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.