The Nature and Climate Risk Analyst will be responsible for supporting ESD’s contribution to EBRD’s assessment and reporting of climate risks as required by the recommendation of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). This work will link to credit risk assessment and will feed into the Bank’s determination of whether investments align with the objectives of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The role will support the development and implementation of assessment methodologies and will provide data for the preparation of EBRD’s annual TCFD report. The role will assist with day to day climate risk screening, advise ESD specialists on challenging project and liaise with Risk Management, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change (E2C2) and Banking teams on project design and risk mitigation. The role will be principally responsible for collecting, collating and processing accurate climate risk data and ensuring it available for decision makers.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
- Contributing to climate risk work in ESD and liaising with other departments.
- Support the work of the Principal Nature and Climate Risk Adviser and the rest of the ESD green finance team.
- Assisting in developing tools, guidance and training for ESD specialists and banking teams.
- Collating data for EBRD climate risk analysis, scenario development, stress testing and reporting.
- Supporting ESD lead specialists on project climate risk assessments.
- Advising the EBRD’s Green Economic Transition (GET) Clearing House on GET attribution for TCFD and climate corporate governance.
- Support the delivery of specific TC assignments or provide comments to the other teams’ TC work based on identified opportunities for broader Bank’s policy dialog and E&S benefits creation at project, sector or country levels.
- Support the streamlining and automatisation of data collection and analysis for climate risk assessment and, more broadly, for the overall green finance process.
- Provide input to sector and country strategies/policies, papers or other initiatives.
- Supporting senior staff in researching, drafting and preparing presentation material for a wide range of environmental, climate and nature-related topics.
- Support the ESD in planning and organization of meetings.
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
- A bachelor university degree in environmental economics, science, engineering or related field is highly desirable.
- Demonstrable experience of working on climate risk assessment and reporting, or closely related activities.
- Experience of assessing and managing climate risks
- Knowledge of the requirements of TCFD and associated reporting.
- Familiarity with the financial sector or credit risk management.
- Familiarity with the EBRD region of operations will be an advantage.
- Understanding of IFI’s working environment, policies and procedures, and ability for organisational alignment.
- Familiarity with biodiversity and natural capital financing will be advantage.
- Familiarity with the aim and objectives of the TNFD will be an advantage.
- Proven analytical and quantitative skill.
- Attention to detail.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams as well as independently.
- Effective time management and organisational skills and ability to multi-task without losing attention to detail.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of an additional language, which is either one of EBRD official languages or spoken in EBRD countries of operation, is an advantage.
- Practical programming skills in Visual Basic or other similar language will be an advantage.
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.