Analyst, Capital & Financial Markets Development, London, United Kingdom

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

EBRD London

Requisition ID

32862

Office Country

United Kingdom

Office City

London

Division

Policy and Partnerships

Contract Type

Short Term

Contract Length

06 months

Posting End Date

24/11/2022

Purpose of Job

The role contributes to the EBRD’s efforts to establish more sustainable local currency financing through financial sector reforms and to the development of more efficient and self-sustaining capital markets in its Countries of Operations (COOs).

The Analyst is a member of the CFMD team, which serves as a centre of excellence within the EBRD on key issues related to local capital markets development.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Diagnostic and analytical work:

  • Conduct analysis of capital markets in the Bank’s COOs, including efficiency and liquidity in domestic money, foreign exchange, fixed income, equity markets, etc.;
  • Closely monitor and analyse ongoing EU policy developments, including related to ESG, digitalisation and innovation, and support CFMD team members with positioning the Bank and our COOs accordingly;
  • Ensure the accuracy and consistency of CFMD country needs assessments and other reports;
  • Update in a timely manner and help improve existing EBRD databases related to financial sector and capital markets development with particular focus on country assessments, transition assessment of relevant Banking projects and result measurement;
  • Contribute to the compilation of detailed information regarding the team’s activities to enable quick access to data as well as policy and briefing materials;
  • Produce analytical reports that adequately analyse capital market development issues such as the current state of local financial markets in terms of institutions, market infrastructure and the regulatory environment observed during country needs assessments;
  • Provide data input and collection from various sources and ensure that feedback received from any follow-up engagement is adequately reflected in final country needs assessment reports;
  • Support the CFMD team with developing and maintaining a broad knowledge base on the state of development of capital markets in the EBRD regions, including indicators and methodology.

Policy dialogue:

  • Support preparation of CFMD team’s policy and briefing materials with strong focus on dynamics in the COOs’ financial sectors and capital markets with the view to developing productive policy dialogue and ensuring follow-up activities related to the team’s policy advice;
  • Assess and follow up on financial/capital market development needs and reforms of the EBRD COOs to achieve more sustainable domestic capital markets;
  • Supports CFMD Regional Leads with policy dialogue activities across the Bank’s COOs engaging with local authorities and market participants;
  • Contribute to the preparation of annual policy briefs and capital market development priority setting across COOs.

Transaction design and support:

  • Assist senior team members in designing specific banking transactions with capital market and local currency relevance to maximise the capital market development impact of EBRD investments;
  • Contribute to the preparation of investment project proposals.

Capacity building:

  • Assist in organising and participating in CFMD related workshops and conferences to strengthen knowledge sharing among the CFMD team members as well as across the EBRD;
  • Liaise with other CFMD team members to raise awareness of CFMD activities, to ensure knowledge gained from various CFMD activities is stored in an organised manner and disseminated effectively across the EBRD to support institutional learning and knowledge building;

  • Contribute to development of CFMD internal and external communications;
  • Provide support to other CFMD team members in developing relationships with relevant external counterparts and agencies;
  • Support senior team members in increasing CFMD’s visibility inside and outside the Bank by preparing drafts of articles, presentations, speeches and other materials as required;
  • Draft minutes from the meetings, memos and other relevant documents as tasked by the senior team members;
  • Conduct administrative activities and run databases of the team.

Technical Cooperation (TC) projects:

  • Support capital markets related TC to ensure assigned tasks are managed in a timely manner to meet the agreed requirements and ensure all administrative activities are completed on time;
  • Help draft progress and final reports related to TC projects and contribute to relevant donor reports and lessons learnt to guide future policy delivery.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

Academic qualifications:

  • Degree in Finance, Economics, Law, Accounting or related fields.

Experience:

  • Some prior experience of financial markets would be beneficial;
  • Comfortable operating in a multi-cultural environment and with an interest and motivation for the Bank’s mission.

Technical skills:

  • Strong writing and presentation skills;
  • Strong analytical mind and research skills: an ability to interpret financial data and design/develop models, databases and presentations, must be able to research various capital market development topics with minimum supervision; a curious and analytical mind is needed to question habits and current methods, and to generate imaginative and innovative ideas; must be able to articulate observations and arguments in a convincing and concise manner;
  • Strong organisational skills: must be able to undertake multiple and wide ranging tasks concurrently; ability to deliver quality outputs within often tight deadlines; prior experience organising conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. would be a plus;
  • Strong writing and presentation skills: previous experience in producing policy notes, assessment reports and thematic reports in banks, consultant firms or other international organisations with a development mandate is a plus;
  • Computer literate with excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills; ability to utilize modern tools for agile working and collaboration of remote teams.

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.

Tags: banking, capital markets, esg, external communications, knowledge sharing, needs assessment, technical cooperation