Assistant Analyst, Banking, Zagreb, Croatia

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

EBRD Zagreb, Croatia

Requisition ID

33090

Office Country

Croatia

Office City

Zagreb

Division

Banking Countries of Operations

Full-Time/Part-Time​

Part Time

Contract Type

Short Term

Contract Length

23 months

Posting End Date

27/01/2023

Purpose of Job

The Assistant Analyst is responsible for providing support to Bankers with monitoring of signed projects, addressing clients’ requests, assisting Operation Leader (OL) to track project implementation, including disbursement performance and implementation of Technical Cooperation (TC) projects as well as for preparation of pipeline and portfolio reports.

Background

Background

The EBRD has developed a technical assistance project to cooperate and coordinate with private- and public-sector associations and employers to set up assistance services for Ukrainian refugees seeking employment or self-employment in Croatia.

The Bank, therefore, intends to work with NGOs and to engage technical consultants to provide the employment-related activities, information and knowledge dissemination and coordination to facilitate integration of Ukrainian refugees into the Croatian workforce.

The Assistant Analyst provides valuable support through all stages of projects’ implementation, including interacting with clients/local authorities and assisting with payments with clients/Operations Administration Department, when required. All these stages require constant communication with various departments in the Bank and clients. The Assistant Analyst is actively involved in development of documents for TC projects and in preparing briefing information, gathering business information for the senior staff. In order to prepare portfolio and pipeline reports and keep the systems updated, the Assistant Analyst maintains contact with Deal Tracking Module administrators, Team Members and the colleagues involved in Portfolio issues.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Assist in project monitoring (prepare monitoring reports, keep track of and review the clients’ financial, project and other reporting, and follow up client’s covenant compliance).
  • Provide assistance with the preparation of project related material and distribution, maintaining Deal Tracking Module entries, project filling system (Projectlink) and assisting with Project Monitoring Report preparation and due diligence, when required.
  • Liaise with clients and Bank’s units regarding the disbursement application forms, Guarantees and other documents in order to coordinate the disbursement process.
  • Draft correspondence between the Bank and clients for bankers review or liaise directly with clients as appropriate.
  • Assist in project and sector data search from various sources to create slides or provide necessary information for project preparation and business development purposes.
  • Develop documentation for TC projects, including drafting Terms of References, budget, matrix, Technical Cooperation Report and memo, as required.
  • Assist in marketing research including preparation of reports and other materials as well as support business development efforts, attend meetings with clients and join marketing trips alongside bankers, when necessary.
  • Keep in touch with OLs and provide portfolio and pipeline reports to Management and keep sector presentations database updated.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

Skills:

  • Fluent English both written and spoken;
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian language is a strong plus
  • Previous experience working on refugee employment and self-employment programs
  • Relevant experience in engaging effectively with NGOs, refugees, officials in the public institutions, business community and other professionals, to ensure the willing cooperation of all parties;
  • Good sense of priorities, ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;

  • Ability to prioritise work with continuously changing priorities;
  • Very good attention to detail;
  • Strong team player;
  • Ability to work with precision and accuracy;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills.

Key technical skills:

  • Good numerical and financial skills;
  • Good understanding of accounting principles and ability to interpret accounts;
  • Knowledge of local business environment;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Bank’s policies and procedures, in particular good knowledge of Project cycle, role of Bank Units in project implementation and monitoring processes.

Experience:

  • Administrative or back-office support in investment projects preparation and implementation;
  • Conducting research and presenting the information collated;
  • Compile statistical and other kind of reports.

Qualifications

Higher education or relevant qualification.

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.