European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

EBRD London

Requisition ID

30872

Office Country

United Kingdom

Office City

London

Division

Policy and Partnerships

Contract Type

Regular

Contract Length

Purpose of Job

The Senior Officer – Green Partnerships holds a key position in the Donor Co-Financing Team (DCF). The Senior Officer is responsible cross-cutting issues with a focus on the Bank’s bilateral and multilateral climate donors and partners, including the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Amongst others, the Senior Officer supports the management, accounting and reporting of donor funds. The role interacts with different departments within EBRD who access and manage climate/environment-focused donor funds to coordinate the receipt, expenditure and analysis of financial information. The post holder also provides administrative support across the team.

Background

Financial resources from donors are crucial to help the Bank to deliver on its transition mandate. Under its Strategic and Capital Framework (SCF) 2021 – 2025, the Bank has adopted its new Green Economy Transition (GET) approach, setting an ambitious target for the Bank to achieve a green finance ratio of over 50% of the Bank’s annual investments by 2025. By the end of 2022, the Bank aims to fully align its activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Using donor finance in a disciplined manner is an integral part of the Bank’s business model and will be a key enabler of the achievement of these strategic goals.

DCF works as a catalyst in raising and managing donor funds, working closely with other departments in the Bank, and ensuring that donor priorities are well understood in the Bank and that the Bank’s priorities are well understood by donors.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

The Senior Officer will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the analysis, earmarking and management of funds.
  • Issuing payment requests, setting up funds in EBRD’s IT system, undertaking fund termination activities, etc.
  • Supporting the tracking of contributions received, committed, and disbursed.
  • Manage the processing of consultant contracts, including organising of invoicing and payments.
  • Providing assistance in the analysis and monitoring of donor fee inflows and outflows, processing recharges, and preparing fee reports.
  • Supporting the continuous analysis of the financial situation and delivery of ongoing programmes and assisting in the preparation of donor reports.
  • Reviewing transactions booked and posted to the accounting systems for accuracy and appropriateness.
  • Maintaining accounting and reporting systems, files and other records required for the Bank and Donor Funds to ensure accurate and timely information.
  • Supporting team members in arranging travel, including visas & accommodation, as well as claiming expenses.
  • Organising internal and external events, including with donors.
  • Working with EBRD’s Communications Team to support donor communication and visibility.

The responsibilities of the Senior Office are designed to allow the incumbent to progressively undertake more complex tasks and build the scope of responsibilities based on acquired experience and expertise.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Degree in Business Administration or equivalent vocational qualifications.

  • Previous experience in administrative or similar position in an international organisation.
  • Ability to work independently and to organise and prioritise workload in order to meet dynamic deadlines.
  • Ability to quickly attain solid knowledge of donor funded projects, processes and business needs.
  • Strong organisational, administrative, and numerical skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of key EBRD systems, processes, controls and policies an advantage
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat.
  • Knowledge of SAP is considered a strong advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Accuracy and an eye for detail.
  • Reliable, tactful and flexible with professional manner.

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.

Tags: accounting and reporting, financial resources, global environment facility, green climate fund, oral communication