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The EBRD Zagreb Resident Office (RO) wishes to advertise the availability of a (short-term) staff position for an Analyst to support the RO in the coordination and implementation efforts throughout all phases of the project cycle (in particular focusing on of the on-going Project “Optimization Programme for the Development of State-Owned Real Estate Assets in Croatia”).
The Analyst will contribute to all phases of the project cycle, including project origination, structuring, execution, implementation and monitoring.
They will take responsibility for the tasks assigned to them by the operation leader or more senior members of the project team, which may include undertaking comprehensive due diligence, including financial, market, integrity and EBRD policy compliance, as well as effective post-signing implementation and monitoring.
The Analyst carries out these tasks as part of a project team under the guidance of the operation leader or under the supervision/guidance of more senior bankers.
The Analyst will play a key role in liaising with different public stakeholders at the national and local level and monitoring other consultants’ work.
The Analyst will be also expected to promote capacity-building and knowledge-sharing activities, support training activities, compile information and data to support the Project’s operations, and assist the key stakeholders in absorbing, participating in, and implementing the intended objectives and outcomes of the Project.
The duration of the assignment is 4 months.
Responsibilities & Accountabilities
Under the guidance of the operation leader or a more senior banker:
- Work as a project team member and contributing to all aspects of the policy project structuring and execution, including comprehensive research and analysis of background materials, including the analyse and evaluation of the potential risks related to the proposed project;
- Assist with the designing and processing of technical co-operation assistance, including preparation of terms of reference and internal approval documentation, to support the related investment project or the related policy dialogue initiative;
- As may be requested, assist with communication with other internal units of the Bank, clients and other stakeholders, at the operational level, such as preparing draft correspondence, presentations, and following up on internal emails;
- Ensure that all tasks assigned to the Analyst are completed within the specified time frames to a high quality and in line with the policies, procedures and objectives of the Bank.
- As may be requested, work closely with the relevant authorities (in the public and private sector) as agreed with the OL;
- As requested by the operation leader or a Portfolio Manager, undertake assigned tasks relating to the implementation and monitoring of projects to which the Analyst is assigned as part of the project team, including compliance with project agreements and Bank procedures related to disbursement, monitoring of progress of the project and financial performance of the client, assessing evolving risk factors and monitoring and assessing covenant compliance;
- As requested by the operation leader or more senior member of the project team, prepare timely and comprehensive draft monitoring reports and include recommendations for corrective actions where required and ensure these corrective actions and recommendations are brought to the attention of more senior team members;
- Under the supervision of a TC operation leader, assist with the effective implementation and monitoring of TC assignments including communication with TC client, monitoring of TC fund usage, preparation and filing of relevant TC progress and completion reports to support the TC operation leader to meet donor reporting requirements and operational objectives.
These responsibilities are designed to allow the Analyst to progressively undertake more complex tasks and build the scope of responsibilities based on acquired experience and expertise.
Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Knowledge:
- Bachelor’s degree in the relevant areas of expertise (such as economics, governmental institutions, or other fields related to the scope of the project);
- Master’s degree (preferably, with a focus on macroeconomics, policy & governance, or related fields);
- Project Management experience is considered a strong plus;
- Proven analytical skills, strong numerical and financial skills, with ability to interpret analytical information;
- Practical experience in engaging with projects through the full project life cycle; and
- Relevant experience in the policy work as well as in economics, finance, and/or governance.
- Practical experience in engaging public sector projects is a plus.
- Relevant experience in engaging effectively with senior officials in the public institutions, business community and other professionals, to ensure the willing cooperation of all parties.
- Strong leadership and persuasion skills;
- Significant computer skills including knowledge of spreadsheet packages;
- Results oriented;
- Ability to prioritise and structure tasks;
- Ability to operate with diligence; and
- Capacity to promote cooperation and support multilateral discussions across various public and private sector actors.
- Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office and spreadsheet packages including financial analysis and modelling modules.
- Good understanding of relevant systems and processes.
- Ability to work effectively as a team member and to deadlines and under time pressure.
- Good written and oral communication skills in English.
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.