Requisition ID 34195 Office Country United Kingdom Office City London Division Banking Sectors Contract Type Regular Contract Length Posting End Date 04/03/2024

Purpose of Job

The Infra Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Team, Sustainable Infrastructure Group (SIG), supports investments and policy dialogue in the municipal and transport sectors across the EMEA regions and works with both public and private sector clients. In the public sector, it extends sovereign and sub-sovereign loans to support the development of sustainable infrastructure in the municipal and transport sectors.

An Analyst is sought to work in the Infra EMEA team in London to provide support to the project preparation and implementation process under direct and continuous supervision from Operation Leaders. The Analyst contributes to all phases of the project cycle, including project origination, structuring, execution, implementation and monitoring. The Analyst will take responsibility for the tasks assigned to him/her by the Operation Leaders, more senior members of the project team or more senior bankers, 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 Leaders or under the supervision/guidance of more senior bankers.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the operation leader or a more senior banker:

  1. Structuring and Execution

    • Work as a project team member on transactions, contributing to all aspects of project structuring and execution, including working with client counterparts, consultants and other parties to progress the project;
    • Be the primary driver of the scope and quality of project due diligence, including financial, market, integrity and EBRD policy compliance;
    • Prepare internal project documentation, including approval project memoranda, financial models, draft term sheets, presentations, etc. as and when required;
    • Take responsibility, as TC operation leader, to design and process technical co-operation assistance, ensuring that TC processing and approval fits with the approval schedule of any related investment project or the related policy dialogue initiative;
    • Ensure that all tasks within his/her are completed within the specified time frames to a high standard and in line with the policies, procedures and objectives of the Bank.

      1. Portfolio Monitoring, Value Creation and Reporting

        • As requested by the Operation Leaders 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 set in the respective project’s legal documentation;
        • As requested by the Operation Leaders or more senior members 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; The Analyst will be expected to act proactively and to display a solution oriented approach;
        • As may be requested by, and under the supervision of, an Operation Leader, assist with the effective implementation and monitoring of consultancy TC assignments associated with the respective projects including communication with clients who will benefit of such an assistance , monitoring of grant and TC funds usage, preparation and filing of relevant TC progress reports and completion reports to support the Operation Leaders to meet donor reporting requirements and operational objectives.
          1. Business Development

            • Assist, as required, with marketing and business development efforts.

              The responsibilities of the Analyst 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. Master’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in the areas of expertise.
              • Professional qualification such as ACA, CFA, ACCA, or CIMA desirable.
              • Strong quantitative/numerical skills are critical with the ability to interpret financial information and to design and use financial models.
              • Credit analysis skills, with the ability to interpret accounts, understanding local and international accounting principles and practice of credit analysis.
              • Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office and spread sheet packages including financial analysis and modelling modules.
              • Excellent understanding of relevant systems and processes.
              • Ability to work effectively and flexibly as a team member and to deadlines and under time pressure.
              • Ability to work well as part of a multi-national team.
              • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
              • Good command over a language of a country of operation of the Bank is an advantage.
              • Relevant financial industry experience in the infrastructure sector from an investment or commercial bank, private equity firm, asset management firm, or consulting firm operating to international standards.
              • Exposure to European infrastructure sector would be an advantage.
              • Strong interest and self-motivation to learn and assist in developing ESG-focused project opportunities (e.g. green/sustainability-linked finance) will be a plus.

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