Analyst, Banking - Tenders Global

Analyst, Banking

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Requisition ID 34111
Office Country Ukraine
Office City Kyiv
Division Banking Sectors
Contract Type Fixed Term
Contract Length 2 years
Posting End Date 30/11/2023

The position is based in Ukraine with temporary relocation to Warsaw, Poland. EBRD may grant approval to work from Ukraine to eligible candidates who may not be able to relocate to Warsaw, Poland due to personal objective reasons.

Purpose of Job:

The Analyst is expected to work on Ukrainian projects and contribute 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 leader or 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, conducting financial analysis and financial modelling on advanced level, 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 role is dedicated to the Small Business Initiative Finance & Development Group (the Group). The Group is responsible for delivering the Small Business Initiative (SBI), a Bank-wide strategic initiative dedicated to support and develop the institutions SME business. In particular, the Group is responsible for the strategic consolidation and coordination of all the Banks activities in the SME sphere and provides the direction and framework necessary to create, lead, and coordinate the SBI, ensuring a more integrated and prioritised approach towards the SME sector.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

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

Structuring and Execution

Work as a project team member on transactions, contributing to all aspects of project structuring and execution, including comprehensive research and analysis of background materials, market information and financial performance data; analyse and evaluate potential risks related to the proposed project, including analysis of financial statements, preparing and updating financial models and financial projections;

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.

Assisting with implementing Risk Sharing Framework with commercial Partner Banks

Where commercial partner banks (PBs) are involved, ensuring that all necessary due diligence on borrowers and projects proposed for financing under the Risk Sharing Framework (RSF) has been carried out;

For RSF operations, direct involvement in delivering high-quality project proposals, compliant with the EBRD standards, including:

together with PB and EBRD bankers identifying the pipeline of qualifying sub-borrowers and projects, complying with the EBRD requirements and suitable for the RSF transactions; providing the pipeline of these projects to the EBRD bankers;

Making sure PBs have good understanding of what RSF is, what projects are eligible and what EBRD requirements are;

Working closely with PB bankers throughout the entire cycle of sub-project preparation and due diligence, starting from initial assessment up to the final approval document (Exhibit C) to be presented for the EBRDs approval. Coaching PB bankers in areas that require assistance;

Helping PB bankers in building financial models (acceptable by EBRD standards), using information provided by the banks and the sub-borrowers.

Helping EBRD bankers in execution of existing and new RSF projects.

Liaise with respective EBRD colleagues to communicate with partner banks, existing and prospective clients.

Portfolio Monitoring, Value Creation and Reporting

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;

As may be requested by, and under the supervision of, a Technical Cooperation (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.

In close collaboration with the Advice for Small Business (ASB) unit work on identifying financing opportunities, supporting joint marketing events, screening for new leads, receiving and analysing leads to identify qualified SME candidates for further evaluation by senior bankers, etc.

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:

Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelors degree. Masters degree preferred or equivalent experience in the areas of expertise.

Professional qualification such as ACA, CFA, ACCA, or CIMA desirable.

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, ability to build and analyse cash flow statements, understanding local and international accounting principles and practice of credit analysis.

Advanced financial modelling skills and ability to build and review financial models are core qualification requirements for this position

Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office and spread sheet 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.

Good command over the Ukrainian language.

Experience & Knowledge:

Relevant financial industry experience from an investment or commercial bank, private equity firm, asset management firm, or auditing/financial consulting firm operating to international standards.

Exposure to industry/country experience.

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 Banks 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.

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