The Economics, Policy and Governance (EPG) Department consists of a team of around 100 economists, political counsellors, analysts and assistants, organised in three main pillars:
- Sector Economics and Policy (SEP);
- Country Economics & Policy (CEP); and
- Governance and Political Affairs (GPA).
EPG supports the Bank in increasing its impact through enhancing its operations and policy engagements. The Department does this by supporting and assessing the quality of the Bank’s interventions through economic analysis focused on its projects, by leading and supporting reform engagements in countries of operation (COOs), as well as by providing political and political economy analysis in support of operations and high-level dialogue with the leadership of COOs. EPG also supports better governance and business environment through a number of targeted products (e. g Investment Councils and Business Ombudsman institutions) and serves as the Bank’s knowledge hub on economics, policy and governance. EPG also assesses compliance to EBRD Article 1 in the context of country strategies.
The Sector Economics and Policy (SEP) pillar of the EPG Department is currently seeking to recruit an analyst to work as a member of Energy sector team. The SEP Energy sector team covers energy and mining sector projects. It also leads or contributes to the key policy dialogue activities of the EBRD in the area of energy policy. Its main work includes project design, appraisal and monitoring; policy advocacy and reform, portfolio management; assessment of progress on energy sector reforms and transition qualities in the EBRD COOs; the development of the sector and country diagnostics and strategies; and managing internal and external relations on energy sector policy issues.
The Analyst (Energy) supports the work of energy sector economists in the SEP pillar by providing technical input into project and sector assessments. The Analyst also plays a key role in monitoring the projects’ portfolio for their achieved transition impact. In addition, the analyst provides input into sector-wide assessments of “transition gaps” and “reform challenges” in each of the COOs, which are used to identify operational priorities in sector and country strategies and to focus sector policy dialogue.
This position is advertised as a full-time regular Analyst contract.
Key Responsibilities and Deliverables
The Analyst (Energy) will report to the Lead Economist for Energy in SEP and join the Energy sector team in EPG. Key responsibilities and deliverables include:
- Assistance to sector economists in the team in their relationship with the Banking and other departments during all stages of sector and project work (both investment projects and technical assistance projects), from project design and assessment to post-signing monitoring;
- Under the supervision of the sector economists, the Analyst takes the lead in monitoring the transition impact of some 100-125 projects in the portfolio per year;
- Under the supervision of sector economists, the Analyst performs monitoring and assessing structural reform progress in the energy sector of the Bank’s COOs;
- Under supervision of sector economists, the Analyst contributes to EPG’s Country Diagnostics papers, which focus on key obstacles to private sector development in the EBRD COOs, particularly in the energy sector;
- Ad hoc assignments as requested, including drafting of briefings, presentations, and speeches by management, as well as ad-hoc sector policy notes;
- No budget responsibility;
- No direct reports.
Essential Skills, Experience & Qualifications
- A postgraduate degree in energy economics or related field from a leading university;
- Prior work experience in the field of energy policy or in banking or related consultancy services would be an advantage;
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including effective briefing skills; knowledge of one or more languages of the EBRD region is an advantage;
- Familiarity with the EBRD region of operations, particularly work or study experience in the region would be an advantage.
Competencies & Personal Attributes
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently;
- Ability to plan and organise work unsupervised;
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
- Good organisational and multi-tasking skills;
- Ability to operate in a multicultural environment and build effective working relationships with internal/external clients and colleagues.
This job description is not limited to the responsibilities listed and the incumbent may be requested to perform other relevant duties as required by business needs.
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.