Job Description

The Office of the Secretary General (OSG) acts as the liaison between the Bank’s Management and its Board of Governors and Board of Directors in order to resolve institutional and governance-related issues, to ensure the key governance organs of the Bank function properly and to facilitate the formal decision-making processes of the EBRD. The Shareholder Relations team within OSG plays an important Advisory role in the Bank relations with non-recipient countries. The Analyst, Shareholder Relations contributes to supporting the Secretary General, the President, the Director, Deputy Secretary General, and senior management in developing the Bank’s relations with shareholders, particularly with the Board Directors and capitals. The Analyst also contributes to the development of OSG as a centre of competence on the EBRD’s non-recipient countries Background The Analyst supports the Director, Principals and Associates, Shareholder Relations in developing systematic and efficient contacts between senior management and shareholders. They lay the groundwork for such interaction, primarily by researching and drafting briefing material, and composing official correspondence to those contacts. Part of this task involves developing key strategic messages, working with the Director, to be conveyed to contacts by the President or other senior management. A fundamental part of this relationship building exercise is to coordinate and ensure smooth organisation of the Board Consultation Visits that are organised in EBRD’s recipient countries to help the Board Members in their duty to set the direction of the Bank’s operations Facts/Scale
  • The Analyst will undertake desk-based research on the Bank’s shareholders and will regularly report to the team on relevant political developments in order to complete the knowledge acquired through direct contacts and meetings of the Board.

  • The Analyst supports Bank management and OSG’s senior staff to communicate with Board members and government officials in their capitals.

  • The Analyst will deliver four BCVs per year to the Bank’s CoOs by overseeing the content of the programme, advising on Board’s interactions on the ground, and supporting the delivery of these visits from HQ. This includes the Coordination of different teams across the Bank and representing OSG in these visits, as appropriate.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities;
  • Coordinates the planning, development and execution of Board Consultation Visits (BCVs).

  • Advises Board offices and relevant departments on BCV destination countries, the programme and briefing materials, together with OSG managers.

  • Ensures the BCV guidelines are adhered to, including budgetary planning, control and approval.

  • Supports the team in developing a network of contacts with representatives of non-recipient countries, including participation in meetings, as appropriate.

  • Follows the political and economic developments in non-recipient countries closely, in order to better understand their views on matters related to the EBRD. For that purpose, also follows the work of relevant committees and Board meetings.

  • Researching and drafting Strategic Information on non-recipient/non-member countries for factsheets to provide advice for bilateral management’s interactions or BCV travel.

  • Supports Knowledge Management activities within the team, which include management of relevant databases and in this way develops OSG as the centre of competence for information on non-recipient countries.

  • Drafts briefing material, briefing packs, and official correspondence for the President and/or senior management for their interactions with non-recipient shareholders and non-member countries, together with OSG managers.

  • Assists with further requests as provided by the team or other OSG managers

Knowledge Skills/ Experience/ Responsibilities:
  • Very good communication skills (both written and oral) in English. Knowledge of another official language of the EBRD a distinct advantage.

  • Strong research and drafting skills – the ability to see the big picture, whilst also having an eye for detail.

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise. Project Management experience preferable.

  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.

  • Political acumen and a sound knowledge of the internal political and economic situation in EBRD member countries.

  • Capacity to develop and maintain relations of diplomacy and tact with representatives of member countries.

  • Personal integrity and commitment to highest ethical standards.

  • A dynamic, team-orientated personality with a pro-active and results-oriented approach.

  • Sound understanding of the Bank’s mandate and its Shareholders a distinct advantage.

  • University degree, ideally in public policy, International Relations or related discipline.

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.
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