The International Professionals Programme (IPP) is a focused and intensive programme for a group of 10 professionals, who demonstrate high potential, to join this unique financial institution.
During the Programme, the IPP Analyst, Human Resources and Corporate Services (HR & CS) will rotate through assignments in relevant departments, including one assignment to a Resident Office, in one of our countries of operation, preparing them for a career in international development and banking.
Throughout the Programme, participants undertake a tailored training plan which encompasses in-depth technical training on core skills required for the job as well as personal and business skills development. Participants are supported by an HR Business partner who manages the Programme overall, a senior mentor who provides individual formal management support, as well as secondary supervisors / line managers assigned to provide on-the-job training, guidance, help with the management of the workload etc. during the rotations. Networking and collaboration between the Programme members is also encouraged.
Participation in the Programme will be 24 months in duration under a fixed term contract.
At the end of the Programme, participants will join a team either in our London HQ or one of our Resident Offices.
The IPP Analyst, HR & CS will form part of the Vice President and Chief Administration Officer front office team delivering a number of programmes across HR and Corporate service specifically:
Conducting Business unit diagnostics
Target Operating Model design and delivery
Process transformation and automation
Working with data and insights to drive business unit performance
Driving continuous improvement
Driving innovative solutions to business problems
Engaging with senior stakeholders
Key Responsibilities and Deliverables
Under the guidance of the Corporate Services Programme Manager and training manager:
Strategy and Operations
Work with the Corporate Services Programme Manager and various stakeholders to gain an understanding of the bank's strategy and associated operations with a view of enhancing the degree of contribution each business unit within HR & CS has with the banks value chain and deploy this knowledge to identify opportunities to enhance the delivery models across HR & CS.
Work with relevant business units on the design and delivery of Target Operating models across HR & CS
Under the supervision of the Corporate Services Programme Manager, work with various stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of a business unit transformation project to ensure timely and effective delivery while proactively working to identify and act accordingly to unforeseen risks and opportunities.
Work with internal and external stakeholders to conduct business unit diagnostics and on process transformation and automation projects
Deploy UX/CX methodologies in the context of process transformation and automation
Identify various process enhancement solutions with external stakeholders
Co-ordinate the monitoring and delivery of the HR & CS strategy with various stakeholders
Work as a project team member contributing to all aspects of project preparation and execution including, participating in discovery workshops, conducting comprehensive research and analysis evaluating potential risks related to the proposed project, including analysis of financial investments and rates of return. Structuring project timelines and monitoring progress.
Assist with the coordination of projects in the context of the VP/CAO HR & CS strategy
As may be requested, assist with communication with other internal units of the Bank, and other stakeholders, at the operational level, such as preparing draft correspondence, presentations, and following up on internal emails;
Ensure that all assigned tasks are completed within the specified time frames to a high quality and in line with the policies, procedures and objectives of the Bank.
Throughout the lifecycle of a change project proactively utilise data analytics to inform decisions, identify opportunities and mitigate risks.
Work with the Corporate Services Programme Manager and various stakeholders to formulate and execute change management methodologies in the context of the delivery of target operating models and any other change programmes.
Structure messages related to change programmes with the Internal Communications department.
Insight and innovation
Drive adoption of analytics and data driven decision making practices
Identify innovative solutions for business challenges (RPA, AI, Machine learning etc.)
Work with internal and external stakeholders throughout the cycle of a change project
The responsibilities of the IPP Analyst are designed to allow them to progressively undertake more complex tasks and build the scope of responsibilities based on acquired experience and expertise.
Essential Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Master's degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Banking, Economics or Business Administration preferred. Alternatively a Bachelor's in one of these, coupled with a Master's degree relevant to EBRD's work
Minimum of 1 year and maximum of 2 year's relevant work experience (may include relevant internships), preferably management consultancy experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Quantitative/numerical skills are critical with the ability to interpret financial information and to design and use financial models a strong advantage
Fluency in a language of our country of operations an advantage
Evidence of outstanding academic achievements.
Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office and spread sheet packages
Ability to work effectively as a team member, to deadlines and under time pressure.
Ability to adapt quickly to new departments as part of the rotations of the programme
During the programme: willingness to travel and undertake assignments in the Bank's countries of operations.
Upon graduation from the programme: willingness to take a field-based role.
Interest in international development
Competencies & Personal Attributes
Technical & Professional Expertise - Has the ability to make effective and appropriate use of the technical skills and knowledge described above.
Analysis and Problem Solving - The ability to tackle issues and problems in a logical and practicable manner.
Team Working - Ability to build effective working relations with clients and colleagues to deliver the objectives of the team and the Bank.
Communication Skills - the ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal formats at the right time to counterparts both internally and in the market place. Effectively articulates and presents their view of the market.
Integrity - Takes actions consistent with the EBRD's business principles - code of conduct, business ethics.
Versatility/Adaptability - Demonstrates initiative, flexibility and adaptability to proactively and positively respond to changing needs of clients. Fast learner, rapidly incorporates new work knowledge and content into own role.
Results Orientated - Results oriented and resilient, output driven, able to overcome obstacles to deliver on time and in budget the required targets.
Mobility - Willingness to travel and undertake assignments in other locations.
Motivation - Commitment and passion for working toward the Bank's mission.
Multicultural sensitivity - Ability to embrace diversity, operate sensitively in multicultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
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.
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