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Dept. / Bus. Group OSP, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change
Business Unit EU Green Finance & Country Analytics
Contract Type Fixed Term
Contract Length 3 years
Posting End Date 26/02/2019
The EBRD has invested more than ₠28 billion in over 1,500 sustainable energy projects since the EBRD commenced systematic tracking of these projects in 2006. The main goal of the Energy Efficiency & Climate Change (E2C2) team is to mainstream the Green Economy Transition (GET) approach by promoting sustainable energy and resource investments (investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials efficiency and waste minimisation), combined with policy and technical activities, throughout the Bank's operations.
Reporting to the Associate Director, Head of EU Green Finance & Climate Analytics, the Analyst supports the development and management of Green Economy Transition (GET) related data and information to conduct country, regional and sector analyses and identifies indicators and their application. They will provide GET-related inputs to the Bank's country diagnostics and country/sector strategies and policies, as well as contributing to focused research assignments for business development (country or regional/sectoral level), including those related to low carbon development pathways and Paris Agreement implementation. The Analyst also contributes to the development and implementation of NDC Support activities.
The Analyst will take responsibility for the tasks assigned to them by senior members of the team, in particular by the Principal Coordinator of the Climate Analytics and NDCs Unit who will manage the allocation of tasks and activities of the Analyst according to the Unit's work plan. Tasks may also include undertaking research, supporting the development of technical co-operation assignments, reporting to donors, and ensuring EBRD policy compliance, as well as other relevant tasks in support of the team's work.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Head of EU Green Finance & Climate Analytics and Principal, Climate Analytics and NDCs Coordinator, the Analyst will contribute to the following areas or work:
Country/Regional and Sector Analysis in the context of GET and Climate
Identifying relevant data/statistical databases and indicators to develop and maintain data analytics tools, including updating and maintaining of the existing Dashboard.
Researching and using information collected to conduct country/regional and sector specific analysis to generate standard and new knowledge products, including updating of existing country/regional and sector snapshots in the context of GET and international climate sciences, climate policies and climate finance.
Applying data and information researched and analysed into the Bank's activities, both in businesses, policy and technical activities, as well as climate finance (including the use of concessional finance).
Carrying out analysis between the country/sector data and the GET finance and MRV data to estimate and improve the impact narrative of the EBRD's activities in its countries of operations (COOs).
Analysing market and policy/regulatory trends of specific technologies and potential impact on the EBRD's COOs, including supporting write-ups of short analytical pieces e.g. memos/presentations that can be used for internal capacity building and awareness raising, particularly on more novel subjects
Creating presentations and other communication materials that effectively present the analysis made to different audiences, including to the management and external audiences.
Producing effective visualisation of data and supporting to develop infographics, if needs arise.
Developing analysis on NDCs of the EBRD's COOs to support the NDC activities and
communications around NDCs and the Bank's contributions.
Supporting the analytic work to connect the Bank's activities, investment and policies, to a country's NDC objectives and targets.
Conducting specific NDC-related analysis to support the process of decision-making on prioritisation of certain activities in a country, use of concessional finance and other types of instruments
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. In order to perform the tasks outlined above, excellent analytical skills, a high degree of numeracy and accuracy are required.
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Bachelor's or Master's degree, preferably within the range of environment, environmental/climate sciences and/or engineering, statistics and data management, environmental mathematics or programming and data visualisation.
Relevant work experience, preferably gained from R&D and/or academic institution or think tank, climate statistics or scientific organisation, advisory services or corporate finance firm (in a team dealing with data analysis and research), or development programming services.
High level of numeracy and strong analytical skills and attention to numeric details, including ability to interpret data through analytical writing and data visualisation, including infographics.
Ability to produce materials that present data and information to editorial/professional standards.
Proficiency in using and managing large datasets through research experiences.
Strong computer proficiency, especially in using technical programmes, opensource web-tools and/or analytical softwares e.g. MATLAB and/or data visulisation software e.g. Tableau.
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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