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Country Representative - P5

Nepal, Bāgmatī, Kathmandu - UN Women

Background   UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.   The Country Representative operates in a matrix management model, primarily accountable and reporting to the relevant UN Women Regional Director on UN Women -specific mandates, activities and results.  Additionally, as a UNCT member, under the Management and Accountability Framework (MAF) of the UN development and resident coordinator system, the Country Representative has mutual accountability with the Resident Coordinator for periodically reporting on contributions and support for the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF, formerly UNDAF).The Regional Director conducts the performance review of the Country Representative whilst seeking inputs from the RC on the Country Representative's contributions as a UNCT member.   The Country Representative is responsible for leading and managing the Nepal Country Office portfolio and for translating the UN Women's Strategic Plan (SP) in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programmes and projects under the Nepal CO; and developing effective partnerships with Government counterparts, UN system agencies and organizations, civil society organizations, and with bilateral and non-traditional donors in order to promote inter-agency partnerships, support for UN reform, and mobilization of visibility and resources to advance gender equality and women's empowerment.   Duties and Responsibilities   1. Manage the strategic country programme planning and development - Develop and implement strategic direction of the country; - Lead the design, planning, formulation, preparation and development of the Country Strategic Note in close consultation and collaboration with the government, civil society, donors, UN system partners and the Regional Director, Resident and/or Humanitarian Coordinator in the country and other national development stakeholders and partners, taking into account national priorities , the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Common Country Analysis and UNSDCF; - Provide substantive advice to the Executive Director, Regional Director and Senior Management on the regional strategy, direction and planning of programmes and projects; - Manage and ensure the quality of results-based and rights-based programming for the CO; Finalize the annual work plan and budget; - Lead the monitoring of the results-based management approach to programme planning and design.   2. Manage the Nepal Country Office - Lead the office in the delivery of operational goals; Finalize the annual work plan and budget; and oversee the implementation, including providing direction, guidance and technical support; - Oversee and approve programme work plans and monitor the overall progress and compliance of the CO; - Manage the preparation of UN Women mandated country reports; - Manage the audit review process and timely response to audit reports; - Provide managerial direction, guidance and leadership. Ensure effective workforce planning and timely recruitments; Manage the performance of personnel under their supervision; provide ongoing performance and career development feedback, timely completion of performance assessments and coaching; - Ensure that personnel are familiar with and follow UN Women's regulations and rules, policies and procedures in the Policy, Procedures and Guidance Framework (PPG); Ensure personnel are aware in particular or of UN Women's standards of conduct including but not limited to policies and procedures on preventing, reporting and addressing misconduct, Fraud and Corruption, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and abuse of authority, Protection from retaliation, and ensure mechanisms are in place to support personnel in this regard. - Promote teamwork to ensure harmonization, linkages, collaboration and synergy; Ensure a respectful, inclusive safe and healthy work environment for personnel.   3. Provide support to the Resident Coordination and serve as a member of UN Country Team - Serve as member of the UN Country Team (UNCT) under the strategic guidance and coordination of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC)/Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), collaborate on and lead as needed UNCT programming and advocacy to ensure gender equality and women's empowerment issues are fully integrated into UN programming processes, including the Common Country Assessment (CCA) and United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) planning, budgeting, resource mobilization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation through UN results groups and respective joint workplans, and in an enhanced response to national partners; - Partner with RC and UN system partners to strengthen UN system interagency coherence, collaboration, planning, cooperation, and harmonization of programming, advocacy, common services, and operations; Facilitate joint programming and promote UN competencies to advance gender equality and women's human rights; report to the UN RC on these issues as required Actively engage in regular UNCT consultations and decision-making processes - Actively engage in and contribute to UNCT strategic communications that advance UN system efforts and collective results to promote Agenda 2030, including for national goals and priorities for sustainable development to generate positive public support and ownership - Ensure UN Women's active participation in UN system thematic and other working groups to establish effective networks and keep abreast of ongoing debates and thinking on development - Ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNSDCF development planning and agenda/priority setting for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. - Ensure enhanced accountability of the UNCT on gender mainstreaming and works for with the RC and on the implement the UNCT SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard - Participate in RC and UNCT members' performance appraisal, as requested   4. Represent UN Women and lead advocacy strategies  - Represent UN Women in intergovernmental forums, public information/relations events and key meetings, participate in policy dialogue; discuss policy initiatives, report on progress achieved and/or present policy papers/ideas; - Build relations and partnerships with high level and senior government officials as well as multi-lateral, bi-lateral agencies and NGOs; and participate in regional, country and other critical meetings and events; - Lead and support advocacy for gender equality and women's empowerment to ensure UN support towards realization of the national plans and priorities are done in a gender responsive manner, and within agreed international frameworks that promote and protect gender equality.   5. Create and maintain strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies - Lead the development of resource mobilization strategies and manage the implementation of resource mobilization strategies, plans, and efforts; - Establish and maintain relationships with government, partners, stakeholders and donors to achieve active collaboration, cooperation and alliances on programme development and implementation and resource mobilization; - Finalize donor reports, and negotiate and/or approve cost-sharing agreements with donors; Establish reporting accountability framework to ensure that donors are duly informed on a timely basis.   6. Lead knowledge management, innovation, and capacity building - Manage the development and implementation on the CO communication plans, based on UN Women's communication strategy; - Promote critical thinking and implementation of innovation and best practices in the CO - Promote learning and development by providing opportunities for training and capacity guiding to enhance the competencies/productivity of personnel; - Lead the production of knowledge products.   7. Oversee safety, security and well-being of personnel, programmes, and organizational assets - Maintain and update CO security strategy, plan, and measures to ensure full compliance with UN security policies, procedures and requirements. - Serve as member of the Security Management team (SMT) and undertake relevant security and crisis management training. Guide and influence decisions and standards related to security of personnel, premises and assets - Oversee the implementation of the Security Mainstreaming & Compliance and Business Continuity Management and Organizational Resilience requirements - Ensure all personnel are made fully aware of safety and security procedures and policies and undertake mandatory training   Key Performance Indicators - Timely and quality development and implementation of the Country Strategic Note and Annual Workplan - Timely and quality delivery on operational goals - Timely submission of UN Women Country Reports, donor reports, and audit responses - Quality and level of engagement with UNCT, including joint planning joint programming, joint resource mobilization, joint advocacy, working groups - UN Women is seen as a reliable and trustworthy partner by governments, donors, and civil society - Timely development and implementation of CO resource mobilization strategy, resulting in sufficient resources to implement Strategic Note - Performance of personnel, enabling work environment, security plans are in place and up to date, office produces quality knowledge products   Competencies   Core values: - Integrity - Professionalism - Respect for Diversity   Core Competencies  - Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues - Accountability - Creative Problem Solving - Effective Communication - Inclusive Collaboration - Stakeholder Engagement - Leading by Example   Functional Competencies - Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation skills - Excellent people management skills in a multicultural environment; ability to deal with individuals from all backgrounds - Results-oriented; Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them - Ability to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all - Leading, developing, and empowering people - Ability to advocate and provide policy advice and interact with high level decision makers - Excellent knowledge of gender equality and women's empowerment in country - Excellent analytical and conceptual thinking - Strong knowledge of UN system - Ability to envision and lead the strategic direction for UN Women in the country - Excellent networking skills - Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities, and threats to fundraising and develop strategies   Excellent diplomatic and written and verbal communication skills   Required Skills and Experience   Education and certification: - Master's degree or equivalent in development related disciplines, economics or public policy or other social science fields is required. - A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. - A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.   Experience: - At least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in development cooperation at the international level, - Experience in gender and women's issues programming, at the international level, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programmes or UN Mission; - Field based experience working with multi-cultural teams; - Experience in leading a team.   Language Requirements: - Fluency in English is required. - Working knowledge of another UN official language will be an asset.       ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:   [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations)  [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)  [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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07/04/2021 - 27/04/2021

Senior Economist - IS5

Philippines, Manila, Manila - Asian Development Bank

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:    Close relatives1 of ADB staff, except spouses of international staff, are not eligible for recruitment and appointment to staff positions. Applicants are expected to disclose if they have any relative/s by consanguinity/blood, by adoption and/or by affinity/marriage presently employed in ADB.   1Close relatives refer to spouse, children, mother, father, brother and sister, niece, nephew, aunt and uncle Staff on probation are not eligible to apply. Applicants for promotion must have served at their position for at least one year and must have normally served at their personal level for at least two years immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date. Applicants for lateral transfer must have served at their position and personal level for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date (reference A.O. 2.03, paragraphs 5.8 and 5.9).   In the event that the staff appointed to a new category (i.e. from AS to NS, or from NS to IS) is rated at 2 or lower in the first two performance reviews after appointment at the new level, they will return to the level occupied immediately prior to their appointment in the new category.   Overview   Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its [Strategy 2030](https://www.adb.org/documents/strategy-2030-prosperous-inclusive-resilient-sustainable-asia-pacific).   ADB only hires nationals of its [68 members](https://www.adb.org/about/members).   The position is assigned in the Regional Cooperation and Integration Division (ERCI) within the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD). ERCD undertakes policy research and generates knowledge on key development issues of critical importance to the region, advises on strategic issues that contribute to ADB's performance, and acts as ADB's focal point for facilitating regional cooperation and integration (RCI) in Asia and the Pacific. ERCI, in particular, undertakes major areas of RCI-related knowledge initiatives through research, operations support, and management support. It produces a regular annual flagship publication?the Asian Economic Integration Report (AEIR), the biennial Aid for Trade report for the World Trade Organization-led global review of aid-for-trade initiative, the biannual report on progress in RCI for ASEAN+3, and other RCI-related thematic studies. It also coordinates ADB's support for and management's participation in ASEAN/ASEAN+3, APEC, and other regional economic policy dialogues/forums that go beyond individual sub-regions.    To view ADB Organizational Chart, please click [here](https://www.adb.org/about/how-were-organized).   Job Purpose   The Senior Economist will lead the development of strategies and approaches to facilitate trade and investment in developing member countries (DMCs) of ADB and support to ADB's regional cooperation and integration (RCI) strategy; lead and contribute in the design and implementation of regional technical assistance projects to promote trade and investment; conduct strategic research work in trade and investment and areas that cut across macroeconomic management and trade policy; support the implementation of ADB's RCI Strategy in the same area; extend technical and analytical support for RDs and DMCs on RCI operations by providing the analytical base; contribute to the preparation and dissemination of research outputs and publications, including the flagship and technical reports; and work within a framework of broad policies, principles and goals, applying a high degree of autonomy in selection of work methods. The incumbent will report to the Director, ERCI and will supervise National Staff/Administrative Staff.   Responsibilities   Strategy and Planning - Contribute to the identification of new directions and approaches to improve ADB's capacity for promoting trade and investment and leading research projects on RCI pillars. - Provide leadership in technical and operational matters on the above areas, including on trade policy, through knowledge sharing as well as global and regional consultations. - Provide operational knowledge support through capacity building programs, knowledge services, and technical assistances in response to client needs. - Develop, process, and implement regional TA projects for ADB's developing member countries (DMCs) that promote regional financial cooperation and integration.   Regional Economic Integration - Contribute to ERCI's support for trade and investment facilitation to various regional forums such as Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN+3, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), East Asia Summit (EAS), Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), and other new inter-subregional cooperation forums.  - Provide support to ADB Management and other departments on RCI especially in areas of trade and investment. - Develop, process, and implement complex regional technical assistance projects such as on trade and investment policy to promote RCI in a strategic manner for the region.   Economic Research Work - Conduct research on regional development issues related to financial sector development and market integration. - Contribute substantially to ADB flagship publications such as the Asian Economic Integration Report with focus on monetary and financial cooperation and integration-related topics. - Produce high quality research papers regularly. - Provide support to ADB Management and other departments on regional financial sector development and policy cooperation through preparation of briefing notes, speeches, and operational research papers.   Knowledge Management and Networking - Participate in research dissemination, networking, and capacity building activities either independently or jointly with other institutions. - Liaise with developing member country Governments, regional institutions, and international organizations on regional economic cooperation and integration issues. - Collaborate with other knowledge and operational departments on RCI-related knowledge and project work.   External and Internal Networks - Liaise with developing member country (DMC) Governments, and other international institutions on RCI. - Develop partnerships with global and regional institutions that deal with RCI initiatives.    Staff Supervision - Take the role of team leader and supervise the work of team members - Supervise the performance of reporting staff, providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance - Ensure the ongoing learning and development of reporting staff   Qualifications   Relevant Experience & Requirements   - A post-graduate degree (preferably at Doctorate level) in economics or related field with specialization in international trade and finance, economic integration, and development economics is required.  - At least 10 years of international professional experience (including research and teaching experience during graduate school years) in the field of international trade and finance, economic integration, and development economics is required. - Research experience in relevant institutions such as in academia, international organizations, thinktanks, central banks and investment banks is preferable. - Ability to undertake economic research independently is required. - Relevant publication records in economic research are required. - Strong background in econometric analysis is required.  - Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.  - Please refer to the [link](https://: https://asiandevbank.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/teams/org_bppp/FinalDocs/Career Management/ADB Core and Managerial Competencies/ADB Competencies (IS5).pdf?csf=1&e=5Dj2Dk) for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff Level 5.    General Considerations   - The selected candidate, if new to ADB, is appointed for an initial term of 3 years. - ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive [benefits package](https://www.adb.org/site/careers/what-we-offer). Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB's standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual's qualifications and experience. - ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. ADB encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. Women are highly encouraged to apply. - Please note that the actual level and salary will be based on qualifications of the selected candidate.       ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:   - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). 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07/04/2021 - 20/04/2021

Principal Risk Officer

United Kingdom, England, London - European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

Purpose of Job   As part of the Country and FI Credit Risk Management Team, as appropriate for the scope of the individual jobs, independently analyse and appraise risks of EBRD's new and existing portfolio of FI debt transactions, Treasury transactions, or associated risks (including country risks). As appropriate, identification and execution of required due diligence, recommendation of appropriate risk mitigation measures and transaction structures, including security, covenants, and pricing; review of portfolio and new proposed projects; preparation of analytical data; and communication of trends in the portfolio to allow broader strategic decision-making and bottom-up stress-testing; recommendation of portfolio management actions, review of country risk; approval of counterparty, transaction or sovereign ratings; setting of counterparty limits, approval of transactions where appropriate under delegated powers.  The Principal Risk Officer will coach and supervise Associate Risk Officers and Analysts as well as junior bankers rotating through the team.   Regional FI Credit Teams:  The job holder is required to carry out, in relation to a portfolio of financial institution clients, the identification and execution of required due diligence, recommendation of appropriate risk mitigation measures and transaction structures, including security, covenants, and pricing; review of portfolio and new proposed projects; preparation of analytical data; communication of trends in the portfolio to allow broader strategic decision-making and bottom-up stress-testing and recommendation of portfolio management actions;   Country Risk Team:  The job holder is required to share the country risk workload with the Associate Director, Head of Country Risk.  Additionally the job holder will have dedicated areas for which they have primary responsibility, such as preparing a Risk Management approach to Climate Change Risk, and preparation of the monthly External Environment Report for RiskCom.  The job holder will have to deputise for the Associate Director, Head of Country Risk when necessary.    ABS Risk Team and Treasury Counterparty Risk Team:  The job holder will be a key member in a team serving as the focal point of all the key responsibilities for the credit risk management of EBRD's Treasury operations. They will be manage the approval of all Treasury ABS transactions, will advise on all Banking ABS transactions, as well as many covered bond transaction.  They will recommend actions on all major risk management issues arising in this context (even if sometimes led by other teams), including the monitoring of financial markets and financial institutions, rating assignment, trade and limit approval, modelling issues, negotiation of the standard legal documentation, collateral management, compliance and reporting as well as internal policy formulation.   Accountabilities & Responsibilities   The Principal Risk Officer will work under supervision of Associate Director and/or Director, but with varying levels of supervision depending on their experience and the relevant task.  They are expected to demonstrate considerable ability to work un-supervised and exercise their own decision making ability, using their delegated powers where appropriate:   Regional FI Credit Teams:   - Establish an independent and unbiased view on projects proposed to the Operations Committee / SBIC / under Delegated Authority and make clear recommendations, or approvals on each proposal. - Analyse the key risks of each proposal and advise on risk mitigation measures, structures, tenor, security, covenants and condition precedents, to the project teams and, via credit notes. Review integrity and anti-money laundering issues to ensure compliance with internal guidelines and advise on referral to the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer as required. Appraise the validity and reliability of key assumptions of each proposal, including via involvement in the commissioning and review of independent due diligence and travel. - In liaison with other units in Risk, Banking and Office of Chief Economist, lead the country portfolio reviews. - Ensure projects comply with any relevant risk guidelines, prudential limits set by the Bank, and that appropriate ratings are assigned for probability of default and loss given default. Have the ownership of Risk data in the area of responsibility. - Exercise independent delegated authority regarding portfolio actions (including certain waivers and amendments), and recommendations to senior management on matters requiring higher level approval (including transfers to corporate recovery, provisions and more significant restructuring, etc.).  - Lead proactive and regular monitoring of the assigned portfolio counterparties, countries and market developments. Actively and constructively engage with Banking and other relevant staff to ensure adequacy of front-line monitoring and coach and mentor Banking when appropriate (including through Banking staff rotation in Country and FI Credit Risk Management). - In liaison with Risk Policy and Analytics and other Credit teams lead periodic FI sector portfolio reviews as requested by the Team Director and provide input to Bank-wide and Regional stress-tests. Collaborate with other members of staff; especially in the Banking Department, Finance, the Office of the General Counsel and EPG to ensure effective cross-departmental and business functioning. - Participate in various executive Bank committees - including the Operations Committee, SBIC, RiskCom etc.  Support the presentation of transactions and initiatives to the Board as appropriate. - Participate and contribute positively to various initiatives within Risk Management or bank-wide.  - Be an agent of credit culture dissemination, including through work with bankers or economists or others on rotation. - When requested, perform the tasks identified below for ABS Risk Team & Treasury Counterparty Risk Team as back-up for that team and also on occasion as a Primary Risk Manager as identified in that section and hold all relevant approvals in order to make those decisions in the Treasury Portfolio.     Country Risk Team:   - The jobholder will be responsibility for the production of country risk sheets and other risk monitoring on a portfolio of countries allocated to them by the Associate Director.  Country sheet production must be in line with the pre-agreed production schedule. - The jobholder will also prepare and initiate macroeconomic data tables and charts to be used in ongoing analysis of risks in the EBRD's Countries of Operation, as well as to brief senior leadership. - The job holder will contribute to the macroeconomic environment sections of several recurring briefing reports for senior leadership, advising on their relevant content. - Monitoring sovereign and country exposures for growing concentrations or material developments. - Monitoring changes in sovereign ratings of the external rating agencies for the Countries of - Operation and recommending associated changes in the internal PDs of those Countries of Operation. - Advising Associate Risk Officers or Analysts on the maintenance of a log of material macroeconomic and political developments in the Countries of Operation. - Analysing macroeconomic or political developments in the Countries of Operation and determining the need for, and then producing, ad hoc reports on the significance of these developments for the EBRD. - Participate in other ad-hoc Risk Management work on various subjects which require the input of the country risk team (for instance on the impact of climate change risk on the EBRD). - The job holder will be expected to lead country risk visits to Countries of Operation, meet senior representatives of Government, the Financial Sector and other international organisations, and produce and present BTORs in a way which will drive the EBRD's risk appetite for those countries.  Following such trips, the job holder will recommend any suggested amendments to the EBRD's risk appetite in that country. - Contribute to and participate in various executive Bank committees - including the Operations Committee, SBIC, RiskCom etc. - Participate and contribute positively to various initiatives within Risk Management or bank-wide.  - Be an agent of credit culture dissemination, including through work with bankers or economists or others on rotation.    ABS Risk Team & Treasury Counterparty Risk Team:   - Contribute to the management of credit risks incurred in EBRD's Treasury operations. - As Primary Risk Manager responsible for a portfolio of Treasury's counterparties (mostly high-grade banks, sovereigns and public sector entities), perform credit analyses through sector analyses and name-by-name assessments; analyse risks in specific product categories (e.g. ABS, OTC derivatives, covered bonds). - Approve transactions/limits with delegated authority or make approval recommendations to the relevant authority. - Ensure the correct implementation in the risk systems of limits, exposure modelling, and legal documentation for risk mitigation purposes. - Apply quantitative tools (e.g. Potential Future Exposure) for credit exposure management and reporting, and to underpin specific policy decisions or ad hoc approvals; occasionally provide input with respect to model updates. - Develop and update credit policy documents and internal procedures to ensure conformity with best practice; - Negotiate legal agreements with Treasury counterparties (derivatives and repo master agreements) in cooperation with the legal department and Treasury. - Monitor financial market trends in the relevant geographical and product segments; analyse the relevant regulatory developments; recommend and implement any changes in the EBRD's risk appetite for Treasury assets in those segments. - Contribute to risk reporting relating to Treasury operations. - Identification and resolution of any process/control gaps. - Represent TCRM in relevant internal committees and external meetings. - Participate in ad hoc projects as required. - Participate and contribute positively to various initiatives within Risk Management or bank-wide.  - Be an agent of credit culture dissemination, including through work with bankers or economists or others on rotation. - When requested, carry out the task identified in the Regional FI Credit Teams section above to help manage workloads across the entire team.  As appropriate, the job holder will be granted the relevant Banking portfolio delegations to facilitate this.   Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications   FI Regional Credit Team:   - Influencing skills in challenge to the Banking team's selection, structuring and portfolio management of the transaction and ability to articulate different views. - Substantial experience of analysing financial institutions.  - Excellent financial modelling and financial accounts knowledge. - Knowledge of emerging markets, CIS, CEE and SEMED. - Ability to deliver clear authoritative conclusions in the context of large volumes and tight timescales. - Proven skills and track record in autonomous decision-making capacity in credit and equity risk in high risk environments. - Strong written and spoken communication skills. - People management skills for junior staff under their responsibility or mentorship. - Advanced degree in finance, business, economics or equivalent on the job training.   Country Risk Team:   - Advanced degree in economics with a focus on macroeconomics, or, an undergraduate degree in economics and a few years of relevant experience. - A working knowledge of official macroeconomic statistics, e.g. national accounts, balances of payments, etc. - Strong quantitative skills and the ability to extract insights from large datasets.  Facility with econometrics a benefit. - Knowledge of emerging markets, CIS, CEE and SEMED. - Influencing skills in challenge to the Banking team's selection, structuring and portfolio management of the transaction and ability to articulate different views. - Ability to deliver clear authoritative conclusions in the context of large volumes and tight timescales. - Proven skills and track record in autonomous decision-making capacity in credit and equity risk in high risk environments. - Strong written and spoken communication skills. - People management skills for junior staff under their responsibility or mentorship. - Outstanding interpersonal skills, as the role involves interacting with stakeholders from all across the bank.   ABS Risk Team and Treasury Counterparty Risk Team:   - University degree in finance, business or economics, or comparable certifications. - Relevant work experience in a financial institution. - Understanding of the relevant financial markets and products, including the associated risk quantification, documentation and operational requirements. - Knowledge of financial analysis, in particular of complex financial institutions, with a particular focus on their use in a Treasury or Trading environment. - Previous exposure to credit policies and procedures would be an asset. - Proven skills and track record in autonomous decision-making capacity in credit in high risk environments. - Strong written and spoken communication skills. - People management skills for junior staff under his/her responsibility or mentorship. - Advanced degree in finance, business, economics or equivalent on the job training. - Outstanding interpersonal skills, as the role involves interacting with stakeholders from all across the bank.   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.       ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:   [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations)  [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)  [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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06/04/2021 - 15/04/2021

Senior Capacity Development Officer - PL5

Ivory Coast, Abidjan, Abidjan - African Development Bank

Objectives   THE BANK:   Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank's development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 ? 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.   THE COMPLEX:   The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank's spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex'. The Complex is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.   THE HIRING DEPARTMENTDIVISION:   The African Development Institute (ECAD) coordinates and executes Capacity Development (CD) programs in the regional member countries (RMCs) by (i) providing advisory services on capacity building; (ii) identifying and designing tailored capacity development programmes and implementing the programmes; and (iii) leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination and outreach,  with a view to improving policy-making, economic governance and sustainable development in the Regional Member Countries.   The Institute has two divisions, namely Program Development (ECAD.1) and Policy Management (ECAD.2). The strategic objective of the Program Development Division (ECAD.1) is to enhance the knowledge base and programs of African countries in promoting development. Hence the Division undertakes design and implementation of programs and activities to improve general knowledge and build institutional capacity to diversify economies, boost growth and create decent employment. These also include programs to support the Bank's lending operations, improve the quality of the Bank's portfolio and ensure that the development impact of Bank-funded projects and programs are realized.   THE POSITION:   The Senior Capacity Development (CD) Officer, ECAD1, will play an active role in the day-to-day delivery of the Department's mandate, ensure that high quality standards are observed, and collaborate with the staff of the Bank's other departments and outside partners to promote capacity development in Africa.   Duties and responsibilities   Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Program Development (ECAD1), the Senior Capacity Development officer will: - Develop programs, strategies, and concept notes for capacity development for Regional Member countries. - Undertake research on capacity development needs of the public, private and non-governmental institutions in Africa on any topic relevant for achieving the Bank's High 5s. - Design innovative programs to improve the quality of capacity development in Africa. - Manage the delivery of capacity development activities such as workshops, seminars, conferences, and roundtable meetings at the Bank's headquarters and in the Bank's Regional Member Countries.   - Actively engage in resource mobilization for capacity development activities. - Prepare briefs, information notes, and news articles on the activities of the Division. - Undertake evaluation of the effectiveness of capacity development and other development activities of the Division. - Perform administrative duties as assigned by the Supervisor.   Selection Criteria   - Hold a PhD or at least a Master's degree in Economics, Finance, or a related field. - Extensive experience in teaching, research or in operations with proven competence and ability to develop concept notes, design training programs and deliver lectures in one of the following fields: (i) Macroeconomics/Economic Management; (ii) Financial Sector Development; (iii) Fiscal Affairs (including revenue generation and debt management); and (iv) Fiduciary Affairs of a Project Implementation Unit (Procurement, Disbursement or Financial Management). - Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant and progressive work experience (inclusive of years spent on PhD programs for candidates with PhD). Experience in writing notes, reports and briefs and ability to handle knowledge dissemination. - Strong quantitative analytical skills with a passion for figures and a mastery of the use of relevant software to prepare pictorials, charts and graphs. - Sound knowledge and good understanding of capacity development needs in Africa at national levels and also at the level of project implementation units. - Proficiency in writing proposals for resource mobilization. - Capacity to conceptualize new approaches and innovation in capacity development and to develop user friendly training materials. - Ability to interpret policies, guidelines and procedures and draw personal judgment. - Ability to think strategically and link the goals of the Division and Department to the Bank's core strategic goals, and set priorities accordingly. - A demonstrated team player with strong communication, problem solving, self-organization and time management skills. - A client and results-oriented individual with a proactive attitude. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills (attach a sample of own writings) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language. - Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.       ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:   [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations)  [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)  [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________    

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24/03/2021 - 22/04/2021

Principal Credit Risk Officer - PL4

Ivory Coast, Abidjan, Abidjan - African Development Bank

Objectives   THE BANK:   Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank's development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 ? 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa   THE COMPLEX:   The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund. The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President ; Independent Development Evaluation Department ; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit ; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board ; Administrative Tribunal ; Office of the Auditor General ; Group Risk Management Function;  General Counsel and Legal Services Department ; Communication and External Relations Department ; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office  and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.   THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:   The Group Risk Management Function (PGRF) develops policies and guidelines, methodologies and systems relating to credit risk assessment, market risk and operational risk and ensures internal consistency of all of the Bank's risk management policies and guidelines, including those initiated and developed by other departments. The main mandate is to safeguard the Bank's financial integrity and consolidate all core risk management activities of the Bank in order to exercise comprehensive oversight over the Bank's risk exposure. In delivering its mission, PGRF focuses largely on promoting the Bank Group's strategic goals within a defined risk tolerance framework.   THE POSITION:    The key objectives of the Non-Sovereign Credit Risk Unit (PGRF1), within the broad mandate of Risk Management Function (PGRF), are to: - Ensure adequate assessment of credit risk of new non-sovereign operations as well as regular review of the Bank's non-sovereign credit portfolio; - Develop policies and guidelines, methodologies and systems relating to non-sovereign credit risk assessment and management for the Bank; - Ensure internal consistency of all Bank's non-sovereign credit risk policies and guidelines including those initiated and developed by other Departments; - Monitor and report on compliance with policies and guidelines; and - Contribute to the development of strategic risk metrics and a risk culture within the organization through the following: (i) Managing the risk profile of the Bank's non-sovereign portfolio to protect the Bank's AAA credit rating and reputation; and (ii) Strengthening the Bank's internal risk framework by improving credit processes.   Duties and responsibilities   Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Unit Head PGRF1, the Principal Commercial Credit Officer performs the following: - Assess non-sovereign credit risks by: - Preparing Summary Credit Notes, advising appropriate credit risk ratings and making recommendations with respect to the further processing of individual transactions; - Regularly reviewing existing transactions and their credit ratings as well as the adequacy of impairment provisions, if required; - Assessing specific risks of proposed individual non-sovereign transactions and recommend appropriate credit enhancement or risk mitigation measures. - Advising operations departments on the correct structuring of transactions with a view to mitigate risk. - Participating in due diligence missions on new non-sovereign transactions and supervision missions on active projects, contributing to a better understanding of risks associated with them and of risk mitigation options; - Advise appropriate pricing terms in consultation with syndication and investment officers. - Participate in the development and updating of commercial credit risk management policies, guidelines, processes and procedures for their implementation by: - Regularly reviewing the adequacy and appropriateness of policies, guidelines and procedures and proposing amendments as they may become necessary; - Participating in the development and upgrading of commercial credit risk identification and assessment methodologies, including appropriate assessment, monitoring and management of tools and systems; - Participate in portfolio monitoring and reporting by: - Monitoring of compliance with existing credit limits, KPIs and thresholds; - Establishing and forecasting trends with respect to portfolio concentrations and proposing portfolio management initiatives to mitigate concentration risks.  - Preparing technical notes and/or papers or conduct studies of interest to the Bank on commercial credit risk and related issues. - Participate in risk related discussions by: - Participating in management review committees and Board Committee sessions on non-sovereign transactions. - Propagating a risk culture and serving as technical focal point. - Interacting with Internal and External Auditors and Rating Agencies.   Selection Criteria   - Hold at least a Master's degree in Risk Management, International Finance or Economics or in a related field - Have a minimum of 6 years work experience in credit assessment in private sector banking or multilateral development banking - Hands-on experience of credit risk assessment, deal negotiation and structuring in emerging and underdeveloped markets - Familiarity with project finance, corporate lending, lending to financial institutions and private equity funds - Ability to build risk tools and methodologies are desirable - Knowledge of capital adequacy standards is required - Considerable knowledge and experience of credit risk management techniques, sophisticated risk management products and risk management best practice; - High degree of personal commitment, interpersonal skills with clear strategic vision and proven communication and leadership skills, - Teamwork and Relationships: Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing the knowledge and workload. Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to the creation of a positive team environment. - Operational effectiveness: The commitment to ensure that full use is made of the systems, procedures and culture within the organization in order to deliver the required results. - Problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyse complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution. - Innovation & Creativity: The commitment to search for and produce innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits to the Bank and its clients. - Communication: Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience. - Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other; - Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); knowledge of SAP (or other integrated document management system or quantitative and qualitative data analysis packages is an added advantage.         ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:   [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations)  [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)  [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________    

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18/03/2021 - 16/04/2021

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