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Principal, Board & Institutional Affairs

United Kingdom, England, London - European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Purpose of the job   The core role of the Principal Board & Institutional Affairs (BIA) is to:   - Take responsibility for the management and oversight of all aspects of the delivery of the bi-weekly meetings of the Board of Directors (BoD) (on rotation) as Board Secretary, and - Take responsibility for the management and oversight of all aspects of the delivery of one of the three Standing Committees in their function as Committee Secretary; - Take responsibility for distinct aspects of the overall delivery of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG).   Despite the name, the Board / Committee Secretary is not a clerical or secretarial position. They are at the heart of the delivery of good quality corporate governance in the EBRD. To be effective, the Principal BIA needs to be regarded as a trusted and impartial adviser by both Board Directors and senior management, needs to demonstrate initiative and political acumen in finding and delivering solutions to achieve consensus amongst these key decision makers, and needs to be a consummate diplomat with the highest levels of discretion, integrity and unflappability.   The Principal is also responsible for the development and delivery of other core Corporate Governance requirements and project work (depending on the allocation of portfolios). These can include: - Matters related to Bank's shareholding structure, such as membership, subscription, arrears, voting powers etc.; - Induction of new Board Directors, Alternate Directors and Advisers; - Ensuring that the EBRD's Corporate Governance procedures and processes (for the BoG and BoD) are codified, kept updated and complied with;  - Ensuring good information flows between the BoG, BoD, Committees and management (e.g. via the Pegasus / BOLDnet systems); - Actively resolving issues and advising on governance, policy and operational related matters.   This list is far from exhaustive.   In all this work the Principal will liaise and maintain close contacts with Governors, capitals, Directors, the Secretary General, their office, senior management and staff across the Bank. The Principal also develops and maintains contacts other IFIs and external institutions.   Accountabilities and Responsibilities   The Principal has to be fully au fait with not just the substance of the discussion, but also with the various political and strategic subtexts that will be present in the dialogue between the Board and management. The Principal's role as an interface between senior management and the Committee is essential in order to ensure a good working dynamic between the two sides, and thereby effective strategic governance of the institution.    As Committee Secretary, the Principal is responsible for the oversight, management and delivery of one of the three standing committees of the Board of Directors, including:  - Being the point of communication between the Committee Chair / Members and management; - Providing strategic and corporate governance advice, guidance and support for the Committee Chair / Members and senior management before, during and after Committee meetings; - Ensuring the Committee adheres to high quality Corporate Governance standards (from the adherence to quorums to the challenging of inappropriate behaviours); - Working with the Committee Chair / Members to plan, prepare and deliver the Committee's work programme; - Managing and overseeing delivery of agendas, notifications, documentation, attendance, list of speakers and room management.  - Preparing and securing agreement on the official record of the meetings; - Ensuring follow-up with teams and management on commitments and other deliverables; - Advising and briefing the President and senior management on emerging strategic, operational, governance and other issues from the Committee discussions; - Liaising with Board Directors, Advisers and management on questions and queries.   As Board Secretary, the Principal is responsible for the oversight, management and delivery (on rotation) of the smooth delivery of Board Meetings, including: - Providing strategic and corporate governance advice, guidance and support for the President (as Chair), Board Directors, and senior management before, during and after Board meetings; - Ensuring that Board meetings meet the essential standards of Corporate Governance (such as quorums); - Leading on the planning, preparation and delivery of the Board agendas, documentation, attendance, room management etc. in close consultation with the OSG management, the President (and their Office), Directors, and other senior managers; - Liaising with the President's Office in relation to the preparation of speaking points and any other additional briefing or issue management / resolution; - Preparing and securing agreement on the official record of the meetings; - Ensuring follow-up with teams and management on commitments and other deliverables; - Advising and briefing senior management, as well as liaising with Board Directors, Advisers and management on questions and queries; - Preparing, editing, negotiating and agreeing accurate record minutes,   The Principal contributes to the development of the Board of Governors' agenda and decision making at Annual Meetings. Prepares briefings and speeches for the President and the Chair of the Board of Governors. Provides advice to Governors and their Delegations on all issues relating to the Annual Meeting agenda.   The Principal takes lead responsibility for particular projects or governance initiatives, such as (some of these are examples and may change over time): - Matters related to Bank's shareholding structure, such as membership, subscription, arrears, voting powers etc.; - Induction of new Board Directors, Alternate Directors and Advisers; - Ensuring that the EBRD's Corporate Governance procedures and processes (for the BoG and BoD) are codified, kept updated and complied with;  - Managing delivery of meetings of the Board of Governors, notably at the Bank's Annual Meeting; - Ensuring good information flows between the BoG, BoD, Committees and management (e.g. via the Pegasus / BOLDnet systems); - Actively resolving issues and advising on governance, policy and operational related matters   The Principal may undertake research and analysis on governance topics, providing advice and comment on Board related proposals for consideration by senior management.    The Principal maintains close contact with Board Directors and monitors political and economic developments in shareholder countries.    Directly accountable for the engagement and effective overall management of staff including recruitment, compensation, performance management, coaching and development.   Champion and role model the Bank's Behavioural Competencies and Corporate Behaviours, ensuring adherence within the team(s) so that the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct are exhibited at all times.   Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications   Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, with proven experience of providing clear and succinct reporting to senior interlocutors (such as minutes).     Demonstrable Corporate Governance experience (ideally from within an international organisation) or similar and transferable skills, including: - Strong administrative skills and an appreciation of the importance of good process. - Attention to detail, whilst also being able to see the big picture. - Interpersonal skills, with a track record of building and maintaining relationships of tact, confidentiality and trust with colleagues, senior management and Board members. - Influencing skills, an independent and objective judgment, and an ability to operate across organisational boundaries. - Excellent organisation and time management, with the ability to ensure follow-up on programmes and initiatives. - A flexible and practical approach to work, ability to take the initiative, and a willingness to tackle new issues and tasks; - Discretion, diplomacy, integrity, unflappability.     Educated to Bachelor level at least (Master's preferred). A recognised Corporate Governance qualification (such as the ICSA Qualifying Programme), part-qualification, or the desire to qualify as such would be preferred.  Experience of working in a multi-lateral, multi-lingual organisation.   - Commercial awareness and a sound understanding of the Bank's mandate and its shareholders.  - Ability to prioritise often numerous and competing demands, with a strong sense of when to consult with others and/or escalate issues.   - An aptitude for using IT software, notably the MS Office suite.  - Knowledge of other official languages of the EBRD a distinct advantage.  - Some infrequent travel to difficult countries is required.   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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13/01/2021 - 28/01/2021

Programme Manager Lebanon (100%)

Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich - Drosos Stiftung
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DROSOS FOUNDATION (www.drosos.org) is committed to enabling disadvantaged people to live a life of dignity. Together with partner organisations, it develops and supports projects that focus on the development of life skills of disadvantaged children, young people and young adults through promoting creativity and economic independence. The Foundation is currently active in Switzerland, Germany, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The Foundation is looking for a Programme Manager Lebanon (100%) at the Department Levant to manage various projects in Lebanon. Starting date: 1 May 2021 or upon agreement. Main duties The Programme Manager, based at the Foundation's office in Zurich, will manage a programme and various projects in Lebanon. He/she will provide general support in programme and project work, including administrative and organisational tasks. More specifically, the Programme Manager will: - Conduct desk research and undertake field trips to identify potential project ideas and new partners - Identify and assess potential partners and support them in project development, incl. the development of project budget as well as financial and business plans for NPOs and social enterprises - Monitor project implementation and coach partners where needed (technically & financially) - Assign, contract and monitor external consultants for specific assignments supporting programme and project implementation (evaluations, capacity building, etc.) - Contribute to the development and implementation of a thematic programme - Observing and assessing the socio-political developments in Lebanon and manage the country portfolio administratively Undertake regular field trips to Lebanon to meet partners and stakeholders - Ensure internal reporting, prepare information required for programme or Department work - Promote regional initiatives and collaborations - Represent the Foundation at relevant events related to the respective programmes/topics - Execute administrative and organisational tasks for Department work (organising trips and workshops, compiling and analysing data, preparing terms of reference and contracts, etc.) Requirements - Higher education in the field of social sciences or economics (international relations, international development cooperation, business administration, or related areas) - First relevant working experience in international development cooperation (up to 3 years), including project management, monitoring and evaluation - Experience in collaborating with civil society organisations and practical field work in developing countries, preferably in the MENA-region; knowledge of the region or work experience in the region are an advantage - Strong affinity to the Foundation's thematic priorities and values - Motivated, independent, with a strong sense of initiative and team spirit - Reliable, flexible and a problem solver, capable of working well under pressure - Affinity to work in a multicultural environment and appreciative of diversity; knowledge of and/or practical work experience in the Arab world are an advantage - Very good communication and writing skills in English and French; German and Arabic are an advantage - Flexibility to travel regularly A modern workplace in the centre of Zurich and attractive working conditions await you. If you are qualified and interested in this position, please send a letter of motivation and your CV (max 3 pages) in English to hr@drosos.org by 20 February 2021. Please mention in the subject Programme Manager Leb

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07/01/2021 - 20/02/2021

Portfolio Management Specialist -IS4

South Korea, Incheon, Songdo - Green Climate Fund
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their peoples.   Established in 2010, the GCF invests in transformational climate projects in the developing world. The Fund makes an ambitious contribution to global climate action and channels significant financial resources into developing countries to help build low-emission and climate-resilient societies.  It is country-driven and undertakes actions that reflect the circumstances of each country concerned and its national aspirations. The GCF is a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.   Since its establishment, the GCF has approved 111 projects in 99 countries and has committed USD 5.0 billion in climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries to identify their needs, in particular, those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.   The GCF's diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Our talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.   Position description   The Portfolio Management Specialist will be responsible for the Management of complex portfolio of public and private sectors projects under implementation (supported through debt, equity, grants, etc). S/he will be responsible for ensuring compliance with legal agreements and Fund policies and procedures. S/he will also make a crucial contribution to the efficient and effective management of GCF's Portfolio as well as provide strategic and technical contributions for the establishment, review and refinement of portfolio management frameworks, policies, and guidelines as well as on-going supervision and management of the Fund's Projects/Programmes after first disbursement until completion and final evaluation.       Duties and responsibilities   Purpose   - Lead and coordinate monitoring of an assigned portfolio of projects through reviewing project reports from AEs, and ad-hoc site visits to assess implementation performance, as well as identify and proactively manage implementation and performance risks and challenges; - Advise the senior management on appropriate corrective measures to management and mitigate portfolio implementation risks as appropriate;   - Proactively lead and coordinate guidance to AEs to ensure timely compliance with M&E reporting requirements as per relevant Fund's frameworks such as GCF's Monitoring and Accountability Framework, Performance Measurement Frameworks (PMFs), and Result Measurement Framework (RMF); legal and financial terms and conditions and Fund policies and procedures;   - Lead, coordinate and contribute to updating and improving the portfolio management functions, strategies, and approaches for managing the projects' portfolio in particular related to strengthening and standardizing, portfolio monitoring procedures and processes in response to evolving and varied institutional and client needs and contexts.    Engagement   - Lead the portfolio monitoring and resolution of implementation challenges amongst assigned portfolio of projects/programmes as required;   - Manage and coordinate interdivisional reviews and inputs to ensure timely processing of disbursements, waivers, extensions and amendments requests from delivery partners and AEs for assigned portfolio of projects/programmes;   - Build, develop and execute effective relationship management strategies with AEs during implementation phase to facilitate timely information exchange, feedback and corrective actions to manage risks of projects/programmes under implementation as may be required; - Build and drive engagement with AEs and internal stakeholders to drive appropriate portfolio management actions and strategies to address emerging challenges to assure healthy portfolio performance and results;    - Contribute to Secretariat-wide/inter-divisional initiatives and represent OPM in internal committees/working groups and external engagements including conferences and meetings as appropriate;  - Provide guidance and mentorship to junior members of the team and contribute to/ lead hiring processes of consultants and interns.   Delivery   - Provide technical inputs to refine monitoring and reporting guidelines for GCF operations, in compliance with the Board-approved frameworks as may be required;  - Contribute to optimization, standardization and improvement of the portfolio management processes and procedures and including identification of early warning systems and provision of inputs into the portfolio risk dashboard; - Lead, coordinate and contribute to the preparation and presentation of OPM reports such as portfolio performance reports, project disbursement projections and reports and Project implementation update reports for consideration by Secretariat Management and Internal Committees/working groups, as well as the Board as may be required; - Lead and coordinate the review of reports, preparation, compilation and presentation of lessons learned, case studies and best practices, in collaboration with other workstreams and divisions, to inform and improve portfolio selection, implementation and evaluation of GCF projects/programmes as may be required; - Lead, coordinate and contribute to review of information on projects/programmes implementation and results in order to update portfolio dashboards and inform corrective portfolio and policy actions needed to improve the performance of the GCF portfolio.   Required experience and qualifications*   - Advanced university degree in economics, environmental studies, business administration, finance, or other relevant fields. - A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. - At least 9 years of solid experience in designing and implementing public and private sector projects including complex projects.  - Demonstrated track record in implementation and monitoring of both private or public sector projects and or complex projects and programs.  Experience designing, implementing and monitoring private sector projects or portfolio is a distinct advantage. - Exposure to  portfolio management for both the public and private sector. Experience in international organizations and/or multilateral development banks is an advantage. - Exposure to/knowledge of climate change project issues and/or GCF working modalities is an added advantage. - Good understanding of and/or experience in applying the Fund's instruments (grants, debt, guarantees and equity) in Fund investment areas of focus. - Ability to articulate and present ideas well both in writing and orally to a diverse audience of stakeholders at technical and strategic levels. - Knowledge of the operational framework and fiduciary standards of international public sector institutions. - Strong Interpersonal/relationship management and negotiation skills. - Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving skills. - Ability to work in a multicultural environment with diverse stakeholders at different technical and strategic levels? staff, Board and external stakeholders. - Unquestionable integrity and adherence to the highest ethical standards. - Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position; knowledge of another UN language would be an advantage.   *The person assessed by the Selection Panel as most suitable for the position will be proposed for appointment. Selection among short-listed candidates will also take into account performance at interview, appropriate testing, and references. Applications from women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged.     ___________________________________________________________________________ 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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