Intern – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) offers a 4 month internship opportunity.

The successful applicant will be integrated into the Country and Sector Economics (CSE) Department, which in turn is part of the Vice Presidency for Policy and Partnerships. CSE consists of a team of around 30 economists, analysts and support staff working on the design and implementation of policy reforms in the EBRD region of operations, and on providing intellectual leadership to the concept of “transition” and hence modernisation of the economies. CSE works closely with the Banking Department in structuring, appraising and monitoring the investment projects that are carried out by the EBRD.

The CSE Team seeks to recruit an intern to work in the areas of Climate Change and Sustainable Resources, which mainly comprise projects and policy actions on climate change mitigation and adaptation, resource efficiency, energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency, waste management and recycling. This list may expand in the future.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

The intern will report to the Senior Energy and Environment Economist and work under the general direction of the Director for Project and Sector Assessment. Responsibilities and deliverables will include:

  • Assisting CSE economists to appraise climate change and sustainable resource projects funded by the Bank. The successful candidate will evaluate the extent to which EBRD pipeline of projects are compliant with its strategic objectives, and will closely work with the Banking teams to improve their design so that impact is maximised;

  • Monitoring projects’ performance over their lifetime, keeping the appropriate databases and files, preparing reports and other monitoring and verification material;

  • Conducting a regular Analysis of the Transition Challenges (ATCs) of climate change and sustainable resources subsectors in each of EBRD countries of operations. The ATCs help the Bank identify the areas where investments are most needed and thus guide EBRD action. ATCs are integrated into the Country Strategies;

  • Monitoring and assessing structural reform progress in the Bank’s countries of operation with regard to climate change and sustainable resources policies (CO2 markets/taxes, water, waste and energy tariffs, energy efficiency and renewable energy regulations, etc.);

  • Ad hoc assignments, including background research on climate change and environmental policies and technologies, drafting briefings, presentations, policy notes on climate change, sustainable energy and other environmental areas.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • At least a Master’s degree in economics or a related field from a leading university, preferably with a specific focus on environmental and climate change issues (energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste management are the preferred fields);

  • Prior work experience and/or research related to climate change, sustainable energy or resource efficiency;

  • Excellent knowledge of the international climate change and environmental international agendas;

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including knowledge of Excel and other database software;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;

  • Familiarity with the EBRD region of operations, particularly work or study experience in the region, and knowledge of one or more languages of the region would be an advantage;

  • Good organisational and multi-tasking skills;

  • Ability to plan and work unsupervised and with tight deadlines;

  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills;

  • Ability to operate sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.

Location: London, UK

Closing date for applications: 6 August 2015

Read more and apply here.

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