Location: London, GB
The Shareholder Relations team supports the Secretary General, the Director, Deputy Secretary General, the President and senior management in developing the Bank’s relations with shareholders, particularly through systematic contact with Board Directors and capitals, and to develop the Office of the Secretary General (OSG) as a centre of competence on non-recipient countries of the EBRD.
The Intern assists the team in its advisory function in the Bank’s relations with non-recipient countries. They play a key role in understanding how non-recipient countries look at the Bank, its activities and its countries of operations and how these views, expressed by Board Directors and in capitals, develop overtime. This knowledge, acquired through direct contacts and monitoring, enable the team and the whole Department to continuously build up the competence centre described above and advise senior management in their contacts with shareholders.
This role will be offered initially as a 6 month Intern contract, with the possibility to extend up to 12 months.
Accountabilities and Responsibilities
- Maintain the team’s database which contains strategic information on the Bank’s shareholders;
- Contribute to the organisation of Board Consultation Visits, which are missions to EBRD recipient countries undertaken by EBRD Board Directors;
- Draft official correspondence of the Bank with shareholders;
- Follow and analyse political developments in non-recipient countries;
- Assist with the preparation of bilateral meetings between EBRD management and shareholders by cooperating with teams across the Bank and providing written input to briefing materials;
- Assist with other matters pertaining to the mandate of the Office of the Secretary General, as required.
Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications
- Strong analytical skills;
- Accuracy, attention to detail and quality of work;
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in International Relations, Political Science or a related field;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
- Good knowledge of at least one other official language of the Bank or of an EBRD non-recipient country;
- Strong communications, interpersonal and intercultural skills;
- Personal integrity and commitment to highest ethical standards;
- Ability to organise and prioritise tasks effectively to meet deadlines;
- Strong computer skills.
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