European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Senior Banking Procurement Specialist

London (City of), London (Greater)
Competitive salary plus generous benefits.
05 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
14383 or 14384
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, using your talents to make a difference to people’s lives and help shape the future of the countries we invest in.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was founded in 1991 when communism was crumbling in Europe and ex-Soviet countries needed support to nurture a new private sector and democracy. Today we invest to help build market economies from central Europe to central Asia and the southern and eastern Mediterranean. We are now the largest single investor in our region.

We are currently seeking two specialists in Banking Procurement, to join us on a permanent basis in our London HQ within our Infrastructure and Natural Resources teams.

Purpose of Job

Working as part of a project team and on behalf of the Operation Leader, the Specialist will be responsible for developing the project delivery strategy during the structuring of the project, assessing the project procurement risk, identifying necessary mitigations, and establishing the procurement and implementation arrangements. They will safeguard the Bank’s fiduciary responsibility and ensure timely and efficient project implementation in adherence to the Bank’s Procurement Policies and Rules (“PP&R”) for both private and public sector operations. They will manage any situation of eventual conflict of interest between operational/business and policy issues. 

For a full job description please go to refs : 14383 or 14384

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications 

  • Degree in business administration, economics, engineering or law;
  • Degree in procurement/Graduate membership in CIPS or equivalent is desirable;
  • Demonstrable practical experience in procurement and project implementation in developing countries or countries in transition, showing good knowledge of risk management as well as best modern procurement practices;
  • A thorough understanding of relevant Procurement Policies and Procedures;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, working knowledge of any other EBRD language e.g. French, Arabic or Russian will be an advantage
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Experience in handling procurement complaints;
  • Good communication and presentation skills;

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.

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