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. Owned by 69 countries and two intergovernmental institutions, we provide project financing for banks, industries and businesses. We also work with publicly owned companies to support privatisation, restructure state-owned firms and improve municipal services. Wherever we are active, we promote policies that bolster the business climate.
This role is available on a fixed term or consultancy basis, depending on the location and could be based in either Jordan, Egypt or Morocco and will cover various locations over the SEMED region.
The Principal Inclusion and Gender Specialist (II) is a member of the Gender and Economic Inclusion Team within the Sector Economics and Policy (SE&P) pillar in EPG and plays an important role in implementing the Bank’s mandate to promote transition in the EBRD’s countries of operations (COOs). Under the overall guidance of the Director, Gender and Economic Inclusion, and working in close cooperation with G&EI colleagues across all three pillars, EPG the Banking department and other Bank groups (Credit, Environmental and Social Teams,, Legal, Communications etc) the post holder designs, assesses and monitors the inclusion and gender elements of projects that achieve high transition impact and/or gender additionality.
The post holder also design and leads on policy engagement for inclusive and gender equitable policy reforms. In addition, the Principal Inclusion and Gender Specialist (II) supports the regular assessment of “transition gaps” in relation to gender, youth and regions, which are used to identify operational priorities for project level investments, in sector and country strategies. They support the design and implementation of inclusion related policy dialogue with key stakeholders in the region – governments, regulators, the private sector and other relevant international institutions – to advise on economic inclusion reforms and help coordinate policy, technical and financial assistance.
We believe that hard work deserves great rewards. We offer competitive base salaries and annual performance-based bonuses. Permanent staff can enjoy addition benefits such as medical insurance, generous and flexible annual leave options, retirement benefits, reduced gym membership rates and staff discounts at a wide array of retailers.
We recognise the challenges of working far from home, so if you move from another country to take up a post with us, we’ll help by providing ongoing assistance and relocation allowance.