print logo

Principal Banker, Agribusiness needed for EBRD

A Principal Banker is sought to work at the EBRD in Cairo to provide support the development of the Bank's activities in Agribusiness.

To apply for this vacancy, please visit:

Job Description

Role Overview
A Principal Banker is sought to work in the EBRD resident office in Cairo to provide support the development of the Bank's activities in the Agribusiness Sector in the Southern Mediterranean (SEMED) region. The key focus will be on the credit and financial aspects of project development and implementation with special responsibility for financial modelling and analysis. The Principal Banker will be expected to participate in all aspects of project development and implementation, including transaction preparation, appraisal and monitoring.

The EBRD Agribusiness team has more than 15 years of experience in over 300 transactions across our 30 countries of operation, which range from central Europe to central Asia. We seek a professional with the experience, capability and enthusiasm to become part of our growing success story in the countries of operation.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables
With supervision from senior team members, the Principal Banker will be capable of working throughout the whole life cycle of projects. This will be accomplished through marketing, project screening, origination, due diligence, negotiation, preparation and monitoring of projects.

This will also include:

• Credit and financial aspects of project development, including financial analysis of projects and companies: data gathering, production of financial projections and cash-flow models
• Research, analysis and providing background information into companies or sectors
• Provide administrative and analytical support in specific areas of project monitoring, liaise with the Credit department, and other support units
• Draft specific assigned portions of Bank documents and correspondence
• Support business development efforts and attend meetings with clients alongside more senior bankers

Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications

• Good relevant degree from a leading university in the country of education (e.g. business administration, economics, finance)
• Minimum of 7 years of relevant and commercial work experience (e.g. banking, finance, accounting, audit or project finance) gained from a major commercial/investment bank, equity fund, advisory services or corporate finance firm
• Credit analysis skills: ability to interpret accounts, understanding international accounting principles and practice of credit analysis
• Proven analytical skills; strong numerical and financial skills, with ability to interpret financial information and to design and use financial models
• Computer literacy, excellent spreadsheet skills
• Very good written and oral communication skills in English
• Desirable: Prior working experience in the EBRD countries of operation and south and eastern Mediterranean region and /or knowledge of the business environment in these geographical locations. Fluency in Arabic.

Competencies and Personal Attributes

• Ability to operate sensitively in multicultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues
• The applicant should be an excellent team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability and willingness to accept changes and ability to maintain effectiveness in a changing environment
• Result-oriented, with tenacity to reach goals despite obstacles, enthusiastic attitude and ability for sustained high work level
• Willingness to travel to and work in EBRD countries of operation

This job description is not limited to the responsibilities listed and the incumbent may be requested to perform other relevant duties as required by business needs.