Team Assistant, London, United Kingdom At European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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United Kingdom

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Posting End Date


Purpose of Job

The Senior Officer contributes to the smooth running of the OCCO teams by providing administrative and/or budget-related support to team members, interacting with colleagues Bank-wide, as well as external clients and institutions

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

The Senior Officer supports, works on, and resolves, in a collaborative spirit, any matters assigned and has some or all of the following accountabilities and responsibilities: Administration :

  •  Assist with preparation and editing of internal documents to be submitted to the Bank’s committees (e.g. Audit Committee, OpsCom, SBIC) where applicable
  •  Manage internal/external correspondence/requests including drafting responses for review, forwarding for action within the team, and interfacing with other departments to ensure that follow-up action is taken
  •  May act as IT Coordinator (ITC), Records Management Coordinator (RMC), and Human Resources Departmental Coordinator
  •  Maintain and manage data including in EBRD-specific applications (e.g. OCCOLink, DTM etc.) to ensure the accuracy of Bank records
  •  Coordinate all required facilities, catering, and technical assistance for internal/external meetings/training sessions, including venue sourcing, as well as billing arrangements.
  •  Identify opportunities to improve departmental processes and outputs to ensure they are kept up to date and fit for purpose.
  •  Arrange all elements of travel according to EBRD policy including arranging visas, accommodation, ordering currency and preparing itineraries as well as claiming expenses.
  •  Manage administration of OCCO training courses, ensuring internal and external audit requirements are met.


  •  Support the OCCO budget officer and/or conduct budget officer duties with routine budgetary functions for the Team

Reporting :

  •  Assist with and coordinate requests for updates to the department’s intranet/internet pages.
  •  Assist with the production of reports and presentation material, undertaking secondary proof-reading and editorial work.
  •  Perform specific data-based analytical work to provide essential information for the production of reports

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  •  Proven track record of relevant business experience in a similar role.
  •  A recognised secretarial or business qualification would be useful, but is not essential
  •  Fluent English, with excellent written and oral communication skills
  •  Knowledge of another language, both written and spoken, would be useful
  •  Good level of numeracy skills
  •  Demonstrated strong organisational, administrative, and analytical skills
  •  Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and to prioritise and schedule tasks
  •  Attention to detail and eye for accuracy
  •  Proven ability to work as part of a team where tasks are allocated by the line manager, willing to support the wider team, and assisting and collaborating with colleagues in the Support Unit.
  •  Computer literate: advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite of applications. Well-versed in use of MS365 and other relevant software tools available to perform tasks.
  •  Proven skills to draft business correspondence and documents, and summarise information in written narratives and presentations including textual, numeric, and graphic/charts
  •  Knowledge of SAP desirable: processing of expenses, raising POs, Goods-receipts, etc

What is it like to work at the EBRD?

Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people’s lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in.

The EBRD environment provides you with:

  •  Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
  •  A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
  •  An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital transformation at the heart of what we do.

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. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working and expecting our employee to attend the office 50% of their working time.