Portfolio Analyst, Morocco or Tunisia

  • Location: Tunis, Tunisia
  • Salary: Competitive

The position can be based in Casablanca or Tunis; the Portfolio Analyst is expected to cover Morocco and Tunisia out of one of the 2 locations.

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 65 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.

Requisition ID13480Office CountryTunisiaOffice CityTunisDivisionBankingDept. / Bus. GroupSouthern & Eastern MediterraneanBusiness UnitSEMED - Tunis (Tunisia)Contract TypeRegularContract LengthPosting End Date20/02/2018

The position can be based in Casablanca or Tunis; the Portfolio Analyst is expected to cover Morocco and Tunisia out of one of the 2 locations.

The Project life-cycle involves several stages from origination to signing, followed by implementation and monitoring until full completion and repayment or exit. All the stages involve different tasks such as business marketing, project due diligence analysis, structuring and approval, negotiation and signing of project agreements, disbursement and monitoring.

For a period of at least 2-3 years the Analyst will be exclusively focusing on managing existing projects in the private corporate debt portfolio, contributing therefore to the effective implementation and monitoring of the Bank's projects. His/her role in origination will be very limited. After this initial period of 2-3 years, the focus of the Analyst may change according to business needs and as directed by the Heads of Morocco and Tunisia.

The Analyst carries out these tasks under the supervision/guidance of regional Portfolio Associate Director, and will benefit from guidance from more experienced RO bankers. The role of the Analyst is to contribute to the implementation and monitoring of corporate debt transactions, in line with the Bank's operational objectives. Under the guidance of the regional Portfolio Associate Director, the Analyst takes responsibility for the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of these projects.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Portfolio Monitoring, Value Creation and Reporting
Under the guidance and supervision of the regional Portfolio Associate Director (‘PAD') and in line with the terms of reference for the Portfolio Operation Leader (‘POL'), the Analyst's main tasks will include, inter alia:
* Take responsibility as POL or Team member for the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of all projects to which the Analyst is assigned, including compliance with project agreements and Bank procedures related to disbursement; monitoring of progress of the project implementation and financial performance of the client; assessing evolving risk factors and monitoring and assessing covenant compliance.
* Detect and resolve early signs of distress through proactive client engagement, planning and executing client visits and reporting promptly on potential breaches or issues. The Analyst may participate in or lead restructurings of portfolio transactions.
* Prepare timely and comprehensive monitoring reports and include recommendations for corrective actions where required and ensure these proposed corrective actions and recommendations are brought to the attention of more senior team members; perform timely processing of waivers, amendments and consents and conduct self-evaluation of projects and provide feedback to origination teams.
*  As TC operation leader, ensure effective implementation and monitoring of TC assignments to ensure their compliance with donor reporting requirements, operational objectives and that all reports are of a high quality;
* Be alert about new financing opportunities with portfolio clients, and if and when such opportunities are detected, seek immediate guidance from PAD, who will duly inform relevant Head of RO and Sector Director;
* Undertake regular surveillance of local economic, political, regulatory and sector environments in the country and region that could affect credit standing of the clients as well as the Bank's internal reporting.

Structuring and Execution
Under the guidance of the operation leader or a more senior banker:
* Work as a project team member on transactions, contributing to all aspects of project structuring and execution, including comprehensive research and analysis of background materials, market information and financial performance data; analyse and evaluate potential risks related to the proposed project, including analysis of financial statements, preparing and updating financial models and financial projections;
* Assist with the designing and processing of technical co-operation assistance, including preparation of terms of reference and internal approval documentation, to support the  related investment project or the related policy dialogue initiative;
* As may be requested, assist with communication with other internal units of the Bank, clients and other stakeholders, at the operational level, such as preparing draft correspondence, presentations, and following up on internal emails;
Ensure that all tasks assigned to the Analyst are completed within the specified time frames to a high quality and in line with the policies, procedures and objectives of the Bank.

The responsibilities of the Analyst are designed to allow the Analyst to progressively undertake more complex tasks and build the scope of responsibilities based on acquired experience and expertise.

Qualifications & Skills / Experience & Knowledge

Qualifications and Skills
* Relevant degree from a leading business school or university (e.g., economics, finance, accounting, business administration, law); top tier leading business schools preferred .
* Proven interest and sound understanding of business and finance
* Quantitative/numerical skills are critical with the ability to interpret financial information and to design and use financial models.
* Credit analysis skills, with the ability to interpret accounts, understanding local and international accounting principles and practice of credit analysis.
* Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office and spread sheet packages including financial analysis and modelling modules.
* Good understanding of relevant systems and processes.
* Ability to work effectively as a team member, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to meet deadlines under time pressure.
* Fluent written and oral communication skills in English and French; Arabic is an advantage.

Experience & Knowledge
* Relevant financial industry experience from an investment or commercial bank, private equity firm, asset management firm, or auditing/financial consulting firm operating to international standards.
* Exposure to industry/country experience.
Excellent knowledge of the Moroccan and Tunisian markets.

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.


The position can be based in Casablanca or Tunis; the Portfolio Analyst is expected to cover Morocco and Tunisia out of one of the 2 locations.