• LOCATION: Brussels, Paris or Berlin/Frankfurt (preferred) but flexible within Europe
  • BASIS:  Full time preferred, alternative working patterns will be considered
  • SALARY: £24,000-£35,000 p.a
  • LEVEL:  Associate
  • CONTRACT TERM: 12 months Fixed Term Contract

Job description

Sustainability and sustainable finance are key political priorities for the EU and key Member States. This is an exciting opportunity to an ambitious and successful team working on this important and dynamic agenda.

The successful candidate will support the development and implementation of the PRI’s public policy strategy in Europe, both at an EU level and within key Member States. The role’s primary focus is EU policy but there is scope a secondary specialism in either German or French policy, dependent on the candidate’s experience and interest. More information on the PRI’s policy approach can be found on our website.

The role reports to the Head of EU & UK Policy. The PRI is also hiring a Senior Policy Analyst (Europe), who this role will work closely.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Head of EU & UK Policy and Senior Policy Analyst (Europe) to develop and implement a policy engagement strategy for the EU and key Member States (France, Germany). This role will require regular travel within Europe.
  • Conducting research and drafting to support the development of policy positions.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with PRI Signatories and other stakeholders (for example, civil society, associations, academics).
  • Monitoring and researching key developments relevant to the sustainable finance agenda. Drafting communications (eg, newsletters, webinars, blogs) to help PRI Signatories understand and contribute to the developments.
  • Supporting the PRI’s participation in events and meetings with key stakeholders (for example logistics, preparing briefings and presentations, follow ups).
  • Analysing and synthesising research on risks and sustainability challenges in the financial system and the broader economy.
  • The role may also involve ad-hoc administrative and project support to broader policy priorities, such as advisory groups, events and communications.
  • Regular reporting to the Head of EU & UK Policy and Director of Policy & Research, as required.

Core Competencies:

PRI expects roles at a ‘Associate level’ within the organisation to demonstrate skills across the following core competencies:

Analytical

  • Incorporates the fullest range of information available into analysis and decision making
  • Uses appropriate technical processes/systems to develop and evaluate options in an effective and time-efficient manner
  • Assimilates data to draws out relevant insights and findings from analyses
  • Identifies opportunities and risks to feed into decision making
  • Presents analyses in an appropriate format providing clear and concise recommendations

Business Awareness

  • Understands, and always works towards, the mission and the aims of the PRI
  • Is curious about what is happening in other parts of the PRI
  • Is Signatory centric – seeks to understand, listen and respond to Signatory needs
  • Understands own teams’ objectives and seeks to internalise them in own activities
  • Understands who does what at the PRI and uses the knowledge to complete activities

Collaborative

  • Approachable, credible and willing whenever engaging with colleagues
  • Actively and appropriately seeks input from others
  • Focuses on interacting with colleagues in an positive and open manner
  • Listens to what colleagues are saying, considers from different perspectives and tailor’s responses accordingly

Communicative

  • Writes succinctly and clearly tailoring level of detail to the requirements of the end user
  • Communicates clearly and precisely and able to convey thinking comprehensively
  • Provides regular, clear and concise communications to manager, colleagues or other relevant people to keep updated on activities
  • Structures and prepares well-written, logical outputs with limited guidance and editing

Developmental

  • Demonstrates self-awareness: actively seeks feedback from others and acts upon it
  • Explores new ideas with an inquisitive mind
  • Questions the status quo and suggests new ideas
  • Seeks out opportunities to drive continuous improvements in ways of working
  • Open-minded attitude which welcomes change and new ideas

Structured

  • Prioritises and organises time effectively, focussing on the key organisational priorities
  • Develops ways of working and processes to execute and improve efficiency across the PRI
  • Methodically tackles problems, working with colleagues where necessary
  • Takes account of the needs of other colleagues and/or Signatories when considering how to execute a piece of work
  • Promotes and utilises effective project management skills

Technical Competencies & Experience: 

  • Interest in contributing to policy reform in support of a more sustainable financial system. Professional experience is preferred but entry-level candidates will be considered.
  • Excellent analytical skills, demonstrated through professional and/or academic experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to get on well as part of a team.
  • A proactive attitude.
  • A collaborative approach to working with others.
  • Language skills: professional French and/or German in addition to English.
  • Experience of study or work in the field of sustainable finance would be a significant advantage.
  • The location for this role is flexible. Candidates should be comfortable with remote working systems and practices, and should be comfortable working alone or as part of a small office. Regular travel to the PRI’s HQ in London is encouraged.

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