Investment Operation Specialist-Urban/Senior Investment Operation Specialist-Urban
AIIB is scaling up its support for urban sector programs in client countries and is working to recruit experienced and talented urban specialists with strong skills in either urban development policy/planning or engineering.
The Investment Operation Specialist-Urban/Senior Investment Operation Specialist-Urban will be responsible for leading multidisciplinary teams that will work closely with clients and development partners on urban investment projects. This will include, but not limited to conceptualization/identification, development, evaluation, implementation and supervision. Occasionally, the Specialist(s) will also be required to provide technical support to management and other project team leaders regarding urban planning and other urban development-related issues.
Project and Team Management:
- Lead and manage project teams consisting of various specialists to help clients prepare and deliver high-quality investment projects in an efficient and timely manner.
- Ensure all key technical/economic/financial/fiduciary/social/environmental issues and, if any, cross-sectoral issues, are considered and properly addressed, and that AIIB policy requirements are followed.
- Lead and manage project teams that consist of various specialists to provide efficient and high-quality supervision, monitoring and evaluation.
- Support the implementation of investment projects (e.g., loans, technical assistance, etc.) funded by AIIB, helping to ensure projects generate expected outcomes/results and comply with AIIB policy requirements.
- Cooperate with cofinanciers on cofinancing projects and lead AIIB teams to conduct necessary due diligence for those projects.
- Work as a technical expert, or a team member on other multidiscipline teams, to provide quality technical contributions that are required for urban planning and other urban development related areas in line with AIIB business needs.
- Support capacity development in relevant implementing entities (usually, the relevant line ministry or regulator in charge of urban development and municipalities or subnational government agencies) to plan, design, construct and operate infrastructure, provide services and address potential social and economic challenges.
Policy Dialogue and Client Relationship Management:
- Carry out and maintain a dialogue and collaboration with clients and development partners on strategic areas/topics, such as sustainable cities or regional economic integration.
- Advocate and promote AIIB's mission and operational priorities (e.g., cross-country connectivity, sustainable infrastructure and mobilization of private sector funds) and help clients identify, evaluate and develop infrastructure investment opportunities that are closely aligned to both client's own policies/strategies and AIIB's priorities.
- Minimum 5 - 8 years of relevant working experience (minimum 8 - 10 years for Senior Investment Operation Specialist) in the urban development sector and undertaking economic feasibility studies for urban sector investment and management/analysis.
- Of the above 5-10 years, a minimum 3- 7-year proven track record of implementation of successful business operations in middle-income and/or developed countries and introduction of state-of-the-art technology/expertise to countries in Asia.
- Extensive experience working with infrastructure operations or infrastructure project managers. Experience in contract management and administration, planning and programming of capital and maintenance work and institutional reforms would be favorably considered. Familiarity with various modalities of scheme management in urban development would be an advantage.
- Strong organizational and project management skills that enable day-to-day management of a large and complex project portfolio.
- Master's degree or equivalent from a reputable university in a relevant field including economics or urban development/engineering.
Previous experience and qualifications will dictate the employee level at which an applicant will enter AIIB.
Source: UN Jobs
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