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Ref. Number: 20026 Department: Investment Operations Region 2 - Technical Department Job Type: Global Recruitment Starting Date: Jan 23, 2020 Closing Date: Feb 14, 2020
Investment Operations Specialist/Senior Specialist - Transport
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was founded to bring countries together to address Asia's daunting infrastructure funding gap. Our mission is to improve economic and social development in Asia and beyond through a focus on sustainable infrastructure, cross-border connectivity and private capital mobilization. AIIB has committed capital from 102 members of USD100 billion of which USD20 billion is paid in. AIIB is a triple A rated institution. The AIIB's Investment Operations are divided into two regional teams, 1 and 2. Each regional team is led by a Vice President (VP). Region 1 is responsible for South East Asia and South Asia (except Pakistan and Afghanistan), while Region 2 covers Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, East Asia, West Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. The Region 2 Technical Department is scaling up its support to transport sector programs in client countries and looking to recruit experienced and talented transport specialists with strong skills either in transport operations, policy/planning or engineering. The Investment Operations Specialist-Transport/Senior Investment Operations Specialist-Transport will be responsible for contributing to AIIB's lending program in Region 2 by supporting the planning, design, preparation and implementation of projects/programs that meet the transport growth demand and improve transportation efficiency in client countries. The Specialist(s) will be responsible for the delivery of AIIB's transport lending program, and its implementation, in areas such as, among others, road connectivity, transport logistics, railways, urban transportation, aviation, and road safety. The selected candidate will also be responsible for the development of regional connectivity transport investment operations, in support of AIIB's policy for regional connectivity.
Lead and/or contribute to an assessment of transport policies in client countries to understand their impact on transport operations and service delivery in the countries;
Build innovative approaches to the development of transport sector operations to support sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in consultation with clients, development partners and other stakeholders;
Lead and contribute to the design, preparation and delivery of transport projects, focusing on quality and delivery of development outcomes;
Supervise transport sector projects and programs under implementation to ensure appropriate technical quality and consistency with project objectives. This entails reviewing the technical designs of the projects, implementation arrangements, the adequacy of procurement and fiduciary arrangements for the projects in coordination with other team members
Advise clients on the preparation of feasibility studies, technical designs, cost-effective analysis leading to investment prioritization, undertake technical and economic analysis of project investments and programs;
Review and assess implementation capacity of project counterparts and supporting institutions/agencies and collaborate with other development partners in the transport sector for consistency and harmonization of approaches at the country level;
Contribute to knowledge building and management in the transport sector and keep abreast of latest development and issues in the sector; \
Develop investment strategies with clients to pursue the most effective approach to achieve transportation efficiency in various economic environments and specific needs of client countries.
A minimum 5-8 years of relevant working experience (minimum 8-10 years for Senior Specialist) in transport planning or engineering and undertaking economic feasibility studies for transport investments, urban transport development planning and/or traffic management/analysis. Relevant work experience in Region 2 countries would be an asset.
Of the above 5-10 years, a minimum 3- to 7-year proven track record in successful business operations in middle-income and/or developed countries and the introduction of state-of-the-art technology/expertise to countries in Asia. Extensive experience working in transport operations or the management of transport/logistic projects, experience in planning and programming of investment and maintenance works in the transport sector, and institutional reforms would be favorably considered.
Some work experience in developing countries would be an asset.
An understanding of the challenges facing the Asian transport sector, and familiarity with various modes of transport activities and development in general, and in-depth knowledge of at least one mode of transport.
Strong organizational and project management skills to perform day-to-day management of a large and complex project portfolio.
Master's degree or equivalent in Transport Engineering or other transport related fields from a reputable university including economics, transport planning, traffic management and transport engineering (for all modes of transport such as road, railway, port, aviation and urban transport).
Proven experience and depth of expertise in one transport area, or breadth across multiple transport areas, with in depth knowledge within one area
Experience working on or leading teams and/or demonstrated potential qualities for team leadership.
Previous experience and qualifications will determine the employee level at which an applicant will enter AIIB.