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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 urban sector programs in client countries and looking to recruit experienced and talented urban specialists.
Investment Operations Specialist-Urban/Senior Investment Operations Specialist-Urban will be responsible for contributing to AIIB's lending program by supporting identification, preparation, implementation and supervision of urban investment projects. The specialist will be responsible for understanding and responding to urban challenges and opportunities in Asia, including urbanization (demographic shifts and social changes, economic, structural and spatial transformation), climate change, disaster risk management, sustainable development, urban local governance, technology and innovation among others. The specialist will also be required to engage with other departments for issues relating to the sector.
Lead and manage project teams consisting of various specialists to prepare and deliver high-quality investment projects in an efficient and timely manner.
Ensure that AIIB policy requirements are followed and that all key technical/economic/financial/fiduciary/social/environmental issues and cross-sectoral issues (if any) are considered and properly addressed.
Carry out due diligence and institutional assessments on executing agencies, including implementation capacity assessments of project counterparts.
Support capacity development in relevant implementing entities to plan, design, construct and operate infrastructure, provide services and address potential social and economic challenges.
Lead or participate in dialogue and collaboration with clients and development partners on strategic areas/topics such as climate change, disaster risk management, sustainable development and climate resilient infrastructure, etc.
Cooperate with cofinanciers on cofinancing projects and lead AIIB teams to conduct necessary due diligence for those projects.
Manage the business development in specific member countries and regions assigned to obtain a healthy pipeline of urban projects.
Provide quality technical contributions required for urban planning and other urban development-related areas in line with AIIB business needs.
A minimum 5-8 years of relevant working experience (minimum 8-10 years for Senior Specialist) in the urban sector, preferably in Region 2 countries.
Strong international project experience in the urban sector (particularly in capacity-constrained countries) would be an advantage. Experience with multilateral development banks or development financing institutions would be desirable.
Master's degree or equivalent in engineering/science, urban design and planning, environment engineering, disaster risk management, business management or other related fields.
Experience working on or leading teams and/or demonstrated potential qualities for leadership.
Strong organizational and project management skills to perform day-to-day management of a large and complex project portfolio.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, in particular the ability to effectively dialogue and relate with clients and stakeholders.
Previous experience and qualifications will determine the staff level at which an applicant will enter AIIB.