Senior Public-Private Partnership Officer / 220501

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2022
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 11 October 2022
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Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030.

ADB only hires nationals of its 68 members.

The position is assigned in the Office of Public-Private Partnership (OPPP). OPPP coordinates and supports ADB-wide public-private partnership (PPP) operations and knowledge management through the PPP-Thematic Group Secretariat (PPP-TGS) and provides transaction advisory services (TAS) to developing member country (DMC) clients in Asia and the Pacific. TAS is to assist public and private sector clients to structure and procure viable and bankable projects through a PPP modality. TAS aims to promote PPP projects to catalyze public and private capital investment as well as operational expertise of the private sector for development of infrastructure and delivery of its services. Aside from TAS, OPPP also manages the Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility (AP3F) that helps governments, and their private sector partners, establish a pipeline of bankable PPP projects. The AP3F is a multi-donor trust fund aiming to increase the level of infrastructure development and enhance the quality of infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific. The AP3F helps DMCs to prepare a pipeline of โ€œready-to-financeโ€ infrastructure projects by (i) assisting with due diligence and helping to address impediments to investment decisions; (ii) supporting project design, and (iii) assisting with project preparation, structuring, and tendering. It also supports enabling reforms and capacity building that can be linked to potential or current transactions.

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Job Purpose

The Senior Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Officer will provide operational support to TAS and AP3F, and will contribute in project structuring, stakeholder coordination and conducting financial and commercial analyses, including building and/or updating financial models for PPP transactions.

The incumbent will report to Director, Advisory Division 2 (OPA2), OPPP and will supervise administrative staff.


Transaction Advisory Services/PPP Operations

Assists implementation of OPPPโ€™s vision, goals, work plan and development strategies with high-quality output in line with Strategy 2030 and PPP Operational Plan. Assists in the identification, structuring, delivery and administration of TAS mandates and PPP programs with effective and efficient marketing, negotiation and due diligence of PPP-related issues and projects in DMCs. Assists in the internal processes for approval and implementation of TAS mandates which includes preparation of PPP-related materials and related TAS project documents. Assists implementation and administration of technical assistance and AP3F projects. Assists the selection and management of individual consultants who support project teams, including designing of their terms of reference. Engages in OPPPโ€™s research activities for specific themes including market environment, PPP policies and regulatory frameworks in ADBโ€™s DMCs, key transaction details, etc. Contributes to OPPPโ€™s knowledge management activities and leads the establishment and maintenance of PPP data base for knowledge sharing with internal/external clients. Supports preparation of country partnership strategy and indicative country and pipeline monitoring for the countries identified to have PPP as its significant component including preparation of a PPP action plan. Effectively coordinates with external stakeholders (governments, development partners, civil society, and private sector entities) and internal stakeholders including experts in other departments, and supports regional departments and Private Sector Operations Department to achieve their PPP targets. Provides guidance and support to administrative staff to conduct their duties in a smooth and timely manner. Performs other duties and tasks that may be assigned by the supervisors.


Relevant Experience & Requirements

Bachelorโ€™s degree in business administration, economics, finance or other relevant fields preferably with Masterโ€™s degree or equivalent. At least 8 years relevant work experience, with at least 5 years PPP/TAS project structuring experience with relevant experience in financial modelling for PPP projects; and at least 4 years of supervisory experience; preferably with related experience in international agencies. Strong analytical and due diligence skills in relation to PPP-related policies and infrastructure projects. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of broad issues of PPP policy, project development and infrastructure finance. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) applications, including developing simple macros and automations Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive team member. Ability to work with individuals from different cultural/national backgrounds. Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff Level 3.

General Considerations

The selected candidate, if new to ADB, is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.

ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. Actual appointment salary will be based on ADBโ€™s standards and computation, taking into account the selected individualโ€™s qualifications and experience.

ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. ADB encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Please note that the actual level and salary will be based on qualifications of the selected candidate.

This vacancy is archived.

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