Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 67 members, 48 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB's mission is to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth in the region. ADB's main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.
ADB only hires nationals of its 67 members.
The position is assigned in the Office of Public-Private Partnership (OPPP). OPPP coordinates and supports ADB-wide PPP operations and provides transaction advisory services (TAS) to developing member countries (DMCs) clients in Asia and the Pacific. Aside from TAS, it also has a project preparation facility that helps governments, and their private sector partners, establish a pipeline of bankable Public-Private Partnership projects.
1. Multiple positions at various levels may be filled from this vacancy notice.
2. Actual position title and level will be based on the candidate's qualifications, experience and job scope that will be assigned to the selected candidates.
The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Specialists (i) lead origination, processing and implementation of TAS mandates to prepare, structure, negotiate and contract infrastructure projects through PPP in collaboration with relevant departments including regional departments; (ii) contribute to formulation and implementation of policies, strategies, transactions and programs of OPPP to expedite ADB's operations related to PPP including TAS in ADB's DMCs; and (iii) contribute to developing and maintaining external and internal relations, stakeholders' coordination, and knowledge management activities to accommodate PPP-related issues and challenges with innovative solutions; and establish and maintain effective networks with international and local key players in the PPP market.
The incumbent will report to Director, OPPP and may supervise one or more national and/or administrative staff.
a. Transaction Advisory Services (TAS)/Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Operations
Implement Office of Public-Private Partnership's (OPPP's) vision, goals, work plan and development strategies with high-quality output in line with Public-Private Partnership Operational Plan 2012-2020 and Strategy 2020.
Identify, structure, deliver, and administer TAS mandates and PPP programs with effective and efficient marketing, negotiation and due diligence of PPP related issues and projects in developing member countries (DMCs).
Lead internal process for approval and implementation of TAS mandates which includes preparation of PPP-related materials and related TAS project documents.
Lead selection and management of individual consultants who support deal teams, including designing of their terms of reference.
Engage in PPP market research activities, identifying constraints and providing innovative solutions for fostering PPP policies/operations and regulatory frameworks in ADB's DMCs.
Contribute to OPPP's knowledge management activities and assist in the establishment and maintenance of PPP data base for knowledge sharing with internal/external clients.
Provide practical solutions on day-to-day operational issues by guiding the deal team members.
b. External Relations and Coordination
Establish and maintain effective relationship with governments, development partners, civil society, and private sector entities within area of responsibility.
c. Internal Relations and Coordination
Coordinate with internal stakeholders and support regional departments and Private Sector Operations Department to achieve their PPP targets.
Contribute to effective coordination and cooperation within OPPP which includes informing team members, Director, and the Head, OPPP of day-to-day development, emerging opportunities and challenges, and provide recommendations accordingly in a timely manner.
d. Staff Supervision
Demonstrate leadership and motivate reporting staff to perform at their full capacity by providing clear guidance, monitoring performance and providing feedback regularly and support their learning and development
Relevant Experience & Requirements
Master's degree in relevant fields, or equivalent. Alternatively, university degree in related fields combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s can be considered
At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in developing and implementing infrastructure projects including PPP transactions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Hands-on experience of structuring project finance transactions and/or providing advisory services in various sectors and countries including negotiation and coordination among stakeholders
In-depth knowledge about PPP and financial market products and robust due diligence experience and capability for PPP projects
Network with financial communities including export credit agencies and investment/commercial banks
Excellent leadership qualities and interpersonal skills
Strong analytical, organizational, and negotiation skills
International experience working in several countries
The selected candidate is appointed for an initial term of three (3) years
ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB's standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual'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.