IDB2560 - IsDB Field Representative Pakistan

Business Unit: Country Programs Complex
Division: Country Rel.&Ser. MENA & Europe
Department: Country Relations and Services MENA & Europe
Country: Pakistan
Location: Islamabad - Pakistan
Closing date: 08-Apr-2021

Job Purpose:

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the concerned Country Operations Manager  (COM) at the Regional Hub of Ankara, the Field Representative (FR) ensures the effective functioning of the FR Office and undertakes a coordination role in supervising the implementation of IsDB financed projects in Pakistan.

Key Accountabilities:

General Operational Matters:

  • Support communications with main coordination/ focal ministries in the Government of the Member Country, in coordination/consultation with the COM and in line with new IsDB business model
  • Contribute to the development of project pipeline and annual work program
  • Liaise with Government on follow-up issues associated with ongoing IsDB projects, in coordination with the COM and Operations Team Leaders (OTLs)
  • Facilitate and support IsDB Group missions to the country
  • Through field visits and participation in IsDB missions, become familiar with the ongoing IsDB portfolio to ensure a thorough understanding of the ongoing IsDB portfolio and the key issues emerging from projects;
  • Ensure routine follow-up with ongoing projects on outstanding supervision recommendations and advise COM as necessary and as requested; take actions as per recommendations of COM.
  • Any other tasks as and when requested by the COM and/or the Regional Hub Head 

Specific Operational Matters :

  • Follow-up on signature and effectiveness of the project financing agreements, and subsequently, all project implementation matters.
  • In coordination with concerned Operations Team Leaders, visit the project sites, especially increasing the frequency of visits and follow-up on problematic projects  
  • In coordination with concerned Operations Team Leaders, support the preparation of Project Implementation Assessment and Support Reports (PIASRs)
  • In coordination with concerned Operations Team Leaders, support the preparation of Project Completion Reports (PCRs) for completed projects in the country.
 Relationship Management:
  • Under the supervision of COM, interact with the executing agencies and local partners in identifying new business opportunities and avenues for collaboration, in line with the Business Model of the IsDB.
  • Represent the Bank in the technical and financial partners regular meetings in Pakistan, as required and in consultation with the COM and/or Regional Hub Head
  • Under the supervision of COM, explore co-financing and partnership opportunities with international development financing institutions based in the Country

Knowledge Sharing & Innovation:

  • Under the supervision of COM, interact with colleagues and counterparts to share knowledge, and experience about the country and developments taking place in key sectors of the economy. 

Reporting & Communication:

  • Prepare periodic reports on country portfolio performance, as well as, recent political, economic and social development
  • Disseminate IsDB guidelines, procedures and policies on project implementation to Executing Agencies and other stakeholders, and facilitating communications between IsDB and development stakeholders in the country.
  • Disseminate IsDB strategic orientations, flag-ship initiatives and services and products in coordination with the COM and/or Regional Hub Head
  • Under the supervision of COM, represent IsDB in meetings in the country when specifically required.

Job Requirements:

Academic qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in a Economics/Education/ Energy/ Food Security/ Health Management/ Rural Development/ Transportation / Water Management/ Engineering or related field..
  • Master's degree in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Additional qualification or certification in Project Management like PMP would be highly desirable.

Education qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the development sector, of which minimum 5 years in a specific sector


  • English (mandatory)
  • Urdu (mandatory)
  • Arabic (Preferred)

Skills and Necessary Knowledge:

  • Project Management skills.
  • People Management skills.
  • Quality Management.
  • Results Orientation.
  • Portfolio Management.
  • Time and resource management.
  • Building Relationships
  • Passion for Excellence
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Vendor Management
  • Global Trends and Challenges in the specific sector.
  • IT skills, especially in project management.


Location IsDB Field Representative Office in Islamabad, Pakistan