IDB1986 - Senior PPP Technical Advisory Specialist

Business Unit: Country Programs Complex
Division: Not Applicable
Department: Not Applicable
Contract type: Conditional Regular (Indefinite) Employment
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 18-Feb-2019
Role Purpose:

To examine and resolve any PPP related issues, assess high risks areas, address any special needs, suggest appropriate corrective measures and required priority interventions. Moreover, the role is responsible to provide the Member Countries technical advisory services in the formulation and upgrading of their national PPP Policies, conducting workshops on Enabling Environment and capacity building of key governmental organizations engaged in award and management of PPP concessions; and to share key knowledge and learning outcomes with the Knowledge Management and Institutional Learning unit in areas related to PPP, including the development of best practices for PPP financed projects 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

Strategic and Operational Planning

  • Develop and implement framework and guidelines for the advisory function of the PPP division
  • Support  framework development for investment monitoring and ensuring quality and overall health of the unit.
  • Support the dialogue of Investment Team with stakeholders to address challenges faced by the unit
  • Ensure that investment unit complies with Bank’s strategy and policies and best investment management practices
  • Actively monitor/manages advisory transactions with higher complexity

Policies, Processes and Procedures

  • Ensure PPP technical advisory unit activities are in compliance with IDB’s policies and procedures Interact with other divisions and departments to maintain compliance in all aspects

Business and Partnership Development

  • Build and maintain relationships with PPP related agencies in Member Countries, sponsors, global and regional businesses, banking and multilateral partners,
  • Provide guidance on transaction pipeline of potential projects for IDB’s advisory intervention /  financing and to ensure that sector and geographic concentrations limits are adhered.

Technical Advisory

  • Examine and resolve any PPP related issues, assess high risks areas, address any special needs, suggest appropriate corrective measures and required priority interventions.
  • Provide the Member Countries technical advisory services in the formulation and upgrading of their national PPP Policies.
  • Conduct workshops on Enabling Environment and capacity building of key governmental organizations engaged in award and management of PPP concessions.

Knowledge Sharing & Innovation 

  • Share key knowledge and learning outcomes with the Knowledge Management and Institutional Learning unit in areas related to PPP, including the development of best practices for PPP financed projects
  • Prepare and disseminate briefing notes and information materials on issues of concern related to PPP operations and portfolio

Reporting and communication

  • Contribute to the production of sector papers, regional studies, operational reports, etc…
  • Review project information and prepare reports on critical issues for internal discussion
  • Contribute to the management of advisory engagements, in close coordination, as necessary, with other departments of the Bank.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Academic qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or any other related field

Required languages

  • English (mandatory).
  • French (preferred).
  • Arabic (preferred).

Minimum number of years and nature of experience

  • 7-10 years of relevant experience in project finance, advisory, projects’ evaluation etc.

Job specific competencies

  • MS Office
  • Communication effectiveness (oral and written)
  • Presentation and negotiations skills
  • Planning & organizing
  • Project management
  • Drive for results
  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Passion for excellence
  • Teamwork



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