IDB2290 - Operations Team Leader (Education)

Business Unit: Country Programs Complex
Division: Not Applicable
Department: Country relations and services Asia
Country: Indonesia
Location: Indonesia - Jakarta
Closing date: 07-May-2019

Role Purpose:

Manage the portfolio of education projects and TAs within approved costs, timeliness and quality to ensure efficient delivery of the bank’s mandate to support socio-economic development in relevant member countries. Supervise and provide technical oversight to Project Officers on day-to-day basis for implementation of projects and provide clearance on their tasks. Lead project/ technical assistance preparation and appraisals, conduct portfolio quality reviews, clear project progress reports and PIASRs, contribute to clearance of tender documents and contracts related to implementation of the approved projects, and proactively mitigate issues in portfolio quality. Provide technical support and contribution in shaping the Bank’s strategy and focus on education in the covered region, including contribution to MCPS, analytical work and programming. Contribute to Bank’s operational, thematic, financial management and procurement policies and guidelines as well as knowledge management agenda. 


Project Appraisal

  • Lead the execution of project appraisals to ensure comprehensive coverage of the technical, economic, social, financial, procurement, institutional and environmental aspects of project proposals in line with the operations manual and applicable policies/procedures of the bank.
  • Seek input from respective DG Global Practices and Chief Economist sector teams to further refine and enhance project appraisal documents prior to submission for board approval.
  • Ensure all changes identified during project processing is incorporated in all relevant documents for alignment of project design and approach prior to submission of project for board approval.

Project Approval

  • Follow up and communicate project approval status in line with IDB’s disclosure policy to country focal point.

Project Implementation and Monitoring

  • Provide input to the relevant Procurement and Financial Management staff during to ensure procurement and financial management of projects are in line with the policies of the bank
  • Coordinate with respective Global Practice sectoral leads for technical assistance in all aspects across the project lifecycle.
  • Maintain project plans to ensure ongoing monitoring of project progress, pro-active identification of issues and implementation of action plans to resolve issues promptly.
  • Review disbursement requests and advise on clearance status to country management to ensure timely resolution of procurement and other related issues.

Project Closure and Review

  • Contribute, as required, to the development of project completion reports at the completion of each project, to ensure the problems and issues faced, the actions taken and the lessons learned are documented for reference in future projects.
  • Provide input to Sectoral Teams in Global Practice, Knowledge Management and the Institutional Learning Unit to ensure lessons learned are recorded for reference in future projects.
  • Provide input to Operations Quality and Results Unit regarding the operational cycle of projects to ensure necessary operational policy and procedural improvements are implemented.



Academic qualifications
Master’s degree in Project Management, Agriculture, Economics, Engineering or related field.


Required languages

  • English (Mandatory)
  • Indonesian (preferred) 

Minimum number of years and nature of experience
8-10 years of experience in the development sector, with 5 in the assigned sector 

Job specific competencies

  • Adaptability
  • Building Relationships
  • Client Centricity and Responsiveness
  • Passion for Excellence
  • Communication Effectiveness
  • Problem Solving
  • Stakeholder Management / Client Orientation
  • Vendor Management
  • Sector Systems
  • Sector Economics
  • Sector Institution
  • Sector Research and Technology
  • Sector Risk Management
  • Sector Sciences
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Results Management
  • Portfolio Management

Travel requirements:

As needed


Regional Hub of Jakarta, Indonesia