IDB3180 - Senior PPP Portfolio Manager

Business Unit: Operations - Country Programs
Division: Public Private Partnership
Department: Not Applicable
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 26-Nov-2023

Job Purpose:

To manage independently the performance of PPP Portfolio under the role’s supervision, while providing full support to the Investment team in due diligence, project preparation and approval process to ensure efficient and effective implementation of the projects. Liaise with the project external stakeholders like sponsors, financiers, advisors and consultants. In addition, interact with internal Departments within the Bank to address legal, credit, procurement and sharia compliance. Participate in the discussions, with the relevant stakeholders, to represent IsDB and safeguard the Islamic Finance facility terms throughout the portfolio life cycle and afterwards. Furthermore, coach and mentor junior staff in portfolio management and share knowledge and lessons learned on regular basis.

Key Accountabilities:

Operational Planning:
• Develop the Annual Work Plans, propose interventions, participate in fact finding and planning exercises for MCPS.
• Prepare the Division budget and annual work programs.
• Provide expert knowledge on PPP upon request of the Investment team for preparing portfolio design and appraisals.
• Propose, develop and improve Portfolio Management frameworks and mechanisms in the Bank.
• Ensure complete alignment with the overall IsDB Strategy and SDG targets.

Policies, Processes and Procedures:
• Lead the development and implementation of efficient and effective practices, procedures and systems in order to streamline Division’s activities.
• Interact with other divisions and departments to ensure compliance with all aspects of Portfolio Management activities as per IsDB’s policies and procedures.

Business and Partnership Development:
• Lead the dialogue with stakeholders to address challenges faced by the on-going project portfolio.
• Maintain an effective relationship with the clients, global and regional businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials.
• Coordinate with the project stakeholders (sponsors, lenders, advisors, lawyers, etc.) and provide assistance and guidance when necessary to ensure timely completion of the projects.
• Coordinate with development partners and private sector financiers to ensure best practices are followed in the PPP Investments.
• Represent IsDB PPP team in the external events and source potential mandates for the Bank.
• Manage smooth flow of information between the Portfolio projects stakeholders and the IsDB internal divisions / counterparties.

Portfolio Management:
• Actively participate in the project term sheet negotiations, along with the Investment Officers and advise the best possible solutions to safeguard the position of the Bank.
• Independently manage the documentation process, oversee implementation of the projects and monitor the operating performance of the PPP projects under one’s portfolio.
• Review the portfolio documents and carry out financial and legal risks analysis, propose resolution and internal processing of any waiver on the Common Terms Agreements, Project Documents, Finance Documents, etc.
• Manage the assigned PPP Portfolios and be the focal point for all matters related to the project, including but not limited to lessons learnt, best practices and compliance to guidelines.
• Support Division Manager and other team members to manage problematic and complex projects.
• Lead the production and maintenance of Early Warning System (EWS) reports to identify problematic projects at early stage.
• Actively monitor overall performance of the assigned portfolio and undertake necessary follow-up actions to minimize project related risks.
• Lead the development and effective management of the non-sovereign project portfolios, including managing disbursement requests, overseeing project implementation and supervising operational performance until repayment of IsDB’s full investment.

Knowledge Sharing & Innovation:
• Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the global economy, business conditions, portfolio management and Islamic financial industry to contribute / participate in preparing country and sector strategy.
• Maintain and share knowledge of the emerging best practices and lessons learnt related to PPP investment portfolios.
• Prepare and disseminate briefing notes and information materials on issues of concern related to PPP operations and portfolios.
• Organize, participate and attend PPP related forums, discussions, roundtables and provide an expertise on IsDB’s PPP activities.

Reporting and communication:
• Prepare sector papers, regional studies, periodic operational reports, etc.
• Provide up to date information on the portfolios at any given time and keep up to date information on the servers.
• Communicate with external and internal stakeholders to deliver the PPP position on specific project and propose resolutions, if any.

Academic and professional qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or any other related field.
• Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in related fields such as project finance, advisory, portfolio management, corporate finance, project due diligence or project design/implementation.

Skills & Necessary Knowledge:

• Planning & organizing
• Well-developed Negotiation skills
• Project management
• Advance Financial (Balance Sheet) Analysis
• Analytical thinking
• Problem solving
• Passion for excellence
• Effective stakeholder management skills
• Knowledge of Corporate Governance and best practices
• MS Office


  • English - Mandatory
  • Arabic - Preferred
  • French - Preferred