Close relatives1 of ADB staff, except spouses of international staff, are not eligible for recruitment and appointment to staff positions.
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is comprised 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.
This position is assigned to ADB’s Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) based in Suva. SPSO is a regional office within the Pacific Department of ADB (PARD). SPSO supports and manages ADB’s portfolio, projects, and country relationships in Cook Island, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a 5-year special fixed-term appointment. At the end of the period, the appointment may, at the option of ADB, be extended on exceptional basis for a further fixed period or allowed to lapse. A special fixed-term appointment will automatically and without prior notice expire at the end of the original or extended term. If the successful candidate is an ADB staff member holding a regular appointment, his/her regular appointment will be converted to a special fixed-term appointment.
The Infrastructure Specialist will support and lead the development of infrastructure (mainly flood management, energy, transport, and/or water supply and sanitation) sector policy and strategies, prepare and implement operations, and engage with the governments in dialogue on sector policies and reforms. He/she will identify, develop, implement, and administer loan and grant operations, technical assistance (TA), non-lending products and services, and knowledge products in the infrastructure sectors. The incumbent will report to the Regional Director, SPSO. He/she may supervise National Staff and/or Administrative Staff.
- Provide information and undertake analyses towards the development of policies and strategies for the infrastructure sector, in consultation with relevant government agencies, development partners, and ADB Headquarters (HQ).
- Conduct infrastructure sector work to support sustainable economic development and poverty reduction.
- Conduct policy dialogue to assist the government in undertaking infrastructure sector reform, ensure efficient use of resources, and encourage participation of the private sector.
- Participate in country teams and provide sector inputs for Country Partnership Strategies, Country Operations Business Plans, and other infrastructure-related papers.
- Under one-PARD approach, supervise and support the processing and administration of loans, grants, and technical assistance in the infrastructure sectors.
- Manage teams of consultants and liaison with government counterparts in the process of conducting feasibility studies, due diligence, project design, and implementation.
- Ensure key technical, economic, financial, and crosscutting issues are addressed and incorporated into project and TA design and implementation.
- Manage coordination with development partners on the sector issues and assist the Pacific developing member countries.
- Develop and maintain networks in the infrastructure sectors to keep abreast of the latest developments and issues.
- Contribute to activities for advocacy, knowledge sharing, and capacity building on a range of infrastructure issues.
- Support or lead other work in SPSO, PARD, and ADB as needed
Relevant Experience & Requirements
- Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Engineering, Economics, Finance, or Business Administration or other related fields. University degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, or Business Administration or other related fields combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
- Suitability to undertake the responsibilities outlined in this job description.
- At least 8 years of relevant experience.
- International experience working in several countries.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong term player.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Strong computer skills, especially on commonly used software such as MS Office.
- Excellent problem-solving skills, strong motivation and ability to deliver results, and strong responsiveness to the needs of SPSO, the Pacific Departments of ADB, ADB, and the DMCs.
- Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff Levels 3 – 4.
The selected candidate will be appointed for an initial term of up to 5 years.
ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. The actual appointment salary will be based on ADB’s standards and computation, taking account of 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 the qualifications of the selected candidate.