Identify, develop, implement and administer loans, transaction technical assistance (TRTAs) projects, and knowledge and support TAs (KSTAs); non-lending products and services (NLPS) in the urban sector, with particular focus on innovative urban infrastructure and services and urban environmental improvement (water supply, wastewater management, sanitation, solid waste management, district heating and urban transport) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Mongolia. Contribute to the development of policy on the urban sector in the PRC and Mongolia. Work with broad policies and objectives, working directly with clients, with supervision for unfamiliar or critical tasks and synchronize and strengthen the linkage between operations and knowledge products and work.
Strategy and Planning
- Provide information and analyses towards the development of effective policy and strategies for urban development in particular around issues on urban infrastructure and services, and urban environmental management (water supply, wastewater management, sanitation, solid waste management, urban transport, urban and regional planning, urban-rural integration, urban/municipal infrastructure management, and public-private partnerships) in the (PRC) and Mongolia in consultation with relevant government agencies and field offices.
Contribute information and analyses for economic sector work and interdepartmental working groups on urban development.
Undertake reviews of urban development policies and related policy, legal and regulatory frameworks and assess progress towards achieving sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in the PRC and Mongolia.
Undertake policy dialogue with governments and other development partners on urban development thematic areas, promote efficient use of resources and encourage participatory approaches to project formulation and preparation, development planning, financing and sustainability.
Participate in country teams and provide inputs around urban development issues for Country Partnership Strategies and Country Operations Business Plans and Country Programming Missions
Conduct economic, thematic and sector work in the context of sustainable economic development and poverty reduction.
Coordinate with Resident Missions for consistency of approach, exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of practices and integration of urban development policy commitments to the management of projects.
Project Processing and Management
Undertake the development, processing and administration of loan and technical assistance (TA) projects in the urban sector, particularly for urban infrastructure and services (water supply, wastewater, sanitation, solid waste management and urban transport).
Integrate ADB’s policies and guidelines in the design and implementation of loan and TA projects.
Provide advice to executing agencies on project preparation.
Liaise and coordinate with development partner agencies on program loans and investment projects.
Ensure key technical, economic, financial, institutional and crosscutting issues are incorporated into projects.
Rigorously pursue new approaches, ideas, and technologies as appropriate and needed in designing the project proposals to make them feasible and replicable.
Participate in the Country Programming Mission and the County Portfolio Review Mission.
- Develop and maintain a suitable network inthe area of urban development to keep abreast of latest developments and issues.
- Contribute to advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building activities around urban development issues.
Take the mission leader role, supervise the work of mission members, and ensure the overall high quality of outputs and reports.
Supervise the performance of reporting staff, providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance.
Ensure the on-going learning and development of reporting staff.
Application of Technical Knowledge and Skills
- Regularly shares knowledge on new international best practice trends in comparator situations
- Proactively applies relevant international best practices to own work
- Convinces others to adopt international best practice by explaining the situational relevance and benefits
- Helps colleagues work effectively with clients in different contexts and from diverse backgrounds and country situations
- Adapts own approach and style when interacting with clients, as opposed to requiring them to adapt
- Draws upon international best practice in exploring solutions with clients
- Confirms the clients’ understanding and agreement before progressing
Achieving Results and Problem Solving
- Draws on own and others’ multi-country experience to identify viable courses of action when conducting analyses
- Helps internal and external clients achieve quality results beyond presenting problems and precedent
- Highlights possible solutions for project issues based on relevant multi-country and/or multi-client experience
- Regularly contributes insights and experiences to colleagues in the Division to help them achieve quality results
- Overcomes unexpected difficulties and challenges to produce desired outcomes
- Maintains collaborative relationships within the Department
- Works effectively with diverse colleagues in own and other Divisions and Departments
- Flexibly alters positions and adjusts previously stated points of view to support the group consensus
- Follows through on team priorities in the absence of a team leader
Communication and Knowledge Sharing
- Checks the audience’s level of understanding and awareness of required follow up actions
- Consistently seeks and addresses feedback on own performance
- Creates knowledge products endorsed for wider distribution based on lessons and multi-country experience
- Independently amends and clarifies messages and documents
Innovation and Change
- Actively supports work improvement and/or organizational change by work and deed
- Develops and adopts change plans to support Division initiatives on which one works
- Considers current and future client needs in proposing ideas
- Vocalizes early support for change
- Recommends inputs to new policies, systems and processes in immediate work area
- University Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Management or other related fields;preferably at post-graduate level or its equivalent
- Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level.
At least 6 years of relevant professional experience related to the planning and implementation of programs and projects for urban development, including water supply, wastewater, urban transport, and integrated approaches.
Familiarity with a multilateral institution’s policies and procedures.
Strong analytical, negotiation, interpersonal and communication, and multidisciplinary skills.
Ability to write effectively, particularly technical papers and studies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
International experience working in development in several countries.
- Supervisor: Director, Urban and Social Sectors Division (EASS)
The following staff positions may be supervised by the incumbent
- Administrative Staff
- National Staff
We encourage diversity in our workplace and support an inclusive and respectful work environment. Women are especially encouraged to apply.