Public-Private Partnership Specialist

Asian Development Bank(ADB), Manila, Philippines

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th February, 2015

Job Description

Job Purpose

- As a team member, support formulation and implementation of policies, strategies, transactions and programs of the Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OPPP) to expedite ADB’s operations related to Public-Private Partnership (PPP) including Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) in developing member countries (DMCs). Assist senior team members by conducting daily operations of OPPP to achieve the objectives of OPPP. Support enhancement of external and internal relations, stakeholders’ coordination, and knowledge management activities to accommodate PPP-related issues and challenges with innovative solutions. Support the origination, development, design, implementation, processing, negotiation, contracting, delivery and administration of individual PPP transactions and programs in collaboration with relevant departments including regional departments. Support to construct concrete networks with international and local key players in the PPP market. Work within broad policies and objectives with supervision for unfamiliar or critical tasks.

Expected Outcomes

a. Daily PPP/TAS operations

- Support to implement the OPPP’s vision, goals, development strategies in line with Public-Private Partnership Operational Plan 2012 -2020 and Strategy 2020
- Support the planning and implementation of the OPPP’s work plans with high-quality output to achieve the long-terms goals and annual objectives for OPPP
- Support to expedite the OPPP’s knowledge management activities
- Provide practical solutions on daily operational issues in consultation with other team members
- Support to identify structure, deliver and administer individual PPP transactions and programs with effective and efficient marketing, due diligence and negotiation.
- Research PPP markets, and support to identify constraints and to provide innovative solutions for fostering PPP policies/operations and regulatory frameworks in DMCs
- Conduct in-depth due diligence for PPP-related issues and projects in DMCs by following the instructions by senior team members
- Draft PPP-related materials and TAS project documents
- Develop internal process and analytical tools for PPP projects such as cash-flow models
- Handle the selection and management of individual consultants, including designing of terms of reference for specialized consultant supporting project teams
- Assist to promote co-advisory operations with commercial institutions
- Construct PPP data base for knowledge sharing with internal/external clients

b. External Relations and Coordination

- Support to construct effective relationship with governments, development partners, civil society, and private sector entities within area of responsibility.

c. Internal Relations and Coordination

- Support regional departments and Private Sector Operations Department to achieve their PPP targets with senior team members
- Support to effectively coordinate with internal stakeholders including PPP focal and experts in regional departments
- Contribute to effective coordination and cooperation among the teams in OPPP
- Inform other team members, Director, and the Head, OPPP of daily developments, emerging opportunities and challenges, and provide recommendations accordingly in a timely manner

d. Staff Supervision

- Provide leadership and support to reporting staff for their smooth implementation of their daily duties in consultation with senior team members
- Supervise the performance of reporting staff, providing clear direction, regular monitoring and feedback on performance
- Provide coaching and mentoring to reporting staff and ensure their on-going learning and developmen

Education Requirements

- Master's Degree in relevant fields, or equivalent. University degree in relevant fields, combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree

Relevant Experience

- Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level
- At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in developing infrastructure projects including PPP transactions
- Experience in structuring project finance transactions and/or providing TAS in various sectors and countries with actual negotiation and coordination among stakeholders
- In-depth knowledge about PPP and financial market products
- Substantial due diligence capability for PPP projects
- Network with financial communities including ECAs and investment/commercial banks
- Good leadership qualities with teamwork spirit
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- Demonstrated high proficiency in using Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software
- International experience working in several countries

(Strong preference is given to a candidate who possesses PPP-related working experiences in major project finance banks which globally operate in that field.)


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