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Senior Professional, Infrastructure


  • Organization: NDB - New Development Bank
  • Location: Shanghai
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job description: Senior Professional, Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Transactions (Infrastructure)

Closing on: April 05, 2024 at 11:59pm (China Standard Time)
Based in: Shanghai, China
Target Market: Global recruitment

The Senior Professional is competent in undertaking all tasks related to, and understands all aspects of, project development and implementation, including project structuring, execution, implementation and if required, monitoring, for all types of investment instruments offered by NDB for non-sovereign operations. 

The Senior Professional will act both as a senior member of a project team or as a project team leader. The Senior Professional, in his/her role as a project team leader, is expected to take responsibility for effective leadership of his/her project team/s, supervision of junior staff in the team, while contributing to their coaching and providing mentoring assistance, as required.

Senior Professional is expected to (i) be proficient in appraising and structuring transactions in at least several of the infrastructure sub-sectors, such as transport, power and energy, water and sanitation, digital infrastructure, social infrastructure and others; (ii) conduct financial, economic and/or technical appraisals of projects; and (iii) support the Regional Offices and Centers in project origination.

Specific responsibilities include but not limited to:

•    Structure and execute the investment projects in various infrastructure sectors
•    Work as a senior project team member with more experienced project team leaders on complex transactions, contributing to all aspects of project structuring and execution;
o    Support project due diligence and internal approval process, including drafting of internal documents for approval; 
o    Analyse financial statements, prepare project and corporate financial models;
o    Prepare presentations, memos and reports; 
•    As project team leader:
o    Lead structuring, negotiation (including review of legal documentation) and the execution of transactions, working with clients, authorities, consultants and internal departments;
o    Manage the resources and the work load of the project teams under his/her supervision;
o    Oversee the project due diligence process ensuring it meets the Bank’s standards;
•    Support Regional Offices and Centers in business development:
o    Assist with the critical screening of project proposal flow that is generated through business development efforts of Regional Centers and offices, liaising with other colleagues and teams within the Bank to identify sound and executable investments that meet the mandate of the Bank.
o    Monitor project implementation (until first disbursement): 1) As a senior project team member perform all such tasks as may be assigned by the project team leader and provide constructive portfolio monitoring advice, guidance and supervision to more junior members of the project team. 2) As project team leader:
i.    Take overall responsibility for the effective monitoring of all projects within his/her responsibility, including verifying the quality of regular monitoring reports; taking the lead in maintaining or supervising the management of client relationships; actively managing the resolution of any implementation/monitoring issues in cooperation with relevant internal departments; managing and supervising more junior specialists who assist in portfolio monitoring; 
ii.    Take responsibility for ensuring timely notification of any critical portfolio issues to the relevant internal departments and/or Management, ensuring availability of adequate data and information for the internal departments and/or Management to be able to take timely decisions. 
•    Other
o    Represent the Department in internal meetings and coordinate project work with other departments through information exchange and internal collaboration.
o    Other duties and responsibilities assigned from time to time. 

Position requirements:

•    Minimum 7 years of significant relevant financial industry experience from a development, investment or commercial bank, private equity firm, asset management firm, or auditing/financial consulting firm operating to international standards.
•    Practical experience of participating in and leading complex transactions through the full project life cycle.
•    Exposure to infrastructure transactions, to include inter alia understanding of the sector specifics and regulation.
•    Strong quantitative/numerical skills are critical with the ability to interpret financial information and to design and use financial models.
•    Credit analysis skills, with the ability to interpret accounts, understanding local and international accounting principles and practice of credit analysis.
•    Computer literacy, conversant with Microsoft Office and spread sheet packages including financial analysis and modelling modules.
•    Stakeholder management skills.
•    Relationship management and negotiation skills. 
•    Ability to work to deadlines and under time pressure.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
•    Fluent in one of the NDB member countries languages.
•    Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field from a reputed university. Relevant certification(s) from globally recognized certification agencies in the related field would be preferred, such as ACA, CFA, ACCA, or CIMA.

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