Regional Program Officer for East & South Asia

The World Bank, Singapore City, Singapore

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th May, 2016


Job Description

Duties and Accountabilities:

• Work with the PPIAF Management team to develop a strategic work program engagement in East and South Asia;
• Coordinate and supervise the regional portfolio of ongoing PPIAF activities, ensuring the activities are implemented according to objectives, budget and schedule;
• Manage relationships with government clients, Asia-Pacific based trust fund donors, the World Bank Group (WBG) country management units, external consultants and key development partners in the region such as ADB, and AIIB and other bilateral  agencies);
• Provide technical expertise on PPPs through the production and dissemination of knowledge on PPPs and the participation in public events and expert meetings in the region;
• Link  with  the Singapore-based PPP group team & Infrastructure hub team,  and Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) staff in the region; and
• Contribute to PPIAF teamwork through regular interaction with the Program Manager and PPIAF staff, whether based in HQ or field.

Selection Criteria:

• Master’s or equivalent qualification (MBA/MA/MSc) in infrastructure, finance, economics or related subject, and at least 7 years of experience preferably with a proven track record in working with government clients or private sector on PPP projects and programs;
• Proven experience in designing and coordinating  technical  assistance activities in developing  countries;
• Ability to multi-task, deal with conflicting priorities and deliver high quality work on schedule;
• Ability to interact directly and independently with the management of potential clients and of financial and technical partners; and
• Excellent English written, communication and presentation skills.


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