Project Analyst / 230660

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    6 months ago
  • Category:
    Project Management
  • Deadline:
    31/10/2023

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reference Number 230660
Position Level AS 7
Department Southeast Asia Department
Division Lao Resident Mission
Location Lao Resident Mission
Date Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Closing Date Tuesday, October 31, 2023 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

This is a fixed term appointment with option to renew for an initial period of three (3) years following Section 3.1 (b) of Administrative Order No. 2.01 (“Recruitment and Appointment’). This appointment is not convertible to a regular appointment. After the initial fixed period, ADB has the option to renew the appointment for up to three years or allow it to expire. This decision is based on ADB’s overall interest in retaining the skills and experience of the staff for medium-term work program within the respective group, department, or office, while considering the availability of funding sources.

This vacancy is a local staff position. It is open only to nationals and residents of Lao.

Overview

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030.

ADB only hires nationals of its 68 members.

The position is assigned in the Lao Resident Mission (LRM) within the Southeast Asia Department (SERD). SERD is responsible for maintaining client relations and delivering ADB assistance to countries in the Southeast Asian region. LRM is responsible for country partnership and strategy, policy dialogue and client relationship, business development, knowledge management, project quality assurance, sector analytic work, and loan and technical assistance processing and administration in Lao PDR.

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Job Purpose

The Project Analyst will provide analytical and statistical support to the Lao Resident Mission (LRM) on portfolio management, including results monitoring, loan/grant/technical assistance (TA) administration, disbursement, and procurement of goods, works and consulting services. The incumbent will report to the designated International Staff and senior National Staff.

 

Responsibilities

· Assists country portfolio performance analysis by using information management systems. Collects, updates, summarizes, and analyzes data for generation of monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc reports on country and LRM portfolio performances.

· Regularly monitors project and country portfolio achievements with a view to achieve projection targets, intended outputs and outcomes, and the implementation progress of projects under LRM administration. Assists in assessing their impact and performance.

· Assists in processing disbursements for delegated projects by following up with executing agencies (EAs) on timely submission of withdrawal applications, reviewing withdrawal applications for compliance with loan agreements, and preparing/reviewing data inputs for preparation of Procurement Contract Summary Sheets.

· Reviews, analyzes and recommends project management and institutional arrangements for better project performance and impact of ADB-financed projects in the country portfolio, in consultation with project officers. Identifies shortfalls and underlying causes and follows up their resolution with Government agencies.

· Responds to requests for portfolio and project data, statistics and documents from internal and external clients and prepares portfolio and project briefing papers, reports, fact sheets as well as analytical works and correspondences, as required.

· Assists in preparation of analytical inputs to internal and external portfolio review meetings and follows up on implementation of action plans. Supports coordination of capacity building programs that LRM leads and supports. Familiarizes all relevant agencies with ADB business procedures, project administrative instructions and guidelines.

· Facilitates communication between ADB, the executing agency and other relevant Government agencies.

· Participates in project/TA review missions including site visits, as required.

· Ensures that audited project financial statements/management letters are reviewed and responded to in cooperation with Project Officers/Analysts. Takes the lead in spot checking statement of expenditures (SOEs).

· Assists LRM to reduce project implementation delays related to consulting services and procurement, including support to prior/post reviews and documents review of procurement/consultants matters.

· Supports procurement/consulting services/disbursement/ project administration workshops. Supports on-the-job training sessions led by ADB procurement and financial management staff.

· Backstops other Associate Project Analysts and maintains close links with HQ project analysts and specialists to support HQ-supervised projects and TAs.

· Performs other duties as may be assigned and reflected in the incumbent’s workplan.

Qualifications

Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, mathematics, social development or other relevant professional discipline.
  • At least 5 years of experience in development assistance, portfolio management or project administration.
  • Good knowledge of the project cycle (e.g. project planning; project implementation) and information management systems.
  • Good understanding on procurement and consultant guidelines in multilateral development banks.
  • Solid numerical analytical ability.
  • Able to undertake background research and analysis on complex but well-defined tasks, collect and organize required data and information, apply appropriate computer skills in analyzing and presenting the data and prepare notes, papers, and sections of reports.
  • Effective report writing and communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets analysis and information technology
  • Able to liaise and work effectively with government counterparts and staff within own work location and throughout ADB.
  • Able to provide guidance to other AS staff on assigned area of work.
  • Able to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive team member.
  • Has client focus and commitment to results.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for Administrative Staff Level 7.

General Considerations

The selected candidate, if new to ADB, is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.

ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB’s standards and computation, taking into account 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 qualifications of the selected candidate.

 

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