Senior Project Officer – Transport

Asian Development Bank

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…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 8+ Years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jan 24, 2022

Job Description

The Senior Project Officer (Transport)contributes to the Nepal Resident Mission (NRM) by supporting and/or leading loan/Technical Assistance (TA) processing and administration, portfolio management, sector work, and other general sector activities, with focus on transport sector, both, if applicable for public and private sector operations. The incumbent will report to designated international staff (IS) and will supervise administrative staff (AS).


  • Provides support to fact-finding and appraisal missions, including but not limited to review of technical designs and cost estimates, liaison with government officials, data and project costing, procurement packaging and related technical issues;
  • Liaises with and supports HQ of ADB, Government agencies, development partners, private sector partners, and other stakeholders to facilitate formulation, processing, administration and monitoring of ADB-financed loan and TA projects;
  • Monitors the progress of assigned projects and prepares project performance reports.
  • Prepares and updates forecasts of contract awards & disbursements, identifying factors responsible for shortfalls and expediting achievement of target levels where possible;
  • Identifies issues and takes actions to address them through interactions with executing agencies (EAs), contractors, consultants, and project beneficiaries; prepares measures to address the issues and implementing the measures;
  • Prepares internal procurement papers, review of procurement documents including draft technical designs and cost estimates, and papers for extension of loan closing dates, reallocation of loan proceeds, changes in scope and implementation arrangements, and other project administration tasks;
  • Provides advice to government ministries, executing agencies (EAs) and sector entities on ADB guidelines on procurement, recruitment of consultants, preparation of tender documents, etc. to ensure effective implementation;
  • Provides advice to EAs in the areas listed above for project administered by various sector divisions in the HQ;
  • Takes a lead in the preparation of Project Completion Reports and TA completion Reports as assigned;
  • Supports or participates in Project Review or Country Portfolio Review missions as a mission member when required;
  • Provides support for policy dialogues with government on policy matters and institutional issues;
  • Maintains close cooperation with other international donors and undertakes meetings and consultations with them, especially in areas relating to donor coordination and harmonization in sector work;
  • Contributes to transport sector work in the field by assisting in conducting research, updating information on the assigned sector, analyzing financial, institutional or economic uses, and preparing reports on the subjects;
  • Assists in the preparation of transport sector assessments within the context of development aid effectiveness and national sector strategy to be utilized for programming purposes.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge base of future government investment plans and approval processes, organizational structure and policies relevant to the transport sector;
  • Prepares inputs for transport sector database for portfolio management;
  • Acts as the focal point for the transport sector, especially civil aviation, and maintains close relationships with the relevant government agencies and HQ staff;
  • Helps to organize, contributes to, supports, and participates in meetings, conferences, seminars, and workshops;
  • Organizes and conducts training workshops for EAs in areas relating to procurement and project administration/management;
  • Produces reports, as required, on the tasks undertaken in relation to the above;
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned as reflected in the incumbent’s workplan.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related infrastructure and management fields; preferably with Master’s Degree or equivalent
  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in project management and implementation, with preferably at least 3 years’ experience in the transport sector; and at least 4 years of supervisory experience
  • Experience and knowledge of various stages of the project cycle (project planning / feasibility analysis / detailed design / project implementation / construction supervision / contract management) is desirable;
  • Experience and knowledge of the transport sector is required, with experience and knowledge of the civil aviation sectors as an added advantage;
  • Sound knowledge of government administrative systems and procedures;
  • Familiarity with accepted best practices of procurement and disbursement processes.
  • Proven ability to liaise and work effectively with the EAs, senior government officials, other project stakeholders, staff within own work location, and other international organizations, in procurement and undertaking policy dialogues;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive team member, as a mission leader and a project team member;
  • Proven effective report-writing and communication skills in English;
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff Level 3.

How to Apply

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.