The Accelerating Public and Private Investment in Infrastructure Component
The Accelerating Public and Private Investment in Infrastructure Component (APPIIC) of the UKAID funded Accelerating Investment in Infrastructure in Nepal (AIIN) programme is managed by IMC Worldwide. The UK Government’s Department for International Development through APPIIC supports the easing of constraints that impede investment in infrastructure and Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) in investment promotion, project development and the implementation…
Position Title: Transport Specialist
Line Manager: CEO
LOE: Full-time from appointment from June 2022 onwards to 31st March 2023.
Work Station: The Consultant shall be based in IBN Office, Kathmandu and report to the CEO IBN.
The Investment Board Nepal (IBN), established in 2011, is a high-level institution under the chairmanship of the Right Honourable Prime Minister for attracting and facilitating private investment including FDI and revitalizing Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Nepal. IBN functions as a central fast-track government agency to facilitate economic development in Nepal by creating an investment-friendly environment, mobilizing and managing domestic as well as foreign investments.
The Public Private Partnership and Investment Act, 2019 (PPPIA) empowers IBN to a) formulate policies on PPP and facilitate private sector investment for infrastructure projects; b) identify, select and prioritise viable projects to be implemented via PPP and private investment arrangements; c) approve project investment with project costs above Rs. 6 billion, or hydropower or energy related projects above 200 MW; d) conduct the appropriate preparatory studies for approved projects; and, e) provide recommendations to the Government to make available financial or non-financial incentives and facilities. Similarly, IBN is responsible for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects in its portfolio, the establishment and operationalization of a ‘one-stop-service centre’, coordination and collaboration with relevant stakeholders to promote Nepal as a competitive investment destination for FDI, among others.
The provisions of the Act require the Office of the Investment Board (OIBN) to identify, select and prioritise viable projects. A Transport Planner/ Engineer is required to support IBN with a) developing a better understanding of the viability of individual transport (logistics park, highways, urban transport – MRTS, LRTS, BRT, bus/ car parks etc) projects, specifically from planning and design perspective and b) support investors and OIBN with the development of proposals to enhance their likely success c) Assist OIBN in managing the implementation of the transport projects. In this context, it is intended to recruit a Transport Planner/ Engineer to provide the necessary technical and management support and assist OIBN with the aforesaid functions.
They shall report to the CEO IBN and APPIIC Team Leader.
Scope of Work:
His/her responsibilities will be to undertake and lead the appraisal, preparation, procurement for selection of private sector players for transport projects along with monitoring of implementation activities. In particular, he/she will carry out within their scope of work the following tasks:
Eligible candidates should apply before 15th June, 2022 by submitting their CV and a cover letter via email to email@example.com.