The Senior Project Officer (Transport) will provide technical and operational support in project processing and implementation in the transport sector.
The position covers (i) direct administration of delegated transport sector projects and technical assistance (TA) projects;
ii) assistance in administration of non-delegated transport sector projects; (iii) assistance in overall monitoring of the status and performance of the ADB's Indian portfolio (delegated and non-
delegated projects in the transport sector); and (iv) undertaking transport sector work, including in the areas of programming, processing and analysis.
The incumbent will report to Country Director and / or designated International Staff (IS). The position may supervise Administrative Staff.
Administers implementation of assigned projects in the transport sector by undertaking regular review and other missions, monitoring progress, actively identifying issues and taking actions to address them.
Monitors contract awards and disbursement performance, and support addressing any shortfalls.
Providing advice to executing and implementing agencies (EAs and IAs) on ADB guidelines on procurement, recruitment of consultants, preparation of bid documents, etc.
and helps to resolve problems.
Reviewing and providing comments on draft bidding documents and bid evaluation reports to ensure compliance with ADB policies.
Explain ADB's Anti-Corruption Policy to executing agencies and assists in ensuring ADB projects are implemented with a sufficient degree of oversight and transparency to deter fraudulent acts.
Monitors compliance with loan covenants including loan covenants related to sector reform and ADB safeguard policies.
Undertakes internal project administration activities for the assigned projects.
Participates in ADB's processing missions for transport sector projects.
Provides inputs on technical matters such as design criteria, cost estimates.
Preparation of procurement plan and other procurement related matters, project implementation arrangements and project implementation schedule.
Provides sector information, as required, follow up issues for fact-finding, appraisal, negotiation and Board presentation.
Provide support for carrying out policy dialogue with the government on sector and institutional issues.
Prepares relevant sections of the RRP and supporting documents.
Participates in consultation and programming missions.
Provides support to country programming missions by participating in discussion with state governments, line ministries and EAs on proposed assistance in the transport sector.
Follows up on outstanding issues with concerned ministries and EAs.
Provides assistance in the preparation of background notes for the proposed lending and non-lending program in the transport sector and for Country Partnership Strategy.
Thematic, Analytical and Sector Work
Contributes to transport sector work in the field by conducting assigned transport sector research, updating information on transport sector, analyzing transport sector issues.
Preparing reports on the subjects.
Maintains close relationships with relevant Government agencies and ADB staff.
Participates in conferences, seminars, workshops related to transport sector.
Assists in maintaining MIS on portfolio performance and maintains accurate data on current status of implementation progress of ongoing projects.
Prepares in consultation with the EAs, the yearly contract award and disbursement targets and monitors the achievement of those targets.
Monitors and coordinates with the EAs, the timely submission of monthly / quarterly progress reports, audited project accounts and financial statements, and withdrawal applications.
Participates in Tripartite Portfolio Review Meetings (TPRM) and prepares background and issue papers for TPRMs.
Participates in Country Portfolio Review Mission and provides inputs for monitoring overall performance of ADB's transport sector portfolio, including inputs for pre-
and post-mission documentation.
Administers the implementation of assigned TAs by : undertaking consultant recruitment and monitoring implementation progress, providing guidance to the TA consultants, providing written comments on TA consultants' deliverables and reports.
Liaising with the executing agency.
Participating in tripartite discussions with the government.
PCRs / TCRs
Prepares Project Completion Reports and TA Completion Reports as assigned.
Supports activities to build the capacity of EAs, including assessing and monitoring implementation capacity, identifying weaknesses and proposing short and long term needs, and liaising capacity development programs conducted by ADB.
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 work plan.
Policy Dialogue and Information Dissemination
Contributes to policy dialogue in the transport sector with government officials in the context of project and TAs processing and administration.
Actively disseminates information on ADB's transport sector interventions and programs to development stakeholders and the public.
Relevant Experience & Requirements
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, preferably with relevant master's degree or equivalent
At least 8 years of relevant professional experience and demonstrated expertise in project management and implementation within the assigned sector, and at least 4 years of supervisory experience
Experience & knowledge of various stages of the project cycle (project planning / feasibility analysis / detailed design / project implementation / construction supervision / contract management) is desirable
Sound knowledge of government administrative systems and procedures
Familiarity with accepted best practices of procurement and disbursement processes
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required
Familiarity with local languages and institutions.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work in a multicultural environment.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in team-oriented environment.
Ability to take initiative and work proactively.
Flexibility / willingness to perform variety of tasks and expand the scope of work and responsibilities as needed.
Proficiency in the use of technology packages (common word-processing, spreadsheets and graphics, PowerPoint and web-browsing and search engines.
Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff Levels 5 - 7.
The selected candidate 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.
This vacancy is a local staff position. It is open only to nationals and residents of India.
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.