Associate Project Officer (Transport) / 180462
Asian Development Bank
Metro Manila, Philippines
6d ago


Actively contributes to the Resident Mission (RM) in handling Grants / Technical Assistance (TA) processing and administration, portfolio management, sector work, and other general sector activities, covering public and private sector operations, with focus on transport sector.

The incumbent will report to the Transport Specialist.


  • Provides support to the transport specialist, 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;
  • support for policy dialogues with government on policy matters and institutional issues; and maintaining up-to-date knowledge base of future Government investment plans and approval processes, organizational structure and policies relevant to the transport sectors.

  • Provides support to the transport specialist in the processing and administration of specific grant and TAs, actively takes initiative and responsibility to engage with RM, HQ and field offices of ADB, Government agencies, development partners, private sector partners, and other stakeholders to facilitate formulation, processing, administration and monitoring of ADB-
  • financed grant and TA projects.

  • Prepares inputs for transport sector database for portfolio management, including preparing and updating 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 grant closing dates, reallocation of grant proceeds, changes in scope and implementation arrangements, and other project administration tasks.
  • Assists in the preparation of Project Completion Reports and TA completion Reports as assigned. Produces reports, as required, on the tasks undertaken in relation to the transport sector assignment.
  • Supports or participates in Project Review or Country Portfolio Review missions as a mission member when required
  • Maintains close cooperation with other international donors and undertakes meetings and consultations with them, especially in areas relating to donor coordination and harmonization in transport sector work.
  • Contributes to transport sector work in the field by conducting research, updating information on transport sector, analyzing financial, institutional or economics 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.
  • Where required, acts as the focal point for the assigned sub-sector(s) and maintains close relationships with the relevant government agencies and HQ staff.

  • Provide support in organizing meetings, conferences, seminars, and workshops, as required. Performs other duties that may be assigned as reflected in the incumbent's work plan.
  • Qualifications

    Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering; preferably with Master's Degree or equivalent.
  • At least 6 years of relevant professional experience in contract management, construction management, project management, and project implementation.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience within the transport sector
  • 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 project management, contract management, procurement and disbursement processes
  • Excellent report-writing and communication skills in English
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff, Level 1
  • General Considerations

    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 Afghanistan.

    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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