(Senior) Strategy & Policy Officer - Water Sector

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Beijing, China 🇨🇳

  • Ref. Number: 23056
  • Position: (Senior) Strategy & Policy Officer – Water SectorMinimum 5-10 years of relevant experience
  • Department/Division: Strategy, Policy and Budget Department (SPB)
  • Job Type **: Global Recruitment
  • Location: Beijing
  • Posting Date: Feb 20, 2023
  • Closing Date *: Mar 31, 2023

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank whose mission is financing the Infrastructure for Tomorrow—infrastructure with sustainability at its core. We began operations in Beijing in January 2016 and have since grown to 106 approved members worldwide. We are capitalized up to USD100 billion and Triple-A-rated by the major international credit rating agencies. Working with partners, AIIB meets clients’ needs by unlocking new capital and investing in infrastructure that is green, technology-enabled and promotes regional connectivity.

The Strategy, Policy and Budget (SPB) Department is responsible for developing and monitoring the implementation of the Bank’s strategic agenda; developing the operational policies and procedures for the Bank’s infrastructure investment portfolio (non-treasury); supporting the implementation of the Bank’s operational policies, including environment and social, procurement and financial management; and overseeing compliance of the Bank’s operational policies.

The primary responsibilities of the (Senior) Strategy & Policy Officer – Water Sector are to develop the Bank’s water sector strategy and to provide support for business development activities. The (Senior) Strategy & Policy Officer – Water Sector is also expected to play a critical role in policy development and in raising the level of quality assurance, including monitoring and evaluation activities.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Furthering the implementation of the Bank’s water sector strategy. This includes identifying priorities and developing business lines.
  • In close collaboration with the Bank’s Investment Operations Departments, conducting policy dialogues with relevant stakeholders in client countries and identifying priority areas for engagement to develop investment programs and other business opportunities.
  • Developing and implementing methodologies to screen and assess impact (economic, financial and social) of investments.
  • Developing implementation guidelines, manuals, and approaches, and ensuring robust quality-at-entry for the Bank’s investments in the water sector.
  • Conducting deep analytical work to support the Bank’s investment operations.
  • Other related duties as requested.

Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in the water sector for Senior Officer role, and 5-8 for Officer role; including a minimum of 3-5 years in a relevant policy and strategy development, quality assurance, or performance management role with a multilateral organization, government agency or an infrastructure developer.
  • Additional experience at an international organization and/or infrastructure development organization would be valued.
  • A strong understanding of risk issues associated with water finance and their possible mitigants.
  • An understanding of the various financing options for infrastructure finance.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to work in teams across sectors lines
  • Solid understanding of economics, with broad knowledge and familiarity with issues in development finance; knowledge of and experience in the water sector is an advantage.
  • Understanding of the policy making process and adept at identifying, assessing and managing dialogues on policy issues with governments, clients and stakeholders.
  • A solid track record in delivering water projects and an ability to improve quality and results.
  • An ability to develop innovative solutions.
  • Ability to collaborate seamlessly across boundaries.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural organization.
  • Strong organizational skills and proven track record of results.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public policy, economics, finance or engineering from a reputable university.
  • Candidates are encouraged to submit a piece of written analytical work alongside the application.

AIIB is committed to diversity, transparency and inclusion. We believe our strength comes from having a team with the right diverse skills, experiences and abilities selected through a merit-based competitive process. We actively encourage applications from people from both within and outside AIIB members, regardless of nationality, religion, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

Join in AIIB’s mission to promote sustainable infrastructure investments and to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia and beyond.

Previous experience and qualifications will determine the grade and job title at which successful applicants will enter AIIB.

* Closing Date: All opportunities close at 11:59 p.m. (GMT+8) on the dates listed.

** Job Type: Recruitment of staff is conducted through a merit-based competitive selection process. AIIB shall strive to provide employment opportunities open to all suitably qualified applicants, regardless of religion, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation or nationality.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development