(Senior) Strategy & Policy Officer - Water Sector 

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Beijing, China 🇨🇳

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 rated AAA 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:

  • Further 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, conduct policy dialogues with relevant stakeholders in client countries and identify priority areas for engagement to develop investment programs and other business opportunities.
  • Develop and implement methodologies to screen and assess the impact (economic, financial and social) of investments.
  • Develop implementation guidelines, manuals, and approaches, and ensure robust quality-at-entry for the Bank’s investments in the water sector.
  • Conduct 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 the Senior Officer role, and 5-8 for the 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.

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.





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