Partnership Officer/Senior Partnership Officer, Special Funds [Beijing]

POSTED BY: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Date Published:Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Date of Expiration:Sunday, November 10, 2024

 China |  BEIJING in China
Ref. Number 24127
Minimum 8 years of experience
Department/Division Operational Partnership Department
Job Type Global Recruitment
Location Beijing
Posting Date May 10, 2024
Closing Date May 31, 2024

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 109 approved Members worldwide. We are capitalized at USD100 billion and AAA rated by the major international credit rating agencies. Collaborating with partners, AIIB meets clients’ needs by unlocking new capital and investing in infrastructure that is green, technology-enabled, and promotes regional connectivity.
The Operational Partnership Department (OPD), under the Vice Presidency, Policy and Strategy (VPPS), is responsible for managing and coordinating the operational partnerships between AIIB and relevant multilateral organizations, fora and stakeholders, managing the Bank’s Special Funds resources, as well as managing the Bank’s engagement with regional coordination mechanisms, with the objective of building relationships that can mobilize additional resources for AIIB’s investment operations.  
The Special Funds Management Unit under the OPD department is responsible for the management and administration of AIIB’s Special Funds resources, which are comprised of funds received from contributors and managed directly by AIIB, and funds accessed from external partnership facilities, all of which are designed to serve the purpose and come within the functions of the Bank.

1. The Partnership Officer/Senior Partnership Officer will work in the Special Funds Management Unit of the Operational Partnership Department and will be responsible for managing various aspects of the AIIB’s Special Funds workstream, including the development of policies and strategic guidance on the use of AIIB’s Special Funds and concessional resources; supporting the administration and management of the overall Special Funds portfolio; and leading the management and administration of specific Special Funds.
2. The position requires a unique combination of policy, strategic, and operational knowledge, a passion for innovation, and a strong desire to contribute to equitable and sustainable development for all.

RESPONSIBILITIES include (but are not limited to):
1. As part of the OPD - Special Funds Management Unit, contribute to the development and implementation of policies and strategic agenda related to the use of its Special Funds; including the development of a mid-term vision and framework for AIIIB’s mobilization and allocation of financial incentives and concessional resources to support the implementation of the Bank’s Corporate Strategy.
2. Contribute to the knowledge capacity of the team by tracking latest developments, and providing strategic and timely advice and briefings on the latest trends on topics related to concessional resource and financial incentives mobilization and allocation, fund administration and governance, in the context of development finance institutions, and other relevant topics.
3. Developing and updating of policies, strategies, operational guidance, and other tools required for the management and use of AIIB Special Funds, and provide relevant training to staff.
4. Managing and improving procedures and operational systems in the implementation of AIIB Special Funds, including oversight over special funds data management, monitoring and reporting.
5. Leading the management, administration, and effective utilization of one or more specific AIIB Special Funds; this will include building interest and understanding of such Special Fund with internal stakeholders, identifying financing opportunities, and representing AIIB to relevant external stakeholders, and ensuring effective monitoring and reporting requirements for such fund with accurate documentation and reports.
6. Overseeing the accreditation processes to external bilateral and/or multilateral financing facilities that are aligned with AIIB’s Corporate Strategy (CS).
7. Working closely with the OPD’s institutional engagement and resource mobilization teams, actively engage with AIIB investment operations teams to understand their resourcing needs and the ways in which AIIB Special Funds and other concessional resources can better support their goals and operations.
8. Provide mentoring and coaching to junior members of the team, including Associates, Analysts, consultants, and team assistants.
9. Supporting OPD and VPPS leadership in external engagement, operational insights, policy suggestions, and any other demands as requested.
1. Minimum 8 years of relevant experience working in similar assignments in the setting of an international organization, with deep knowledge and understanding of the policies and operations of multilateral development banks or international financial institutions, as well as policies related to development resource mobilization.
2. Demonstrated ability to communicate well with internal and external stakeholders both orally and in writing, based on understanding their interests and needs, and possessing experience with international development topics and issues.
3. Ability to provide practical application of policy, financing, technical and operational knowledge to complete difficult assignments.
4. Ability to develop big-picture perspectives on a program level while paying attention to project-level details.
5. A strong team player with a proactive attitude and able to work independently.
6. Able to think innovatively and creatively.
7. Excellent English language skills and proficiency to write and edit complex products for purposeful structure, clarity of ideas, and logical, persuasive presentation. 
8. Superior client orientation, with strong interpersonal, organizational and diplomatic skills, and able to work with all levels of staff, management, clients and partners; adept at identifying, coordinating and discussing program/project level issues with the Bank’s various departments and management.
9. Proven track record of working efficiently, under time pressure and in a multicultural environment.
10. Master’s degree in public policy, economics, business, management, finance or similar areas 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 us and help create a prosperous and sustainable Asia while growing your career in a diverse and innovative environment.
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.

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