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COORDINATOR, DEVELOPMENT FINANCE (891) [ST. MICHAEL, BARBADOS]   DETAILS

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Coordinator, Development Finance (891) [St. Michael, Barbados]


POSTED BY: Caribbean Development Bank
REF:CARI 26
Date Published:28 November 2023
Date of Expiration:26 May 2024
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LOCATION OF THIS JOB
 Barbados |  ST. MICHAEL in Barbados
INDUSTRY
DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
MAIN JOB DESCRIPTION
Requisition ID 891
Posted 17/11/2023
Deadline; December 17, 2023 at 11:59 pm AST.
Location; St. Michael, Barbados.

INTRODUCTION
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB/the Bank) is seeking a dynamic professional to fill the role of Coordinator, Development Finance (CDF) in the Private Sector Division (PSD) of the Projects Department. The successful candidate will be based at CDB’s headquarters in St. Michael, Barbados.

THE DIVISION
The operations of the Private Sector Division (PSD) are anchored in the Private Sector Development Policy and Strategy which is focused on enhancing private sector ecosystems to facilitate the development of dynamic and internationally competitive, high-growth firms and fostering new expanded partnerships with the regional private sector. The focus of the Division is driven by the following three strategic priorities:
1. Improving the investment and business climate in the Region
2. Promoting access to finance
3. Promoting equitable enterprise development, especially in the case of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs)

THE ROLE
Reporting to the Head, Private Sector Division, the Coordinator, Development Finance is responsible for planning and coordinating, through a team of Development Finance Officers (DFOs) the identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision of loans/equities/lines of credit and technical assistance to the private sector and financial institutions. The CDF:
1. provides a consistently high level of technical and procedural advice and guidance to the DFOs and Bank clients in project identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision activities; and
2. Represents the bank on key issues relating to the establishment of loans/equities/lines of credit and technical assistance for the private sector and financial institutions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Lead the development of strategy, policy, technical documents, and tools focused on increasing access to appropriate and affordable finance aligned to CDB's Strategic Priorities and Objectives.
2. Plan the work programme under the assigned portfolio, based on objectives agreed with Head, Private Sector Division, and allocate workloads and resources to staff with a view to achieving objectives.
3. Prepare project preparation/appraisal/supervision budgets and processing schedules for assigned projects for agreement with the Head.
4. Undertake direct preparation, appraisal and supervision of the most complex and/or innovative of the projects assigned or, if circumstances warrant, delegate coordination responsibilities to experienced senior staff who can effectively perform the required role.
5. Ensure quality control of the work assigned by reviewing and processing related documents, analysing and discussing problem areas and rendering advice and coordinating discussion to resolve problems identified.
6. Participate and play a lending role in Project Identification Missions and prepare policy papers as required and undertake any tasks that forms part of the Division’s work programme on the direction of the Head or Director, Projects Department.
7. Manage the assigned team and work programme, evaluate individual team member’s performance on each assignment and provide leadership as well as the highest level of technical and procedural guidance to staff through interpretation of Bank policy, procedures, project design and organisation and management of operations.
8. Guide and mentor staff in the Division and assist the Head in Staff Performance Evaluation at the appropriate time as per guidelines, recommending as necessary appropriate internal or external training to remedy deficiencies identified.
9. Develop and build client relations at senior levels and play a promotional role in generating new business for the Bank.
10. Serve as a focal point on operational issues, relevant to his/her portfolio, to the Bank’s clients as well as its regional and international development partners.
11. Provide inputs when in the preparation and appraisal of projects by DFOs in PSDD and other areas of the Bank.
12. Support resource mobilisation strategies for the lending and investment portfolios
13. Provide insight to guide program development into new areas of interest in response to emerging demands to facilitate the development of innovative financial instruments.
14. Develop strategic partnerships within CDB (ORM, ESU, RE/EE ) and externally with key stakeholders, including other MDBs, Financial Institutions, Governments, Civil Society.
15. Organize knowledge management resources and tools to strengthen the quality of knowledge projects and to facilitate regular information dissemination/knowledge transfer internally and externally.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS JOB
Requisition ID 891
Posted 17/11/2023
Deadline; December 17, 2023 at 11:59 pm AST.
Location; St. Michael, Barbados.

INTRODUCTION
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB/the Bank) is seeking a dynamic professional to fill the role of Coordinator, Development Finance (CDF) in the Private Sector Division (PSD) of the Projects Department. The successful candidate will be based at CDB’s headquarters in St. Michael, Barbados.

THE DIVISION
The operations of the Private Sector Division (PSD) are anchored in the Private Sector Development Policy and Strategy which is focused on enhancing private sector ecosystems to facilitate the development of dynamic and internationally competitive, high-growth firms and fostering new expanded partnerships with the regional private sector. The focus of the Division is driven by the following three strategic priorities:
1. Improving the investment and business climate in the Region
2. Promoting access to finance
3. Promoting equitable enterprise development, especially in the case of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs)

THE ROLE
Reporting to the Head, Private Sector Division, the Coordinator, Development Finance is responsible for planning and coordinating, through a team of Development Finance Officers (DFOs) the identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision of loans/equities/lines of credit and technical assistance to the private sector and financial institutions. The CDF:
1. provides a consistently high level of technical and procedural advice and guidance to the DFOs and Bank clients in project identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision activities; and
2. Represents the bank on key issues relating to the establishment of loans/equities/lines of credit and technical assistance for the private sector and financial institutions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Lead the development of strategy, policy, technical documents, and tools focused on increasing access to appropriate and affordable finance aligned to CDB's Strategic Priorities and Objectives.
2. Plan the work programme under the assigned portfolio, based on objectives agreed with Head, Private Sector Division, and allocate workloads and resources to staff with a view to achieving objectives.
3. Prepare project preparation/appraisal/supervision budgets and processing schedules for assigned projects for agreement with the Head.
4. Undertake direct preparation, appraisal and supervision of the most complex and/or innovative of the projects assigned or, if circumstances warrant, delegate coordination responsibilities to experienced senior staff who can effectively perform the required role.
5. Ensure quality control of the work assigned by reviewing and processing related documents, analysing and discussing problem areas and rendering advice and coordinating discussion to resolve problems identified.
6. Participate and play a lending role in Project Identification Missions and prepare policy papers as required and undertake any tasks that forms part of the Division’s work programme on the direction of the Head or Director, Projects Department.
7. Manage the assigned team and work programme, evaluate individual team member’s performance on each assignment and provide leadership as well as the highest level of technical and procedural guidance to staff through interpretation of Bank policy, procedures, project design and organisation and management of operations.
8. Guide and mentor staff in the Division and assist the Head in Staff Performance Evaluation at the appropriate time as per guidelines, recommending as necessary appropriate internal or external training to remedy deficiencies identified.
9. Develop and build client relations at senior levels and play a promotional role in generating new business for the Bank.
10. Serve as a focal point on operational issues, relevant to his/her portfolio, to the Bank’s clients as well as its regional and international development partners.
11. Provide inputs when in the preparation and appraisal of projects by DFOs in PSDD and other areas of the Bank.
12. Support resource mobilisation strategies for the lending and investment portfolios
13. Provide insight to guide program development into new areas of interest in response to emerging demands to facilitate the development of innovative financial instruments.
14. Develop strategic partnerships within CDB (ORM, ESU, RE/EE ) and externally with key stakeholders, including other MDBs, Financial Institutions, Governments, Civil Society.
15. Organize knowledge management resources and tools to strengthen the quality of knowledge projects and to facilitate regular information dissemination/knowledge transfer internally and externally.


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