responsibilities will mainly focus on developing business opportunities in South
Asia and EAP regions to enhance benefit sharing with local communities around
IFC investments, specifically around management of pertinent socio-economic
issues such as local supplier development, water management and community
engagement. The following important
cross-cutting themes should be factored into existing and new projects:
advancing gender equality, increasing environmental sustainability, helping to
strengthen governance institutions and practices, promoting human rights and
fostering youth engagement.
sustainability advisor will report to and work with the advisory services Asia
program lead based in Washington DC.
His/her main tasks will include, but not limited to, the following:
i) Portfolio management, project design and
implementation of active projects with client companies in the infrastructure,
oil, gas and mining sectors in EAP and South Asia. INR AS focus countries include Mongolia,
Indonesia, Myanmar, India, Nepal and Pakistan
ii) New business development in the
infrastructure sector with a particular focus on infrastructure (i.e. power,
transport) oil, gas and mining. This will involve building relevant internal
networks (EAP and South Asia regional management, investment officers,
environmental and social specialists) and continuous engagement with key
iii) Develop “upstream”, or sector wide,
initiatives related to benefit sharing that are aimed at reducing obstacles for
and increasing positive impacts of private sector investments in a
country/region. To date, the INR AS team has implemented a number of such
initiatives in the form of roundtables, dialogue processes, and advisory
programs to build relevant capacities, and create better understanding and
alignment among various stakeholders on environmental and social
iv) Knowledge management by capturing lessons
from regional projects and developing relevant knowledge products.
described above will require strong coordination with IFC’s INR advisory
services Asia program lead, the results measurement team and local teams
assigned to each active project in South Asia and EAP.
IFC INR work is
based on (but not limited to) the following toolkits, guides in its work with
§ Strategic community Investment Handbook
§ Financial Valuation Tool
§ Local Supplier Development Guide (at
Scope of Work
sustainability advisor will be accountable for business development and the successful
implementation of INR advisory services projects in South Asia and EAP regions. Specific responsibilities include, but not
limited to, the following:
1. Lead and support project implementation
consistent with INR advisory services strategic goals and objectives. Specific
tasks will include, but not limited to, the following:
a. Develop concept notes, implementation
plans, budgets and workplans.
b. Guide the implementation of regional
projects, ensuring quality delivery and adjustment as needed.
c. Regular supervision, including back to
office reports and formal project progress reports based on IFC policies and
d. Analytical reports and other
communications materials that are appropriate for widespread sharing and
Specific responsibilities include:
§ `Organize regular meetings and
presentations with relevant internal colleagues to ensure INR AS services and
value proposition are clear.
§ Participate in selected investment
appraisal visits and assessing opportunities for INR AS engagement.
§ Solicit input from IFC environment and
social specialists to incorporate project risks and mitigants in the design of
new projects as appropriate.
§ Prepare relevant communications
materials to support business development efforts.
§ Work with IFC’s partnerships team to
identify funding needs and write fundraising initiative notes.
§ Identify strategic partners to leverage
expertise and add value to new/portfolio business.
§ Build key relationships and strengthen
networks with infrastructure and natural resources companies, government
officials, civil society groups, and local service providers in countries with
§ Document and share lessons from projects
and identify critical areas that deserve management attention and issuing
recommendations as appropriate.
2. Teamwork and knowledge management
a. Ensure that lessons learned from various
INR AS initiatives are used to guide project design and implementation.
b. Actively manage existing initiatives,
collect and share relevant lessons learned internally and externally.
c. Identify knowledge gaps and develop
relevant knowledge products such as discussion papers, issue briefs, toolkits.
The development of such knowledge product usually requires working with other
d. Identifying relevant World Bank teams
and other IFC advisory services that could be brought to work collectively on a
e. Hire and manage local and international
f. Represent IFC at development fora and
industry events to enhance collaboration, multi-disciplinary fertilization and
3. Liaise with donors and develop strategic
partnerships to support business development efforts and project
course of the assignment and upon request of IFC, the deliverables may be
modified to accommodate changes identified as necessary.
sustainability advisor will be based in either Bangkok (Thailand) or Singapore.
Other locations can be considered. The position will report to the Manager and
Asia lead for INR advisory services based in Washington, D.C. The position will
also work closely with local teams assigned to each INR advisory services
project in South Asia and EAP.
Level of effort. The selected candidate will perform the required
activities from March – December 30, 2017 for a total of 90 working days as
follows: FY17 – 50 days (March – June 30, 2017) and FY18 - 40 days (July 1 –
December 21, 2017).
and communications materials
specific concept notes, implementation plans, budgets and workplans.
specific community investment and benefit sharing plans
document mapping new business develop opportunities in the infrastructure
sector in South Asia and EAP for INR AS.
Selection Criteria & Competencies
have a sustained record of achieving high-quality substantive results over an
extended period (minimum 10 years).
§ Professional in Economics, Engineering,
Law, Statistics, Political Science or other related field;
§ Master’s degree in finance, business,
economics, international development, public policy, engineering or related
§ Minimum 10 years of combined experience
in international institutions/companies and/or government in economic and
social development with demonstrated track record in the management of large
§ A proven track record in designing,
implementing, and managing complex operations using innovative approaches,
including demonstrated ability to uphold
§ Proven ability to manage and develop
local and international staff, and competencies in interacting with, and
managing relationships with diverse stakeholders; including a range of private
and public sector partners;
§ Understanding of the infrastructure (i.e.
power/renewables, water, transport, plus agriculture and manufacturing also a
significant advantage), oil, gas and mining sectors in South Asian and EAP, and
their supply chains;
§ Knowledge of SME Development, gender,
environmental and youth issues in infrastructure and natural resource sectors
especially in South Asia and EAP;
§ Excellent data analytical skills and
§ Ability to work with multidisciplinary
teams and to travel;
§ Strong verbal and written communications
§ Tangible experience in capacity building
and training a plus;
§ High level of energy, initiative and
flexibility in quickly adjusting to changing work project requirements;
§ Excellent oral and written communication
skills, in particular ability to effectively dialogue with and relate to
clients and stakeholders; and
§ English and ability to work in one other
language in an EAP country.