Associate Project Analyst at ADB, Kabul, Afghanistan

Deadline: 6 March 2019

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Associate Project Analyst in Kabul, Afghanistan. The duration of this post is 3 years.

The Associate Project Analyst will provide statistical and analytical support to the functions of portfolio management particularly on the agriculture and natural resources sector.

The ADB aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Associate Project Analyst will perform the following functions-

  • Project and Technical Assistance (TA) Processing:
    • Provide support to fact finding and other missions required for project and TA processing.
  • Project and TA Administration:
    • Assist in preparing yearly contract awards and disbursement projections.
    • Track the projections on regular basis and alert project officers when projections are not being reached and discusses how to overcome the shortfall.
    • Assist in preparation of Project Completion Reports, Implementation Completion Memorandum and TA completion Reports and provide support to none delegated projects/TAs.
  • Procurement Processes:
    • Review the documents (bidding documents, quotations, bid evaluation reports and contracts etc., particularly the technical part of the bidding documents) for procurement of goods, works and services in accordance with ADB’s guidelines and regulations.
    • Review EAs’ submissions on recruitment of consultant in accordance with ADB’s guidelines and regulation.
    • Consolidate review comments received from the departments concerned, in consultation with the project officer.
  • Project Performance Reports (PPRs) in eOperations:
    • Prepare and update individual PPRs every month for loans/grants outlining all required details such as project description/scope, loan/grant amount, etc.
    • Participate in the Department meetings when needed.
  • Disbursements:
    • Administer activities necessary to process disbursement claims by reviewing withdrawal application, following up submissions, preparing correspondence and re-estimating project costs and ADB’s commitments and financing percentages.
    • Ensure quality submissions of the Implementing Agencies in accordance with the ADB guidelines.
  • Loan/Grant and TA Missions:
    • Participate in natural resource management missions as required, including fact finding mission, inception mission, loan/grant review mission, mid-term mission, by providing assistance in collection of information and statistics on procurement, contract awards, and disbursement; in reconciliation of project accounts, in familiarizing Executive Agencies with ADB’s loan procedures and in assisting them where necessary in preparation of withdrawal applications.
  • Monitor/Report Requirement Monitors and analyzes the actual awards and disbursements against targets to identify shortfalls and their underlying cause.
  • Maintain records needed to monitor compliance with loan and TA covenants, to follow up outstanding obligations of executing agencies such as submission of financial statements, and quarterly progress reports; and inputting data on the status of such compliance and project information disclosure monitoring.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, economics, or other sector relevant fields.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with ADB staff and Government officials.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of development organizations operational processes and procedures.
  • Ability to manage priorities and workload with general schedule of work, instructions, and standardized practices; and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Familiarity with accepted best practices of procurement and disbursement processes.
  • Proven ability to undertake background research and analysis on difficult but well-defined tasks, collect and organize required data and information, apply appropriate computer skills in analyzing and developing the data; and prepare notes, papers and sections of reports.
  • Experience & knowledge of various stages of the project cycle (project planning / feasibility analysis / detailed design / project implementation / construction supervision / contract management) is desirable.
  • Sound knowledge of government administrative systems and procedures.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit ADB.