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Position: Risk Management Specialist -- ADB

Reference Number 171005
Position Level IS 3/4
Department Office of Risk Management
Division Credit Risk Assessment Division, ORM
Location Asian Development Bank Headquarters
Date Posted Monday, December 18, 2017
Closing Date Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 67 members, 48 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB's mission is to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth in the region. ADB's main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.

The position is assigned in the Credit Risk Assessment Division (RMCA) within the Office of Risk Management (ORM). ORM ensures that ADB's goal of poverty alleviation is sustainable by safeguarding ADB's rating, advising Board and Management on risk issues and promoting strong risk cultures. RMCA analyzes the risk of all new non-sovereign debt, guarantee and equity transactions and provides independent recommendations to the Investment Committee.
Job Purpose
The Risk Management Specialist will conduct risk assessments and related due diligence work for ADB's new non-sovereign transactions, including loans, guarantees, and equity investments and recommend appropriate risk mitigation measures and transaction structuring inputs including pricing, security arrangement, financial covenants, and other terms and conditions of the transaction. The incumbent will also provide support for the formulation of ADB policies, guidelines and practices on risk management and portfolio monitoring.
The incumbent will report to Director, RMCA and may supervise National and Administrative Staff.
  • Assess and provide recommendations for key transaction risks, covering, inter alia, sponsor, commercial and structure risks in proposed financing transactions.
  • Ensure reliability of key assumptions for quantitative cash flow analysis based on technical, commercial, legal, regulatory, financial, institutional, governance, managerial, safeguards, fiduciary and capacity considerations.
  • Assess and present findings on valuation methodologies and exit strategies for equity investment proposals.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to deal origination teams on appropriate risk mitigation measures, deal structuring, risk adjusted pricing, security and other commercial terms, and financial covenants throughout the risk appraisal process.
  • Provide credit notes for all types of nonsovereign transactions in both the concept review and final approval stages.
  • Ensure appropriate pricing of nonsovereign transactions based on the risk profile, capital requirement, portfolio impact, and market considerations.
  • Ensure the compliance of each transaction with portfolio management objectives with respect to prudential limits and validate diversification and/or concentration implications as advised by the Credit Portfolio Monitoring Division (RMCM).
  • Participate in due diligence assessments where the proposed transaction's complexity or unique risk profile warrants; participate in independent site visits for proposed transactions where warranted.
  • Provide inputs into and recommendations for approval of risk ratings for new transactions.
  • Provide support for Investment Committee meetings.
  • Assume ad hoc project duties and other forms of assignments including but not limited to (i) provide leadership and support to staff on shared assignments and ensure their on-going learning and development; (ii) provide support and inputs in the review and updating of ADB's policies, guidelines and practices on risk management; (iii) work with RMCM to provide support and inputs on overall portfolio monitoring tools, processes and policies; and (iv) provide support in organizing and conducting risk training to promote a risk culture in ADB.


Relevant Experience & Requirements
  • A university degree in finance, business administration, economics or other related fields; preferably at post-graduate level or its equivalent combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s.
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in an international bank, rating agency, equity fund or multilateral/bilateral development organization, in risk management, deal origination or investment appraisal.
  • Experience in infrastructure project finance, corporate finance, lending to financial institutions, structured finance, derivatives and related banking activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required.
  • International experience working in development in several countries.
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff Levels 1-4.
General Considerations
The selected candidate is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.
ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB's standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual's qualifications and experience.
ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. ADB encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. Women are highly encouraged to apply.
Please note that the actual level and salary will be based on qualifications of the selected candidate.

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