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Below are the latest job openings that have been posted by members or non-members of the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
Job postings are free for members. Non-members are asked to pay a fee.
For more information please contact:
Beijing: communication@bei.swisscham.org
Shanghai and Guangzhou: member@sha.swisscham.org

Project Leader Academic Relations - swissnex China

Project Leader Academic Relations - swissnex China
Companyswissnex China
Deadline30th Jun 2017
Created17th May 2017
PositionProject Leader Academic Relations Full time
Contact

Isabel Götz 
Head of Operations, and  General Manager swissnex China, ad interim

isabel.goetz@swissnexchina.org
 


 

Job Information

Starting           August 1, 2017, or according to availability   
Workload          100%
Located in         22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 Xianxia Road, Shanghai, China   

swissnex China is the Swiss science and technology outpost in China. Our mission is to promote Swiss excellence in science, education and innovation. Our activities are built around a public/private partnership model with a group of leading partners such as Swiss Universities, and global organizations promoting innovation or education actively.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial minded colleague to help us “connect the dots” in research, education and innovation between Switzerland and China. We are building knowledge and networks with many universities, research organizations and governmental agencies. Our passion is to bring closer professors, students, scientists, entrepreneurs and others for collaborative work.

Typical projects of a Project Leader Academic Relations at swissnex China include:

  • Implementation of collaborative projects between Swiss and Chinese universities or research groups
  • Support and connection for visiting delegations
  • Organization of workshops, presentations, conferences from idea to completion and beyond
  • Strategic use of social media to communicate information with our stakeholders
  • Research on current trends in education, science and technology, and innovation
  • Development of networks and relationships in the academic community

We are looking for a self-driven and motivated colleague to help us identify and engage with partners or new contacts. We want a team player who can work in a collaborative way while appreciating the diversity of the staff. An entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and great “people skills”, combined with fresh ideas and the readiness to help the new colleagues are a great plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify new areas for collaboration
  • Support professors, administrators, sabbaticals, students in their projects
  • Analysis of trends and new information in academic field
  • Development of projects from idea to execution
  • Grow and manage  relationships with Chinese universities and institutions, Swiss partners and individual contacts
  • Foster the Swiss university alumni network
  • “Community” management using social media and other communication tools
  • Support for events and delegation visits

Requirements:

  • Swiss or Chinese citizenship
  • BS or BA, Master preferred
  • Knowledge of the academic field in China and Switzerland (education landscape)
  • Working experience in a similar work environment (international relations office)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in international cooperation in a relevant field such as S&T, education and innovation;
  • For Swiss citizens: native language German, French or Italian with excellent command of English and a second national language; Chinese knowledge highly preferred;
  • For Chinese citizens: native language Mandarin, with excellent command in English, additional knowledge in French or German highly preferred.

We offer a platform which allows you grow your professional skills and interest, and gain experience in a multicultural, fast-paced and team-oriented work environment. Our benefits include remuneration according to the given environmental conditions, some Swiss and Chinese official holidays, additional to the generous amount of vacation days.

Please note that the conditions of employment are local, and for Swiss or Chinese citizens / passport holders only.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Letters of reference, University diplomas, and Transcript of Records, as well as work certificates

Apply until June 30, 2017 to this LINK

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline.
More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

International Financial Consultant & International Financial Coordinator - deVere Group

International Financial Consultant & International Financial Coordinator - deVere Group
CompanydeVere Group
Deadline10th Jun 2017
Created10th May 2017
PositionInternational Financial Consultant & International Financial Coordinator Full time
Contact

If you’re interested in this position, please send your CV to: douglas.dueno@devere-shanghai.cn

Job Information

Position:  International Financial Consultant & International Financial Coordinator Location: Shanghai, The Bund Financial Center

deVere Group (Shanghai) is currently hiring driven individuals interested in building a successful career as an International Financial Consultant or an International Financial Coordinator in our Shanghai, China office located in Bund Financial Center.

Shanghai is one of the most important economic, financial, trade and shipping cities in China. It contributes greatly to both the nation's economic structure and to the development of society. As a world-renowned international metropolis, Shanghai offers new recruits an exciting environment in which to craft a successful and fulfilling career in international financial advice.

deVere Group offers all new employees a comprehensive training package to become a fully qualified financial adviser. You will enjoy an excellent commission structure to ensure that you are fully rewarded for the amount of work you put in.

A role in our Shanghai office offers the perfect opportunity for you to make your career dreams come true.

Becoming an International Financial Consultant or an International Financial Coordinator is one of the most rewarding careers available. You will become a success by helping other people to become successful themselves.

What is your role as an International Financial Consultant?

  • Provide personalized investment solutions that help clients achieve their financial goals
  • Create and develop client relationships within the expatriate community
  • Demonstrate capability of building rapport with people from a wide range of nationalities, job sectors and industries
  • Conduct in-depth reviews of clients' financial circumstances, current provision and future aims
  • Design financial strategies and assisting clients to make informed decisions

What are your key requirements?

  • A good track record of professional success, preferably in Sales, Business Development, CRM, Real Estate, Account Management or other face-to-face roles
  • Relationship-building skills and commitment to establishing long-term clients
  • Strong desire for performance-driven compensation and growing earning potential
  • Eagerness to further or build a career in financial consultancy
  • Capacity to adapt to a fast-paced environment and manage time effectively
  • Focused approach to build a business
  • Ability to lead, motivate and manage
  • Fluency in English, with good communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of both face-to-face and telephone contact with clients
  • Excellent team member and leadership skills
  • Ability to listen, understand and give advice

What can you expect?

  • Full training and development to achieve international qualifications (CISI) in Wealth Management
  • Access to exclusive products and rates through world leading financial institutions
  • Defined career path and ongoing support
  • Global opportunities throughout 80+ offices
  • Ongoing business development training, mentorship and networking opportunities
  • The ability to provide strategic and personalized insight for your clients with support from a company that shares your integrity

If you do not have experience with face-to-face sales and client relationship exposure then the International Financial Coordinator is the right choice for you!

This role is focused on building relationships with potential and existing clients and will thus involve effective telephone communication skills.

What is the role of an International Financial Coordinator?

  • Lead research and prospect name generation
  • Business development by identifying prospects potential needs
  • Administration and accurate record keeping in relation to communications with prospects and clients, related documentation required in the sales process
  • Promoting product and services over the telephone with potential prospects and existing clients
  • Appointment setting by telephone
  • Updating daily and weekly activity statistics, contacts made and appointments booked
  • Attending and supporting company networking and prospect events
  • Using initiatives to identify prospective clients to ensure success

What traits and competencies should you possess?

  • A good track record of professional success, preferably in sales, business development, real estate, account management
  • Strong desire for performance driven compensation and growing earning potential
  • Ambition to develop a career in the world of financial consultancy
  • Capacity to adapt to a fast-paced environment and manage time effectively
  • Fluency in English, with good communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent team member

What can you expect?

  • Full training and development to achieve international (CISI) Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment qualifications
  • Defined career path and ongoing support
  • Global opportunities throughout 80+ offices
  • Ongoing business development training, mentorship and networking opportunities
  • High-tier commission schemes as well as favorable incentives for our top performers
  • Opportunity to become a fully qualified Financial Consultant

If you have past experience within financial services as a finance manager, financial adviser, financial consultant, wealth manager, investment banker, financial planner, branch manager, broker or certified financial planner, your experience could translate well to a role at deVere Group. 

If you have not worked in financial services before as your skills and qualifications could be transferable to the financial advisor role.

If you’re interested in this position, please send your CV to: douglas.dueno@devere-shanghai.cn

For more information, see our website at: www.devere-group.com

Senior Dams Optimization Specialist - Asian Development Bank

Senior Dams Optimization Specialist - Asian Development Bank
CompanyAsian Development Bank
Deadline06th Jun 2017
Created04th May 2017
PositionSenior Dams Optimization Specialist Full time
Contact

To apply, please click on the following website https://aces.adb.org/?job=170396.

Job Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This is a two to three year special fixed-term appointment. A special fixed-term appointment will automatically and without prior notice expire at the end of the original or extended term.The position title on appointment is Senior Water Resources Specialist (Dams Optimization)

Job Purpose

For the Water Sector Group, contribute to the planning, development, and execution of initiatives in water resources, with a particular focus on dam optimization across all Asian Development Bank (ADB) developing member countries (DMCs). Provide technical and operational support to operating teams in relation to sector assessments relating to dam operations and optimization. Special attention will be placed on incorporating best practices for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation, including identifying interdependencies and linkages with water and other sectors. Support ADB’s Water Financing Program and Water Financing Partnership Facility (WFPF) and other financial and technical partnerships, and work closely with task forces in the operational departments. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients. The main responsibilities of the Senior Dams Optimization Specialist include: (i) contributing to the planning, development, and execution of initiatives in the water resources, with a particular focus on engineering design; hydrological assessment/review; water allocations; and optimization of (large and small) dams’ operations (including multi-purpose, hydropower, irrigation, flood attenuation and domestic water storage dams), (ii) supporting use of high level technologies for modelling flood routing, water allocations for optimized supplies to various users and dam operations optimization will be required, including climate change adaptation impacts, and (iii) providing technical and operational support to operations’ teams in relation to sector assessments relating to dams, including attention to changing demands for water resources, impacts of adjusting allocations for other users and optimizing dams operations for more sustainable use of water resources. To provide substantive technical assistance to ADB operations in designing and/or processing 2-3 projects per year through a combination of ongoing advisory services, document reviews, contribution-oriented knowledge products and mission support. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients.

Expected Outcomes

a. Policies, Strategy, and Frameworks• Provide technical and policy advice to sector staff and DMC clients to develop innovative policies consistent with the strategic objectives of ADB and priorities of DMCs, as well as innovative programs that would accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.• Provide effective leadership related to water resources with specific emphasis on dam (large and small) dams’ operations (including multi-purpose, hydropower, irrigation, flood attenuation and domestic water storage dams) and engineering design.• Provide advice on climate change adaptation in the context of hydrological design parameters for dams and optimizing water allocations using modelling tools. Consider opportunities for disaster risk management including both structural and non-structural solutions in the context of dams.• Undertake interregional studies and research on flood and integrated urban water management to promote new business approaches, technologies, policies and sector assessments, including with regard to eco-based solutions, and ensure that work on climate change, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and water sector is aligned. • Conduct analytical work on the integration of climate risk into the development and implementation of dam design and how water allocations across a range of users may be incorporated as part of operations optimization. • Identify emerging issues on dam design and operations optimization in the Asia Pacific region and articulate policies, strategies and approaches to address them.• Ensure integration of water sector activities relating to flood, integrated water management and hydropower generation across other sectors and thematic groups including energy, urban, climate change, disaster risk management and agriculture.

b. Operational Advice and Support • Support sector operations of ADB in upstream portfolio development work, including targeted sector assessments, diagnostics and other studies dam design and operations optimization.• Provide technical and policy advice to sector staff and DMC clients to develop innovative projects consistent with the strategic objectives of ADB and priorities of DMCs, as well as innovative programs that would accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. These will be in the context of dam design, operations optimization, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.• Contribute to the definition and execution of coaching and training programs targeting ADB staff, with a focus on technical and operational aspects of dam engineering design and operations optimization. • Provide sound advice to sector staff on initiatives to improve operational performance of improved hydrological analysis, multiple users of water, dam design and operations, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.

c. Project Management• Support regional technical assistance projects in the sector. • Support WFPF activities in the sector.

d. Promotion of Regional Cooperation • Support ADB operations in planning, developing and executing new initiatives, including support of regional cooperation in the sector, focusing mainly on technical and operational matters related to dam design and operations optimization, water allocations and hydrological assessment, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. • Assist DMCs and cooperate with regional and international organizations in building consensus and articulating common positions and strategies on dam design and operations optimization.• Foster regional integration and harmonization of policies, laws, regulations, codes, standards and practices on hydrology, water allocations, dam design and operations optimization.• Promote climate change adaptation and disaster risk management elements in hydrological analysis, water allocations assessment, dam design and operations optimization.

e. Knowledge Sharing• Support strengthening of knowledge and innovation services for catalyzing investments, reforms, and capacity development on dam design and operations optimization using latest best practices and state of the art designs.• Develop and maintain knowledge of the sector across the region covering (i) the overall range of agencies and initiatives covering state of the art dam design and operations optimization, a list of key financiers in this area, investment needs over the short, medium and long term, investment trends and key enabling conditions to increase investments in such interventions; and (ii) information on best practices including policy, legislative and institutional requirements and the type of technical and operational due diligence needed for project preparation.• Conduct analytical studies and policy analysis in a wide range of issues relevant to dam operations optimization and water allocations in the Asia Pacific region.• Ensure mainstreaming of knowledge generated and research undertaken on dam design and operations optimization focusing on the intersections between flood management, and water requirements for energy, urban users and agriculture. • Organize special events to support and guide ADB interventions, strategies and investments in the sector.• Represent ADB at water-related events and international fora.

f. Staff supervision• Take the role of mission leader and supervise the work of mission members.• Supervise the performance of reporting staff (and consultants), providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance.• Ensure the ongoing learning and development of reporting staff.

Core Competencies
Application of Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Provides supervision to others in completing their technical tasks
  • Called upon for advice and guidance based on expertise gained by working in different countries and organizations
  • Contributes advanced knowledge and expertise to different parts of the Department

Client Orientation

  • Proposes effective services and solutions to staff beyond presenting issues and past challenges
  • Assists colleagues adapt to the cultural and business norms of diverse clients and country situations
  • Gains respect for the breadth and depth of expertise demonstrated in effectively managing diverse clients and country situations
  • Called upon to resolve client situations that may impact their long-term ADB relationship

Achieving Results and Problem Solving

  • Resolves situations where client needs are not being met
  • Shares past experiences from different projects, organizations, and countries to help achieve quality results
  • Ensures that thorough analysis includes current and relevant factors from different countries and contexts
  • Sought out for guidance and experience in overcoming the most challenging situations
  • Draws on long-term relationships with stakeholders to help plan for and achieve results

Working Together

  • Addresses team members not contributing to required standards
  • Commits to delivering timely and high quality work to assist in the team’s success
  • Develops and maintains good internal and external peer and senior level relationships
  • Helps teams understand common features to build rapport and overcome challenges

Communication and Knowledge Sharing

  • Provides stakeholders with the level and quality of information required to achieve outcomes
  • Encourages others to seek long-term solutions to address feedback opposed to focusing on immediate concerns or reactions
  • Uses breath of multi-country and multi-client knowledge to equip clients and staff for more effective outcomes
  • Designs and implements project and program knowledge and services

Innovation and Change

  • Consistently seeks more effective and practical ways for the Departmental delivery of services, products, and processes
  • Proposes new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services
  • Includes the core benefits and reasons for change when developing comprehensive change roll out plans
  • Influences and persuades decision makers by presenting business cases supporting the proposed changes

Qualifications

Education Requirements

Master’s Degree or equivalent in integrated water resources management, hydraulic engineering, or related fields. University degree in Civil Engineering or related fields combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree

Relevant Experience

Work experience• At least 8 to 10 years of relevant experience in developing infrastructure projects covering large and small dams with strong focus on operational and technical matters. Experience in designing and operational optimization of dams including hydrological assessments, and mathematical modelling for flood routing, institutional and policy aspects of dam management, and operational efficiencies in terms of climate change adaptation and socio-environmental aspects. Experience in hydrological review to optimize optimization of hydropower dams and in climate change vulnerability assessment of hydropower projects.• This should also include experience in research/analytical work on the relations between multiple users of water resources and optimizing operations of multi-purpose dams. • Experience in working in the Asia Pacific region/with ADB’s DMCs and with international organizations is an advantage.

Technical knowledge• Proven application of expertise within a specific area of ADB's operations (sector or thematic), or breadth across multiple areas with in-depth knowledge within one area.• Able to utilize and share relevant knowledge to benefit the broader ADB community.• Excellent presentation and international skills to articulate and represent ADB’s activities and directions in conferences and workshops, dynamically participate in networks, and interact effectively with ADB management, staff, and counterparts in other institutions. • Credible international sector networks across other international organizations and private / public sector entities.

People and leadership skills• When required, able to act as a mission leader / team lead, exercising supervision coordination, and planning responsibilities over the assigned team, with oversight from the Technical Advisor, Director or a more senior team leader. • Act as a mentor to more junior team members, providing guidance on projects and processing of loans/technical assistance.• Act as a coach to develop the capabilities/potential of more junior colleagues. • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Reporting Relationships

  • Supervisor: Technical Advisor (Water Sector Group)
  • The following staff positions may be supervised by the incumbent:
    • Administrative Staff
    • National Staff

We encourage diversity in our workplace and support an inclusive and respectful work environment.
Women are especially encouraged to apply.

For professional guidance on the application process, please make sure to get in touch with cinfo (Center for Information, Counselling and Training for Professions relating to International Cooperation), Switzerland’s center of excellence for careers in international institutions.

 

 

Senior Climate Change Adaptation Expert - Asian Development Bank

Senior Climate Change Adaptation Expert - Asian Development Bank
CompanyAsian Development Bank
Deadline06th Jun 2017
Created04th May 2017
PositionSenior Climate Change Adaptation Expert Full time
Contact

To apply, please click on the following website https://aces.adb.org/?job=170397.

Job Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This is a two to three-year special fixed-term appointment. A special fixed-term appointment will automatically and without prior notice expire at the end of the original or extended term.The position title on appointment is Senior Climate Change Specialist (Climate Change Adaptation)

Job Purpose
Contribute to the implementation of ADB climate change adaptation program, with a view to enabling the achievement of ADB’s commitment to enhance its investments in adaptation to $ 2 billion by 2020. Provide advice, expertise and technical support to operations to mainstream climate adaptation into ADB operations through, among others, the effective bank-wide implementation of the climate risk management framework. Develop knowledge products and disseminate these through training and networks. Take the lead in providing technical support and advice to operations departments in accessing internal and external adaptation funds. To provide substantive technical assistance to ADB operations in designing 2-3 climate resilience investment projects per year through a combination of ongoing advisory services, document reviews, contribution-oriented knowledge products and mission support. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients.

Expected Outcomes

a. Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

• Support the integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction policies and frameworks.• Provide intellectual leadership in development of resilience metrics to enable a comprehensive impact assessment of adaptation investments.• Provide technical inputs to the preparation of country or sub-regional assessments, including inputs for country programming to ensure climate change adaptation are incorporated in Country Partnership Strategies and Regional Cooperation Strategies.

b. Project Development and Processing• Lead the provision of technical advice on climate risk management in programs and projects, and identify necessary adaptation measures.• Provide technical advice on the development of adaptation projects, including through the consideration of climate resilient strategies, policies, practices as well as technologies for achieving sustainable development under a changing climate across various sectors.• Provide focused strategic advice on investments in the urban and agriculture and natural resources sectors to enhance climate resilience through structural and non-structural adaptation interventions.• Provide technical advice to operations departments in preparing concepts/proposals and other requirements of various financing facilities.

• Provide advice and thought leadership for the implementation of regional technical assistance (RETA) projects on adaptation, especially focusing on regional cooperation.

c. Knowledge generation and sharing• Source external knowledge and networks to develop guidance notes and technical notes (i.e. sector/ thematic studies and assessments, good practices, and guidelines), to enable achievement of the commitment of $ 2 billion in adaptation financing. • Provide technical inputs to the development of training and capacity building programs for staff, executing agencies of developing member countries (DMCs), and other concerned parties.

Core Competencies
Application of Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Provides supervision to others in completing their technical tasks
  • Called upon for advice and guidance based on expertise gained by working in different countries and organizations
  • Contributes advanced knowledge and expertise to different parts of the Department

Client Orientation

  • Proposes effective services and solutions to staff beyond presenting issues and past challenges
  • Assists colleagues adapt to the cultural and business norms of diverse clients and country situations
  • Gains respect for the breadth and depth of expertise demonstrated in effectively managing diverse clients and country situations
  • Called upon to resolve client situations that may impact their long-term ADB relationship

Achieving Results and Problem Solving

  • Resolves situations where client needs are not being met
  • Shares past experiences from different projects, organizations, and countries to help achieve quality results
  • Ensures that thorough analysis includes current and relevant factors from different countries and contexts
  • Sought out for guidance and experience in overcoming the most challenging situations
  • Draws on long-term relationships with stakeholders to help plan for and achieve results

Working Together

  • Addresses team members not contributing to required standards
  • Commits to delivering timely and high quality work to assist in the team’s success
  • Develops and maintains good internal and external peer and senior level relationships
  • Helps teams understand common features to build rapport and overcome challenges

Communication and Knowledge Sharing

  • Provides stakeholders with the level and quality of information required to achieve outcomes
  • Encourages others to seek long-term solutions to address feedback opposed to focusing on immediate concerns or reactions
  • Uses breath of multi-country and multi-client knowledge to equip clients and staff for more effective outcomes
  • Designs and implements project and program knowledge and services

Innovation and Change

  • Consistently seeks more effective and practical ways for the Departmental delivery of services, products, and processes
  • Proposes new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services
  • Includes the core benefits and reasons for change when developing comprehensive change roll out plans
  • Influences and persuades decision makers by presenting business cases supporting the proposed changes

Qualifications

Education Requirements

  • Master's Degree, or equivalent, in Environmental Sciences, Economics or Engineering, or related fields. University degree in Environmental Sciences, Economics or Engineering, or related fields combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree

Relevant Experience

Work experience• At least 8 to 10 years of relevant experience in management of climate change adaptation-related projects at senior levels (e.g. leading projects)• International experience working in several countries• Experience in developing adaptation projects in urban and/or agriculture and natural resources sectors, will be an advantage

Technical knowledge• Strong multidisciplinary competence combined with substantial expertise in climate change adaptation, institutions and capacity building• Familiarity with operations, policies and procedures of multilateral financial institutions, and experience in processing and implementation of ADB TAs and loans• Able to utilize and share relevant knowledge to benefit the broader ADB community

People and leadership skills• When required, able to act as a mission leader / team lead, exercising supervision coordination, and planning responsibilities over the assigned team, with oversight from the Director or a more senior team leader • Act as a mentor to more junior team members, providing guidance on projects and processing of loans/technical assistance• Act as a coach to develop the capabilities/potential of more junior colleagues• Strong interpersonal, conceptual and analytical skills.• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Reporting Relationships

  • Supervisor: Director
  • The following staff positions may be supervised by the incumbent:
    • Administrative Staff
    • National Staff

We encourage diversity in our workplace and support an inclusive and respectful work environment.
Women are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Senior Energy Specialist (Waste-to-Energy) - Asian Development Bank

Senior Energy Specialist (Waste-to-Energy) - Asian Development Bank
CompanyAsian Development Bank
Deadline06th Jun 2017
Created04th May 2017
PositionSenior Energy Specialist (Waste-to-Energy) Full time
Contact

To apply, please click on the following website https://aces.adb.org/?job=170395

Job Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This is a two to three-year special fixed-term appointment. A special fixed-term appointment will automatically and without prior notice expire at the end of the original or extended term.

Job Purpose
The main responsibilities of the Senior Energy Specialist (Waste-to-Energy) include (i) contributing to ADB’s energy sector quality-at-entry and innovations, focusing on waste-to-energy including incineration, thermal technologies and non-thermal technologies; (ii) supporting Operations Departments (ODs) for project development and processing of lending and non-lending operations; (iii) contributing to the project formulation and implementation for regional cooperation and integration in the energy sector; and (iv) conducting and sharing knowledge work in advanced technologies/solutions. He/She will assist ADB multidisciplinary teams in preparation of 2-3 investment projects per annum for a period of 3 years. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients.

Expected Outcomes

a. Energy Sector Innovative Strategies • Advise government and ADB operations teams on new technologies and solutions for Waste-to-Energy, and participate in policy dialogue, to mainstream Waste-to-Energy innovations in project planning and implementation in full compliance of ADB policies and procedures.• Conceptualize and develop roadmap for the energy sector with innovative Waste-to-Energy technologies and solutions, in consultation with ODs in ADB and relevant Government agencies in DMCs.• Ensure the proper coordination with sector divisions and Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC) for exchange of knowledge and experiences.

b. Project Development and Processing• Support the lending and non-lending pipeline of projects in the energy sector with emphasis on Waste-to-Energy; • Advise the project processing mission teams to ensure key technical innovations and innovative business models are incorporated into project and program design. • Lead technical discussions with other development partners, knowledge partners, private sector stakeholders for scaling up cofinancing and public-private sector partnerships.

c. Regional Cooperation and Integration• Promote knowledge and experience sharing in the areas of Waste-to-Energy in DMCs.

d. Knowledge management• Undertake analysis and assessment of key technology issues particularly in Waste-to-Energy technologies, • Prepare reports, articles, presentations disseminated through publications, web-posting and knowledge sharing seminars.

e. Staff Supervision• Create and lead multi-disciplinary teams and ensure the overall quality of its work• Supervise the performance of teams and feedback on performance• Provide coaching and mentoring to team and individuals and ensure their ongoing learning and development

Core Competencies
Application of Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Provides supervision to others in completing their technical tasks
  • Called upon for advice and guidance based on expertise gained by working in different countries and organizations
  • Contributes advanced knowledge and expertise to different parts of the Department

Client Orientation

  • Proposes effective services and solutions to staff beyond presenting issues and past challenges
  • Assists colleagues adapt to the cultural and business norms of diverse clients and country situations
  • Gains respect for the breadth and depth of expertise demonstrated in effectively managing diverse clients and country situations
  • Called upon to resolve client situations that may impact their long-term ADB relationship

Achieving Results and Problem Solving

  • Resolves situations where client needs are not being met
  • Shares past experiences from different projects, organizations, and countries to help achieve quality results
  • Ensures that thorough analysis includes current and relevant factors from different countries and contexts
  • Sought out for guidance and experience in overcoming the most challenging situations
  • Draws on long-term relationships with stakeholders to help plan for and achieve results

Working Together

  • Addresses team members not contributing to required standards
  • Commits to delivering timely and high quality work to assist in the team’s success
  • Develops and maintains good internal and external peer and senior level relationships
  • Helps teams understand common features to build rapport and overcome challenges

Communication and Knowledge Sharing

  • Provides stakeholders with the level and quality of information required to achieve outcomes
  • Encourages others to seek long-term solutions to address feedback opposed to focusing on immediate concerns or reactions
  • Uses breath of multi-country and multi-client knowledge to equip clients and staff for more effective outcomes
  • Designs and implements project and program knowledge and services

Innovation and Change

  • Consistently seeks more effective and practical ways for the Departmental delivery of services, products, and processes
  • Proposes new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services
  • Includes the core benefits and reasons for change when developing comprehensive change roll out plans
  • Influences and persuades decision makers by presenting business cases supporting the proposed changes

Qualifications

Education Requirements

Master’s Degree, or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or related fields. University degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields, combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree

Relevant Experience

Work experience• At least 8 to 10 years of relevant experience in waste-to-energy industry at senior technical levels• International experience working in developing countries is preferred

Technical knowledge• Internationally proven top-notch technical expertise leading the relevant industry and able to apply waste-to-energy technologies (incineration, thermal technologies and non-thermal technologies) in developing countries• Able to utilize and share relevant knowledge to benefit the broader ADB community and DMCs

People and leadership skills• When required, able to act as a mission/team leader, exercising supervision coordination, and planning responsibilities over the assigned team, with oversight from the Director or a more senior team leader • Act as a mentor to more junior team members, providing guidance on projects and processing of loans/technical assistance• Act as a coach to develop the capabilities/potential of more junior colleagues • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Reporting Relationships

  • Supervisor: Technical Advisor (Energy)
  • The following staff positions may be supervised by the incumbent:
    • Administrative Staff
    • National Staff

We encourage diversity in our workplace and support an inclusive and respectful work environment.
Women are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Senior Smart Cities Expert - Asian Development Bank

Senior Smart Cities Expert - Asian Development Bank
CompanyAsian Development Bank
Deadline06th Jun 2017
Created04th May 2017
PositionSenior Smart Cities Expert Full time
Contact

To apply, please click on the following website https://aces.adb.org/?job=170394.

Job Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This is a two to three year special fixed-term appointment. A special fixed-term appointment will automatically and without prior notice expire at the end of the original or extended term.

The position title on appointment is Senior Urban Specialist (Smart Cities)

Job Purpose
The Senior Smart Cities Expert will assist in developing the Digital Solutions strategic area as part of ADB’s Livable Cities Initiative. She/he will support the other four solutions (water, environment, resilience and mobility) in providing advanced technical expertise on information, communication and technology (ICT) and supporting ADB’s initiative to support smart systems development in city governments and water utilities in developing member countries of Asia and the Pacific.

She/he will (i) work with Operations teams to identify ICT based solutions in select projects supporting cities and water utilities focusing on service delivery, governance and financial management, (ii) identify opportunities for application of internet of things (IoT) and Smart Cities solutions through pilot testing in select cities and water utilities, and (iii) develop investment loans and grants to roll out ICT based solutions. Working closely with the Earth Observation Team, she/he will provide data analytics support and help develop a spatial application facility on cities. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients.

Expected Outcomes

a. ADB’s Digital Solutions Strategy for Cities and Utilities

The Expert will work closely in a minimum of 5 cities and 5 utilities to develop a digital strategy looking into smart systems required for delivery of services, institutional development, and financial management. She/he will work closely with the ADB’s Operations Departments in preparing the Strategy.

b. Smart city solutions implemented in at least 5 cities

The Expert will support the Operations Department in implementing the strategy in a minimum of 5 cities. She/he will be involved in designing the solution architecture and engaging solution providers to deliver the solution.

c. Smart utilities solutions implemented in at least 5 water utilities

The Expert will support the Operations Department in implementing the strategy in a minimum of 5 cities. She/he will be involved in designing the solution architecture and engaging solution providers to deliver the solution.

Core Competencies
Application of Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Provides supervision to others in completing their technical tasks
  • Called upon for advice and guidance based on expertise gained by working in different countries and organizations
  • Contributes advanced knowledge and expertise to different parts of the Department

Client Orientation

  • Proposes effective services and solutions to staff beyond presenting issues and past challenges
  • Assists colleagues adapt to the cultural and business norms of diverse clients and country situations
  • Gains respect for the breadth and depth of expertise demonstrated in effectively managing diverse clients and country situations
  • Called upon to resolve client situations that may impact their long-term ADB relationship

Achieving Results and Problem Solving

  • Resolves situations where client needs are not being met
  • Shares past experiences from different projects, organizations, and countries to help achieve quality results
  • Ensures that thorough analysis includes current and relevant factors from different countries and contexts
  • Sought out for guidance and experience in overcoming the most challenging situations
  • Draws on long-term relationships with stakeholders to help plan for and achieve results

Working Together

  • Addresses team members not contributing to required standards
  • Commits to delivering timely and high quality work to assist in the team’s success
  • Develops and maintains good internal and external peer and senior level relationships
  • Helps teams understand common features to build rapport and overcome challenges

Communication and Knowledge Sharing

  • Provides stakeholders with the level and quality of information required to achieve outcomes
  • Encourages others to seek long-term solutions to address feedback opposed to focusing on immediate concerns or reactions
  • Uses breath of multi-country and multi-client knowledge to equip clients and staff for more effective outcomes
  • Designs and implements project and program knowledge and services

Innovation and Change

  • Consistently seeks more effective and practical ways for the Departmental delivery of services, products, and processes
  • Proposes new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services
  • Includes the core benefits and reasons for change when developing comprehensive change roll out plans
  • Influences and persuades decision makers by presenting business cases supporting the proposed changes

Qualifications

Education Requirements

  • Master’s Degree, or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Applications, ICT or related fields. University degree in Engineering, Computer Applications, ICT, or related fields, combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree

Relevant Experience

Work experience and Technical Knowledge• At least 8-10 years of relevant international experience in areas such as smart cities program, software development connected with ICT for development, or e-commerce. • International experience working in developing countries and their Governments, preferably in Asia and the Pacific.• Experience in developing new technologies and implementing innovative urban technology projects.• Experience in successfully engaging in development of smart city plans; leading and implementation of PPP projects in urban sector.• Ability to utilize and share relevant knowledge and provide advisory support to city government and municipalities on various technological interventions and best practices in other cities

People and leadership skills• When required, able to act as a mission/team leader, exercising supervision coordination, and planning responsibilities over the assigned team, with oversight from the Technical Advisor, or a more senior team leader • Contribute to, high‐level dialogue on smart cities and ICT for development • Participate in professional development of ADB staff on Smart Cities and ICT for development• Participate in operations teams and provide guidance on processing of investment loan and grants and their implementation • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Reporting Relationships

  • Supervisor: Technical Advisor (Urban)
  • The following staff positions may be supervised by the incumbent:
    • Administrative Staff
    • National Staff

We encourage diversity in our workplace and support an inclusive and respectful work environment.
Women are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Senior Disaster Insurance Expert - Asian Development Bank

Senior Disaster Insurance Expert - Asian Development Bank
CompanyAsian Development Bank
Deadline06th Jun 2017
Created04th May 2017
PositionSenior Disaster Insurance Expert Full time
Contact

To apply, click on the following website https://aces.adb.org/?job=170393.

Job Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This is a two to three year special fixed-term appointment. A special fixed-term appointment will automatically and without prior notice expire at the end of the original or extended term.
The position title on appointment is Senior Finance Specialist (Disaster Insurance)

Job Purpose
The Senior Disaster Insurance Expert will bring advanced technical expertise on disaster insurance and reinsurance to support ADB’s initiative to expand market-based risk transfer solutions in developing member countries of Asia and the Pacific. To provide substantive technical assistance to ADB operations in designing and/or processing 2-3 projects per year through a combination of ongoing advisory services, document reviews, contribution-oriented knowledge products and mission support. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients.

Expected Outcomes
Operational Advice and Support• Provide technical and policy advice to sector staff and DMC clients to develop innovative policies consistent with the strategic objectives of ADB and priorities of DMCs, as well as innovative programs that would accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals;• Introduce new modalities for ADB’s intervention by leveraging capacity (e.g., guarantees and risk mitigation) and work with the government and private sector to develop a menu of risk transfer and risk sharing solutions (e.g. insurance/ reinsurance, catastrophe insurance pools, insurance linked securities, catastrophe bonds and parametric products, and microinsurance) against damage to property and human lives, public and product liability, and business interruption and agriculture/livestock insurance;• Pilot innovative insurance/ reinsurance and alternative risk transfer solutions and equipping governments and private sector with analytical tools and implementation support; • Anticipate needs and requests from clients/stakeholders and translate technical and cross‐sector knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country strategies; • Create, apply and share knowledge ‐ across ADB and outside to strengthen internal and/or external client solutions; and • Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients.

Knowledge Generation and Sharing• Lead in identifying best practice examples, guidelines, checklists and disseminate these through internal and external networks;• Guide development of a knowledge database of emerging best practices in the financing of complex projects;• Design capacity development and training programs within ADB and for stakeholders of developing member countries;• Collaborate with the Finance Sector Group, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Thematic Group and others in providing knowledge solutions.

Staff supervision• Take the role of mission leader and supervise the work of mission members.• Supervise the performance of reporting staff (and consultants), providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance.• Ensure the ongoing learning and development of reporting staff.

Others• Other duties that may be assigned as reflected in the incumbent’s work plan.

Core Competencies
Application of Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Provides supervision to others in completing their technical tasks
  • Called upon for advice and guidance based on expertise gained by working in different countries and organizations
  • Contributes advanced knowledge and expertise to different parts of the Department

Client Orientation

  • Proposes effective services and solutions to staff beyond presenting issues and past challenges
  • Assists colleagues adapt to the cultural and business norms of diverse clients and country situations
  • Gains respect for the breadth and depth of expertise demonstrated in effectively managing diverse clients and country situations
  • Called upon to resolve client situations that may impact their long-term ADB relationship

Achieving Results and Problem Solving

  • Resolves situations where client needs are not being met
  • Shares past experiences from different projects, organizations, and countries to help achieve quality results
  • Ensures that thorough analysis includes current and relevant factors from different countries and contexts
  • Sought out for guidance and experience in overcoming the most challenging situations
  • Draws on long-term relationships with stakeholders to help plan for and achieve results

Working Together

  • Addresses team members not contributing to required standards
  • Commits to delivering timely and high quality work to assist in the team’s success
  • Develops and maintains good internal and external peer and senior level relationships
  • Helps teams understand common features to build rapport and overcome challenges

Communication and Knowledge Sharing

  • Provides stakeholders with the level and quality of information required to achieve outcomes
  • Encourages others to seek long-term solutions to address feedback opposed to focusing on immediate concerns or reactions
  • Uses breath of multi-country and multi-client knowledge to equip clients and staff for more effective outcomes
  • Designs and implements project and program knowledge and services

Innovation and Change

  • Consistently seeks more effective and practical ways for the Departmental delivery of services, products, and processes
  • Proposes new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services
  • Includes the core benefits and reasons for change when developing comprehensive change roll out plans
  • Influences and persuades decision makers by presenting business cases supporting the proposed changes

Qualifications

Education Requirements

  • Master’s Degree, or equivalent, in finance, economics, actuarial sciences, mathematics, engineering, or related fields. University degree in finance, economics, actuarial sciences, mathematics, engineering, or related fields, combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree

Relevant Experience
Work experience• At least 8 to 10 years of relevant international experience in in areas such as insurance, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer instruments, preferably working a multinational insurance company, reinsurance company or an international reinsurance broker;• Understanding of government institutions and financing options related to disaster risk financing, with specific firsthand experience on engaging with governments in developing countries, preferably in Asia and the Pacific• In-depth knowledge of existing international experience in catastrophe insurance pooling and catastrophe reinsurance either through direct involvement in management or design of such reinsurance programs/companies is required.• Experience in structuring disaster risk transfer and risk products by leveraging capacity e.g., guarantees and risk mitigation will be an advantage

Technical knowledge• Internationally proven top-notch technical expertise in insurance/ reinsurance• Ability to analyze the overall effectiveness of reinsurance programs/ contracts from the point of view of their structure, and credit quality• Ability to utilize and share relevant knowledge and provide advisory support to governments by designing and structuring risk financing and risk sharing products, and their effective implementation.• Benefit the broader ADB community by assisting in scaling up access to market based insurance and alternative risk transfer solutions to finance resilient infrastructure; and enhancing agriculture and rural productivity and incomes to support financial inclusion.

People and leadership skills• When required, able to act as a mission/team leader, exercising supervision coordination, and planning responsibilities over the assigned team, with oversight from the Technical Advisor, Director or a more senior team leader• Contribute to, high‐level dialogue on insurance and alternative risk transfer solutions with governments, financial institutions (including insurance and reinsurance companies), central banks, financial regulators, and strategic partners• Participate in professional development of ADB staff on insurance, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer solutions• Participate in operations teams and provide guidance on processing of investment/ lending projects and their implementation • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Reporting Relationships

  • Supervisor: Technical Advisor (Finance)
  • The following staff positions may be supervised by the incumbent:
    • Administrative Staff
    • National Staff

We encourage diversity in our workplace and support an inclusive and respectful work environment.
Women are especially encouraged to apply.

 

CPA - GWA Shanghai

CPA - GWA Shanghai
CompanyGWA Shanghai
Deadline31st May 2017
Created26th Apr 2017
PositionCPA Full time
Contact

杨昱Lisa Yang
Office Manager
email: ly@gwa-asia.com
Skype: lisayuyang0927

Job Information

The position offered is that of an higher level Accountant (Certified Public Accountant)  who has successfully passed the CPA examination and has this kind of certification.
The candidate  has to perform auditing, tax, consulting and accounting services for businesses organizations.

Main Duties:
- Assure  all reports are accurate and do not have discrepancies.
- Maintain audit financial records
- Support in bookkeeping and financial planning Check all investments, expenditures, and revenues are filed without mistakes.
- Assist the financial management to analyze company's financial reports and take decisions.

Requirements:
- Bachelor/ Master Degree in Economics or similar field
- PRC qualified CPA (having completed all Chinese CPA exams)
- CTA qualification will be an appreciated plus
- Minimum 5 years continuous working experience as a CPA/Auditor (preferable in Foreign companies)
- Availability to work : Immediate
- Fluent English (spoken and written)
- Personal and Professional Skills: Accuracy, Motivation, Problem Solving, Team Working, Ability to work under pressure, Excellent Communication and Computer skills.

Legal advisor/Lawyer - GWA Shanghai

Legal advisor/Lawyer - GWA Shanghai
CompanyGWA Shanghai
Deadline31st May 2017
Created26th Apr 2017
PositionLegal advisor/Lawyer Full time
Contact

杨昱Lisa Yang
Office Manager
email: ly@gwa-asia.com
Skype: lisayuyang0927

Job Information

Requirements:
- Chinese Bachelor Law Degree;
- Master's Degree in Law highly appreciated;

- previous working experience or internship in the legal field highly appreciated, preferably in a foreign company;
- fluent in English both spoken and written;
- flexible in time and attitude;
- independent, able to work under pressure.

Accountant - GWA Shanghai

Accountant - GWA Shanghai
CompanyGWA Shanghai
Deadline31st May 2017
Created26th Apr 2017
PositionAccountant Full time
Contact

杨昱Lisa Yang
Office Manager
email: ly@gwa-asia.com
Skype: lisayuyang0927

Job Information

GWA Shanghai offers an Accountant position:
We are looking for a highly motivated Accountant to join us, who is able to take on a lot of responsibility and a leadership role.

We would like this person to be an integral part of our team, supporting the Financial work in Shanghai Office.
Requirements:
- Bachelor degree
- Minimum of three years in accounting or similar function (foreign company strongly preferred)
- Fluent in English speaking and writing
- Flexible in time and attitude
- Independent, able to work under pressure
- Strong computer skills

- Qualified accountant certificate
- Experience in consulting companies and foreign companies will be an advantage

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