Job Description

Ref. Number: 22014 Department: Graduate Program, Investment Stream Job Type: Global Recruitment Posting Date:  28 December 2021 Closing Date:  6 February 2022 Environment Analyst The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank whose mission is financing the Infrastructure for Tomorrow—infrastructure with sustainability at its core. We began operations in Beijing in January 2016 and have since grown to 105 approved members worldwide. We are capitalized up to USD100 billion and Triple-A-rated by the major international credit rating agencies. Working with partners, AIIB meets clients’ needs by unlocking new capital and investing in infrastructure that is green, technology-enabled and promotes regional connectivity.

This position will be under the Investment Stream. The analysts will rotate within AIIB’s investment operations to gain experience in identifying, preparing, and monitoring investment projects for public and private sector clients.

About the role: The Operational Services Department (OSD) of AIIB’s Investment Operations is responsible for the provision of fiduciary services aimed at ensuring the high quality of each project financed by the Bank and strong compliance with AIIB’s operational policies. It supports two Vice Presidencies, Investment Operations (VP IOs) by assigning specialists in the environmental, social, procurement and Financial Management areas and oversees the effective implementation of AIIB’s operational policies in the realization of AIIB’s commitment to sustainable development.

The Environment Analyst (Graduate Program) will support environmental due diligence of AIIB’s projects and integrating environmental dimensions in the development of sustainable infrastructure. The position involves activities to support the appraisal and monitoring of the environmental risks and impacts associated with investment projects against the requirements of AIIB’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF).

Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Support AIIB’s due diligence on the environmental aspects of projects, conduct desk studies to assess the environmental and social (ES) feasibility of AIIB’s projects.
  • Participate in the screening of the projects for potential environmental and Climate Change-related risks and impacts and propose the ES category for the project.
  • Conduct studies on country systems and regulations of environmental issues.
  • Support the appraisal of the environmental risks and impacts associated with investment projects against the requirements of AIIB's Environmental and Social Framework ESF).
  • Support the review of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) and Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMP) prepared by clients.
  • Monitor implementation of ES aspects of the project and project compliance with AIIB's environmental requirements for low-risk projects, and address any issues that may arise during Project Implementation, including any changes in project Design or scope.
  • Support the preparation and review of AIIB’s internal documents associated with projects.
  • Support the organization of training on environmental safeguard systems for AIIB staff and clients; and contribute to AIIB’s knowledge base on environmental and social aspects, particularly related to climate change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, and emerging ESG frameworks.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in environmental science, environmental planning, engineering, policy or management.
  • 2-3 years (for Bachelor’s degree) or 1-2 years (for Master’s degree) of relevant experience doing research or working in environmental-related research institutes/universities, NGOs or consulting firms preferred.
  • High levels of competency in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Knowledge of one or more areas of environmental modelling, e.g., models for air dispersion and noise.
  • Experience working in developing countries a plus.
  • Good team player with strong initiative.
  • Proficient in oral and written communication skills in English.
AIIB is committed to diversity, transparency and inclusion. We believe our strength comes from having a team with the right diverse skills, experiences and abilities selected through a merit-based competitive process. We actively encourage applications from people from both within and outside AIIB members, regardless of nationality, religion, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

Previous experience and qualifications will determine the grade and job title at which successful applicants will enter AIIB.

Join us and help create a prosperous and sustainable Asia while growing your career in a diverse and innovative environment.

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