Intern - Sector and Project Division - 2304

Job Vacancy | Friday, July 15, 2022

1. INTERNSHIP TOPIC:
"An assessment of factors influencing project sustainability in the ADB’s investments in the Water, and other Urban Services (WUS) Sector in India, which will be an input into the 2023 ADB India WUS Sector Assessment Performance Evaluation (SAPE)."

2. SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION:
The primary task of the assignment will entail an assessment of closed and evaluated projects between 2012 – 2022 in ADB’s WUS investment portfolio for India. Factors determining the success or failure of project sustainability, across different sub sectors and lending modalities, will be identified from project completion report validation reports (PVRs) and project performance evaluation reports (PPERs). The relative importance of various dimensions of project sustainability, including financial, institutional, environmental and social aspects, will be identified through the assessment of PVRs and PPERs. A secondary task will be to review efforts by other development partners to address project sustainability in urban and water sector investments in India. Other secondary evaluation reports may be used to explain the findings.

3. PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT:
• Duration: 8 weeks (with a possibility of extension)
• Timing: January 2023

4. LOCATION: ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines (or virtually, depending on prevailing travel restrictions)

5. EXPECTED OUTCOMES:
Draft Technical Working Paper for the 2023 India WUS SAPE. The paper will be used as a background document/appendix.

Qualifications

6. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in economics, engineering, international development, public policy or related fields.

7. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
The ability to think critically and identify trends will be required for this work. Experience is needed in synthesizing and comparing documents as well as in creating, managing and analyzing datasets.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Upload the following documents in the “Attachments” section of your application:
1. Curriculum vitae (CV)
2. Proof of enrollment to a Masters or PhD program. Inclusive dates should confirm that you will be enrolled during the intended period of assignment.
3. Essay in MS WORD or PDF document, maximum of 1500 words per question. (Please see essay questions below)

ESSAY QUESTIONS:
(1) Describe one example of your experience that demonstrated your interest in working in ADB.
(2) Highlight your qualifications that will help accomplish this internship assignment (e.g., coursework, research, work experience, etc.).