INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE ADVISORS
Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published June 19, 2015 - Deadline December 31, 2015
UNITED STATES TREASURY DEPARTMENT
GOVERNMENT DEBT AND INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE TEAM
OFFICE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE - INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE ADVISORS
EMERGING MARKETS - WORLDWIDE
The U. S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) is recruiting infrastructure finance advisors on a competitive basis to serve as resident (long-term) and/or intermittent (short-term) advisors, under personal service contracts. Resident assignments are generally for one year and are likely to be renewed. This recruitment is for global assignments and international travel is required.
Infrastructure Finance advisors provide technical assistance to enhance emerging market governments' capacity to develop financially sound infrastructure programs, including the use of direct financing and the effective application of the Public-Private Partnership (P3) model. Using both a project-specific approach and a longer-term focus on institutional improvement, the Infrastructure Finance Team (IFT) combines its infrastructure project experience with OTA's expertise in providing financial advice to governments worldwide. The IFT is committed to building the capacity of government officials to implement successful infrastructure projects through the provision of technical assistance and policy advice to senior officials and technical staff at the Ministries of Public Works and Finance in host countries, as well as to other related government agencies.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have significant managerial experience and technical knowledge in several of the various phases of infrastructure finance and P3 development and implementation, including: Project preparation and tendering, project finance structures, economic feasibility analysis, credit and risk analysis, concession and management contract negotiations, analysis of financial and P3 legal framework, contract law, concession operations, assessment and management of contingent liabilities, investor marketing and communications, and debt market development. The successful candidate should have project experience in one or more of the following: energy generation and transmission facilities, toll roads, airports, seaports, light rail projects, or other major infrastructure. Both P3 and project finance experience is desirable.
Prior overseas work experience in challenging environments is highly desirable. Foreign language capabilities are an important factor. Spanish fluency is necessary for resident work in Latin America. Russian, Ukrainian and French are highly desirable. English speaking assignments may be available in some countries.
Candidates must have the ability to work independently and gain the confidence of host government officials and counsel them about policy choices and their consequences. Advisors should be capable of assisting government officials in assessing the optimal project delivery format for their projects with an emphasis on mobilization of private capital. Advisors are expected to assist countries build a lasting legal and institutional framework that will support the development of financially viable infrastructure projects.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens or U.S. resident aliens.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salaries will be negotiated in accordance with program regulations based on demonstrated salary history. The salary ranges are from $60.49 to $80.79 per hour, subject to the cost of living adjustments (COLA) in effect at the time of contract award. Overseas benefits are provided as allowed by federal regulations. Successful applicants must be able to obtain medical and security clearances.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: email@example.com or by mail to:
Office of Technical Assistance
ATTN: Recruitment Office
740 15th Street, N.W. - 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
Please reference Solicitation A15081 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation A15081 - Infrastructure Finance Advisors - Applicant's Last Name, First Name.
Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. If you wish to be considered for this announcement and all future announcements for the Banking and Financial Services Program, you must state so in the cover letter to your application. This announcement is open and continuous until December 31, 2015 although selections may be made in advance of that date.
The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer