IDB2323 - Portfolio Manager

Business Unit: Country Programs Complex
Division: Public-Private Partnership
Department: Economic & Social Infrastructure
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 08-Aug-2019

Role Purpose:

To manage and oversee the implementation and operating performance of the PPP projects under his/her portfolio. To deliver quality monitoring and supervise assets under the portfolio as well as to identify the risk for his/her portfolio. Good understanding of legal documentation required to support Project Finance transactions, both for IsDB as an individual lender as well as part of a consortium of lenders.

To write reports, as deemed necessary, on individual projects / portfolio for reporting purposes. Responsible for PPP portfolio assigned to him / her, jobholder shares his knowledge and experience with the Investment and Advisory teams to help support and strengthen their understanding of the challenges within PPP projects.


Key Activities:

Operational Planning

  • Participate in preparation of the budget and annual work program 
  • Contribute and participate to the development and implementation of efficient and effective practices, procedures and systems in order to streamline Division’s activities

Policies, Processes and Procedures


  • Ensure Portfolio Management unit activities are in compliance with IDB’s policies and procedures
  • Interact with other divisions and departments to maintain compliance in all aspects

Business and Partnership Development


  • Maintain relationships with clients, global and regional businesses, banking and multilateral partners, and government officials
  • Coordinate with development partners and private sector financiers to ensure best practices are followed in PPP Investment

PPP Portfolio

  • Support the PPP Portfolio management function, and be the focal point for lessons learnt, best practices and compliance to guidelines for his/her portfolio;
  • Undertake an effective portfolio follow-up / monitoring of financed projects till repayment of total amount of Bank’s financing.
  • Contribute to the quality of non-sovereign projects portfolio, including reviewing and clearing disbursement requests, overseeing project implementation and supervising operational performance until full repayment of exposure of IsDB
  • Support portfolio lead on problematic and complex projects.
  • Lead the implementation of Early Warning System (EWS) to identify problematic projects at early stage.
  • Monitor overall performance of the assigned portfolio and undertake necessary follow-up actions to minimize risks.
  • In consultation with the Legal Department, review and prepare all required and necessary legal documentation for the financing

Knowledge Sharing & Innovation

  • Maintain in depth knowledge as of global economy business conditions and Islamic financial industry to contribute / participate in preparing country and sector strategy.
  • Maintain and share knowledge of emerging best practices and lessons learnt relating to PPP investment portfolio
  • Prepare and disseminate briefing notes and information materials on issues of concern related to PPP operations and portfolio

Reporting and communication


  • Contribute to the production of sector papers, regional studies, operational reports, etc…

Job Requirements:

Academic qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or any other related field


  • English (Mandatory)
  • Arabic (Preferred)
  • French (Preferred)

Minimum number of years and nature of experience

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in project finance, portfolio management, credit review & monitoring, etc.

Job specific competencies

  • MS Office
  • Communication effectiveness (oral and written)
  • Planning & organizing
  • Well-developed Negotiation skills
  • Project management
  • Advance Financial (Balance Sheet) Analysis
  • Drive for results
  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Passion for excellence
  • Teamwork


Jeddah, Head Office

Travel Requirements:

20% or more depending on project involvement