Managing Associate, Infrastructure Project Development & Finance

May 26 2020
Arlington ,

Background:

Nathan is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe to deliver practical solutions and achieve lasting results. Whether building frameworks for economic growth or navigating regulatory hurdles, securing infrastructure financing or evaluating and assessing disputes, Nathan’s experts serve as trusted partners, offering clients the analysis, technical advice, and strategies they need for sound decision-making. Known for both technical and service excellence, Nathan has corporate offices in the US, UK, and India and more than 25 program offices around the world.


Job Description:

Technical Contributions:

  • Perform technical analysis for infrastructure projects, including feasibility, financial analysis, policy analysis, etc;
  • Apply financial modeling and economic analysis methods (e.g. Financial due diligence, Value for Money or cost-benefit analyses) to support relevant projects;
  • Analyze various investment structures, private sector investment options and markets
  • Represent Nathan as technical expert, facilitate workshops, and hold stakeholder meetings on field visits for relevant projects;
  • Draft reports and models for clients; and
  • Make presentations to clients and colleagues on technical subjects relating to project finance, public-private partnerships (PPPs), investments and/or infrastructure development.  

Project Management:  

  • Serve as project manager for designated projects including: deliverable coordination, technical direction, staffing, contractual/subcontract oversight, budgeting, monitoring of progress, review of final products;
  • Maintain and manage a positive working relationship with consultants and clients;
  • Draft terms of reference for technical assistance activities for designated projects; and
  • Training and instruction of junior staff.  

Business Development:  

  • Manage proposals and business development initiatives;
  • Provide technical and overall inputs for proposals and business development;
  • Participate in overseas marketing initiatives, targeting key private and/or multi-lateral clients (World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, USAID, DFID, USTDA or others); and
  • Conceptualize and draft marketing materials in consultation with communications staff.  

Qualifications:

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Masters or advanced degree in relevant field such as Finance, Economics, Business, or Engineering;
  •  Six or more years of progressively responsible technical experience in international development, infrastructure, or investments;
  • Experience in project management for various clients, preferably experience with World Bank, USAID, and other multilaterals;
  • Experience leading and writing proposals for development finance institutions, international development organizations and/or other multilateral;
  • Fluency in Excel and preferably with some modeling experience;
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in Spanish;
  • Strong analytical and communication capabilities, critical thinking skills;
  • Able to work independently and in teams on assignments; self-motivated professional with attention to detail and passion for development;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Experience working in and willingness to travel overseas; and
  • US work authorization.  

Desired Skills & Qualifications:  

  • Relevant experience in financial and economic analysis and modeling, use of statistical software;
  • Technical experience in specific infrastructure sectors (e.g. telecom, transportation, clean energy or urban development)
  •  Knowledge of blended finance, capital markets, or general investment structuring and fund mechanisms a plus
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish language;
  • Experience and familiarity with Public Private Partnerships.