Associate: Infrastructure & Financial Solutions, International Development

  • Posted on 27 August 2019

Job Description

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.

This position will report to a manager and to the Vice President: Financial Solutions & International Development.

Responsibilities Include:

Technical Contributions

  • Perform analysis for infrastructure projects or capital markets investments, including market research, financial analysis, policy analysis;
  • Apply financial modeling and economic analysis methods (e.g. Value for Money or cost-benefit analyses) to support relevant projects;
  • 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, capital markets, investments and/or infrastructure development.

Project Management

  • Serve as project manager and/or coordinator 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 input 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.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in relevant field such as Finance, Economics, Business, or Engineering;
  • Three 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;
  • Fluency in Excel and preferably with some modeling experience;
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in Spanish (fluency preferred);
  • 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
  • Relevant experience in financial and economic analysis, modeling,and use of statistical software preferred;
  • Experience and familiarity with Public Private Partnerships preffered.

About the Organization

Nathan Associates Inc. is an employee-owned economic consulting firm. Established in 1946, the firm claims more than six decades of experience, a full-time staff of over 100 professionals, and a record of successful assignments the world over. Our mission is to provide high-quality, innovative consulting services to help private and public sector decision-makers solve the practical economic, financial, and management issues of today and tomorrow.
Nathan Associates has worked in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe. USAID and multilateral lending institutions such as the World Bank fund most of our international work, but individual private firms and foreign governments also request our assistance.
Internationally, our clients are public and private sector decision-makers responsible for setting policy and for overseeing performance of entire economies, sectors, business enterprises, or government agencies. We provide these policymakers and managers with economic, financial, and management analysis and assistance in strategy and program planning, institutional development, privatization of state-owned enterprises, and program and project implementation.
In our 63 years of consulting, we have worked extensively both at the macroeconomic level and in a broad range of economic sectors: transportation and other infrastructure, industry and commerce, financial services, natural resources, and agriculture and environment.
Despite the geographic and economic diversity of our assignments, two themes remain constant throughout Nathan Associates' work. First, in all our projects, we strive for collegial collaboration between our consulting teams and the management and staff of our client institutions, creating a shared sense of purpose and direction. Second, whenever appropriate, we emphasize technology transfer and human resource development for our client personnel, whether through formal workshops, seminars, and short courses, or on-the-job training.
Competition, innovation, and reward are the economic forces of life. The solutions we provide clients are powered by an understanding of these forces.
For more information about Nathan Associates, see our website: http://www.nathaninc.com.

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