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Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030.
ADB only hires nationals of its 68 members.
The position is assigned in the Office of the Director General, South Asia Department (SARD). SARD is responsible for providing leadership innovation, lending, project implementation and knowledge sharing for ADB’s sector and thematic work that covers operations in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
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The Associate Social Development Officer (Gender) provides full technical and analytical support to the Office of the Director General, South Asia Department (SAOD-PR/SARD) in incorporating gender equality and -as relevant- social inclusion features in the design of projects and programs categorized as Gender Equity (GEN), Effective Gender Mainstreaming (EGM) and Some Gender Elements (SGE); monitoring the progress of implementation of project Gender Action/Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Action Plans (GAPs/GESI-APs), grants and technical assistance (TA); and providing support in reporting GESI results. He/she will oversee and provide support in the preparation and conduct of GESI-related knowledge events and development and finalization of knowledge products. The incumbent will report to the Principal Social Development Specialist (GAD) (SAOD-PR).
The Associate Social Development Officer (GAD) will perform the following functions:
Review of project design documents
- Review and provide technical inputs -in consultation with social development officers in resident missions (RMs)- to integrate GESI design features in project concept papers, Reports and Recommendation of the President (RRP), TA reports, and other project documents.
- Review and provide inputs in the Initial Poverty and Social Analysis (IPSA), Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategy (SPRSS) and Social/Gender Analysis reports produced by consultants to identify entry points for greater visibility and impact of ADB-financed operations.
- Lead the quality-at-entry-related work for projects under processing by reviewing Project Concept Papers (PCPs), RRP, Project Administration Manual (PAM) and other related documents on project design and ensuring compliance with Design and Monitoring Framework (DMF) Guidelines and project templates, and quality checks of the Department.
Monitoring implementation of GAP/GESI Action Plans
- Undertake content review and analysis of the GAPs and GESI-AP updates, progress reports to validate the RMs’ assessment of activities completed and targets achieved for the GAPs/GESI-APs and gender targets/indicators in the DMF and to identify data gaps and necessary qualitative information for reporting on results.
- For non-delegated projects, pro-actively reach out to SARD sector divisions in collecting relevant information and data and provide support in addressing challenges in the implementation of the project GAPs/GESI-APs by coordinating required actions with the Principal Social Development Specialist (GAD) and concerned project team leader.
- Review the quality of monitoring reports used for management meetings.
- Support social development officers in RMs in reporting on gender equality results by: (i) reviewing and providing inputs to GAP/GESI-AP achievements matrices; (ii) providing inputs to the draft narrative on GAP/GESI-AP achievements; (iii) identifying contributions of project gender-related outputs and outcomes to the Corporate Results Framework, Operational Plan no. 1 (Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequality) and no. 2 (Accelerating progress in gender equality).
Management of TAs
- For Gender TA SAOD-PR: Prepare periodic progress reports/updates on TA implementation to include: (i) progress in integration of gender perspective in project design, monitoring and reporting; (ii) learning events conducted (in-country and subregional); (iii) knowledge products developed and disseminated (i.e. case studies, technical working papers, reports); and (iv) GESI-related capacity development events.
Knowledge events and products
- Knowledge events. Provide support to the Principal Social Development (GAD) specialist in: (i) drafting the event program; (ii) coordinating with resource persons on submission and review of presentations; (iii) drafting of profiles of resource persons; (iv) preparing daily synthesis/summaries; (v) preparing content of PowerPoint presentations; (vi) preparating of Back-to-Office Reports and Videos (BTOR/V); (vii) drafting of blurbs for ADB Today, SARD e-News; and (viii) preparing summary of participants’ evaluation.
- Knowledge products. (i) Preparing matrix of comments and coordinate with the author/s for provision of responses to comments and queries; (ii) reviewing the copy edited version of manuscripts and coordinating with the author/s for provision of responses to comments, queries; (iii) providing support to the author/s in conducting the final reading of the proof after incorporation of all comments from the Department of Communication (DOC).
- Knowledge management. (i) Prepare content of PowerPoint presentations for participation in internal and external knowledge events; and (ii) draft talking points for PowerPoint presentations.
Relevant Experience & Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree;
- At least 6 years of relevant work experience; GAD-related work experiences, as well as in project formulation and management of projects with gender mainstreaming;
- preferably with master’s degree or equivalent, in women’s or gender studies, or social/economic development, public policy, sociology, anthropology, or related fields with a strong gender focus;
- Sound understanding of ADB guidelines, and government policies and programs on GAD, with ability to apply this knowledge to ADB operations;
- Strong technical writing skills and demonstrated ability to produce technical papers and reports;
- Strong planning and organizing skills to handle a multitude of tasks under given timelines;
- Strong oral and written communications skills in English; and
- Experience in working in South Asian countries is an advantage;
- Ability to work with individuals from different cultural/national backgrounds;
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff Level 1-2
The selected candidate is appointed for an initial 3 years fixed term basis.
ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB’s standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.
This vacancy is a local staff position. It is open only to nationals and residents of the Philippines.
ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. ADB encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. Women are highly encouraged to apply.
Please note that the actual level and salary will be based on qualifications of the selected candidate.