Close relatives1 of ADB staff, except spouses of international staff, are not eligible for recruitment and appointment to staff positions. Applicants are expected to disclose if they have any relative/s by consanguinity/blood, by adoption and/or by affinity/marriage presently employed in ADB.
1Close relatives refer to spouse, children, mother, father, brother and sister, niece, nephew, aunt and uncle
Staff on probation are not eligible to apply. Applicants for promotion must have served at their position for at least one year and must have normally served at their personal level for at least two years immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date. Applicants for lateral transfer must have served at their position and personal level for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date (reference A.O. 2.03, paragraphs 5.8 and 5.9).
This is a senior staff fixed-term appointment for a period of 3 years. This vacancy is open to internal and external applicants.
If the selected candidate is an external hire, the appointment may be extended for a period of up to 3 years per extension, or not renewed. In case of extension, staff may continue in the position for another term of up to 3 years, or be reassigned to any suitable position in ADB.
The same terms and conditions also apply to a selected internal candidate. In addition, if the staff selected has a regular appointment, staff will retain the regular appointment and his/her selection will be considered an assignment for an initial fixed period of 3 years. If the staff selected has a fixed term appointment, his/her appointment will cease, and he/she will be given a new fixed term appointment for an initial term of 3 years.
Fixed-term appointments or assignments are subject to Section 3 of Administrative Order (AO) 2.01 (Recruitment and Appointment) and Section 8 of AO 2.03 (Selection, Talent and Position Management) and its Appendices.
Whether the selected candidate is internal or external, and regardless of the type of appointment, any extension of staff beyond age 60 shall be subject to such terms and conditions determined by ADB, including, where relevant, those provided in Section 10 of AO 2.05 (Termination Policy) and its Appendices.
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 Energy Division (CWEN) within the Central and West Asia Department (CWRD). CWRD is responsible for maintaining client relations and delivering ADB assistance to countries in the Central and West Asia region. CWEN is responsible for developing business plans, and processing and implementing investment and technical assistance projects in the energy sector in the Central and West Asia region covering ten countries (AFG, ARM, AZE, GEO, KAZ, KGZ, PAK, TAJ, TKM, UZB).
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The Director, Energy Division lead and define the strategic directions and business plans of the energy sector activities in client countries; recommend and direct sector knowledge work; manage the processing of transactions backing structural and other sector reforms; supervise the implementation of ADB projects; and generally support the institutions mandate in the region. Oversee the quality of work and ensure the achievement of the division’s objectives and targets. Support external and internal relations; engage with the senior management team in relation to broader strategies and business plans for the department. Work seamlessly with other divisions and departments in ADB. Manage and help develop the divisional team. Provide guidance on day-to-day operational issues and compliance with ADB policies. The incumbent reports to Director General, CWRD and supervises international staff, national and administrative staff as may be assigned.
• Establish and cascade the division’s strategic vision, define goals and objectives and prepare business plans to deliver on this strategy across countries covered by the department in areas where ADB has a comparative advantage and in areas where the countries have a need to support work in key result areas (KRAs) under Strategy 2030 and ensure quality of outputs and results by the division.
• Lead the planning, due diligence process and structuring of transactions in energy sector; establish sector assessments to understand principal problems in key business areas and define options for interventions; manage the timely and efficient implementation of work plans and projects to ensure contract award and disbursement targets are met.
• Act as the main contact for issues in the sector in the countries covered by the department; liaise with other financiers and advisors in the field, including private sector.
• Support specific reforms and transactions backing up regional cooperation initiatives; provide leadership in professional and operational matters, taking the lead in contributing new or innovative approaches to policy and operational issues to ensure best service to the clients; and develop a team and work closely with other division directors and departments across the bank.
• Oversee the quality of support for the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) and updates preparation and the effective functioning of related committees and networks, and coordinate with Country Directors (CDs) for the implementation of operational strategies.
• Oversee the design and processing of loan/grant/technical assistance (TA) projects to ensure quality, innovation, results orientation, and compliance with ADB’s policies and the monitoring, updating, and reporting to Management and the Board, disbursement and transaction administration activities.
• Manage the due diligence process and provide leadership and quality control actions with respect to individual transactions in the priority business areas; and provide constant feedback to clients and management, including regular fielding and as appropriate participation in missions to ensure timely implementation or processing of transactions.
• Oversee and monitor the quality of the assigned loans/grant/TAs and undertake corrective actions as necessary to maintain quality; and participate in Country Portfolio Review Missions (CPRMs) to review country specific project administration issues.
• Identify and anticipate problems and opportunities in the sectors; prepare detailed assessments and develop roadmaps with a sequencing of key interventions over time; outline policy briefs for discussions with client countries in the priority business areas, participate in the international and regional community; and oversee and manage sector/thematic studies to ensure its proper dissemination as knowledge products and ideas for reforms.
• Provide support for relationship management, consultation and coordination with government, development partners, civil society, and private sector groups in developing member countries in area of responsibility; and provide support for relationship management and help with overall coordination work at the level of the Board, Senior Management and other departments.
• One ADB Approach, in coordination with Advisor, CWOD, represent ADB from both sovereign and non-sovereign operation, including coordination with OPPP, PSOD and with advisory, knowledge and operations support departments for knowledge management and outposting coordination/ arrangement.
• Oversee effective day-to-day operations of the division and provide guidance on issues; develop sector information and with Director General on the strategic priorities and business plans; provide technical briefs on business trends and needs in the main activity areas in the countries covered by the department; identify reforms and transaction models that worked well in other countries and outline the emerging opportunities and challenges in the area of responsibility.
• Facilitate effective division coordination and cooperation with other divisions and ADB departments and internal stakeholders; manage staffing and budget allocations efficiently, undertake performance management, team building, staff training and motivation; provide coaching and mentoring, and feedback on performance; promote staff engagement and development; and ensure welfare and well-being of staff.
Relevant Experience & Requirements
• Master’s degree, or equivalent, in electrical or mechanical engineering or related fields. University degree combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s may be
considered in lieu of a master’s degree.
• Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above the required level
• At least 15 years of relevant professional experience including transaction processing and administration.
• Experience and expertise in energy sector.
• Proven management of large teams and leadership qualities.
• International experience working in development in several countries
• Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for IS7
The selected candidate, if new to ADB, is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.
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.
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.