IMPORTANT INFORMATIONClose 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
This is a special fixed-term appointment for a period of three (3) years following Section 3.1 (c.) of Administrative Order No. 2.01 (“Recruitment and Appointment’). This appointment is not convertible to a regular appointment. It may be extended on exceptional basis for a further fixed period at the option of ADB.
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)
In the event that the staff appointed to a new category (i.e. from AS to NS, or from NS to IS) is rated at 2 or lower in the first two performance reviews after appointment at the new level, they will return to the level occupied immediately prior to their appointment in the new category.
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’s mission is to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth in the region. ADB’s main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.
ADB only hires nationals of its 68 member countries.
The Independent Evaluation Department (IED) independently and systematically evaluates ADB policies, strategies, operations, and special concerns that relate to organizational and operational effectiveness. The position is assigned in the Sector and Project Division (IESP) within the IED.
IESP provides evaluation feedback on performance and generates and disseminates evaluation lessons. The division is primarily responsible for evaluations and validations at the sector−level and on individual sovereign and non−sovereign lending and Technical Assistance (TA) operations. Except for the program areas of governance and public management and social development, IESP will cover all sectors, such as energy, transport, water, urban, finance, and agriculture and natural resources.
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The Evaluation Officer supports the technical and administrative aspects of preparing independent evaluations and validations on both sovereign and nonsovereign operations, according to the department’s work program and protocols. The position focuses on the process of validating both project and TA completion reports of ADB operations. The Evaluation Officer supports the day-to-day technical functions of the IED validation Secretariat. S/he will work with its head, with attention, to action taken and quality assurance of validations and will coordinate with the validation teams consisting of international and administrative staff, during the process.
The national staff will work with evaluation and validation team leaders during the preparation of country, sector, corporate and thematic evaluation and validation products on both sovereign and non-sovereign operations. S/he will also support other evaluation activities such as sharing of knowledge and data management on the performance of ADB’s operations. As appropriate, the Evaluation Officer will independently conduct project and TA evaluations and validation and support other evaluation activities such as sharing of knowledge and data management on the performance of ADB’s private sector operations. The incumbent reports to Director, IESP and/or designated International Staff.
- Supports the validation of project completion reports for sovereign, and extended annual review reports (XARR) for nonsovereign operations;
- Conducts, as needed, validations on project and TA completion reports for sovereign and nonsovereign operations;
- Contributes to the PVR-TVR Secretariat performance monitoring functions, e.g., schedule and progress reporting, yearly variance memo, report on safeguards systems;
- Develops and maintains evaluation and validation databases for both sovereign and non-sovereign operations, e.g., success rates, variance between self-evaluation and validated ratings, safeguards systems;
- Supports preparation of corporate, sector, and thematic evaluations, topical papers, country evaluations and validations, and annual reports, focusing on results of self-evaluation reports non-sovereign operations;
- Supports implementation of the yearly PCR/XARR awards;
- Prepares project and TA performance evaluation reports concerning ADB’s operations;
- Supports review and commenting on ADB policies, strategies, operations, and special concerns (e.g., draft operational papers, concept papers, Report and Recommendation of the President, policy/strategy papers, staff instructions and operation manual sections);
- Prepares, as requested, write−ups and briefing materials for select important meetings, workshops, conferences, and other evaluation activities;
- Provides, as needed, secretariat and/or rapporteur support (for divisional meetings, and IED sponsored trainings, workshops, seminars and conferences);
- Supports, as needed, internal and external dissemination activities of the Communication and Outreach support group (IEOD−CO), during knowledge sharing events and lessons from independent evaluation;
- Coordinates with the IEOD−CO team in ensuring completeness and integrity of the lessons database of the Evaluation Information System; and
- Performs other tasks as assigned by Division Director or duties that may be assigned as reflected in the incumbent’s work plan.
Relevant Experience & Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, finance, business administration or related fields, preferably with advanced training or equivalent;
- Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in the project cycle from processing to implementation and other research−oriented activities including economic policy research and/or financial and institutional analysis;
- Working knowledge and/or understanding of statistical and financial accounting concepts and methodologies including cost- benefits analysis, cost effectiveness;
- Understanding of economic analyses in assessing technical feasibility of projects;
- Working knowledge in statistics and data management, preferably with experience in a bilateral and multilateral development setting on operations and databases; from screening of information to processing and analysis;
- Understanding of good practice in project-related procedures, guidelines, requirements of the project cycle (sovereign and/or nonsovereign operations), from a bilateral and multilateral development setting;
- Proficiency in MS Office and other relevant information technologies;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
- Liaises and works effectively with internal and external clients, including officials in government and private sector, development partners, international networks, and colleagues;
- Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff Level NS2.
The selected candidate 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 in to 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.