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).
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 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 to the Office of the Director General (SDOD) within the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC). SDCC provides leadership, innovation, and knowledge sharing for ADB’s sector and thematic work. SDOD is responsible for the overall coordination of department’s activities in catalyzing innovation across sector and thematic areas as well as across operational and non-operational departments, with emphasis on promoting a multidisciplinary approach through practice development support and knowledge sharing, including through the One ADB approach.
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The Principal Operations Coordination Specialist will be responsible for supporting the DG, SDCC in coordinating overall communications of SDCC. The position will coordinate the preparation and ensure high-quality of knowledge products, briefing notes, speeches, and presentations for the events involving many sector and thematic groups and in support of the senior management of ADB. The incumbent will report to the Director General (DG), SDCC and will supervise national and administrative staff
· Support the DG, Chief Cluster Officer, and Chief Thematic Officer in the department’s strategic communications
· Work closely with the senior management of the Department of Communications (including the SDCC/STG communications focals and the President’s speechwriter) to jointly formulate/shape the SDCC strategic communications plan and support the SDCC senior management in implementing the communications plan for SDCC priority activities
· Serve as focal point for communications related to the senior management of ADB
· Work closely with Sector and Thematic Chiefs and their technical experts and consultants, engage with resident missions and other departments within ADB to identify the forthcoming briefing notes for internal and external events, which will need SDCC’s support and inputs
· Identify and evaluate internal and external events, coordinate with Sector and Thematic Groups, and support, prepare and edit briefing notes, speeches and presentations for the senior management
· Lead quality assurance initiatives on SDCC’s briefing notes, speeches and presentations for the senior management and ensure their timely provision
· Provide strategic support to Sector and Thematic Groups and divisions and units in SDCC in responding to Management and Board requests for briefing notes, information, and analysis
· Manage the development of SDCC knowledge products, feature stories, videos, photo essays, podcasts, etc. using innovative tools, and provide guidance on how to increase their impact
Relevant Experience & Requirements
- Master’s degree, or equivalent in Communications, International Relations/Public Affairs, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science, Information Management, or other relevant fields. Alternatively, university degree in related fields combined with additional relevant professional experience can be considered.
Minimum of 12 years of relevant professional experience, including international work experience working on sustainability solutions and knowledge management in several countries.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a strong command of English and an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style.
- Ability to initiate and manage a continuing editorial process.
- Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and teamwork skills; demonstrated client orientation; sensitized in working in a diverse and multicultural environment.
- Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff level 6
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.