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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 in the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division (CWER) 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. CWER is responsible for formulating, processing and administrating agriculture and natural resources-related projects.
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The Senior Project Officer will support the Division in administration activities related to loan/ grant projects and technical assistances (TAs), and overall portfolio management of agriculture and natural resources -related projects and technical assistance. The incumbent will report to Director, CWER and/or designated International Staff and may supervise administrative staff.
• Assist the Director for preparing and monitoring the Division’s budget, and recruit and managing contracts of staff consultants. Provide necessary administrative information and data to the Director for general management of the Division.
• Update the Division’s data in eOps, such as project processing schedule dates.
• Provide support in project/TA implementation, administration and portfolio monitoring which includes monitoring of the physical and financial progress, monitoring outputs and deliverables, and communicating with and assisting executing agencies to facilitate the disbursements, monitoring project compliance and covenants. May participate in missions for assigned projects as requested by supervisors.
• Provide procurement and consulting services recruitment support which includes review of procurement/ consultant recruitment- related submissions from the executing agencies, assisting supervisors to prepare consultant recruitment-related documents for TAs, addressing enquires of the executing agencies, and coordination and communication with ADB departments/ offices related to the procurement and recruitment.
• Provide reporting and documentation support for project/TA monitoring.
• Support project team leaders to design projects/ TAs and prepare project/ TA approval documents by providing project administration-related inputs, such as procurement plans, implementation arrangement, and financial fund flows.
• Provide guidance to junior analysts and assistants within the division, as necessary.
Relevant Experience & Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, finance/accounting, business administration or relevant fields.
• Minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required.
• Strong skills with computer-based applications including spreadsheets and word processing software.
• Knowledge of ADB’s operational processes and administration guidelines is preferred.
• Development work knowledge and experience in environment, natural resources and agricultural sector.
• Ability to work with good analytical thinking and problem solving.
• Ability to work with individuals from different cultural/national backgrounds.
• Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff Levels 1 to 4.
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.