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.
This vacancy is a local staff position. It is open only to nationals and residents of the PRC.
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 PRC Resident Mission (PRCM) within the East Asia Department (EARD). The ADB-PRC Resident Mission (PRCM) was established to assist its Headquarters in the implementation of projects and programs, in project processing, country programming, and economic and sector work. It also coordinates ADB’s activities with other resident diplomatic and donor missions, NGOs, academic institutions, local think tanks, private sector and other members of the civil society.
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The Senior Project Officer will provide in-depth technical expertise, operational support, and leadership in handling loans/technical assistance (TA) processing and administration, portfolio management, sector work, and other general sector activities, covering both public and private sector operations with focus on holistic urbanization projects. At this level, the incumbent is expected to carry out assigned responsibilities to a high professional standard, and demonstrate through, substantial and diverse experience and problem-solving skills. The incumbent must be able to undertake a variety of assignments, and to generally work with minimal supervision, and to mentor junior and new ADB staff members. The incumbent will report to designated International Staff.
- Leads the processing and administration of specific loans and TAs, actively takes initiative and responsibility to engage with RM, HQ and field offices of ADB, Government agencies, development partners, private sector partners, and other stakeholders to facilitate the successful formulation, processing, administration and monitoring of ADB-financed loan and TA projects and to carry out policy dialogue for the urban related multi-sector road map and strategy, and work on innovative knowledge products and services.
Participates in loan processing missions of projects as a mission member to perform the TOR as assigned by the mission leader; provides technical, sector and country information drawing upon deep sector and project implementation experience; and helps follow up issues at various stages of loan processing as assigned.
Administers implementation of assigned projects by monitoring its progress, actively identifying issues and taking actions to address them; supervising completion and updating of project performance reports (PPRs) periodically and checking quality and completeness; following up on contract awards and disbursement performance related to projects delegated to PRCM and being responsible for achieving the agreed targets; providing advice to executing agencies on ADB guidelines on procurement, recruitment of consultants, preparation of tender documents, etc.; and helping to resolve problems. This includes providing comments on draft bidding documents and Bid Evaluation Reports to ensure compliance with ADB policies. Explains ADB’s Anti-Corruption Policy to executing agencies and assists in ensuring the ADB projects are implemented with a sufficient degree of oversight and transparency to deter fraudulent or corrupt acts. Undertakes Policy Review Missions independently, prepares the necessary back to office reports, and takes necessary follow up action.
Participates in Country Portfolio Review Mission and monitors performance of the holistic urbanization sector projects. Prepares related pre- and post-mission documentation. Undertakes assigned special portfolio management activities (e.g. procurement reviews; sector reviews).
Processes and administers the implementation of assigned TAs by undertaking consultant recruitment and supervision; monitoring progress; providing guidance to the consultants; providing written comments on consultant work and reports; and liaising with the executing agency and representing the ADB in tripartite discussion with the government. Provides comments on loan documents and TA papers in the sector.
Independently prepares PCRs/TCRs as and when assigned.
Provides guidance to junior officers and project analysts to facilitate work planning, work execution and quality control.
Performs other tasks as assigned and reflected in the incumbent’s workplan to help meet collective organizational goals of ADB.
Relevant Experience & Requirements
Master’s degree or equivalent, in Engineering or related discipline;22For internal candidates, Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline and at least 5 years’ experience as incumbent National Staff may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
At least 10 years of work experience in project related work, multiple sector work, administrative systems and procedures; and at least 6 years of supervisory experience.
Sound knowledge of government procurement procedures and the administrative, political, development issues specific to the individual countries.
Effective report writing and communication skills in English and national language.
Proficiency in word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheets analysis and information technology.
Able to liaise and work effectively with government officials within own work location.
Strong conceptual skills and ability to identify issues and appropriate action at the field office level.
Strong planning and organizing skills to work independently and handle a multitude of tasks under given timelines.
Able to mentor junior National Staff (NS) and/or Administrative Staff (AS) to facilitate work planning, delivery, and quality review.
Able to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive team member.
Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff Levels 5 – 7
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 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.