Job Description

 

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.

Overview

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 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 front office of the Office of the Director General (IEOD) within the Independent Evaluation Department (IED).
IEOD is responsible for department management and backroom support through operations planning, program and portfolio management, management of staff, and other general management and operations support.

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Job Purpose

As a member of the IED leadership team, the Advisor will (i) provide advice and guidance on a wide range of strategic, policy, and operational matters, including guidance on methods and approaches for complex evaluations; (ii) oversee department management and backroom support including sharing of knowledge and oversight on the planning, development and monitoring of IED's operations and resources.
The Advisor will report to the Director General, IED and works closely with the Deputy Director General and two divisional Directors. The incumbent will supervise National and Administrative Staff.

Responsibilities

a. Advisory Support to Director General and Department

  • Provides advice, Analysis, and decision-making support to the Director General and IED leadership team on matters related to departmental polices, operations, and work program.


  • Provides input and advice to evaluation teams on major country, corporate, thematic, and other high-level evaluations.


  • Prepares or provides inputs on internal and external communications, including statements, briefing notes, papers, and presentations for internal and external audiences and events.


  • Supports the development and updates of department internal guidelines, protocols, and strategies including evaluation approaches and methods.


b. Work Program and Budget Management

  • Oversees the preparation, processing, and approval by the Board of Directors of the IED rolling three-year Work Program and annual Budget and provide ongoing monitoring and management of these.


  • For the work program, manages all planning and consultation processes, drafting, and endorsement and approval processes through the Development Effectiveness Committee, Budget Review Committee, and Board of Directors.


  • For the annual budget, serves as IED's co-focal person for budget, working closely with the Budget, People, and Management Systems Department (BPMSD) and undertake financial analytics to improve resource use and efficiency.


c. Operations Management and Coordination

  • Leads and coordinates IED's Human Resource, technical assistance (TA), consultant, and staff management functions.


  • Serves as IED's co-focal person for BPMSD and coordinates all human Resource Management matters in the department.


  • Leads the processing and Administration of IED's cluster TA program; supervise and monitors implementation of other TA projects to ensure efficient and timely use of TA resources, achievement of outputs, and appropriate reporting.


  • Supports consultant management operations for both Staff Consultant budget and TA funded consultants; monitors and reports on IED's use of consultants.


  • Plans and coordinates all departmental staff meetings and major activities, including departmental and leadership retreats and special meetings.


  • As needed, supports IED's ongoing knowledge management related functions


d. Evaluation Quality Control

  • Reviews and provides critical inputs to strengthen quality and rigor of evaluation approaches and methodologies.


  • Comments on draft and final versions of corporate, thematic, country, and sector evaluations.


  • Undertakes reviews and quality control of other departmental or ADB institutional documents.


e. Coordination and Engagement with Board, President, and Management

  • Manages IED's ongoing engagement and work relations with the ADB President, Board of Directors, the Development Effectiveness Committee (DEC), and other relevant board committees.


  • Plans and coordinates regular meetings between IED and the President, DEC Chair and Committee, and board members. Ensures timely responses to specific requests from DEC and Board members.


  • Monitors ADB's Board Calendar and coordinate IED's participation in board meetings and other activities.


  • Serves as IED focal person for institutional coordination and engagement across ADB.


  • Ensures effective coordination and communication of IED's operations vis-à-vis ADB management and operations.

    Qualifications

    Relevant Experience & Requirements

    • Master's Degree or higher in public administration, economics, finance, business administration, development studies or other fields of relevance to international development; University Degree in related fields combined with relevant experience in similar organizations to ADB, may be considered in lieu of a Masters' degree

    • At least 15 years of relevant experience in international development, with at least 5 years of development evaluation experience; at least 3 years of experience in the Asia and Pacific region; experience in ADB operations is an advantage

    • Familiarity with the characteristics and principles of independent evaluation, developments in the evaluation field and their application in various dimensions of IED operations

    • Ability to conceptualize and evaluate complex development issues and problems, preferably in multilateral or bilateral setting; conduct effective interaction on these

    • Exceptional organizational, collaboration, and oral and written communication skills in English

    • Ability to perform effectively as a team leader, exercising supervision, coordination, and planning responsibilities over multi-disciplinary unit; coach or mentor team members

    • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff Level 7

      General Considerations

      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.



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