Asian Development Bank

Senior Social Development Officer (Gender)

Asian Development Bank

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). 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 India 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 position is assigned in India Resident Mission (INRM) within the South Asia Department (SARD). SARD is responsible for providing leadership innovation, lending, project implementation and knowledge sharing for ADB’s sector and thematic work that covers operations in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. INRM assists in the project implementation of the loans and technical assistance (TA) projects and supports the ADB HQ in processing new loans in India. To view ADB Organizational Chart, please click here. Job Purpose To support the India Resident Mission (INRM) in gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in partnership with the government, development partners (DPs), the private sector and Civil Society Organizations. To assist in addressing ADB’s strategic objectives related to GESI, promote ADB and the Government’s policies, strategies, plans, and programs related to GESI, and the Design, implementation and monitoring of loans, grants, and technical assistance (TA) projects in these areas. The incumbent will report to designated International Staff (IS) and may supervise administrative staff. Responsibilities • Supports Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director INRM and ADB’s HQ and INRM staff on critical policy reform initiatives related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and social inclusion. • Liaises regularly with the SAOD GESI Team to ensure consistent approach in advancing ADB’s GESI commitments in India operations and the timely and effective monitoring of Gender Equity (GEN) and Effective Gender Mainstreaming (EGM) categorized projects and programs. • Maintains regular contacts and liaising with RMs, concerned Government agencies, DPs, private sector partners, and other stakeholders on GESI aspects of ADB operations and explores potential areas of collaboration. • Develops and maintains GESI strategy and roadmap for India and pursues their implementation through loans and TAs. • Assists in the formulation of Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), and in preparing its annual updates by (i) updating country GESI assessments, and (ii) providing inputs to the formulation of the CPS, relevant sector roadmaps, and annual updates. • Prepares background and issue papers on policy reforms on GESI-related aspects across all sectors of ADB operations. • Assists in processing loans and TAs with respect to GESI and the processing of stand-alone TAs and projects, as required, to enhance the GESI impact of ADB operations. • Ensures adequate incorporation of consultation and participation (C&P) approaches in the design of designated ADB operations. • Participates in and supports missions of the loan and TA administered by INRM and HQ project teams (including mid-term review and project completion missions) with respect to GESI actions. • Guides the effective implementation of GESI action plans by reviewing the progress reports, and identifying, consulting, and agreeing on the actions to address any gaps found in the progress reports. • Maintains regular contacts with the EAs/IAs, identifies Capacity Development needs for potential support in the area of GESI, and prepares and imparts training and workshops to support effective implementation of GESI actions. • Provides advice to EA/IAs and sector agencies on ADB Guidelines on GESI, C&P and other social development aspects to ensure effective implementation of the delegated projects and the projects administered by various sector divisions in HQ. • Administers designated TAs and projects focused on GESI, including procurement, consultant recruitment, and disbursement. • Monitors the process and progress of assigned TAs and projects towards the delivery of the intended results. • Produces reports on all the tasks undertaken as knowledge products. • Maintains respect and proper conduct in dealing with ADB colleagues, managing INRM-based consultants, and coordinating with clients and DPs for potential collaboration on GESI and related agenda. • Performs other tasks as reflected in the incumbent’s work plan.


Relevant Experience & Requirements • Bachelor's degree, preferably in social/ Economic Development, public policy, or related fields; preferably with Master’s degree • At least 10 years of related work experiences, experience in project formulation and project management focused on GESI; and at least 5 years of supervisory experience. • Exposure to policy dialogue on pro-poor policies, social sector reforms and social development. • Excellent analytical skills. • Good understanding of ADB guidelines, and Government policies and programs in GESI. • Strong conceptual skills and ability to identify issues and appropriate actions at the field office level. • Strong planning and organizing skills to handle a multitude of tasks under given timelines. • Effective report writing and English communication skills. • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets software and information technology. • Strong interpersonal skills and teamwork and ability to develop rapport internally and externally in a multicultural environment. • Able to mentor Administrative Staff to facilitate work planning, delivery and quality review • Able to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive team member. • Strong oral and written communications skills. • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff 3 - 4. General Considerations 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.
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