Asian Development Bank

Programs Analyst

Asian Development Bank

Job Description

Reference Number: 210031 Position Level: AS 7 Department: Central and West Asia Department Division: Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD Location: Asian Development Bank Headquarters Date Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Closing Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT) IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 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.

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 the Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division (CWRC) 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. CWRC works with sector divisions and resident missions in preparing country partnership strategies (CPS) and country operations business plans (COBP), monitoring economic developments and outlook in the region, managing knowledge products and services, and coordinating work under the Central Asia Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.

Job Purpose

The Programs Analyst will support the CAREC program including technical and analytical support for processing and implementation of associated technical assistance (TAs), help organize CAREC events, knowledge products and activities. The incumbent will report to the designated International Staff and senior National Staff.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in organizing CAREC activities and events
  • Assist in managing CAREC Secretariat consultant team both in the headquarters and the field
  • Support the coordination and associated processes for CAREC knowledge products including publication. Also support knowledge products of the division.
  • Participate and support various missions in support of CAREC and TA activities.
  • Assist in processing by (i) monitoring milestone events of TAs; (ii) ensuring that TA documents comply with ADB templates and requirements; and (iii) creating and updating e-ops, Public Information Documents on regular basis.
  • Assist in implementation of TA by (i) managing and monitoring physical progress in TA implementation; (ii) assisting in consultant recruitment, consultant Contract Management, procurement and disbursements; (iii) ensuring TA Administration requirements including financial monitoring and reporting; (iv) preparing internal memoranda and reports; and (v) maintaining related records, files, and reports.
  • Under TA administration, (i) process consultants' contract variation; (ii) review CAREC consultants' claims; and (iii) monitor consultants' contracts and output delivery.
  • Compile data and statistics on pipeline and portfolio of CAREC investments and TA.
  • Coordinate RM staff missions to HQ, including visa applications, room assignments, among others.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned and reflected in the incumbent's work plan.
Qualifications Relevant Experience & Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, or a relevant discipline.

At least 5 years of relevant professional experience.

Experience in Event Management and coordination with multicultural and multisector teams is desirable Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of ADB's operational processes and procedures, especially those relating to TA processing and administration. Non-ADB project related experience will be considered.

Proven ability to work independently on assigned transactions, areas of Analysis and research, which have well-defined scope and steps.

Able to conduct project-related financial management and simple cost-benefit analysis to support project administration and related decision-making.

Able to set priorities for self and junior team members.

Effective report-writing and communication skills in English Proficient in spreadsheets and required information technologies.

Able to guide other administrative staff on assigned area of work.

Able to liaise and work effectively with government officials within own work location and with colleagues throughout ADB.

Able to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive team member.

Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for Administrative Staff 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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