ADB Experts Pool Initiative

Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Apply by 2 August 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 15 June 2018

Job Description

ADB established in 2016 a new talent initiative called the ‘Experts Pool,’ aiming at nurturing the Bank with cutting edge knowledge in key priority areas by bringing in seasoned experts. The selected candidate is expected to provide substantive technical advice to regional (operations) departments in designing 2-3 projects per year through a combination of ongoing advisory services, document reviews, contribution-oriented knowledge products and mission support.

Each expert will be hosted in the corresponding secretariat of the Bank’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC). SDCC is the focal point of sector and thematic work in ADB, hosting the secretariats of 7 sector groups (Education, Energy, Finance, Health, Transport, Urban, and Water) and 6 thematic groups (Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, Environment, Gender Equity, Governance, Rural Development and Food Security, and Social Development).

For the 2018 cohort, ADB is looking for experts in the following areas:

  • Aging and Elderly Care
  • Agriculture Investment
  • Digital Finance
  • Gas Expert
  • Health Investment
  • ICT for Education
  • Smart Cities
  • State Owned Enterprise

The selected candidate will join the Bank as Senior Specialist (level 5) on a special fixed-term basis of 3 years. An ideal candidate has at least 10 years of relevant professional experience combined with a Master’s degree, and some of the experience must be at the international level. Most importantly, the selected candidate should possess demonstrated expertise and experience to apply cutting edge knowledge in the design and implementation of lending projects.

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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.

Deadline for applications: 2 August 2018

About the Organization

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 67 members, 48 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB’s mission is to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth in the region. ADB’s main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.

ADB only hires nationals of its 67 members.

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