Advisor and Head at ADB, Manila, Philippines


Deadline: 3 May 2019

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Advisor and Head in Manila, Philippines. The duration of this post is 3 years.

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The Advisor and Head will lead the planning, implementation and supervision of the unit’s strategies and work plan in support of overall ADB goals.

The ADB aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Advisor and Head will perform the following functions-

  • Support CWRD Management in quality control in annual departmental workplan, work program and budget framework (WPBF), country operations business plans (COBPs) and other key results areas for the department, sector teams, and resident missions in line with ADB’s Strategy 2030.
  • Support CWRD Management and the operational teams in managing projects by providing guidance on concept papers and general management of the processing cycle – focusing on quality assurance, transaction structure best practice, innovation, results orientation, and compliance with ADB’s policies and procedures, including among others, those related to governance, gender and safeguards.
  • Provide support to CWRD Management in Quality Assurance Meetings, Portfolio Performance Reviews , Pre-Midterm Review Briefings, COBP Initiation Meetings, Operational Review Meeting and Annual Portfolio Performance Report and other tasks as required.
  • Support CWRD Management on portfolio management through monitoring and providing guidance on managing projects at risks, contract awards and disbursements, the preparation of Project Completion Reports and Technical Assistance Completion Reports and providing support/guidance on portfolio cleanup exercises.
  • Manage department portfolio through the conduct of qualitative and quantitative review of performance of each project, defining and executing corrective measures and action plans.
  • Work closely with sector and country directors and respective Project Administration Heads (PAUs) on the identified action plans and report them to CWRD management during the conduct of portfolio review meetings.
  • Lead in collecting analyzing and disseminating all data related to contract awards and disbursements, review the quality of project performance reports.
  • Oversee the work undertaken by the divisions, units and country offices within CWRD in relation to the results agenda and work with all the teams on the measurement and reporting of results in the direction of the ADB-wide results framework.
  • Lead the reviews of all design and monitoring frameworks for projects, programs and technical assistance across the department and perform as the main focal point within the department on Managing for Development Results related matters such as results indicators, data collection and country briefs.
  • Oversee the work of various HQ and field-based experts working on financial management, procurement, safeguards, and gender activities ensuring compliance with all ADB rules and procedures and reporting compliance on financial management and safeguard/gender solutions to CWRD management
  • Manage the performance of teams and individuals providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Master’s degree or equivalent, in social sciences, business studies, or any development-related discipline.
  • University degree in social sciences, business studies or any development-related discipline combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
  • At least 15 years of relevant professional experience in relevant fields particularly in project processing and portfolio management, safeguards and other thematic issues.
  • Superior management and leadership qualities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • International experience working on development in several countries.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit ADB.

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