Asian Development Bank ADB
Principal Country Specialist
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 28 2021


About the Organization:

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines. ADB's mission is to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth in the region. ADB's main instruments for helping their developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.


  • Leads country programming, including preparation of CPS and organization of various annual country programs-related exercises such as the country programming mission (CPM), pipeline review meetings, tripartite portfolio review mission (TPRM), and contribute substantially to the formulation and annual update of the CPS for the DMC.

  • Works closely with the newly established Project Development Unit to create a sustainable portfolio of cross-cutting and innovative projects.

  • Leads timely inputs (to INRM management) on strategic studies and analyses on investment project planning and recommend strategies on business development, such as studies on economic corridors.

  • Leads and identify key operational and countrywide issues to be addressed in ADB's policy dialogue.

  • Oversees the process of lending and nonlending operations by monitoring/ supporting/ facilitating the sector divisions for the timely delivery of the annual country program outputs.

  • Leads and supports sector divisions and participate substantially in the design, processing and administration of both delegated and non-delegated loan and TA projects while providing advice and guidance to executing and government agencies in resolving project/program implementation problems in coordination with sector divisions.

  • Coordinates and works closely with the economics unit to monitor key economics and political developments.

  • Leads, coordinates and participates in donor activities such as consultative meetings, information sharing with aid agencies and others and explore opportunities for co-financing and/or coordinated support to the government's strategic priorities in areas of common development partner interest.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master's degree, or equivalent, in economics, regional development, international relations, agriculture; or alternatively, university degree in relevant fields combined with specialized professional experience relevant to the position;

  • At least 12 years of relevant professional experience; preferably in development plan and policy formulation, implementation and coordination, regional cooperation programs and agriculture;

  • Multidisciplinary technical skills and the ability to lead and manage a team of qualified staff;

  • Broad experience and understanding of business processes related to the country strategy program, loan processing, portfolio management and non-lending products and services;

  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and negotiation and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, including ability to write effectively, particularly technical papers and studies.

How to apply

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