Senior Social Sector Specialist

Lead in identifying, developing, implementing and administering social sector  programs and projects, technical assistance (TA), and non-lending products and services (NLPS). Provide technical inputs to the development of social sector policy, programs and projects and necessary inputs on divisional work. Work within broad policies, objectives, principles and goals. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients.

  • Supervisor: Director, Human and Social Development Division (SEHS)
  • The following staff positions may be supervised by the incumbent:
    • National Staff
    • Administrative Staff
Master's degree, or equivalent in public sector management, economics, , social sector or other related fields. University degree in public sector management, economics, , social sector or other related fields, combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
Work experience
  • Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level.
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience, including as project leader in the preparation and implementation of social sector policies, programs and projects. 
  • International experience working in several countries, preferably including ADB DMCs
Technical knowledge
  • Significant expertise within a specific area of ADB's operations (economic, sector or thematic), or breadth across multiple areas with in-depth knowledge within one area
  • Credible expert in field of expertise with recognized ability to lead projects and to share relevant knowledge to benefit the broader ADB and development community
  • Ability to lead projects and to share relevant knowledge to benefit the broader ADB community
  • Familiarity with ADB processes and procedures in public sector operations
People and leadership skills
  • Able to perform effectively as a mission leader or team lead, exercising supervision, coordination, and planning responsibilities over  a multi-disciplinary team/unit
  • Able to mentor team members, providing guidance and advice on project or technical-related matters
  • Able to act as a team member
For more details and to apply, visit http://www.adb.org/careers/160149
Deadline for applications is on 21 March 2016.
We encourage diversity in our workforce and support an inclusive work environment. Women are encouraged to apply.
This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply. Applications received in response to previous posting will be considered together with applications received in response to this advertisement.
The vision of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a region free of poverty. Established in 1966 and based in Manila, Philippines, ADB’s multicultural staff come from about 67 members. ADB offers a competitive salary and benefits package. While the position advertised is for the ADB headquarters, staff must be prepared to serve in any location outside Manila, Philippines at the discretion of Management. Applicants must be nationals of one of ADB's member countries. Follow ADB on LinkedIn.