Unit Head, Respectful Workplace Unit (RWU)

The position is responsible for establishing and managing the Respectful Workplace Unit (RWU) that aims to create and promote a culture of professional workplace and respect at work. The Unit Head, Respectful Workplace, will lead efforts to promote highest ethical standards, and diversity, and instill a culture of respect and trust in the workplace; support management and staff to resolve complaints of disrespectful behavior, harassment, bullying and retaliation; monitor and assess the effectiveness of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) policies, procedures, controls and systems with regard to professional conduct and respect at work, identifying gaps and strengths, and to recommend modifications and improvements to existing rules and systems; support and collaborate with ADB’s various functional areas to enhance and promote professional conduct and respect at work; advise management and staff on their obligation to adhere to ADB’s Code of Conduct, and interpretation of relevant staff rules; and lead RWU investigations on allegations of conduct that may breach the standards and rules established to further the objectives described in the Terms of Reference of the RWU (other than integrity violations which are investigated by the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity [OAI]) and professional conduct-related issues. Work within a framework of broad policies, principles and goals, applying a high degree of autonomy in selection of work methods.
This is a 3-year special fixed-term appointment. At the end of the period, the appointment may, at the option of ADB, be extended on exceptional basis for a further fixed period or allowed to lapse. A special fixed-term appointment will automatically and without prior notice expire at the end of the original or extended term. If the successful candidate is an ADB staff member holding a regular appointment, his/her regular appointment will be converted to a special fixed-term appointment.
  • Supervisor: Head, OAI
  • The following staff positions may be supervised by the incumbent:
  • National Staff
  • Administrative Staff
Master’s degree in ethics, law, corporate governance or other related fields. University degree in ethics, law, corporate governance or other related fields, combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, and professional qualification/s such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or an ethics officer certification from a recognized institution may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

  • Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level, including demonstrated leadership in professional work relevant to the position.
  • At least 12 years of relevant professional work experience demonstrating progression of responsibilities in the areas of organizational management, development and ethics, corporate responsibility and/or corporate governance, administrative investigations or other fields that demonstrate application of analytical skills with sound judgment.
  • Experience in advising international organizations in the areas of ethical values and compliance.
  • Demonstrated mediation and/or negotiation skills or a holder of a dispute resolution certification from a recognized institution.
  • Experience and demonstrated success in handling harassment and bullying situations.
  • Ability to perform under pressure and interact with other with the utmost diplomatic and professional manner at all times.
  • Ability to balance multiple work priorities effectively and adapt priorities in any environment.
  • Demonstrated teamwork (ability to work with others to achieve more effective results), leadership (apply interpersonal influence to inspire others to move in a meaningful direction with competence and commitment), and conceptualization (developing viable solutions based on an understanding of institutional perspectives and needs) skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, including the ability to clearly and concisely prepare, present, discuss and defend issues, findings, and recommendations at senior levels and to produce complex and compelling briefs, reports, papers, etc.
  • International experience working in several countries, with experience working with diverse groups and issues.
  • Strong emotional intelligence with excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to exercise sound and independent judgment, prudence and maturity in complex and sensitive cases.
  • Ability to work with utmost discretion in handling sensitive and confidential matters.
For more details and to apply, visit http://www.adb.org/careers/160619
Deadline for applications is on 2 September 2016.
We encourage diversity in our workforce and support an inclusive work environment.
Women are encouraged to apply.
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