Principal Evaluation Specialist

Job Purpose
Work closely with the Director General (DG) and Deputy Director General of Independent Evaluation Department (IED) and the IED leadership team in the administration and management of IED operations as guided by the Evaluation Policy. Play a leading role in the preparation of IED’s Annual Evaluation Review (AER), including coordinating IED’s analysis of project ratings and drafting of key chapters (assessment of ADB operations and IED recommendations and Management follow-up). Lead and/or participate in other evaluation studies at corporate, thematic, country, sector and/or project levels. Oversee management of IED’s evaluation data bases and provide intellectual leadership on methodology development and application of those databases. Draw lessons from evaluation studies and help disseminate findings to increase awareness and use of evaluation knowledge in ADB, with a view to improve ADB development effectiveness.  Work within a framework of broad policies, principles and goals, applying a high degree of autonomy in selection of work methods. This position may be moved to an IED division as determined by IED Management.
Reporting Relationships
  • Supervisor: Director General/Deputy Director General 
  • he following staff positions may be supervised by the incumbent:
    • Administrative Staff
    • National Staff
Education Requirements
Master's Degree, or equivalent, in economics, statistics, finance or related fields. University degree in economics, statistics, finance or related fields combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree
Relevant Experience
  • Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level
  • At least 12 years of relevant professional experience in (i) development studies, research or evaluation; (ii) administration and coordination functions in various fields; and (iii) development assistance operations, preferably in Asia and Pacific countries 
  • Experience in handling different types of databases
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience working in several countries or experience working in international development institutions
  • Familiarity with ADB and IED internal processes, databases and information technology systems would be a plus
For more details and to apply, visit https://www.adb.org/careers/160756
Deadline for applications is on 14 October 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.
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