Reference Number: 220275
Position Level: NS 5
Department: Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Division: Education SG, SDSC
Location: Asian Development Bank
Date Posted: Monday, September 5, 2022
Closing Date: Monday, September 19, 2022 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)
Close relatives1 of ADB staff, except spouses of international staff, are not eligible for recruitment and appointment to staff positions. Applicants are expected to disclose if they have any relative/s by consanguinity/blood, by adoption and/or by affinity/marriage presently employed in ADB.
1Close relatives refer to spouse, children, mother, father, brother and sister, niece, nephew, aunt and uncle
Staff on probation are not eligible to apply. Applicants for promotion must have served at their position for at least one year and must have normally served at their personal level for at least two years immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date. Applicants for lateral transfer must have served at their position and personal level for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date (reference A.O. 2.03, paragraphs 5.8 and 5.9).
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
In the event that the staff appointed to a new category (i.e. from AS to NS, or from NS to IS) is rated at 2 or lower in the first two performance reviews after appointment at the new level, they will return to the level occupied immediately prior to their appointment in the new category.
This is a special fixed-term appointment for a period of three (3) years following Section 3.1 (c.) of Administrative Order No. 2.01 (“Recruitment and Appointment’). This appointment is not convertible to a regular appointment. It may be extended on exceptional basis for a further fixed period at the option of ADB. This appointment is open to internal and external applicants.
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. A special fixed-term appointment will automatically and without prior notice expire at the end of the term.
This vacancy is a regional staff position with local remuneration package. It is open to nationals and permanent residents residing in the duty station, Solomon Islands and ADB member countries in the Pacific region such as Australia Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030.
ADB only hires nationals of its 68 members.
The position is assigned to the Education Sector Group (SDSC-EDU) within the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC) and will be strategically placed in Social Sectors and Public Sector Management Division (PASP) within the Pacific Department (PARD).
The SDCC provides leadership, innovation, and knowledge sharing for ADB’s sector and thematic work. The Education Sector Group is responsible for providing policy advice, operational support, and knowledge expertise in mainstreaming priorities in education sector in ADB operations. PARD is responsible for maintaining client relations and delivering ADB assistance to countries in the Pacific region. PASP manages loan, grant, technical assistance and knowledge products relating to the social sectors, education, health, social protection, public sector management, and gender (inclusive of cross divisional support). PASP also manages the PARD-wide economic work and work on fragility as this relates to ADB's efforts to support Fragile and Conflict Afflicted Situations (FCAS).
The Senior Education Officer will support mission teams in administering and processing education loans, technical assistance (TA) projects, and non-lending products and services for projects and TA in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Nauru. The position will support the identification and application of innovative education approaches most appropriate in early childhood, K-12 education, technical and vocational education and training, and higher education. The position will oversee the processing and implementation of education projects by ensuring compliance with ADB standards and requirements.
The incumbent will be strategically placed in PASP within PARD and will be outposted in Pacific Country Office in Solomon Islands (PLCO) for an initial period of 3 years. The incumbent will receive technical guidance and support from designated International Staff from PLCO, Director, PASP, and the Education Sector Group of the SDCC (SDSC-EDU). Chief, SDSC-EDU and Director, PASP will provide supervisory inputs to the incumbent’s annual workplan and performance review, to be endorsed by Director PASP. Day to day administrative matters will be managed by designated International Staff in PLCO. The incumbent may supervise an Administrative Staff.
The selected candidate, if new to ADB, is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.
ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB’s standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.
ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. ADB encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. Women are highly encouraged to apply.
Please note that the actual level and salary will be based on qualifications of the selected candidate.