Senior Country Officer

Senior Country Officer

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Deadline for applications is on
29 November 2018.

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Vacancy Reference Number: 180900

The Pacific Country Office (PCO) was established to assist its Headquarters in the implementation of projects and programs, in project processing, country programming, and economic and sector work. It also coordinates ADB’s activities with other resident diplomatic and donor missions, NGOs, academic institutions, local think tanks, private sector and other members of the civil society.

Description of Responsibilities:
The Senior Country Officer (SCO) will be responsible for client relationships through the PCO, office administration, coordination, and consultation initiatives with external partners, and relevant departments in ADB. Monitors and reports on political and social developments and maintaining databases on economic and financial statistics. He/She will provide in-depth technical expertise in financial, budgetary, and administrative functions of the country office and assist in formulating country strategy, preparation of country operations business plan, managing regional cooperation initiatives, processing and administering loans and technical assistance (TA) projects.

Reporting Arrangement:
The position will report to the designated International Staff.

Selection Criteria:
Specific criteria include
• Master’s degree in economics, finance, engineering or related,fields; or Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, engineering or related fields combined with relevant professional experience.
• At least 10 years of relevant and significant experience liaising with government; and supporting project processing and administration in different sectors.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required.

The Asian Development Bank’s vision is a region free of poverty. Established in 1966 and headquartered in Manila, Philippines, ADB’s multicultural staff come from about 67 members.

The advertised position is a regional staff position with local remuneration package. It is open to nationals and permanent residents of ADB member countries in the Pacific region: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. It is also eligible for nationals of Australia and New Zealand.

The position is for a 3-year special fixed term appointment. ADB offers a competitive salary and benefits package applicable to local staff. While the position advertised is for the Pacific Country Office, ADB staff may be required to serve in any location outside the Resident Mission at the discretion of Management.