Senior vacancy at Asian Development Bank
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is preselecting candidates for a senior water resources specialist (food security) for the Asian Development Bank (ADB). After the preselection in March 2018, candidates will be presented to the ADB (interviews in April 2018). Work location is Manilla and the contract is fulltime for three years. Application deadline is March 6, 2018.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is seeking a senior water resources specialist who will provide knowledge leadership to ADB’s regional departments on food security in the context of sustainable land and water management and irrigation service delivery. The senior specialist will also support enabling policies and investments that ensure sustainable and inclusive food security in the Asia-Pacific region.
The job will entail specific assistance to the Water Sector Group and regional departments for (i) strategic operations support, (ii) knowledge management and knowledge sharing, and (iii) human resources and talent management support.
The senior specialist will lead and support the formulation and implementation of projects and programs in water resources development and management that address food security and the nexus between water and food production in line with ADB’s water policy and the Water Operational Plan 2010-2020, as well as the Operational Plan for Agriculture and Natural Resources 2015-2020, including the economic cooperation program and other sub-regional cooperation programs.
The senior specialist will help ensure alignment of ADB project and policy development with the Netherlands’ food and nutrition security programs and initiatives. The job includes working within general policies, principles and goals of ADB, working directly with ADB staff and clients.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development. ADB is composed of 67 members, 48 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region.
At ADB, professionals from various areas of expertise embark on a quest for opportunities for inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Professionals who find fulfilment in sharing their knowledge and skills, are encouraged to be a part of ADB’s vision for Asia and the Pacific. ADB encourages diversity in the workplace and supports an inclusive and respectful work environment.