Job Vacancy | Tuesday, August 30, 2022


Close relatives 1 of JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游 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 JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游.

1 Close 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).

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 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.

This vacancy is a local staff position. It is open only to nationals and residents of the Philippines.


Asian Development Bank (JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游) 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. JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游 is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游 combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030 .

JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游 only hires nationals of its 68 members .

The position is assigned in the Philippines Country Office (PHCO) within the Southeast Asia Department (SERD). SERD is responsible for maintaining client relations and delivering JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游 assistance to countries in the Southeast Asian region. PHCO is responsible for country partnership and strategy (CPS), policy dialogue and client relationship, business development, knowledge management, project quality assurance, sector analytic work, and loan and technical assistance processing and administration in Philippines.

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Job Purpose

The Senior Safeguards Officer (Environment) will help ensure compliance of SERD projects with JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游's safeguards policies on the environment. The position will also assist on policy compliance monitoring and reporting, and identifying/preparing knowledge products, services and partnerships in the area of environmental safeguards. The incumbent will report to the designated International Staff.


• Reviews country programming documents from a Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) perspective; and contributes to the review of project safeguards documentation with reference to environment.
• Monitors the status of safeguards documentation and compliance during project processing and implementation; suggests special actions, alternative interventions, and mitigating measures as required; monitors the status of grievances and of compliance reviews, if any; and provides administrative support related to safeguards compliance documentation.
• Helps project teams in identifying and addressing safeguards issues and participates in missions as requested by the supervisor.
• Coordinates in compiling relevant project data, visiting the project sites, discussing with the executing agencies, consultants and affected groups, and providing analytical inputs in the preparation of the mission aide-memoire (AM), memorandum of understanding (MOU), and back-to-office report (BTOR).
• Assists SERD focal in ensuring environmental safeguard quality, consistency, and coordination of other safeguard-related activities, in cooperation with other SERD sector divisions (SD) and resident missions (RM) based environmental safeguards specialists.
• Assists project teams in identifying project issues and domestic requirements with regard to environment safeguards and climate change.
• Coordinates and cooperates with staff of other RMs of SERD for consistency of approach, exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of environment management planning and implementation practices for JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游 investment projects.
• Contributes to the design of briefings and reference materials on safeguard policy and guidelines.
• Assists in the development of knowledge products, services and partnerships to raise awareness and understanding of environmental and natural resource economics issues.
• Conducts training needs analysis for executing and implementing agencies and their partners, prepares and delivers training program, performs training impacts and refines training program related to environment safeguards.
• Supports internal and external safeguard communication and networking activities; assists in organizing conferences and workshops; maintains a repository of reference materials.
• Performs other duties as may be assigned and reflected in the incumbent’s workplan.


Relevant Experience & Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Environment Science or Engineering, preferably with Master’s degree or equivalent.
• At least 8 years work experience and at least 4 years supervisory experience in environment safeguards in the context of development projects, research, or NGO initiatives.
• Knowledge of project implementation.
• Working knowledge of JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) and awareness of similar policies of other multilateral development banks and of JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游's developing member countries, especially those of the Philippines.
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of environmental dimensions in development projects and programs, particularly for JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游’s project cycle.
• Working knowledge and understanding of climate change risks, and government policies and initiatives related to climate mitigation and adaptation in the Philippines.
• Proficient in the development, maintenance, and administration of information management systems.
• Basic knowledge of JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游’s computer applications and systems.
• Well-versed in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint applications; excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals from different cultural/national backgrounds.
• Able to collaborate with project teams.
• Strong oral and written communications skills in English.
• Please refer to the link for JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游 Competency Framework for National Staff Level 3

General Considerations

The selected candidate, if new to JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游, is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.

JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游 offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package . Actual appointment salary will be based on JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游’s standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.

JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游 seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. JJ竞技(拉萨)登录手游 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.