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Treasury Specialist


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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.


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 in the Financial Policy and Planning Division (TD) within the Treasury Department (TD). TD performs a strategic role in efficiently planning, mobilizing, and managing ADB's finances, with the view of protecting ADB's solid financial standing to enable ADB to deliver on its developmental goals. TD defines ADB's asset and liability management policies on liquidity income management, currency management, and loan pricing. It coordinates increases in ADB's general capital and raises funds in capital markets. TD also manages ADB's investment portfolio to ensure that ADB's liquidity requirements are met at all times.

The Treasury Department Financial Policy and Planning Division (TDFP) is responsible for providing sound financial policy and planning services, with the overarching goal of ensuring ADB's capital adequacy, robust financial standing, and creditworthiness.

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Job Purpose

As a member of the Asset and Liability Management (ALM) team of professionals that safeguards ADB's financial strength, the Treasury Specialist assists in preparing, analyzing and reporting on financial projections and ALM attribution issues (including local currencies) for decision making by Management and Board Members. The position is also responsible for assisting in coordinating treasury operational matters such as funding and investment, improving work efficiency through data automation, enhancing financial IT systems, contributing to financial policy formulation, as well as knowledge sharing on asset and liability management.

The incumbent will report to Assistant Treasurer, TDFP and will supervise National and Administrative Staff.


a. ALM Policies/Guidelines

  • Prepares and/or contributes to Board papers on the Treasury Quarterly Reports, annual Borrowing Program, Income Allocation, and other related Treasury policy documents.
  • Participates in the implementation and updating of ADB's financial policies and ALM. practices; monitors trends and practices in the ALM discipline and ensures ADB's adherence to best practices.

b. Financial Projection and Reporting

  • Participates in analyzing and recommending the appropriate financial and operational assumptions, modeling market forecast and scenarios to be used in financial projection and analysis.
  • Provides analysis related to general financial policy, ALM and risk management issues.

c. ALM Operations, ALM Attribution Reports and Presentation

  • Monitors and supervises the currency risk, interest rate risk, and liquidity risk in OCR portfolios and to present complex ALM attribution issues in a simplified manner.
  • Contributes inputs in operationalizing general financial policies on ALM, liquidity policy, currency management, etc., and improves reporting tools for good ALM decisions.
  • Analyzes ALM attribution/dashboard.
  • Provides analytical support for review of ADB-wide strategic and financial planning (i.e., resource positions, work program and budget framework, etc.)

d. Coordination/Liaison on Financial and ALM Issues

  • Participates in working with business units to ensure ALM issues are appropriately monitored and dealt with and understand ADB's strategic and operational issues as well as client perspective for better financial policy formulation and ALM operations.
  • Contributes inputs for responding to questions raised by Management, donors and members of the Board on matters relating to ALM and financial policy issues.

e. Knowledge Management

  • Maintains current knowledge of market trends and regulatory requirements and reviews Treasury activities for compliance with ADB policies, regulatory guidelines, and department practices and procedures to ensure continuing compliance.

f. Staff Supervision

  • Provides leadership and support to reporting staff.
  • Supervises the performance of reporting staff, provides clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance.
  • Ensures the on-going learning and development of reporting staff.


Relevant Experience and Requirements

  • A university degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or related disciplines; preferably at post-graduate level or its equivalent. Additional professional qualifications such as certified public accountant and/or chartered financial analyst is an advantage
  • At least 4 years of relevant professional experience in banking, financial analysis, financial risk management or ALM
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required
  • Familiarity with strategic agenda, financial planning, and financial policy architecture of multilateral institutions
  • Excellent conceptual and presentation skills
  • Ability to present written materials in an organized, logical, and succinct manner
  • Ability to supervise and handle the preparation of computer-based simulation models
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff 3.

General Considerations

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.