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Associate Project Analyst


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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 Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division (EAER) in the East Asia Regional Department (EARD). EAER provides lending and non-lending assistance in agricultural and rural development, and environmental protection and natural resources management. Under agricultural and rural development, EAER specifically operates in (i) sustainable agricultural production and market development; (ii) rural renewable energy development; and (iii) agricultural infrastructure (e.g., irrigation, drainage, and access roads) development and management. Under environmental protection and natural resources management, EAER operates in (i) policy, institutional, and technology development of environmental management (e.g., waste and wastewater management, soil contamination control, emission trading, and payment for environmental services); (ii) natural resources management (e.g., forestry development, integrated water resource management, wetland and/or lakes conservation, and biodiversity and ecosystem management); and (iii) natural disaster risk management. EAER also assists in developing projects for climate change adaptation and mitigation; and incorporating feasible adaptation and mitigation measures (e.g., greenhouse gas reduction, carbon sequestration, and land degradation improvement) in its operation. EAER also provides policy support and assistance in knowledge development and sharing using its vast knowledge accumulated through its operation.

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Job Purpose

The Associate Project Analyst will provide administrative and analytical support to the functions of portfolio management and project administration in general. The incumbent will report to the designated International Staff (IS) and National Staff (NS).


  • Reviews and updates individual records of assigned projects in the Oracle-based eOperations for loans and grants outlining all the required details.
  • Compiles data and statistics on contract awards and disbursements for the assigned projects for the generation of various reports required by the Department and Management.
  • Monitors and analyzes the actual awards and disbursements against targets to identify shortfalls and their underlying causes and follows up these matters with the Executing Agencies (EAs).
  • Participates in various missions as required such as inception, review, mid-term mission and project completion report missions.
  • Follows up on outstanding obligations of executing agencies such as the submission of financial statements, monthly and/or quarterly progress reports.
  • Provides support in the preparation of terms of reference (TOR) and cost estimates for consultant recruitment for TAs.
  • Processes consultants' contract variation and reviews consultants' claims for TAs.
  • Familiarizes EAs with ADB guidelines and procedures and ensures their compliance with project covenants.
  • Monitors progress in terms of outputs and deliverables, following up submission of project reports, financial statements, etc.
  • Reviews withdrawal applications for compliance with loan and project agreements.
  • Prepares/reviews data input for procurement contract summary sheet (PCSS) to update the loan financial information system (LFIS).


Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience
  • Proven ability to work independently on assigned transactions, areas of analysis and research, which have well-defined scope and steps
  • Able to conduct cost-benefit analysis to support decision-making
  • Able to set priorities for self and junior team members
  • Effective report-writing and communication skills in English and the national language (as required)
  • Proficient in spreadsheets and required information technologies
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for Administrative Staff Level 6

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.