Senior IT Officer (User Services)

Job Vacancy | Tuesday, July 20, 2021


Close relatives1 of ADB 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 ADB.

1Close relatives refer to spouse, children, mother, father, brother and sister, niece, nephew, aunt and uncle


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 IT Finance and User Services Division (ITFS) within the Information Technology Department (ITD). ITD enables ADB’s digital agenda and supports the Bank’s global operations. The department delivers digital innovation, IT infrastructure, services and solutions, and provides tools and knowledge platforms to 6000+ users in ADB’s Headquarters and 40+ field offices in Asia and the Pacific.

ITFS manages the end-user IT services and key administrative functions that support the day-to-day business of ITD. It is responsible for maximizing the value of IT for the end users through effective user support and continuous learning on digital technologies to increase end-user productivity.

The ITFS-User Services group is in charge of the delivery of all end-user services including the IT service desk. The coverage of services also includes: (i) service fulfillment, including but not limited to mobile/roaming facilities, telephone operation services, standalone productivity software requirements, inventory and deployment of equipment, access management and password reset, event management, videoconferencing and meeting room services, etc.; (ii) IT onboarding of staff, (iii) home office support, (iv) user profile management and (v) supervision of managed services. Managed services include the IT Service Desk, copying and printing, telephone operators and videoconferencing services. The IT service desk covers incident and problem management, end user support through deskside services and equipment break-fix.

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Job Purpose

The Senior IT Officer (User Services) is a senior member of the ITFS-User Services group, and will be a key resource to enable the efficient and effective delivery of all end user services with the objectives of (i) achieving user satisfaction; and (ii) serving as the voice of the customer in all engagements and communications, by driving continuous improvements to achieve agile, intuitive, user-centric support services.

The incumbent will manage and deliver end user services in a quality-driven and client-oriented manner and will build relationships through interaction with different stakeholders and clients from ADB Headquarters and the field offices, vendors and managed service providers.

The incumbent will be tasked to identify areas for improvements and propose options to arrive at efficiencies and overall quality of service. This will include, but not limited to, (i) identifying opportunities to enhance knowledge management and knowledge sharing, (ii) determining methods to increase the use and usability of the ADB service desk portal, (iii) liaising with adoption and change management, as well as with other IT teams to identify focus areas for IT service desk operations, (iv) determining methods to understand the level of user satisfaction and developing action plans to address areas for improvement, and (v) making necessary adjustments to adapt to the growing user requirements and promote a modern workplace adaptable to changes driven by technology and innovation.

The incumbent will report to Director, ITFS and/or designated International Staff and may supervise National Staff and Administrative staff.


  • Oversee and promote the efficient day-to-day operations of the IT managed services around the IT service desk, copy/printing centers, videoconferencing facilities, and telephone operators from a knowledge management and “voice of the customer” perspective.
  • Identify options and opportunities to enhance knowledge management and knowledge sharing, liaising with Adoption and Change Management (ACM) teams to identify focus areas for IT Service Desk operations.
  • Coordinate closely with the ACM teams to ensure the ADB user community is kept aware of new features and enhancements of services of the ADB IT service desk (Service Now) such as the portal, equipment and accessory provisioning, and other services.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of the service framework around early life support (ELS), service delivery model, escalation processes and coordination with ACM teams.
  • Review and present improvements on the delivery of support for ADB’s field offices (FO). Measure and report on impact of improvements to FO user experience.
  • Analyze service trends and behaviors and propose options to proactively address any changes driven by growth or requirements, for management discussion and endorsement. Implement the recommendations for continuous service improvement.
  • Assist the IT Specialist (User Services) in the development of the capabilities of user services by defining procedures, setting service standards, establishing service level agreements and operational level agreements, defining key performance indicators and dashboards.
  • Contribute to the overall continuous improvement program that enables user digital fitness.
  • Review and analyze weekly, monthly quarterly, and annual reports on service performance and quality from the IT Service Desk managed services. Regularly present highlights, trends, and key recommendations. Design improvements on reporting with the managed service providers as required.
  • Create appropriate end-user communications related to User Services activities and initiatives and develop methods to determine the effectiveness of these communications.
  • Work with ITD service providers to enhance the effectiveness and usability of the AskIT user portal, with the ultimate goal of encouraging self-help and self-solve capabilities.
  • Determine methods to understand the level of user satisfaction by capturing and analyzing multiple types of customer feedback (including surveys), pinpoint areas needing improvement, and work with ITD service providers and the user adoption and change management team to create action plans to address agreed deficiencies.
  • Performs any other duties as may be required and reflected in the incumbent’s workplan.


Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Human Resources, or any related field; preferably with Master's Degree, professional certification or equivalent.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in a service delivery oriented function, dealing directly with clients or stakeholders; with at least 4 years of supervisory experience
  • IT Service Management (ITSM) certification or Service Now experience is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse, international teams.
  • Expertise in setting and managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Has strong customer service, a client-oriented attitude, good listening skills, and excellent interpersonal and communications skills. With ability to manage time-sensitive situations and difficult clients.
  • Strong team player, hard worker and self-starter not intimidated by new technology.
  • Possesses attention to detail with a high regard for accuracy, can analyze data and identify trends and behaviors.
  • Has proven capability for analysis of information, can identify and deduce insights, and from these can provide options and recommendations in support of continuous improvement.
  • Driven, open to innovation, can work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Well versed in process development and process management, with strong experience in identifying risks and developing corresponding controls.
  • Understanding of adoption and change management activities.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage and develop multi-cultural, geographically distributed teams of internal employees and third-party service providers.
  • Ability to facilitate problem-solving with varying needs and priorities, and to communicate well with users, teammates, and senior management.
  • Broad understanding of IT organization functions and stays abreast of technology trends.
  • Ability to conduct knowledge sharing sessions for ADB’s high level management and the Board.
  • Committed to producing quality outputs and performance targets, both individually and as a team member.
  • Ability to facilitate problem-solving with varying needs and priorities, and to communicate well with users, teammates, and senior management.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for Senior National Officer Level 3-4.

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.