Evaluation Officer

Job Vacancy | Friday, October 8, 2021

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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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 the appointment at the new level, they will return to the level occupied immediately prior to their appointment in the new category.

Overview

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 Independent Evaluation Department (IED) independently and systematically evaluates ADB policies, strategies, operations, and special concerns that relate to organizational and operational effectiveness. The position is assigned in the Sector and Project Division (IESP) within the IED.

IESP provides evaluation feedback on performance and generates and disseminates evaluation lessons. The division is primarily responsible for evaluations and validations at the sector level and on individual sovereign lending and Technical Assistance (TA) operations. IESP will cover sectors, such as energy, transport, water, urban, finance, and agriculture, and natural resources. It shall also be responsible for evaluations and validations of non-sovereign operations.

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Job Purpose

The Evaluation Officer supports the technical and administrative aspects of preparing independent evaluations and validations, with a focus on nonsovereign operations, according to the department’s work program and protocols. S/he will work with evaluation and validation teams during the preparation of country, sector, corporate and thematic evaluation, and validation products of non-sovereign operations. As appropriate, the Evaluation Officer will independently conduct project and TA evaluations and validations.

S/he will support other evaluation activities such as sharing of knowledge and data management on the performance of ADB’s private sector operations and lessons from independent evaluation. The Evaluation Officer will coordinate with the Communication and Outreach support group (IEOD−CO), on internal and external dissemination activities such as learning events.

The incumbent will report to Director, IESP, and/or designated International Staff.

Responsibilities

  • Supports the preparation of (i) cross-cutting corporate, sector-wide, and thematic evaluations, (ii) country evaluations and validations, (iii) country-level sector evaluations, and (iv) the Annual Evaluation Review report;
  • Supports the preparation of project/program and technical assistance performance evaluation reports;
  • Supports preparation of synthesis notes, topical papers, and working papers;
  • Supports the review and commenting on ADB policies, strategies, operations, and special concerns from the perspective of independent evaluation and its lessons learned;
  • Supports communication and outreach activities on completed and ongoing products;
  • Maintains databases on non-sovereign operations performance; and
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by Division Director or duties that may be assigned as reflected in the incumbent’s work plan.

Qualifications

Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, finance, business administration or related fields, preferably with advanced training or equivalent;
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in projects, private sector−oriented activities, including economic policy research and/or financial and institutional analysis;
  • Working knowledge and/or understanding of statistical and financial accounting concepts and methodologies including cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness;
  • Experience in conducting evaluation preferred;
  • Understanding of economic analyses in assessing the feasibility of projects;
  • Working knowledge in data management, preferably with experience in a bilateral and multilateral development setting on operations and databases; from the screening of information to processing and analysis;
  • Familiarity with good practices in project-related procedures, guidelines, requirements of the project cycle (sovereign and/or nonsovereign operations), from a bilateral and multilateral development setting;
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and other relevant information technologies;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Liaises and works effectively with internal and external clients, including officials in the government and private sector, development partners, international networks, and colleagues;
  • Please refer to the link for the ADB Competency Framework for National Staff Level NS2.


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. The 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 the qualifications of the selected candidate.