Intern - Office of Professional Conduct - 2235

Job Vacancy | Friday, December 10, 2021

"Support for OPC’s efforts in fostering a professional and positive workplace."

The intern is assigned in the Office of Professional Conduct (OPC). The OPC was established to (i) develop and deliver awareness raising and training on conduct in the workplace; (ii) provide advice to Management and staff on the application of the Code of Conduct; and (iii) contribute to workplace resolutions. The OPC will support an enabling environment for a positive and professional workplace of dignity and mutual respect (regardless of hierarchical role or rank), both at headquarters and in the field, and contribute to the resolution of concerns about workplace conduct in a constructive and timely manner.

Case management:

- Assist in preparing preliminary assessment and analysis of cases for professional conduct advice by conducting research to establish facts and information in order to prepare for case reviews, and draft initial response for review.
- Review and analyze responses and guidance provided by the Office of Professional Conduct with the view of harmonizing and consistently providing guidance to personnel.
- Assist in researching policies and rules as relevant to the specific cases
- Assist in following up on cases, including requests for additional information from sender and consultations with other Offices in the Bank.
- Support recording management of case data in the online case management software
- Assist in quantitative and qualitative analysis of cases received for advice and drafting a summary report on a monthly basis

Policy and development of tools:

- Assist in the research, review and analysis of existing policies and documents produced by the OPC and other relevant units and draft inputs from the professional conduct perspectives (PSEA, ethical lapses prevention, Gift Policy) and in developing advocacy and promotional tools on various themes in ethics.

Training, outreach and communication:

- Assist in developing and implementing training and webinar activities for the Code of Conduct and other professional conduct topics such as conflict of interest
- Assist in developing communication materials (using CANVA or Prezi for instance)
- Assist in updating OPC webpage in the intranet

Other duties:

- Perform other duties as required by the Office and provide debriefing and hand-over notes to the OPC team and relevant colleagues at the end of the internship.

• Duration: 11 weeks
• Timing: June 2022

4. LOCATION: ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines (or virtually, based on COVID-19 policies/restrictions)

The intern will contribute to the efficient and effective operations of OPC, as well as to its continued development. In turn, the intern will accumulate valuable professional experience.


Currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in interdisciplinary subjects, Ethics, Civil and Criminal Justice, Law (Master's or JD), Social Sciences, MBA and other relevant fields.

- Experience or demonstrated strong interest in ethical issues or related fields
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Fluency in English (written/oral).
- Excellent skills in statistics and data analysis
- Ability to work in a multicultural team
- Ability in using Excel, Powerpoint, design tools and software (e.g. Sharepoint)
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Discretion
- Preferrable to have experience in training and awareness raising activities

Upload the following documents in the “Attachments” section of your application:
1. Curriculum vitae (CV)
2. Proof of enrollment to a Masters or PhD program. Inclusive dates should confirm that you will be enrolled during the intended period of assignment.
3. Essay in MS WORD or PDF document, maximum of 1500 words per question. (Please see essay questions below)

(1) Describe one example of your experience that demonstrated your interest in working in ADB.
(2) Highlight your qualifications that will help accomplish this internship assignment (e.g., coursework, research, work experience, etc.).