Associate Communications Officer

Job Vacancy | Thursday, November 24, 2022

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 Knowledge Support Division (DCKD) within the Department of Communications (DOC). DOC is responsible for communicating about ADB’s operations and expertise to internal and external audiences.

DCKD is responsible for harnessing knowledge content embedded in ADB’s programs/projects/practices and various initiatives and disseminating knowledge through publications (print communication) and digital communications.

To view ADB’s Organizational Chart, please click here.

Job Purpose
The Associate Communications Officer will be a member of the publishing team. He/she will support all phases of the editorial process and manuscript flow. He/she will serve as an editorial coordinator and will provide editing and proofreading functions. The incumbent will report to the designated International Staff and senior National Staff.


  • Coordinates publishing projects, including liaising with authors and service providers.
  • Works with authors/clients and publishing staff to ensure that submitted final manuscripts meet requirements and that editorial quality complies with ADB standards.
  • Supports and reviews proofreading, page proof checking, and light editing.
  • Coordinates editorial service providers, supports their recruitment and training, and helps to monitor and assess their performance and provides feedback to their work.
  • Provides resources, guidance, and updates for ADB staff and service providers involved in publishing projects, including advice on house style.
  • Tracks project progress, manage databases, and collaborates with colleagues and service providers to support timely publishing production.
  • Creates and disseminates the annual publications survey.
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned as reflected in the incumbent’s work plan.


Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Publishing, Communications, or other relevant field; preferably with advanced training.
  • At least 6 years of professional experience in editing and proofreading; related experience in international agencies preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills.
  • Good knowledge of publishing and editorial best practices, and experience in developing and implementing editorial guidelines/style guides.
  • Able to work independently, set priorities, manage multiple editorial projects/assigned tasks at the same time, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of international development issues.
  • Understanding of and ability to communicate effectively about ADB.
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff Level 1.

General Considerations
The selected candidate, if new to ADB, is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.

ADB offers a 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 qualifications of the selected candidate.