ADB – Asian Development Bank Vacancy

By | May 22, 2019

ADB – Asian Development Bank Vacancy

Associate Communications Officer, Manila

Closing date: Monday, 3 June 2019

Reference Number: 190323

Position Level: NS 1

Department: Department of Communications

Division: Knowledge Support Division

Location: Asian Development Bank Headquarters

Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019

Closing Date: Monday, June 3, 2019 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)


Close relatives (spouse, children, mother, father, brother and sister, niece, nephew, aunt and uncle) 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 affinity/marriage presently employed in ADB.


The 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 supports ADB Management’s public communications and outreach strategies to raise the Bank’s profile and position ADB as a knowledge bank. It works to communicate ADB’s policies and information on ADB operations and their impact on developing member countries to internal and external audiences. It supports operational, knowledge and other operational support departments, and sector and thematic groups in assembling and presenting knowledge from their respective activities. It is also the focal point for all public information activities including building relations with media and managing the Bank’s external website and publishing program.

DCKD is responsible for harnessing knowledge content embedded in ADB’s programs/ projects/ practices and various initiatives, and disseminating knowledge using different platforms and marketing tools.

Job Purpose

The Associate Communications Officer will support the division on knowledge content generation, knowledge management research and development, monitoring and coordination and in operational coordination. The incumbent will also support the work units in the implementation and administration of TA projects under DCKD’s responsibility.

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


  • Assists in seeking, identifying, creating, storing, sharing and using knowledge content, products and services
  • Conducts research and collects relevant and useful information as inputs for content development and dissemination of knowledge products 

Innovates the development of content and new knowledge products and services and contributes in introducing creative ways to maximize their usability and usefulness to a variety of user groups

Contributes in the development and maintenance of knowledge database, knowledge partners’ roster, websites and other resources on relevant information and support services

Develops and generates relevant monitoring reports and contributes in developing metrics for measuring performance and usage of content, knowledge products and services

Contributes in the development and implementation of new initiatives in DCKD, as needed

Undertakes follow up and coordination activities across the division to ensure completion and submission of various operational requirements in a timely manner.

Supports project lead in the implementation and administration of assigned TA projects under DCKD responsibility, including on consultant recruitment and selection, processing of payment claims and monitoring delivery of outputs and outcomes


Relevant Experience & Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Communication, Business Management, or other related field;

At least 6 years relevant experience in research-related work, project administration, and front office work coordination.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and good interpersonal skills

Good knowledge ADB’s operational processes and administration guidelines

Reasonable understanding of knowledge content, products and services

Strong planning and organizing skills to handle many tasks with deadlines.

Proficiency in the use of standard office software programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint,

Working knowledge of ADB’s computer applications and database systems

Ability to work closely with multi-disciplinary team and promote team work

Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for NS1

General Considerations

The selected candidate 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.