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Safeguards Specialist (Re-advertisement)

Asian Development Bank
Location: Manila, Philippines
Last Date: June 30, 2010

ADB seeks qualified professionals to fill this vacancy in its Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD), Operations Coordination Division (PSOC):


Support operational coordination on environment, involuntary resettlement or indigenous peoples safeguards policies and requirements to Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) and provide specific inputs to selected PSOD projects to ensure compliance with these policies during project preparation and implementation. Monitor and report on project compliance with ADB's safeguards policies compliance and coordinate the planning and development of ADB environment and social safeguards policies within PSOD and across ADB. Contribute to the evaluation, improvement and dissemination of ADB's environment and social safeguards policies. Support ADB's goal of poverty reduction and sustainable development and provide assistance as needed for applying environmental and social safeguards and knowledge of international good safeguards practices to the development of tasks. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients. Work with broad policies and objectives, working directly with clients, with supervision for critical tasks.

A university degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Applied Social Science, Environmental Science or other related fields; preferably at post-graduate level or its equivalent

* Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level
* At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in environmental and social assessment and involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples safeguards work, or related area and in project administration
* Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
* International experience working in development in several countries, coordinating and working in multi-disciplinary teams

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Deadline for applications is on 30 June 2010.

Women are encouraged to apply.

The Asian Development Bank's vision is a region free of poverty. Established in 1966 and headquartered in Manila, Philippines, ADB's multicultural staff come from about 67 member countries. ADB offers an internationally competitive salary paid in US dollars. Salaries and benefits are generally free of tax except for citizens of some countries, primarily the USA and the Philippines, whose incomes are taxed by their respective governments. While the position advertised is for ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines, ADB staff must be prepared to serve in any location outside its Headquarters at the discretion of Management. Applicants must be nationals of one of ADB's member countries. International experience will be taken into consideration.



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