Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Location: Manila, Philippines
Last Date: August 9, 2011
seeks qualified professionals to fill this vacancy in its Department of External
Support the external relations
strategy of Department of External Relations (DER). Conceptualize, develop and
implement communication plans and strategies for priority issues, projects,
events and campaigns. Provide assigned departments in the Bank with guidance on
strategic approaches to improve effectiveness and scale up communications for
projects and initiatives. Oversee the preparation of key communications products
and materials. Identify communications tools and opportunities to position ADB
amongst key target audiences. Undertake capacity building on effective
communications with stakeholders, particularly media. Work within broad policies
and objectives with supervision for unfamiliar or critical tasks.
Immediate Reporting Relationships:
The position reports to: Director,
Department of External Relations
The following staff positions
report to the Communications Specialist: National Staff and Administrative Staff
Relevant Experience and Other
Specific criteria include
Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required
least 6 years relevant experience; international experience working in several
Substantial experience managing a full array of communications and public
affairs responsibilities, with a demonstrated understanding of communications
tools and approaches, including media operations and opinion research.
proven track record working with top-tier media and attaining prominent coverage
for priority issues and initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to manage reputational risk issues.
Strong knowledge of the disciplines relevant to ADB's development work,
particularly the core operational areas identified in Strategy 2020.
Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and produce quality
results in high-stress environments under tight deadlines.
Experience with new media, social media and/or development communication an
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Strong research, writing and analytical skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and recognized as a team player
Successful track recording working with staff from diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to manage/mentor staff and managing complex relationships
Consistently applies creativity and independent judgment to work
Performs work independently in own field of specialization
Exposure to similar work in the Asia Pacific region, an added advantage.
A university degree in
Communications, Public Affairs, Advocacy, Journalism, or related fields;
preferably at post-graduate level or its equivalent.
For more details,
Deadline for applications is on
9 August 2011.
Women are encouraged to apply.
The vision of the Asian
Development Bank (ADB) is a region free of poverty. Established in 1966 and
based in Manila, Philippines, ADBs multicultural staff come from about 67
member countries. ADBs headquarters in Manila generally recruits its national
and administrative staff locally from the Philippines. ADB offers a competitive
salary and benefits package to local staff. While the position advertised is for
the ADB headquarters, staff must be prepared to serve in any location outside
Manila, Philippines 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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