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Communications Specialist (Development Communications)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Location: Philippines
Last Date: July 4, 2011

Communications Specialist (Development Communications)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Location: Philippines

ADB seeks qualified professionals to fill this vacancy in its Department of External Relations (DER):

Communications Specialist (Development Communications), Re-advertisement

Job Purpose:
In line with ADB’s Public Communication Policy (PCP), focus on developing and recommending strategic approaches for scaling up and improving the effectiveness of development communication for priority projects and initiatives. Oversee development communication support for select projects. Oversee preparation and implementation of development communication strategies. Oversee research, development, and production of development communication tools/materials. Undertake capacity building on effective development communication with stakeholders. Work with broad policies and objectives, working directly with clients, with supervision for critical tasks.

Immediate Reporting Relationships:
The position reports to: Director, Department of External Relations
The following staff positions report to the Communications Specialist (Development Communications): National Staff and Administrative Staff

Relevant Experience and Other Requirements:
Specific criteria include
• Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level
• At least 8 years' relevant experience, including at international level
• Proven experience in coordinating and overseeing the implementation of development communication interventions.
• Understanding of (and training/education in) current developments in the field of communication for development theory, strategic communication planning, formative research and evaluation of development communication interventions
• Technical knowledge of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methodologies and analysis desirable
• Experience training in development communication, strategic communication planning, formative research, etc.
• Strong leadership and supervisory skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
• Demonstrated ability to write technical documents clearly and concisely
• Strong analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills
• Consistently applies creativity and independent judgment to work
• Performs work independently in own field of specialization, and equipped with knowledge and experience of multiple communication disciplines.
• Experience in managing staff from diverse backgrounds
• Ability to manage, mentor and prioritize staff and managing complex relationships
• Strong interpersonal skills and recognized as a team player
• Demonstrated management skills and proactive working style
• Experience in public affairs a plus

Education Requirements:
A university degree in Development Communication or related fields (Social/Behavioral Sciences); relevant degree at the post graduate level strongly preferred. Experienced in planning and implementing development communication strategies for international organizations.

Submission Instructions:
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Deadline for applications is on 4 July 2011.

NOTE: Applications received in response to previous posting will be considered together with applications received in response to this advertisement.

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, ADB’s multicultural staff come from about 67 member countries. ADB’s 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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