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External Relations Specialist

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Location: Philippines
Last Date: June 29, 2011


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


Job Purpose:
Assist in the implementation of Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s External Relations Strategy, and carry out all media activities in assigned areas including ADB-wide initiatives in support of Strategy 2020; acts as DER focal point in building relations with top tier Japanese media within and outside the region. Contribute to developing communications strategies to support the dissemination of information on select ADB-supported projects/programs; and advising assigned departments on appropriate communications approaches. 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 External Relations Specialist: 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 of relevant experience in communication, media relations, development communications, advocacy or related fields – in reputable organizations.
• Experience managing/reviewing the work of others, monitoring the efficiency of a team’s work, and implementing improvements.
• Experience developing and implementing communications plans and strategies.
• Strong network of media contacts in the Asia-Pacific region.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the media, government officials, international organizations, NGOs and other internal and external clients.
• Good knowledge of development and communications issues in the Asia-Pacific context, and familiarity with the challenges of positioning international organizations/financing institutions.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
• International experience working in several countries, preferably gained in the Asia-Pacific region.
• Performs work independently in own field of specialization, and equipped with knowledge and experience of multiple communication disciplines.
• Consistently applies creativity and independent judgment to work.

Education Requirements:
A University degree in Communications, Public Relations, Advocacy or related fields; preferably at the postgraduate level or its equivalent.

Submission Instructions:
For more details, visit .

Deadline for applications is on 29 June 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, 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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