Friday, January 29, 2010

ADB, Portfolio Management Officer, Deadline February 12, 2010.

Portfolio Management Officer

The ADB-Special Liaison in Timor-Leste (SOTL) was established to assist its Headquarters in the implementation of projects and programs, in project processing, country programming, and economic and sector work. It also coordinates ADB’s activities with other resident diplomatic and donor missions, NGOs, academic institutions, local think tanks, private sector and other members of the civil society.

Description of Responsibilities

To assist the RM in handling loan/TA administration, portfolio management, sector work, and other general sector activities.

For more details about the position, visit

Reporting Arrangement

The position reports to the Head, Project Administration Unit.

Selection Criteria

Specific criteria include
·         suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned at the required level
·         bachelor's degree in Economics,Business Administration, Finance or Engineering, preferably at post-graduate level, and exposure/experience in project administration/management
·         at least 5 years of professional experience in project administration/management
·         some exposure to the various stages of the project cycle (e.g. project planning/feasibility analysis; detailed design; project implementation/construction supervision/contract management) is desirable
·         experience in working for ADB or World Bank or other multilateral/bilateral funded projects is an advantage
·         sound knowledge of government institution/administrative systems/procedures in project implementation and management. Sound knowledge of competitive bidding procedures and exposures to the domestic construction and consulting industries in the host country.
·         experience/exposure to designing and implementation of electronic procurement systems would be an advantage. Exposure to project implementation procedures, particularly procurement and consultant guidelines and/or FIDIC conditions of contracts in internationally-financed projects.
·         ability to participate in multi-disciplinary missions or lead a mission of technical specialists
·         client focus and commitment to results
·         effective report writing and communication skills in English. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets analysis and information technology.
·         familiarity with local languages and institutions

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 over 50 member countries. The advertised position is a local staff position with a local remuneration package.  It is open only to persons who are nationals and residents of Timor-Leste.  The position is for a 3-year fixed term appointment.
ADB offers a competitive salary and benefits package applicable to local staff. While the position advertised is for the Special Liaison Office in Timor-Leste, ADB staff may be required to serve in any location outside the Resident Mission at the discretion of Management.

Send application quoting Ref. No. EXT-NO-10-001-SOTL by 12 February 2010 to:

Resident Representative

Special Liaison Office in Timor-Leste
Asian Development Bank
ADB Building, Avenida Dos Direitos Humanos Dili, Timor-Leste
Fax: +670 332 4132
Email: <>

Gender and cultural diversity is a core recruitment value and women are actively encouraged to apply.

Due to the volume of applications, ADB will not be able to respond to inquiries about application status and will only contact shortlisted candidates.  Applications lacking the job reference number and job title or using the wrong e-mail address will not be considered.