(Senior) Disaster Risk Financing Specialist

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Join Our Mission to Foster Prosperity in Asia Are you ready to make a lasting impact on the future of Asia and be a catalyst for positive change? We are thrilled to offer a unique opportunity to become an important part of the prestigious Asian Development Bank (ADB). At ADB, our mission is simple yet powerful: to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationship

The position of (Senior) Disaster Risk Financing Specialist is assigned to the Disaster Risk Management Team in the Climate Change, Resilience and Environment Cluster (CCRE) within the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department (CCSD). You will be based at our Headquarters in Manila, Philippines.

You will report to Unit Head, Disaster Risk Management and will oversee national and administrative staff.

Your Role

As a (Senior) Disaster Risk Financing Specialist, you will lead and promote the implementation of ADB's policy and action plan pertaining to disaster risk management (DRM) and ensure bank-wide implementation of ADB’s DRM approach. You will provide specific advice, expertise, and technical support to make the economic case for risk-informed investments and the design of better investment planning and financing strategies for disaster risk management. This covers both ADB’s own ex ante and ex post disaster risk financing (DRF) instruments as well as an advisory function towards Developing Member Countries (DMCs) in terms of developing DRF strategies and instruments, justifying risk-informed investments, promoting the enabling environment and improving public financial management in emergencies.

You will:

a. Policies, Strategies, and Instruments

b. Operational Advice and Support

c. Mobilizing and Managing DRM finance

d. Knowledge Generation and Sharing

e. Supervising staff

f. Others


You will need:

Benefits ADB offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. The salary will be based on ADB’s standards and comparator markets, taking into account your qualifications and experience.

· Paid leave (including parental)

· Medical and health benefits

· Life and other insurance plans

· Staff development

· Retirement plan

· Housing and education allowance (if applicable)

· Expatriate benefits (for international staff)

Additional Information

This is a fixed term appointment with option to renew for an initial period of 3 years following Section 3.1 (b) of Administrative Order No. 2.01 (“Recruitment and Appointment’). This appointment is not convertible to a regular appointment. It may be extended on an exceptional basis for a further fixed period at the option of ADB. This appointment is open to internal and external applicants.

This position has been created as part of the Workforce Rebalancing Framework, which is a multiyear initiative (2022-2027) aimed at increasing in-house expertise in key operational areas that was previously sourced from consultants through ADB’s technical assistance. The goal is to strengthen in-house expertise to enhance the quality of ADB’s policy dialogue, operations, and knowledge solutions delivery by collaborating closely with developing member country clients. Expected candidates are seasoned experts in the advertised area(s) with strong field experience who can lead policy dialogue and project work with emphasis on providing knowledge solutions. Staff may undertake short-term assignments in other groups, departments or offices only when the expertise in the advertised area(s) is needed by those groups, departments or offices.

About Us

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030.

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