Senior) Gender Specialist (Private Sector

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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) Gender Specialist (Private Sector) is assigned to the Gender Equality Division (CCGE) within the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department (CCSD). You will be based at our Headquarters in Manila, Philippines.

You will report to the Director, Gender Equality and will oversee national and administrative staff.

Your Role

As a (Senior) Gender Specialist (Private Sector), you will provide technical and coordination support to CCGE and the Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) by supporting and facilitating the broad spectrum of knowledge management across CCGE, with a focus on private sector operations, which straddles operational support to private sector teams, innovative knowledge products, technical assistance, capacity development, external partnerships, associated briefing, and other duties as required.

You will:

Gender Mainstreaming in Project Preparation and Administration:

• Review project concept papers as a OneADB team member (or peer reviewer) to identify potential for gender mainstreaming designs, provide technical advice to borrowers/clients on how to integrate gender designs in projects under processing, and contribute to preparation of project gender assessments and action plans (GAAP). • Actively support project deal teams to monitor projects under administration, providing client support for effective implementation of project GAPs, and assist in systematic monitoring of gender performance results across the private sector portfolio. • Contribute to assessment of gender results at project completion, conducting assessment of gender results and preparing the inputs for project completion reports. • Contribute to the processing, implementation and overall management of gender-related technical assistance projects.

Organizational Policy and Systems

• Review ADB-wide policy, strategy and other documents and provide feedback to ensure quality, consistency and from a private sector gender and development perspective. • Contribute to documenting and submission of private sector gender equality success stories and lessons learned for preparation of ADB Annual Report, Development Effectiveness Report, or other relevant reporting. • Represent the CCGE private sector gender equality team in contributing to internal corporate discussions.

Partnerships, Knowledge and Capacity Building

• Contribute to the development of knowledge resources (e.g. tip-sheets, case-studies, blogs, tools and templates) and flagship knowledge events focused on gender lens investing and wider gender equality in the private sector. • Support knowledge dissemination, capacity assessment and capacity-building activities for private sector colleagues internally as well as externally with clients and other stakeholders and liaise to build strategic partnerships, in collaboration with CCGE colleagues, with women's organizations, multilateral and bilateral development partners, and private sector stakeholders to advance gender equality in the private sector.

Staff Supervision

• Provide leadership, guidance and support to national and administrative staff, including supervising the performance, ongoing learning and development of reporting staff. • Any other tasks that may be assigned by the Director, Gender Equality Division.


You will need: • Master's degree or equivalent in social science, economics, development finance, or other related fields with an emphasis on gender and development issues; or University and at least 5 years specialized experience from similar organization/s, can be considered. • At least 10 years work experience in gender and development, including some experience in private sector development finance, preferably with expertise at the field level incorporating gender mainstreaming into private sector projects. International experience working in several countries. • Demonstrated expertise in developing gender lens investing tools and engaging with private sector stakeholders in building and implementing gender equality initiatives would be an advantage. • International experience working in development in several countries, preferably with a multilateral development bank or an international finance institution. • Excellent written and verbal proficiency in English. • Please refer to the links for ADB Competency Framework for IS4/IS5.

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)

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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