Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 67 members, 48 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region.
ADB's mission is to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth in the region. ADB's main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.
ADB only hires nationals of its 67 members.
The position is assigned in the Macroeconomic Research Division (ERMR) within the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD), which undertakes a range of policy research and capacity building work to foster economic and social development in the Asia Pacific region.
ERMR leads the annual flagship publication Asian Development Outlook (ADO) and its Update, monitors regional economies and capital markets, develops tools for better macroeconomic monitoring and forecasting, and spearheads policy-
relevant research on macroeconomic topics.
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To provide technical support for the economic research work of the department, including the flagship Asian Development Outlook (ADO), through quantitative economic research / analysis, economic database management, technical assistance (TA) processing and administration, and administrative work.
The incumbent will report to designated International Staff (IS) and senior National Staff (NS).
a)Economic Research Work
Contributes and assists in preparation of technical economic research including : the Asian Development Outlook (ADO), its Update, and the Supplements, technical assistance-
funded research projects, and ad hoc economic studies. Working independently, analyzes economic data using statistical software and pursues self-
review and analysis of related economic literature; and clear, logical presentation of ideas and empirical results. Prepares supporting materials for dissemination of research work and provides research support in the preparation of various briefing notes for Management and data requests from other departments.
Facilitates the development and dissemination of ADO, its Update, and the Supplements. Supports the preparation of ADO country chapters, global and regional outlook, and theme chapter.
Coordinates preparation of data, tables / charts, and check country chapters for consistency. Prepares regional summaries.
Supports briefings to Management and the Board on ADO and related issues.
c)Technical Assistance Activities
and preparing TA completion reports as may be assigned by international staff.
Maintains computer-based information systems and programs for economic analysis and econometric modeling by determining information requirements, coordinating with data sources and users, and generating output reports.
Undertakes administrative work relating to budget preparation, ad hoc research, and other assignments as may be assigned by immediate supervisor and reflected in the incumbent's work plan.
Relevant Experience & Requirements
The selected candidate is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.
ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB's standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual's qualifications and experience.
ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment.
ADB encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.
Women are highly encouraged to apply.
Please note that the actual level and salary will be based on qualifications of the selected candidate.