Senior Transport Specialist/ Transport Specialist / 180441
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila, Philippines
16d ago


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 Transport and Communications Division (SATC) within the South Asia Department (SARD). SARD is responsible for providing leadership innovation, lending, project implementation and knowledge sharing for ADB's sector and thematic work that covers operations in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

SATC, is responsible for sector support for transport and communications development in SARD's jurisdiction.

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Job Purpose

The Senior Transport Specialist / Transport Specialist will conduct interact with government officials and other stakeholders on transport sector projects and identify, process for approval, and administer transport sector assistance projects, technical assistance (TA), and non-

lending products and services (NLPS) to support sustainable and efficient transportation initiatives. The incumbent will ensure compliance with ADB's policies, operations manuals, project administration instructions, and assistance-

related documentations. The incumbent will work closely with internal teams and resource departments, and externally with clients and supervise critical tasks, as may be assigned from time-

to-time. The incumbent will report to the Director of SATC and may supervise National and Administrative staff.


  • Discuss with government officials and other stakeholders on transport sector issues and projects.
  • Support project identification, preparation, appraisal, documentation and compliance with ADB's policies, operations manuals, project administration instructions, and related documentations.
  • Ensure that sustainability, best engineering practices including high technology and appropriate technology, safety, and efficiency are realistically incorporated in project design for effective implementation.
  • Work with borrowers / clients, provide guidance and assist in formulating, planning, and preparing high quality documents related to the projects.
  • Assist Project Team Leaders (PTLs) in the above functions, as well as lead and coordinate such activities when assigned to be the PTL.
  • Address issues raised as queries, comments, and suggestions from internal review including from senior management, and address issues raised by direct and indirect stakeholders.
  • Monitor policy and document compliance of projects and programs during implementation.
  • Establish and maintain a monitoring system, report on project progress, and carry out such administrative tasks as are reasonably assigned in consonance with such functions.
  • Actively participate in the network activities in transport sector, share knowledge, and keep abreast of the latest developments and issues.
  • Qualifications

    Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Master's degree in Civil, Highway, or Transportation Engineering; Transport Economics; Transport Planning; or other related fields,
  • Minimum of 10 years (for IS5) and 8 years (for IS4) of relevant professional experience in the transport sector including international work experience.
  • Good knowledge of transport and communications development issues in Asia. Significant expertise within a specific area of ADB's operations (economic, sector or thematic), or breadth across multiple areas with in-
  • depth knowledge within one area.

  • Experience of procurement in multilateral organizations will be preferred.
  • Good understanding and experience in the overall tasks needed in the preparation of investment projects, including project identification and conceptualization, analysis of relevant policies, preparing studies and reports, and coordination with external stakeholders, consultants, and government agencies.
  • Good skills and experience in coordinating and working with teams of professionals such as for technical, social and environmental safeguards, economic assessments and procurement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • For other competencies, relevant to the position, please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff Levels 5.
  • General Considerations

    The selected candidate is appointed for an initial term of three 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.

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