The Senior Health Specialist / Health Specialist will contribute to the formulation and articulation of health sector policy and strategies and engage developing member country (DMC) governments in policy dialogue, especially in South Asia in support of sector policy and reforms.
S / he will lead in identifying, developing, implementing, and administering loans, technical assistance (TAs) projects, and non-
lending products and services in the health sector in South Asia. The incumbent will report to the Director of SAHS and may supervise one or more National and Administrative staff.
Contribute to the development of sector policy and strategies for health sector in DMCs, in consultation with relevant government agencies and ADB's Resident Missions (RMs).
Lead and participate in country teams and provide substantive technical sector inputs for the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) and coordinate with RMs for consistency of approach, exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of practices and integration of health sector policy commitments to the management of projects.
Lead in the development, processing and administration of loans and TA projects in the health sector, with moderate to high level or risk and complexity and lead and contribute to the generation, preparation, and dissemination of products relevant to DMCs, including the promotion of innovations and best practices.
Liaise and coordinate with various stakeholders such as nongovernment organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, development partners, etc.
on program loans and investment projects and substantially contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around health and social sectors issues.
Contribute new and innovative approaches to policy, strategies and operational issues, including private sector engagement in social sectors, in the context of inclusive and sustainable growth and poverty reduction and provide advice on the technical aspects of loan and TA projects in the health sector, and social and human development.
Provide operational advice for the processing and implementation of ADB-assisted operations involving health aspects in a variety of sectors.
Coordinate closely with executing agencies and implementing agencies, and development partners as appropriate, to ensure smooth project implementation and achievement of development results and provide advice to executing agencies on project preparation and implementation.
Ensure ADB assistance implementation is compliant and consistent with ADB policies, strategies and procedures ensure smooth project implementation.
Participate in missions and other activities in the administration of both delegated and non-delegated loan and TA projects in the social sectors and provide guidance, advice and comments as appropriate to project teams in the administration of loan, grant and TA projects for the social sectors.
Coordinate with colleagues in the division and regional department and in other ADB offices and departments as appropriate and provide technical guidance to ensure the production of high-
quality knowledge products.
Relevant Experience & Requirements
Master's degree in public health, social sciences or other specialized related fields;
Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant professional experience in the health sector including international work experience
Knowledge of 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
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, procurement, etc.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required
For other competencies, relevant to the position, please refer to the links for ADB Competency Framework for IS4 and IS5 .
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 depend on the selected individual's qualifications and experience.
ADB only hires nationals of its 67 members.
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 who are nationals of ADB member countries 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.