The Senior Education Specialist is expected to develop ADB's education sector policies and strategies, knowledge work plan and contribute to new operational priorities set in Strategy 2030.
He / She will also provide technical advice and support to lending and non-lending education operations in the regional departments, which includes regional technical assistance processing and administration, formulation and implementation for regional cooperation and integration, and conduct capacity building and knowledge work.
The incumbent will report to Chief of Education Sector Group and will supervise one or more National and Administrative Staff.
Conceptualize and support development of the ADB education sector strategies and policies, in consultation with regional departments and country resident missions and advise ADB Project Teams to remain consistent with ADB education sector strategies and policy to ensure innovations and cross-
sectoral collaboration to support improved quality of education and employability of graduates.
Conceptualize and support regional departments' need to implement operational priorities outlined in Strategy 2030, particularly to generate quality jobs and improve the quality of education and training.
Advise the Project Teams in the formulation of lending and non-lending pipeline of projects in the education sector to ensure full compliance of ADB policies and procedures.
Advise the Project Teams to ensure technical innovativeness and high quality of project and program design and implementation, and participate in project processing missions.
Lead coordination with various donors and mobilize donor contribution.
Lead the processing and administration of regional technical assistance projects to ensure timely achievement of project outputs, outcome and impact as provided in the Project Design Framework.
Contribute to regional cooperation in the education sector in consultation with Regional Departments and concerned development partners.
Undertake analysis and assessment of key education sector issues and prepare relevant reports, articles, presentations and publications through web-
posting and knowledge sharing events within and outside the department.
Support and lead flagship education events and cooperation with knowledge partners.
Act as a mission / team leader (as required), exercising supervision coordination, and planning responsibilities over the assigned team, with oversight from the Chief of the Education Sector Group.
Develop and share international good practices in the education sector relevant to current and future projects and programs.
Relevant Experience & Requirements
Master's degree in education, economics, business administration, other social sciences or any other relevant fields. Alternatively, university degree in related fields combined with additional relevant professional experience can be considered.
Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience with international experience working in development in several countries.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required.
Proven expertise in applying advanced knowledge, practices and solutions in the areas of education access, quality and relevance in developing countries context.
Understanding of complex issues pertaining to multiple levels of education, cross sector collaboration, use of high technology and other innovative solutions.
Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff level 5 .
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.