Deputy Country Director -- ADB, Pakistan

Reference Number ADB-HR-15-0647
Department Central and West Asia Department
Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Location PRM
Date Posted Friday, 23 October 2015
Closing Date Friday, 6 November 2015 5:00 p.m. (1700 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)

Job Purpose
Provides support for the Country Director (CD) in leading the planning, implementation and supervision of Pakistan Resident Mission’s (PRM) vision, goals, strategies and work plan in support of overall ADB goals and ensures that the efficiency, relevance and impact of ADB operations in Pakistan (PAK) is maximized. Work within a framework of broad policies, principles and goals, applying a high degree of autonomy in selection of work methods.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is a fixed-term appointment for 3 years, which may be extended for a period of up to 3 years per extension, or not renewed. In case of extension, staff may continue in the position for another term of up to 3 years, or be reassigned to any suitable position in ADB. 

This vacancy is open to internal and external applicants. If the successful candidate is an ADB staff with a regular appointment, his/her selection will be for an initial fixed period of 3 years subject to Section 5 of Administrative Order No. 2.03 ("Performance Management, Selection, Transfers, Promotion, Position Classification and Staff Level Complement System") and the terms of his/her regular appointment. For ADB staff selected with a fixed term appointment, such appointment will cease and he/she will be given a new appointment based on Section 5 of AO 2.03.

Expected Outcomes
a. Leadership and Strategic Management• Supports the CD in establishing and cascading PRM’s vision, goals, development strategies and key result areas (KRAs) in support of ADB's goals and in compliance with ADB policies.• Contributes to the planning, implementation and supervision of results-based departmental work plans as well as assists the CD in monitoring the quality of output and the achievement of long term goals and annual objectives for the Department.
b. Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) and Operation Business Plans (COBP)• Assists the CD in overseeing the preparation and implementation of CPS and subsequent annual country operations business plans (COBP) in close coordination with the Government counterparts, Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) and other Headquarters (HQ) Departments and Offices, and in line with the processing requirements of ADB.
c. Project Processing and Implementation• Ensures that PRM provides the necessary support and quality control to CWRD Sector Divisions in the design and processing of loan/technical assistance (TA) projects.• Assists the CD in overseeing and providing advisory support in the design and preparation of loans and Technical Assistance (TAs) that are under processing in CWRD for PAK.• Assists the CD in overseeing the implementation of loan and TA projects in PAK, including monitoring, engagement of consultants, procurement, and disbursements.
d. Portfolio Management• Ensures that regular meetings are held with Government counterparts to monitor the quality of the assigned loans/TAs and undertakes corrective actions as necessary to maintain quality.• Assists the CD in overseeing the conduct of the Country Portfolio Review Missions (CPRMs) to review country specific project administration issues with consultative inputs and/or participation of CWRD Divisions and other HQ Offices.
e. Economic, Thematic and Sector Work• Assists the CD in overseeing and providing information/insights on relevant economic, development and political as well as multi-cultural environment and cross-cultural issues. • Ensures quality control in the preparation of the Asian Development Outlook and its updates.• Assists the CD in developing and implementing economic, thematic, and sector work (ETSW) program that could strengthen the role of PRM in generating knowledge products and services, including policy and sector briefs derived from TA studies and ADB in-house initiatives.
f. Regional Cooperation, External Relations and Coordination• Assists the CD in overseeing and providing support for various activities under ADB-supported regional/sub-regional economic cooperation programs and activities.• Assists the CD in relationship management, wide ranging policy dialogue and coordination with government, development partners, civil society, and private sector groups in Pakistan. • Assist the CD in managing external relations to increase public visibility and awareness of ADB operations.
g. PRM Operations Management• Assists the CD in overseeing effective day-to-day operations and provide guidance on country operational issues, project processing issues and compliance with ADB policies. • Informs and provides recommendations to the CD on significant developments, emerging opportunities and challenges in the area of responsibility.• Assists the CD in overseeing and facilitating effective coordination and cooperation between PRM and other ADB Departments and internal stakeholders. • Provides inputs to Departmental views on strategic and operational issues in ADB as a whole, including special initiatives launched by other parts of the institution. • Supports the CD in performance management of PRM, including motivation of PRM staff. • Assists the CD in managing budget and resource allocation for PRM. • Oversees sub-units within PRM as assigned by CD, PRM. h. Staff Supervision• Creates and lead multidisciplinary teams and ensures the overall quality of its work. • Manages the performance of teams and individuals providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance. • Provides coaching and mentoring to teams and individuals and ensure their on-going learning and development.

Education Requirements
Master's Degree, or equivalent, relevant to the assigned sector/area; or University degree relevant to the assigned sector/area combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Relevant Experience
• Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level• At least 12 years of relevant professional experience in country programming, project processing and administration. Previous work experience in Pakistan will be an advantage.• Broad-based exposure to strategic planning and policy, and operations of multilateral development and financing institutions • Proven interpersonal, cross-cultural and negotiating skills, with ability to effectively liaise with senior staff, Management, and senior government officials• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English • International experience working in development in several countries

Core Competencies
Application of Technical Knowledge and Skills• Develops and shares new theories and applications • Develops other specialists in ADB and client organizations as a subject matter expert • Convinces sophisticated clients to follow ADB's technical advice • Focuses on creating depth in area of technical expertise within ADB
Client Orientation• Leads complex client negotiations to achieve mutually agreeable outcomes • Guides others on how to effectively involve diverse groups of stakeholders and clients in strategic planning • Ensures consistent client satisfaction, particularly in highly sensitive and complex situations • Proactively manages relationships with decision makers and opinion leaders that contributes to achieving ADB's goals
Achieving Results and Problem Solving• Conducts complex analyses and reviews to achieve planned results • Integrates projects and programs contributing to sector, country, and regional results • Identifies and plans for future issues in programs and initiatives • Designs operational processes, resources, and systems, to deliver higher quality results at lower cost • Manages for results by planning staff resources, implementing, monitoring, and reporting outcomes. Working Together• Leads the achievement of interdepartmental or multi-client project goals • Builds sustainable and productive long-term relationships with strategic partners at Ministerial, Central Agency and Sector level while appreciating differing objectives and concerns • Actively manages potential team conflict situations before they arise • Builds a safe environment within teams where staff and clients feel comfortable to openly share differing views and opinions
Communication and Knowledge Sharing• Diligently seeks and acts on feedback from internal and external stakeholders • Consistently provides the appropriate level and amount of communication to internal and external stakeholders • Develops approaches for information access and the dissemination of relevant knowledge solutions • Stimulates the formation of novel and useful knowledge products and services
Innovation and Change• Acts as a change sponsor to win the support of those who are resistant to Strategy 2020 or organizational changes • Persuasively communicates the reasons for organization change, addressing concerns and encouraging thinking beyond possible immediate personal inconveniences • Anticipates the need for changes in policies and procedures to increase the effectiveness of ADB's assistance • Drives the development of a continuous improvement and openness to change culture throughout ADBManaging Staff • Ensures consistent and transparent application of staff policies in all situations, even when challenged by stakeholders • Proactively manages the performance of all staff by delivering meaningful feedback about strengths, development areas, and performance issues at all opportunities • Prioritizes staff management by building an open and supportive environment where all staff are focused on results, even in difficult situations • Motivates staff to collaboratively achieve Departmental results and collectively share achievements • Considers team strengths, development priorities, and divisional accountabilities, when distributing tasks and accountabilities
Leadership and Strategic Thinking• Aligns words with actions • Seeks opportunities to gain support and buy-in from internal and external stakeholders for ADB's vision, mission and strategy • Motivates others who are unclear or not aligned with the priorities of Strategy 2020 by explaining the rationale and big picture supporting objectives • Sought out to assist in aligning Departmental and organizational strategies and work plans with the needs of Strategy 2020 • Consistently involves current and potential stakeholders in designing and managing organizational changes needed to achieve ADB's strategic objectives
Accountability • Consistently assumes responsibility for Divisional or Departmental actions by explaining successes, failures, and proposing remedial actions • Invests significant time in creating a culture of accountability and responsibility by using experience and advice to guide others • Share accountability to improve the Division or Departmental performance and effectiveness • Quickly manages and resolves situations when accountabilities are not met
Inspiring Trust and Integrity• Expresses views and behaves that enforces ADB values and inspires others to follow • Establishes an environment that encourages open communication and responsible information sharing • Delivers on commitments, obligations, and promises • Avoids abuse of power or authority in any circumstance • Consistently applies and upholds ADB rules and code of conduct • Takes prompt and consistent action to address unprofessional, improper, or unethical behavior, including possible misconduct and violations to ADB's anticorruption policy • Acts promptly to address any situations of perceived, potential, or actual conflicts of interest • Maintains confidentiality of information in accordance with ADB rules

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