Environment Officer

Asian Development Bank

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As an Environment Officer, you will provide technical and administrative support to the Environment group under CCSD’s policy and strategy work, fund management, technical assistance projects, and knowledge generation and management activities. The tasks will involve, among others, research and analysis, inputs to flagship programs under Environment, inputs to the preparation of briefing notes and presentations, data collection assistance in TA processing and administration, and information management, and supporting operations, where relevant on specific sector and thematic areas including strategies and upstream work, among others.
You will:
Policies, Strategies and Frameworks (Environment):
  • Undertake general research to support policy, strategy and mainstreaming of nature and environment across themes and sectors;
  • Contribute in preparing briefing notes and presentations for ADB senior staff and Management;
  • Provide support in monitoring progress on ADB’s strategic priorities related to environment and environmental flagship programs at corporate level;
  • Help track key global and regional environmental issues including relevant global and regional frameworks and agreements .
Support to TA activities and environment programs:
  • Contribute in the preparation and administration of technical assistance (TA) and key programs under the environment group including:
  • Processing of TAs;
  • Consultant selection and recruitment;
  • Reviewing consultants’ outputs;
  • Editing TA manuscripts for circulation or publication;
  • Facilitating coordination and implementation of technical assistance activities;
  • Preparation of TA progress reports, briefing notes, and presentations; and TA completion reports.
  • Conducting research and communicating with relevant staff, partners, stakeholders etc. to ensure smooth implementation of activities under key programs.
  • Providing support for addressing issues or obstacles for smooth and timely implementation of activities under TAs or flagship programs of the environment group.
Knowledge Management and Partnership:
  • Provide support in organization of knowledge events including seminars, training, workshops, national, regional or international forums on environment and climate change.
  • Provide technical inputs in preparation and dissemination of knowledge materials and knowledge products and coordinate with operations and sector and thematic groups for exchange of information related to environment.
  • Coordinate knowledge activities with relevant internal partners such as Department of Communications and Knowledge (DOCK), sector groups etc. and external partners such as UN based organizations, environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others.
  • Provide support in building and maintaining partnerships with key external partners such as UN based organizations, environmental NGOs, research institutes and think tanks etc. Support the preparation and tracking of partnership agreements and plans.
Administrative Support:
  • Provide key inputs for the preparation and updating of the work plan and accomplishment reports of the Environment group, including assessment of resource requirements in coordination with relevant colleagues.
  • Provide support and input to the Environment, CCRE and CCSD Management Information System, quarterly accomplishment reports, write ups on the three-year rolling work program and ADB annual report, particularly on focused themes and participate in internal working groups including SovOps, and other tasks.
Qualifications:
You will need:
  • Bachelor’s degree in the fields of environment, climate, economics, engineering, social science, policy, and other related disciplines preferably with advance training.
  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in environmental management, natural resources management, environmental and project development work. Experience in multilateral organization and project development work would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of products, processes, and systems on project/program processing and other programming activities in a multilateral organization, as an advantage.
  • Demonstrated strong research, writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal proficiency in English.
  • Able to liaise and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders of ADB.
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for NS2

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