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Asian Development Bank
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Asian Development Bank

Fighting Poverty in Asia and The Pacific

Resettlement and Social Development Officer

The ADB-India Resident Mission (INRM) was established to assist its Headquarters in the implementation of projects and programs, in project processing, country programming and economic and sector work. It also coordinates ADB's activities with other resident diplomatic and donor missions, NGOs, academic institutions, local think tanks, private sector and other members of the civil society.

Reporting Arrangement
The position reports to the Country Director (CD) through a professional staff designated by CD.

Description of Responsibilities:
To assist INRM in administering and supervising resettlement activities in infrastructure, urban development, financial sector and private sector projects.

Specific responsibilities include

  1. advising government agencies, project sponsors, consultants and nongovernmental organizations on ADB's Involuntary Resettlement Policy and Indigenous People Policy guidelines, procedures and best practices and assisting them in preparing appropriate frameworks, plans and actions to address these issues during project implementation phase.
  2. providing training to government personnel in preparing and managing resettlement activities, and generally acting as a resettlement resource person for ADB-assisted activities in host country.
  3. supervising the implementation of projects that involve involuntary resettlement and indigenous people development by monitoring the progress of the implementation of relevant plans, actively identifying issues and taking necessary actions to address them.
  4. reviewing and administering the subprojects to be identified for sector loans with regard to resettlement and indigenous people development.
  5. assisting project processing missions from ADB Headquarters and providing support to address social issues, particularly those related to resettlement and indigenous people development.
  6. liaising with relevant divisions in Regional and Sustainable Development Department and South Asia Regional Department on safeguard policies compliance requirements and on social development issues.

Selection Criteria:
Specific criteria include

  • suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned at the required level.
  • bachelor's degree in applied social science (e.g. sociology, anthropology) or other related fields; postgraduate degree preferred.
  • minimum five years relevant professional experience in involuntary resettlement and indigenous people development planning and implementation, and social assessments.
  • good understanding of the involuntary resettlement, indigenous people operations, policies, and procedures of multilateral development organizations.
  • strong capacity to communicate with government agencies, local communities, civil societies and other stakeholders.
  • adequate field experiences working for social issues.
  • strong interpersonal skills and teamwork and ability to develop rapport internally and externally in multicultural environment.
  • strong conceptual skills and ability to identify issues and appropriate actions at the field office level.
  • strong planning and organizing skills to handle a multitude of tasks under the given timelines.
  • proficiency in computers, especially word processing, spreadsheets, and e-mail.
  • strong oral and written communication skills in English.
  • familiarity with local languages and institutions.

The Asian Development Bank's vision is a region free of poverty. Established in 1966 and headquartered in Manila, Philippines, ADB's multicultural staff come from about 50 member countries. The advertised position is a local staff position with a local remuneration package. It is open only to persons who are nationals and residents of India. The position is for a three-year fixed-term. ADB offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package applicable to local staff. While the position advertised is for INRM, ADB staff must be prepared to serve in any location outside the Resident Mission at the discretion of Management. For further information on ADB, please visit www.adb.org

Send application quoting Ref. No. INRM/EXT/2006-006 by 1 August 2006 to:

India Resident Mission
Asian Development Bank
4 San Martin Marg
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, 110 021, India
Tel (91-11) 2410 7200
Fax (91-11) 2687 0955
Email: adbinrm@adb.org

An electronic application form is available at www.adb.org/Employment/appform.asp

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications lacking the job reference number and job title or using the wrong e-mail address will not be considered.

www.adb.org

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