The Senior Social Sector Specialist (Skills Development) will identify, develop, and administer loans, technical assistance (TA) projects, and non-lending products and services in the social sectors, particularly in education and skills development. The position will focus on identification and application of advanced education and skills development systems that meet the needs of middle-income countries in Southeast Asia. The position will undertake policy dialogue, integrate best practices and innovations in programs and projects, undertake relevant sector and thematic studies, and participate in sub-regional cooperation programs in Southeast Asia. The incumbent will report to the Director of SEHS on substantive technical, policy-related and operational aspects, and Country Director, Indonesia Resident Mission for day-to-day administrative matters. S/he may supervise National and Administrative Staff.
Lead in the development of policy and strategies for ADB-supported programs and projects in education and skills. This includes: (i) identify future skills requirement in occupations that are assessed to be critical in implementing national or sub-national economic policies and strategies in middle income countries; (ii) identify skilling and reskilling needs of the labor force; (iii) identify appropriate technologies and application of such technologies in establishing demand driven and flexible training systems to meet future skill needs; and (iv) asses viable partnership models with the industry to strengthen higher education institution's capacity in R&D, and entrepreneurship in technological innovations
He/she will lead in identifying areas for applied research in collaboration with private sector and/or international academia.
He/she will develop and assess proposals for alternative approaches to finance higher education and skill development programs.
He/she will lead and/or participate in missions responsible for the identification, preparation, appraisal, and administration of programs and projects that include innovations in (i) demand-driven and flexible skills development; and (ii) higher education.
He/she will contribute to sector assessment, strategy, and road maps. Participate in and contribute to internal and external training, and knowledge events and other activities for advocacy, dissemination, and knowledge building.
Relevant Experience & Requirements
Master's degree in economics, public policy and management, education management, engineering, technology, or other related fields. Alternatively, university degree in related fields combined with additional relevant professional experience can be considered.
At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in development and management of projects related to education and skills development. Knowledge and working experience in Indonesia and readiness to be outposted there will be an asset.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required
International experience working in development in several countries
Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework.
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.