Asian Development Bank (ADB) Young Professionals Program (YPP) is Now Accepting Applications

ADB Young Professionals Program (YPP) is Now Accepting Applications



Reference Number230575
Position LevelIS 1
DepartmentBudget, People, and Management Systems Department
DivisionHR Business Partners Division
LocationAsian Development Bank Headquarters
Date PostedFriday, September 1, 2023
Closing DateSaturday, September 30, 2023 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)

ADB Young Professionals Program (YPP) is Now Accepting Applications

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030.

ADB only hires nationals of its 68 members.

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Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationship

This position is based at ADB’s Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. As a Young Professional, you will report to the Director and/or designated International Staff and may oversee National Staff and Administrative Staff.

Your Role: ADB Young Professionals Program (YPP) is Now Accepting Applications

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is an entry-level recruitment program aimed at qualified and motivated individuals interested in joining ADB. The YPP provides the foundation for a challenging and rewarding professional career in an international development environment and offers a range of opportunities to develop professional skills and understanding of ADB’s operations, policies, and procedures and contribute to the achievement of ADB’s Strategy 2030.

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As a Young Professional (YP), you will contribute to ADB’s mission and execution of main instruments comprising loans, technical assistance (TA), grants, advice, and knowledge.

Your Responsibilities

a. Strategy and Planning
• Assist and participate towards the development of policy and strategy of ADB.
• Apply own complex expertise to support others in research and analysis including development impact of ADB operations.

b. Project Management
• Assist and participate in the development, processing and administration of non-complex loans, grants and/or TA projects.
• Support integration of ADB’s policies and guidelines in the design and implementation of projects.

c. Knowledge Sharing
• Support and contribute to ADB’s activities for advocacy, knowledge sharing and building.

Qualifications: ADB Young Professionals Program (YPP)

You will need:

A University degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, Environment, Law, Social Sciences, Public Policy, or other areas relevant to ADB’s operations. A post-graduate level degree or its equivalent is preferred. A PhD is required for Economists.

At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in any of the following fields: macro or development economics, climate change, commercial/investment banking or corporate investment, education, energy, environment, financial sector, public health, public-private partnership, rural development, transport, urban planning, water operations, and agriculture and natural resources. PhD will be considered in lieu of work experience.

International experience in areas related to ADB operations will be an asset.

Not more than 32 years old upon joining ADB.

Written and verbal proficiency in English

Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff level 1.

Selection Process

Shortlisted applicants may be invited for a virtual preliminary interview. If successful, you will be invited for an in-person panel interview, written assessment, and technical presentation in Manila, Philippines, in January 2024.

Application Checklist

Upload the following documents in the “Attachments” section of your application:
1. Curriculum vitae (CV)
2. Most recent university transcript

ADB offers a great compensation and benefits package. The salary will be based on ADB’s standards and comparator markets, taking into account your qualifications and experience.
• Hybrid work arrangements
• Paid leave (including parental)
• Medical and health benefits
• Life and other insurance plans
• Staff development
• Retirement plan
• Housing and education allowance (if applicable)
• Expatriate benefits (for international staff)

General Considerations: ADB Young Professionals Program (YPP) is Now Accepting Applications

The selected candidate is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.

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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.




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