|Position Level||IS 7|
|Department||Office of Anticorruption and Integrity|
|Division||Prevention and Compliance Division|
|Location||Asian Development Bank Headquarters|
|Date Posted||Friday, September 8, 2023|
|Closing Date||Friday, October 6, 2023 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)|
This is a fixed term appointment or assignment for senior staff, for a period of 3 years. This vacancy is open to internal and external applicants.
If you are selected as an external candidate, the appointment 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.
At the end of the initial period, ADB, as its discretion may: (a) renew a fixed term appointment or assignment, (b) not renew a fixed term appointment.
Fixed-term appointments or assignments for senior staff are subject to terms and conditions determined by ADB as indicated in all relevant policies.
Whether the selected candidate is internal or external, and regardless of the type of appointment, any extension of staff beyond age 60 shall be subject to such terms and conditions determined by ADB, including, where relevant, those provided in Section 10 of AO 2.05 (Termination Policy) and its Appendices.
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.
OAI is responsible within ADB for managing and mitigating integrity risks, investigating alleged integrity violations and non-compliance of ADB’s Code of Conduct, and promoting integrity among ADB’s stakeholders.
The Director, AIPD, is responsible for managing the Prevention and Compliance Division (AIPD) within the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI). AIPD identifies, mitigates, manages, and monitors Integrity Risk within ADB and associated with ADB projects, and assists with OAI’s integrity promotion efforts. AIPD conducts its role through a three-pillar approach of managing the Integrity Risk associated with: (i) Sovereign Operations; (ii) Nonsovereign Operations; and (iii) Institutional Activities. ADB defines Integrity Risk as the risk that a person or entity poses a heightened risk to or engages in ethical or financial misconduct in connection with any activity that is financed, administered, or supported by ADB (ADB Operations); or the related reputational risk to ADB from association with a person or entity that has engaged in ethical or financial misconduct1.
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The Director, AIPD, provides strategic direction, management, and oversight of OAI’s role as the second line of defense in identifying, mitigating, managing, and monitoring Integrity Risk. The Director, AIPD’s principal duties and responsibilities are set out below. The incumbent will report to the Head, OAI and will supervise International Staff, National Staff and Administrative Staff.
a. Integrity Risk Management in Sovereign and Non-Sovereign Operations
• Ensures the adoption and implementation of an effective and risk-based controls framework for identifying, mitigating, monitoring, and managing Integrity Risk in ADB Sovereign Operations (ASO) and Non-Sovereign Operations (NSO) throughout the project life cycle, and in accordance with relevant international best practice standards and the three-lines-of-defense model.
• Develops and updates and oversees implementation of instructions and guidelines required for the effective implementation of an Integrity Risk management framework for ASOs and NSOs, and which covers all stages of a projects’ life cycle, including – without limitation – project design, project procurement, project financial management, project implementation and project completion.
• Develops, updates, and oversees implementation of methodologies, procedures and tools relating to integrity due diligence (IDD), including technology solutions, that assist with the identification and assessment of Integrity Risk associated with ASOs and NSOs.
• Identifies, devises, and manages the technology solutions, for ADB’s first line and second line to effectively manage Integrity Risk (i) posed by entities or persons directly or indirectly associated with NSOs (party risk) and/or (ii) arising from the use of intermediate jurisdictions, material related-party transactions or other features related to the structuring of the project (project risk).
• Supervises the development and communication of knowledge products and services, including awareness-raising and training programs, to build the capacity of personnel from ADB in the first line of defense and ADB counterparts who are responsible for identifying, assessing, mitigating, and monitoring Integrity Risk.
• Advises relevant departments and offices on risk mitigation and management measures that are appropriate and proportionate for Integrity Risk identified in ASOs and NSOs and develops and updates tools and systems to monitor the implementation of such measures.
• Manages AIPD’s processes for reviewing ASO and NSO projects that are escalated to the second-line due to heightened Integrity Risk.
• Manages and oversees the strategic planning for, and conducts of, proactive integrity reviews (PIRs) of ongoing ASOs and NSOs, including the recommendation of internal control improvements that will mitigate or eliminate Integrity Risk.
• Oversees the conduct of follow up reviews to evaluate the implementation status of PIR recommendations for ASOs and NSOs and to enhance their impact on project implementation.
• Monitors and reports on the effectiveness of ADB Integrity Risk management in ASOs and NSOs.
• In collaboration with Director/s and Advisor/s of AIOD and AIPD, leads OAI’s efforts to enhance, update, and monitor the implementation of ADB’s policies, procedures, and systems in relation to the foregoing.
b. Institutional Integrity Risk Management
• Collaborates with the Office of Risk Management for the adoption and implementation of an effective and risk-based ADB-wide approach for identifying, mitigating, monitoring, and managing Integrity Risk other than from ADB Operations (Institutional Integrity Risk), in accordance with ADB’s Operational Risk Management Framework and Guidelines.
• Develops, updates, and oversees implementation of relevant tools, including risk identification and assessment methodologies, guidelines, systems etc., to identify, assess, mitigate, and manage the various types of Institutional Integrity Risk.
• Identifies, devises, and manages the methodologies, procedures, and tools, including technology solutions, for ADB’s first line and second line to effectively manage Institutional Integrity Risk posed by relevant counterparts, including at the counterparty origination and remittance stages.
• Advises relevant departments and offices on risk mitigation and management measures that are appropriate and proportionate for the Institutional Integrity Risk concerned and develops and updates tools and systems to monitor the implementation of such measures.
• Manages AIPD’s processes for reviewing Institutional Integrity Risk matters that are escalated to the second-line due to heightened Integrity Risk.
• Leads OAI’s efforts to enhance, update, and monitor the implementation of ADB’s policies, procedures, and systems in relation to the foregoing.
c. Internal and External Capacity Building
• Guides and oversees the development and delivery of presentations, seminars, trainings, and workshops to foster an understanding of ADB’s Integrity Policies and related integrity risk management practices.
• Guides and oversees the development, preparation, management, and implementation of technical assistance (TA) related to the effective management of Integrity Risk.
• Collaborates with OAI internal stakeholders (AIOD, AIID) and external OAI stakeholders (ADB departments and offices, executing/implementing agencies, private sectors, civil society, academia, development partners and other thought leaders in the field of anticorruption and integrity) in identifying, developing, and disseminating OAI knowledge products; and sharing best practices.
• Ensures that the results and impact of knowledge products and services are analyzed and converted into appropriate datasets/infographics, and that the evaluation feedback are shared.
• Oversees the preparation and prompt submission of the required information and statistics on OAI’s activities.
d. Staff Supervision
• Leads and manages multi-disciplinary teams and ensures the overall quality of work.
• Manages the AIPD and supervises 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 ensures their on-going learning and development.
• Ensures that the team is highly motivated.
• Provides regular feedback to the Head, OAI on AIPD’s activities.
• Undertakes other work as may be assigned by the Head, OAI related to carrying out of the Job Purpose.
1Such integrity risks include any act which violates ADB’s Anticorruption Policy, namely corrupt, fraudulent, coercive, or collusive practice and other integrity violations, as well as a failure of a person or entity to adhere to the highest ethical standards, money laundering, terrorist financing, tax evasion, and associated predicated offences.
Relevant Experience & Requirements
• Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Auditing, Law, Finance, Project Management or related fields; University degree in Business Administration, Auditing, Law, Finance, Project Management or other related fields combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s or relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.
• Professional qualifications such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or similar qualifications/certifications are an advantage.
• At least 15 years of relevant experience demonstrating progression of responsibilities, including leading projects, conducting capacity-building activities, and experience in implementing development projects.
• Experience in development work and operations.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, including the ability to clearly and concisely prepare, present, discuss and defend issues, findings, and recommendations at senior levels and to produce complex and compelling briefs, reports, papers, etc.
• Established reputation for integrity, sound judgment, fairness, and discretion in dealing with others, externally and internally.
• Ability to perform under pressure and interact with others in a diplomatic and professional manner at all times.
• Ability to balance multiple work priorities effectively and adapt priorities.
• Demonstrated leadership (applying interpersonal influence to inspire others to move in a meaningful direction with competence and commitment), teamwork (working with others to achieve more effective results), and conceptualization (developing viable solutions based on an understanding of institutional perspective and needs) skills.
• International experience working in several countries.
• Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff Level 7.
The selected candidate, if new to ADB, is appointed for an initial term of three years.
ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. The 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 the qualifications of the selected candidate.