Associate Human Resource Officer

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Associate Human Resource Officer


Close relatives of ADB staff, except spouses of international staff, are not eligible for recruitment and appointment to staff positions. Applicants are expected to disclose if they have any relative/s by consanguinity/blood, by adoption and/or by affinity/marriage presently employed in ADB.

Close relatives refer to spouse, children, mother, father, brother and sister, niece, nephew, aunt and uncle

Staff on probation are not eligible to apply. Applicants for promotion must have served at their position for at least one year and must have normally served at their personal level for at least two years immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date. Applicants for lateral transfer must have served at their position and personal level for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date (reference A.O. 2.03, paragraphs 5.8 and 5.9).

In the event that the staff appointed to a new category (i.e. from AS to NS, or from NS to IS) is rated at 2 or lower in the first two performance reviews after appointment at the new level, they will return to the level occupied immediately prior to their appointment in the new category.

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply. Applications received in response to previous posting will be considered together with applications received in response to this advertisement.


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.

The position is assigned in the HR Business Partners Division (BPHP) within the Budget, Personnel and Management Systems Department (BPMSD). BPHP provides strategic advice and support to line managers in attracting, managing and retaining the best talent in line with ADB Strategy 2030 and departmental goals. In close collaboration with ADB departments and offices, it also implements HR initiatives and policies, particularly in the areas of organizational development, talent and performance management, career development, and change management.

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Job Purpose

The Associate Human Resource Officer will provide technical and administrative support on business partnering with client departments. The selected candidate will assist recruitment and selection for staff positions for assigned departments. He/she will also support various work activities within the assigned Business Partner team in relation to staffing management and other human resource related services. The incumbent will report to designated International Staff and will provide guidance to administrative staff within the team.


•Coordinates and engages client departments and Strategic Workforce Unit on strategic staffing discussions to ensure efficient filling of vacancies and optimized use of staff resources.
•Takes the lead in recruitment processes for local staff positions. Monitors and facilitates recruitment and selection processes in partnership with the client departments. Provides guidance to team members on recruitment activities and ensures ADB recruitment policies and procedures are properly implemented.
•Supports overall implementation of various personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, changes in titles and changes in position/position types, managerial progression, and non-vacancy driven promotions. Ensures that the administration of personnel actions is being handled in accordance with policies and procedures.
•Reviews and facilitates processing of staff movements such as special leave without pay, field office assignments, and return to Headquarters.
•Assists supervisor(s) on staff case management.
•Advise client department and staff on the interpretation of HR policies, procedures and initiatives. Reviews policies and procedures and recommends enhancement to streamline operations.
•Reviews and verifies data entries in the HR systems to ensure that staff personnel actions and salary adjustments are accurate and according to guidelines
•Participates in other HR-related initiatives within BPMSD and performs project based assignment as required in the incumbent’s workplan.


Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business or Social Sciences, Education or related area, preferably with advanced training or certificate.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in HR business partnering, recruitment, and/or implementing HR policies and designing HR processes.
  • Ability to learn and adapt new technology and proficiency of relevant personnel database systems necessary to the human resources unit’s core service.
  • Strong analytical thinking and understanding of good leadership skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients the HR policies and procedures is an advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff Level 1-2.

General Considerations

The selected candidate, if new to ADB, 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.

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