Information Technology Specialist (Finance and Budget)
About the Asian Development Bank
Established in 1966, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution which is headquartered in Manila, Philippines. It is composed of 67 members, 48 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB’s mission is to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth in the region.
In addition to its headquarters, ADB also maintains 31 field offices around the world. Since its founding, ADB has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting investments wisely, in partnership with developing member countries and other stakeholders, the aim is to alleviate poverty and help create a world in which everyone can share in the benefits of sustained and inclusive growth. Whether it is through investment in infrastructure, health care services, financial and public administration systems, or helping nations prepare for the impact of climate change or better manage their natural resources, ADB is committed to helping developing member countries evolve into thriving, modern economies that are well integrated with each other and the world.
ADB are at the forefront of development thinking and practice, spreading information through regional forums, a growing online presence and the publication of specialized papers, serials and books.
Economists, engineers, gender experts, environmental scientists as well as treasury, risk managers, procurement specialists are amongst the hundreds of professions at the bank working together to reduce poverty and ensure growth across the Asia and Pacific region is sustainable and inclusive.
The main instruments for assistance are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.
You can find more details on their website: https://www.adb.org/
IT Specialist (Finance and Budget) Role Profile
The Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Finance and Budget) is assigned in the Administration and Customer Support Unit (OIOD-AC) within the Office of Information Systems and Technology (OIST). OIST enables ADB’s IT transformational projects and operations required for the Bank’s activities and knowledge exchange. The office delivers IT services and solutions, provides tools and knowledge platforms, and supports ADB's endeavours to leverage the optimal use of information and communication technology in developing member countries.
The Administration and Customer Support Unit has the objectives of 1) providing key administrative functions needed to support the operations and plans of OIST; 2) ensuring quality service to ADB by providing a single and customer-service oriented point of contact responsible for technology problems, service requests, and overall management of customer experience; and 3) driving adoption and change management throughout the lifecycle of an IT product or service.
Duties and Responsibilities
The IT Specialist (Finance and Budget) will have the following key responsibilities:
- Design, develop, and manage the overall IT administrative and capital budgets and expenditures. Prepare forecast and monitor actual spend for IT cost centers, in line with approved budget and business cases and following proper accounting practices.
- Recommend, design, and monitor short-term and long-term investment strategies for OIST.
- Develop and maintain metrics regarding IT financial performance. Conduct benchmarking analysis, as necessary.
- Develop an appropriate cost allocation model (e.g., chargeback scheme) and compute cost of IT services.
- Assist IT teams to build business cases for projects; assist with post-implementation reviews and track progress against Return on Investments.
- Focal point for the development and monitoring of IT results framework, including benefits realization and business impact.
- Work closely with the OIST Management Team, other levels of management and corporate finance to ensure the timely, accurate, and comprehensive analysis and reporting of IT financial data. Periodically prepare and submit other relevant budget and financial reports. Make recommendations to OIST Teams, based on analysis and status of budget and expenditures.
- Review and approve invoices for contract payment.
- Oversee IT asset lifecycle management.
Qualification and experience
- Minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience including international work experience.
- At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in financial management and budgeting, with significant experience/background in IT investments.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required
- Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level.
- Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff Levels 3 – 4.
Terms of Appointment
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 to 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 salary and level will be based on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to Ms. Shenaaz Bhima at [email protected] All information will be treated in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.
SRI Executive is exclusively retained by ADB to undertake this assignment.