Intern – Sector and Project Division, Manila

ADB - Asian Development Bank

ADB Manila

Job Vacancy | Thursday, December 15, 2022

Reference Number: 220667

: Department: Independent Evaluation Department

Division: Sector and Project Division, IED

Location: Asian Development Bank Headquarters

Date Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2022

Closing Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)

1. INTERNSHIP TOPIC:

“An assessment of the relevance of ADB’s support for the environment in helping address food insecurity in Asia and the Pacific, which will be an input into the 2024 evaluation of ADB Support for Rural Development and Food Security.”

2. SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION:

ADB’s operational priority 5 (OP5) aims to promote rural development and food security in Asia and the Pacific. ADB’s sector and thematic work all contribute to varying degrees on the objectives of OP5. One of these key areas of support is on the environment, which is the resource base upon which much of rural development depends and which has been subject to increasing pressures and degradation. ADB’s work on environment includes supporting DMCs in improving environmental management, including pollution control; investing in natural capital conservation and restoration; improving environmental governance; addressing competing water demands for food and energy production; and ensuring that projects contribute to water, energy, and food security.

This internship will involve assessing available evaluative evidence at project and country levels to identify good practices where ADB support for environment is also helping deliver on ADB objectives for rural development and food security. It will also include a strategic assessment of ADB’s positioning of its support to the environment as part of its rural development and food security approach and a comparison of approaches adopted in other multilateral development banks.

3. PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT:

  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Timing: June 2023

4. LOCATION: ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines (or virtually, depending on prevailing travel restrictions)

5. EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

Draft Technical Working Paper for the 2024 evaluation of ADB Support for Rural Development and Food Security. The paper will be used as a background document/appendix.

Qualifications

6. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in economics, agriculture, environmental science, engineering, international development, public policy or related fields.

7. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

The ability to think critically and identify trends will be required for this work. Experience is needed in synthesizing and comparing documents as well as in creating, managing and analyzing datasets.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

2. Proof of enrollment to a Masters or PhD program. Inclusive dates should confirm that you will be enrolled during the intended period of assignment.

3. Essay in MS WORD or PDF document, maximum of 1500 words per question. (Please see essay questions below)

ESSAY QUESTIONS:

(1) Describe one example of your experience that demonstrated your interest in working in ADB.

(2) Highlight your qualifications that will help accomplish this internship assignment (e.g., coursework, research, work experience, etc.).

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