African Development Bank Recruitment 2017 | AfDB Application Guide and Requirements

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African Development Bank Recruitment 2017 | AfDB Application Guide and Requirements.

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African Development Bank Recruitment

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).

The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Chief Financial Analyst
Reference: ADB/17/506
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL 3
Position N°: 50078375
The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery ‘responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • The Vice Presidency Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Members Countries and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • Within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, the Bank has five (5) Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Directorates, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central.
  • Each Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General and is staffed with the relevant sectoral functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries.
  • The Regional Directorates provide overall strategic direction to country offices within the regions and are responsible for the Bank’s operations, business development, project management and overall effective delivery of the Bank’s High 5s :‘Light Up and Power Africa’, ‘Feed Africa,’ ‘Industrialize Africa,’ ‘Integrate Africa,’ and ‘Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.’
  • The Water Development and Sanitation Department within the complex for Agriculture, Human & Social Development, is responsible for the coordination of the Bank’s Water Development and Sanitation-related activities to enhance synergies and to contribute to achievement of high 5s (Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, water-related Power and Light Africa, Integrate Africa, Improve the Quality of Life).
  • The Department leads the Bank support to Africa’s economic transformation through the identification and promotion of sustainable and integrated solutions across the water value chain and for sanitation.
  • The Department also supports regional hubs in the development and promotion of new knowledge, approaches and tools for green and inclusive water resources development and management and for improved sanitation. In doing so, the department leads the scaling up of the Bank’s contribution to Africa’s efforts to attain water security and sanitation for sustainable socio-economic transformation.

The Position

  • The Chief Financial Analyst will take an active part in the development of projects and programs primarily in the water and sanitation sector that will be considered for financing by the Bank Group.
  • Carry out financial and economic analysis as part of the preparation and appraisal of potential projects and programs;
  • Developing financing arrangements, identifying appropriate instruments and financing modalities for potential projects and programs.
  • The incumbent also take part in other key activities, such as contribution to Country Strategy Papers and building the pipeline of projects.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Division Manager RDGW.2, and working in close collaboration with Task Managers and Project Coordinators The Chief Financial Analyst is responsible for execution of the following activities with the associated deliveries:

  • Lead and participate in Bank missions to collect, examine and analyse economic and technical information/data needed to prepare and appraise potential projects and programmes in the sector;
  • Supervise or document the contributions of the Division in the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and generate a pipeline of agriculture projects and programmes;
  • Supervise and carry out active and effective project portfolio management and administration of loans and grants, plan the monitoring of approved projects to ensure their implementation in accordance with agreed objectives;
  • Ensure assistance to borrowers in understanding and implementing Bank Group policies and procedures as well as issues related to the implementation of project programmes and resource use;
  • Promote regional integration and donor coordination in order to avoid duplication of efforts and promote complementarity in interventions in Agriculture and rural development based on comparative advantages of different partners ;
  • Participate in the development of the Bank’s intervention strategy in the Agriculture sector in the countries in the West region in the preparation and /or updating of Country Strategy Papers (CSP);
  • Coordinate the analysis compilation of the sector as regards in the institutional aspects, performance, past and current investments and the constraints that hinder the sector’s sustainable development, policies and development strategies, project and programmes and their implementation;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the internal reports and documents of the Department or other departments/units of the Bank; or  provide expert advice and help working groups to improve the quality of Bank reports in-house and outside the Division;
  • Represent  the Bank in regional and international meetings on Agriculture financing ;
  • Provide guidance to the Division’s junior and senior financial analysts in relation to the Bank’s policy and procedures in general and on the methodology of financial analysis of projects in particular;
  • Make recommendations to the Division Manager for the use of uncommitted balances on loans/grants and/or cancellation of outstanding balances, extension of last disbursement dates, with a view to achieving project objectives based on ratio analysis and financial performance.
  • Performs other duties assigned by immediate supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Master’s degree equivalent in Finance/ Banking, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting or related fields.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience, with particular expertise in designing and supporting projects implementation in international financial Institutions.
  • Experience in supporting private sector operations would be an added advantage.
  • Proven ability to implement country or sector level Water Development and Sanitation analytical and capacity building initiatives;
  • An understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond Water Development and Sanitation (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level;
  • Good knowledge of strategy to deliver transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty;
  • Good knowledge of key aid effectiveness issues especially harmonization of donors’ practices and alignment to borrowers systems.
  • Strong client relations and partnership, including with the relevant stakeholders (regional and international level) on operational matters and policy dialogue on agriculture financing;
  • Proven leadership and good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead project.
  • Ability to share experiences and support the division in its activities especially in financial and economic aspects.
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Apply for this Position

Job Title: Agronomist
Reference: ADB/17/505
Location: Mali
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50069311
The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery ‘responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • The Vice Presidency Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Members Countries and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates

The Hiring Department/Division

  • Within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, the Bank has five (5) Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Directorates, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central.
  • Each Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General and is staffed with the relevant sectoral functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries.
  • The Regional Directorates provide overall strategic direction to country offices within the regions and are responsible for the Bank’s operations, business development, project management and overall effective delivery of the Bank’s High 5s :‘Light Up and Power Africa’, ‘Feed Africa,’ ‘Industrialize Africa,’ ‘Integrate Africa,’ and ‘Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.’
  • The mission of the Agriculture, Human & Social Development Division is to contribute to the Bank’s efforts to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development in Regional Member Countries.
  • It does so by contributing to development of country and regional strategies and building sector knowledge and focusing on project/programme origination and delivery for approval of operations defined under the High 5 priorities.
  • The Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department provides support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025.
  • The strategy aims to end hunger and rural poverty in the next decade through self-sufficiency in 18 priority commodity value chains specific to the continent’s agro-ecological zones. Realizing the objectives set forth in the strategy requires increased productivity; value addition; investment in infrastructure; an enabling agribusiness environment; capital flows; and inclusivity, sustainability, and effective nutrition.
  • The Department leads the effort to transform agricultural systems for greater competitiveness, inclusivity and sustainability, and for enhanced job creation and poverty reduction.

The Position

  • The Agronomist will provide technical support to the Bank Group’s operational activities in the field of agriculture and rural development, technical studies and institutional mechanisms for agricultural projects/ programs proposed for Bank financing, as well as the feasibility study of their current and future impact and benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Division Manager RDGW.2, in liaison with the Mali Country Manager, the Agronomist is responsible for execution of the following activities with the associated deliveries:

  • Contribute to the preparation and evaluation of development strategies and policies the rural sector;
  • Contribute to the improvement of quality at entry of projects and programs of the rural sector through participation in identification, preparation and evaluation missions of projects / programs in the rural sector; studies carried out by the Bank in these sectors and contribute to the drafting and review of reports;
  • Monitor portfolio implementation of Bank projects in Mali and the region in the rural sector;
  • Provide expertise in reviewing bid evaluation reports and conduct evaluation of technical and financial proposals for contracts related to project implementation;
  • Advise and assist the project implementation units in the knowledge and control of the  Bank Group’s Rules and Procedures for procurement of goods, works and services, the implementation of loans and compliance with other general conditions such as audits of project accounts, quarterly progress reports and others;
  • Plan and carry out project oversight by preparing mission programs in collaboration with the Government and organizing visits to project sites;
  • Participate in supervisions, mid-term reviews, project completions and portfolio review missions;
  • Follow up on the recommendations related to the supervisions, mid-term reviews, portfolio reviews, audit and completion reports with due attention to project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Contribute to the identification of co-financing with other partners by strengthening coordination with partners and dialogue with the Government;
  • Represent the Bank in seminars, conferences and workshops dealing with
  • sectors of agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry and the environment;
  • Participate in activities, meetings and working sessions related to aid coordination, dialogue and sector-wide approach in order to better advise and guide country director, sector director and Bank management;
  • Ensure dialogue with the government in the rural sector and provide advice to the government in its cooperation with the Bank in the rural area.
  • Perform others duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • At least a Diploma in Agronomic Engineering or a Master’s in Rural Development (Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries) or equivalent, an Agricultural Engineer (or related discipline), with a specialization in Agricultural Economics or Agro Economics.
  • A Diploma or qualification in Project Management is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in the technical analysis of projects of preference in the field of project preparation, evaluation, management and / or supervision.
  • Good analytical skills in the Bank’s rural development projects.
  • Knowledge of Mali’s development policies and strategies in general and in the rural sector in particular.
  • Proven ability to implement country or sector level agriculture analytical and capacity building initiatives;
  • An understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond agriculture and social development (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level;
  • Good networking skills and judgment which are required in the management of professional relationship with external partners working in Africa.
  • Client Orientation to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, to ensure the clients receive the best possible service from the Bank.
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Apply for this Position

Application Deadline: 21st December, 2017.

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